On 3/1/2015 7:25 PM, Tom Fine wrote:
> No, that was sides A and B of the same album.
I thought the 1812 was also issued separately, perhaps as part of a
"Greatest Hits" compilation. Am I wrong about that?
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Paul Stamler" <[log in to unmask]>
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> Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Distressing data point for upcoming ARSC tape
> playback workshop
>> On 3/1/2015 3:52 PM, Tom Fine wrote:
>>> You are asking all good questions! Unfortunately, back in the era of the
>>> mono "1812" master tapes, Audio Devices put batch numbers only on crates
>>> containing the individual tape reels. In fact, in that era, they often
>>> didn't have any Audiotape branding on the brown-cardboard packaging for
>>> bulk sales to studios and other professional/industrial buyers. The
>>> pretty boxes were mainly for 7" reels for sale to consumers.
>> Here'a a suggestion from left field. The 1812 was an enormously
>> popular record, the Capriccio less so. Is it possible that the box for
>> the 1812 was opened and handled more often as new masters were cut?
>> And could that conceivably have had something to do with the 1812's
>> greater deterioration?