Billy Cobham ‎– Spectrum

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There are many versions of this release, original US pressings from 1973 will have the '1841 Broadway' address in the label rim text, reissues from 1974-75 will have the '75 Rockefeller Plaza' address but no mention of 'Warner Communications', while reissues from post-1975 will include the 'Warner Communications' label rim text.

PR on label - Presswell pressing:
Release 12801301 - Original issue with '1841 Broadway' address in label rim text
Release 2624697 - Reissue with '75 Rockefeller Plaza' address in label rim text, but no mention of 'Warner Communications'
Release 508046 - Reissue with 'Warner Communications' in label rim text

RI on label - PRC Recording Company, Richmond, IN pressing:
Release 8503967 - Original issue with '1841 Broadway' address in label rim text
Release 4546375 - Promo version with DJ-RI on labels, '1841 Broadway' address in label rim text, no 0598 price code
Release 4388849 - Reissue with '75 Rockefeller Plaza' address in label rim text, no 'Warner Communications'
Release 7173785 - Reissue with 'Warner Communications' in label rim text

SP on label - Specialty Records Corporation pressing:
Release 10886544 - Reissue with SRC logo in runout etchings, 'Warner Communications' in label rim text
Release 5136185 - Reissue with embossed 'E A S T' on center label, no SRC in runout, 'Warner Communications' in label rim text

MO on label - Monarch Record Mfg. Co. pressing:
Release 4894115 - DJ-MO on label, '75 Rockefeller Plaza' address in label rim text, no 'Warner Communications', no 0598 price code
Release 9707932 - Reissue, DJ-MO on labels, 'Warner Communications' in label rim text, no 0598 price code

Reissue Rhino Records (2)/Scorpio Music, Inc. versions in standard sleeve pressed by Rainbo Records (indicated by runout etchings), no price code 0598:
Release 3594474
Release 4312613 - SP on labels, first Broadway address mentioned, comes with barcode

Tracklist

Quadrant 4 4:18
Medley (6:33)
Searching For The Right Door
Spectrum
Medley (4:45)
Anxiety
Taurian Matador
Stratus 9:50
Medley (4:00)
To The Women In My Life
Le Lis
Medley (7:39)
Snoopy's Search
Red Baron

