Funny Lady [Quadraphonic] 1975

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Funny Lady quad album cover

Quad label side 1 Funny Lady Quad Label 2

Tracks

Side One

  1. How Lucky Can You Get (4:46)
  2. So Long, Honey Lamb (3:10)
  3. I Found A Million Dollar Baby (In A Five And Ten Cent Store) (2:55)
  4. Isn't This Better (3:25)
  5. Me And My Shadow (3:00)
  6. If I Love Again (2:55)
  7. I Got A Code In My Doze (1:05)
  8. (It's Gonna Be A) Great Day (5:14)

Side Two

  1. Blind Date (4:55)
  2. Am I Blue (3:20)
  3. It's Only A Paper Moon / I Like Him (1:05)
  4. It's Only A Paper Moon / I Like Her (2:37)
  5. More Than You Know (2:25)
  6. Clap Hands, Here Comes Charley (2:10)
  7. Let's Hear It For Me (3:13)

About the Album

About Quadraphonic

Quadraphonic recordings were embraced by audiophiles from about 1971 to 1978. A Quadraphonically encoded recording split the sound between four speakers – similar, but less effective than the 5-speaker “surround sound” available on DVD theater systems today. It was necessary to own a Quadraphonic (or “Quad”) stereo system to decode the recording (although standard 2-speaker stereo systems would still play the Quads—without 4-channel separation, though). Quadraphonic recordings were available on vinyl, 8-track tape, and reel-to-reel formats.

Arista Records, which was run by former Columbia head Clive Davis, entered the Quadraphonic business by choosing the CD-4 format (as opposed to the SQ format that Columbia/Sony had adopted). Arista also released their Quadraphonic albums on Q8 tape.

Below are notes on the different quadraphonic mixes on the Funny Lady album, which differ from the regular LP and CD:

Track

Notes

How Lucky Can You Get? Second half of song is a different take, with alternate Streisand vocals; orchestra plays different ending, too.
So Long Honey Lamb n/a
I Found A Million Dollar Baby n/a
Isn't This Better n/a
Me and My Shadow n/a
If I Love Again Features a more intimate Streisand vocal and different piano ending.
I Got A Code in My Doze n/a
Great Day n/a
Blind Date Same vocals; extra orchestra "vamp" after "Rosalie" entrance which is not on the regular LP.
Am I Blue n/a
Paper Moon / I Like Him (Her) n/a
More Than You Know n/a
Clap Hands, Here Comes Charley Completely different take by Ben Vereen!
Let's Hear It For Me Completely different take! Alternate Streisand vocals.

 

Below: Listen to the Quad versions of some FUNNY LADY songs:

Streisand's Quadraphonic albums—including the Funny Lady soundtrack—are also interesting from an artistic point of view. To some listeners the difference between a Quad and non-Quad track may be undetectable. To others it is fascinating to hear Barbra’s studio technique – how she alters her phrasing of a song with each take; how she sings new notes and tries new “readings” of a song.

A Quadraphonic remix also illuminates the art of studio mixing. It’s amazing how different a song can sound when the horns or strings or drums are highlighted—it really changes the whole feel of the song!

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