Thanks for those comments, Ron. I think you were very generous in giving it 3 stars on Amazon!
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Subject: [EXTERNAL] [ARSCLIST] Book Review: "Sound Recording" by David L. Morton Jr.
I started reading Stephanie Bonjack's article "The Importance of LPs in a
Digital World" in the Fall 2018 ARSC Journal and when I got to the end of the
second paragraph and read that "the LP with its larger diameter" [than the 78]
and also "the 78 which could only hold up to four minutes per side", I wondered
where she got this incorrect information. The Endnote cited David L. Morton's
book "Sound Recording, The Life Story of a Technology".
Folks, this book is full of errors! The 78 records were issued primarily in
both 10" and 12" diameters, just like LP's are/were! LPs did not come in a
larger diameter. And, I believe the 12" 78 could hold 4.5 minutes per side.
I have written a review of the first ~100 pages of this book on Amazon, you can
read it here:
The 9 major errors I found in the first 100 pages were enough to convince me not
to read further.
It's really a shame that such a promising book is so full of incorrect
information. I hope the author can issue a second edition with more attention
to these problems.
Byron [Ron] Roscoe