Versions (102)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
SD 7268 Billy Cobham Spectrum(LP, Album, Gat) Atlantic SD 7268 US 1973 Sell This Version
ATL TP-7268 Billy Cobham Spectrum(8-Trk, Album) Atlantic ATL TP-7268 US 1973 Sell This Version
ATL CS 7268, CS 7268 Billy Cobham Spectrum(Cass, Album) Atlantic, Atlantic ATL CS 7268, CS 7268 US 1973 Sell This Version
CS-7268, CS 7268 Billy Cobham Spectrum(Cass, Album, Sli) Atlantic, Atlantic CS-7268, CS 7268 US 1973 Sell This Version
SD 7268 Billy Cobham Spectrum(LP, Album) Atlantic SD 7268 Canada 1973 Sell This Version
SD 7268 Billy Cobham Spectrum(LP, Album) Atlantic SD 7268 USA & Canada 1973 Sell This Version
SD 7268 Billy Cobham Spectrum(LP, Album) Atlantic SD 7268 New Zealand 1973 Sell This Version
ATC 9490 Billy Cobham Spectrum(LP, Album) Atlantic ATC 9490 South Africa 1973 Sell This Version
SD 7268 , SMAS 95535, 95535 Billy Cobham Spectrum(LP, Album, Club, Gat) Atlantic, Atlantic, Atlantic SD 7268 , SMAS 95535, 95535 US 1973 Sell This Version
K 40506 Billy Cobham Spectrum(LP, Album, Gat) Atlantic K 40506 France 1973 Sell This Version
SD 7268 Billy Cobham Spectrum(LP, Album, Gat) Atlantic SD 7268 US 1973 Sell This Version
ATL 40 506, 40.506 Billy Cobham Spectrum(LP, Album, Gat) Atlantic, Atlantic ATL 40 506, 40.506 France 1973 Sell This Version
K 40506 Billy Cobham Spectrum(LP, Album, Gat) Atlantic K 40506 Italy 1973 Sell This Version
ATL 40 506 Billy Cobham Spectrum(LP, Album, Gat) Atlantic ATL 40 506 Netherlands 1973 Sell This Version
P-8384A Billy Cobham Spectrum(LP, Album, Gat) Atlantic P-8384A Japan 1973 Sell This Version
SD 7268 Billy Cobham Spectrum(LP, Album, Gat) Atlantic SD 7268 US 1973 Sell This Version
SD 7268 Billy Cobham Spectrum(LP, Album, Gat) Atlantic SD 7268 US 1973 Sell This Version
K40506, K 40506, SD 7268 Billy Cobham Spectrum(LP, Album, Gat) Atlantic, Atlantic, Atlantic K40506, K 40506, SD 7268 UK 1973 Sell This Version
SD 7268 Billy Cobham Spectrum(LP, Album, Gat) Atlantic SD 7268 Australia 1973 Sell This Version
ATL 40 506, SD 7268 Billy Cobham Spectrum(LP, Album, Gat) Atlantic, Atlantic ATL 40 506, SD 7268 Germany 1973 Sell This Version
SD 7268 Billy Cobham Spectrum(LP, Album, PL) Atlantic SD 7268 US 1973 Sell This Version
SD 7268 Billy Cobham Spectrum(LP, Album, Promo) Atlantic SD 7268 US 1973 Sell This Version
P-8384A Billy Cobham Spectrum(LP, Album, Promo, Gat) Atlantic P-8384A Japan 1973 Sell This Version
ATL 40 506 Billy Cobham Spectrum(LP, Album, Promo, Gat) Atlantic ATL 40 506 Germany 1973 Sell This Version
SD 7268 Billy Cobham Spectrum(LP, Album, Promo, Gat) Atlantic SD 7268 US 1973 Sell This Version
SD 7268 Billy Cobham Spectrum(LP, Album, RP, Gat) Atlantic SD 7268 US 1973 Sell This Version
K440506 Billy Cobham Spectrum(Cass, Album) Atlantic K440506 UK 1974 Sell This Version
HATS 421-128 Billy Cobham Spectrum(LP, Album) Atlantic, Hispavox HATS 421-128 Spain 1974 Sell This Version
ATLP-062, 3-02-404-042 Billy Cobham Spectrum(LP, Album) ATCO Records, ATCO Records ATLP-062, 3-02-404-042 Brazil 1974 Sell This Version
LB 40506 Billy Cobham Spectrum(LP, Album) Atlantic LB 40506 Spain 1974 Sell This Version
K 40506 Billy Cobham Spectrum(LP, Album, Gat) Atlantic K 40506 UK 1974 Sell This Version
ATL 40 506 Billy Cobham Spectrum(LP, Album, Gat) Atlantic ATL 40 506 France 1974 Sell This Version
K 40506 Billy Cobham Spectrum(LP, Album, Gat) Atlantic K 40506 France 1974 Sell This Version
50-14.095 Billy Cobham Spectrum(LP, Album, Gat) Atlantic 50-14.095 Argentina 1974 Sell This Version
MH-50-14095 Billy Cobham Spectrum(LP, Album, Promo) Music Hall MH-50-14095 Argentina 1974 Sell This Version
SD 7268 Billy Cobham Spectrum(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Atlantic SD 7268 US 1974 Sell This Version
W 40506 Billy Cobham Spectrum(LP, Album, Gat) Atlantic W 40506 Italy 1975 Sell This Version
SD 7268 Billy Cobham Spectrum(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Atlantic SD 7268 US 1975 Sell This Version
SD 7268 Billy Cobham Spectrum(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Atlantic SD 7268 US 1975 Sell This Version
SD 7268 Billy Cobham Spectrum(LP, Album, RE) Atlantic SD 7268 Chile 1977 Sell This Version
30.143 Billy Cobham Spectrum(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Atlantic 30.143 Brazil 1980 Sell This Version
P-6460A Billy Cobham Spectrum(LP, Album, RE) Atlantic P-6460A Japan 1981 Sell This Version
40506, LB 40506 Billy Cobham Spectrum (LP, Album, RE) Atlantic, Atlantic 40506, LB 40506 Spain 1984 Sell This Version
7567-81428-2, 7567-81428-2 YG Billy Cobham Spectrum(CD, Album, RE, RM) Atlantic Jazz, Atlantic Jazz 7567-81428-2, 7567-81428-2 YG Argentina 1992 Sell This Version
7268-2 Billy Cobham Spectrum(CD, Album, RE, RM) Atlantic 7268-2 US 1992 Sell This Version
7567-81428-2, 7567-81428-2 YG Billy Cobham Spectrum(CD, Album, RE, RM) Atlantic Jazz, Atlantic Jazz 7567-81428-2, 7567-81428-2 YG Europe 1992 Sell This Version
AMCY-2856 Billy Cobham Spectrum(CD, Album, RE, RM) Atlantic AMCY-2856 Japan 1998 Sell This Version
JPCD9807342 Billy Cobham Spectrum(CD, Album, RE, Unofficial) Grammy JPCD9807342 Russia 1998 Sell This Version
R9-78408 Billy Cobham Spectrum(DVD-A, Album, RE, RM, Multichannel) Atlantic, Rhino Records (2) R9-78408 US 2001 Sell This Version
8122-78408-9 Billy Cobham Spectrum(DVD-A, D/Sided, Album, RE, RM, Multichannel, NTSC) Atlantic, Rhino Records (2) 8122-78408-9 Germany 2001 Sell This Version
AMAY-10010, 8122-78408-9 Billy Cobham Spectrum(DVD-A, D/Sided, Album, RE, RM, Multichannel, NTSC) Atlantic, Rhino Records (2) AMAY-10010, 8122-78408-9 Germany 2001 Sell This Version
8122-73519-2 Billy Cobham Spectrum(CD, Album, RE, RM, Dig) Atlantic, Warner Jazz, Warner Strategic Marketing 8122-73519-2 Europe 2002 Sell This Version
8122731742 Billy Cobham Spectrum(CD, Album, RE, RM, Dig) Atlantic, Warner Jazz 8122731742 Europe 2002 Sell This Version
R2 73519 Billy Cobham Spectrum(CD, Album, RE) Rhino Records (2) R2 73519 US 2005 Sell This Version
WPCR-25057 Billy Cobham Spectrum(CD, Album, Ltd, RE, RM) Atlantic, Rhino Records (2) WPCR-25057 Japan 2007 Sell This Version
WPCR-75375 Billy Cobham Spectrum(CD, Album, RE, RM) Atlantic WPCR-75375 Japan 2008 Sell This Version
SD 7268 Billy Cobham Spectrum(LP, Album, RE, 180) Atlantic SD 7268 US 2010 Sell This Version
WPCR-28038 Billy Cobham Spectrum(CD, Album, Ltd, RE, RM) Atlantic, Rhino Records (2), Warner Music WPCR-28038 Japan 2014 Sell This Version
WPCR-28038, 8122-79571-5 Billy Cobham Spectrum(CD, Album, Ltd, RE, RM) Atlantic, Atlantic WPCR-28038, 8122-79571-5 Europe 2014 Sell This Version
AFZ5 234 Billy Cobham Spectrum(SACD, Hybrid, Multichannel, Album, Quad, Ltd, Num,) Audio Fidelity (3) AFZ5 234 US 2016 Sell This Version
MOVLP2167 Billy Cobham Spectrum(LP, Album, RE, 180) Music On Vinyl, Atlantic MOVLP2167 Europe 2018 Sell This Version
MOVLP2167 Billy Cobham Spectrum(LP, RE, TP) Music On Vinyl MOVLP2167 Netherlands 2018 Sell This Version
7268-2 Billy Cobham Spectrum(CD, Album, Club, RE, RM) Atlantic 7268-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
7567-81428-2, 7567-81428-2 YG Billy Cobham Spectrum(CD, Album, RE, RM) Atlantic Jazz, Atlantic Jazz 7567-81428-2, 7567-81428-2 YG Europe Unknown Sell This Version
7567-81428-2, 7567-81428-2 YG Billy Cobham Spectrum(CD, Album, RE, RM) Atlantic Jazz, Atlantic Jazz 7567-81428-2, 7567-81428-2 YG Europe Unknown Sell This Version
7268-2 Billy Cobham Spectrum(CD, Album, RE, RM) Atlantic 7268-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
7268-2 Billy Cobham Spectrum(CD, Album, RE, RM, RP) Atlantic 7268-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
W 440506 Billy Cobham Spectrum(Cass, Album, RE) Atlantic W 440506 Italy Unknown Sell This Version
ATL 40 506, 40506 Billy Cobham Spectrum(LP, Album) Atlantic, Atlantic ATL 40 506, 40506 France Unknown Sell This Version
ATL 40 506 Billy Cobham Spectrum(LP, Album, 3 l) Atlantic ATL 40 506 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
ATL 40 506 , 40.506, SD 7268 Billy Cobham Spectrum(LP, Album, Gat) Atlantic, Atlantic, Atlantic ATL 40 506 , 40.506, SD 7268 France Unknown Sell This Version
40 506 Billy Cobham Spectrum(LP, Album, Gat) Atlantic 40 506 Greece Unknown Sell This Version
K 40506 Billy Cobham Spectrum(LP, Album, Gat) Atlantic K 40506 UK Unknown Sell This Version
ATL 40 506, SD 7268 Billy Cobham Spectrum(LP, Album, Gat) Atlantic, Atlantic ATL 40 506, SD 7268 Netherlands Unknown Sell This Version
K 40506, ST-A-732 895 Billy Cobham Spectrum(LP, Album, Gat) Atlantic, Atlantic K 40506, ST-A-732 895 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
K 40506 Billy Cobham Spectrum(LP, Album, Gat) Atlantic K 40506 UK Unknown Sell This Version
ATL 40506, SD 7268 Billy Cobham Spectrum(LP, Album, Gat) Atlantic, Atlantic ATL 40506, SD 7268 Yugoslavia Unknown Sell This Version
SD 7268 Billy Cobham Spectrum(LP, Album, Promo, Gat) Atlantic SD 7268 US Unknown Sell This Version
SD 7268 Billy Cobham Spectrum(LP, Album, RE) Atlantic SD 7268 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
SD 7268 Billy Cobham Spectrum(LP, Album, RE) Atlantic SD 7268 US Unknown Sell This Version
W 40506 Billy Cobham Spectrum(LP, Album, RE) Atlantic W 40506 Italy Unknown Sell This Version
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40506 Billy Cobham Spectrum(LP, Album, RE) Atlantic 40506 Greece Unknown Sell This Version
ATL 40506, SD 7268 Billy Cobham Spectrum(LP, Album, RE, 3 r) Atlantic, Atlantic ATL 40506, SD 7268 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
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ATL 40 506, K 40506, (SD 7268) Billy Cobham Spectrum(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Atlantic, Atlantic, Atlantic ATL 40 506, K 40506, (SD 7268) Europe Unknown Sell This Version
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W 40506 Billy Cobham Spectrum(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Atlantic W 40506 Italy Unknown Sell This Version
SD 7268 Billy Cobham Spectrum(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Atlantic SD 7268 US Unknown Sell This Version
ATL 40 506, SD 7268 Billy Cobham Spectrum(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Atlantic, Atlantic ATL 40 506, SD 7268 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
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ATL 40 506, SD 7268 Billy Cobham Spectrum(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Atlantic, Atlantic ATL 40 506, SD 7268 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
SD 7268 Billy Cobham Spectrum(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Atlantic SD 7268 US Unknown Sell This Version
ATL 40 506, K 40506, (SD 7268) Billy Cobham Spectrum(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Atlantic, Atlantic, Atlantic ATL 40 506, K 40506, (SD 7268) Europe Unknown Sell This Version
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SD 7268 Billy Cobham Spectrum(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Atlantic SD 7268 US Unknown Sell This Version
ATL 40 506 Billy Cobham Spectrum(LP, Album, RP, B i) Atlantic ATL 40 506 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
K 40506 Billy Cobham Spectrum(LP, Album, RP, Gat) Atlantic K 40506 UK Unknown Sell This Version
ATL 40 506, SD 7268 Billy Cobham Spectrum(LP, Album, RP, Y P) Atlantic, Atlantic ATL 40 506, SD 7268 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
ATL 40 506 (SD 7268) Billy Cobham Spectrum(LP, Album, Unofficial) Atlantic ATL 40 506 (SD 7268) Unknown Sell This Version

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andyv_69

andyv_69

September 13, 2020
referencing Spectrum, LP, Album, RE, 180, MOVLP2167

great pressing... have this on CD also but vinyl is much better...
BossPete

BossPete

August 20, 2020
referencing Spectrum, LP, Album, Gat, K40506, K 40506, SD 7268
This is the US sleeve, with the UK pressing, that`s why it has the US catalogue numer. Probably shipped over to the UK to marry up with the early UK pressing, because the UK plant couldn`t print up any of the sleeves at that time.A sticker giving the UK details placed on the rear of the sleeve.
Captain_Japan

Captain_Japan

July 6, 2020
referencing Spectrum, LP, Album, RE, 180, MOVLP2167
Killer pressing of an essential fusion classic. One of my best sounding LPs with zero surface noise and awesome instrument separation (check out Le Lis, or Snoopy’s Revenge/Red Baron). Instruments are crystal clear ( some slight distortion on cymbal crashes but I hear this too on other media formats so not unique to the vinyl). Slight criticism would have been the packaging which seems Slightly spartan (a common issue with MOV re-releases).

Get this LP - you won’t be disappointed and will be blown away by the sound.

Alaindexe

Alaindexe

January 25, 2020
referencing Spectrum, LP, Album, RE, SD 7268

This record is an incredible meeting between rock, jazz and funk... it's a true masterpiece of the fusion music...
REENO

REENO

August 15, 2018
referencing Spectrum, LP, Album, Gat, SD 7268
One of the best FUSION albums ever made in my opinion! has some uber-agressive moments, displayed by the entire band, but particularly Cobham & Hammer.
The mellower moments are just as powerful.
Of note: It's quite apparent that Alex Van Halen took a lot of inspiration for his double bass drum riff on "Hot for Teacher" straight from Cobham's "Quadrant 4".
Peer-Gynt

Peer-Gynt

October 12, 2017
referencing Spectrum, DVD-A, D/Sided, Album, RE, RM, Multichannel, NTSC, 8122-78408-9
The Advanced Stereo on this is 96kHz/24-bit and not 192kHz/24-bit as stated on the back cover.
KDSutherland

KDSutherland

April 25, 2017
referencing Spectrum, SACD, Hybrid, Multichannel, Album, Quad, Ltd, Num,, AFZ5 234
I can't believe you'd get better fidelity anywhere else. The imaging on the drums is superb, really shocking.
eabeledo

eabeledo

June 5, 2015
referencing Spectrum, LP, Album, RE, SD 7268
I bought my copy brand new and factory sealed. I was disappointed by the quality of this pressing. Not totally bad but not great either. Sounds compressed and with a narrow soundstage, as if it had been mastered from a CD. My copy has considerable surface noise between the tracks and on the quiet passages. I'll continue looking for a better version of this fantastic work.
john.goverts

john.goverts

April 17, 2015
referencing Spectrum, LP, Album, RE, Gat, SD 7268
My niece had bought it in a wave of spending, came home with it and we listened to it (I happened to be there at the time). She didn't like it, despite having listened to samples at the record shop. I offered to buy it off her. It was the very first album I owned. And still own. It has been and will be at the top of my favorites list. My introduction to jazz.
StephenSilvestri

StephenSilvestri

January 9, 2013
edited over 8 years ago
referencing Spectrum, LP, Album, RE, Gat, SD 7268
An album that got me into progressive jazz/funk in high school. The title track just rocks, with Ron Carter just laying down that relentless bass line and the incredibly exceptional Tommy Bolin who died way too early. i'm not a big fan of Cobham's later solo work but this ranks amongst my favorite of the genre and time period.