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9th Apr 2014
The Embraceables

A: Destiny
B: Come Back
Surely one of the most attractive U.S. record labels, and quite ahead of its time for 1962: full-colour artwork is something one would associate with label designs from the 1970s and later.

25th Nov 2013
John (Hoddan) MacDonald

A: Tarbh Ur An A.I.
B: Cuibhl' An Fhortain
Another victim of 'noises off': on the B-side, Hoddan gamely soldiers on with a beautiful unaccompanied Gaelic song while a Scottish accordion dance band can be clearly heard living it up in the next studio....

1st Aug 2013
Hot Chocolate

A: Mindless Boogie
B: Don't Turn It Off
The un-cut area between successive windings of a record groove - the 'land' - was (usually) set wide enough to prevent the playback stylus jumping, and avoid any pre- or post-echo from one winding to the next. One figure I've heard is that the inter-groove land should be half the width of the cut groove itself, allowing for modulation.

When seen through a microscope, the grooves of 'Every 1's a winner' (270), and a close labelmate, Smokie ('Needles and pins', 263) appear startlingly different. One wonders how the former plays at all without the stylus jumping about the disc like a gazelle: the land area is practically non-existent. I suspect that the groove is cut deeper than usual to allow increased volume (minimising the effect of echo) and avoid the jumping problem (Hot Choc discs from this period are quite bass-heavy!) The Smokie disc has a much more 'normal' look to it.

The land, being the remnant of the original shiny surface of the uncut disc, reflects light. If the width of the land is reduced substantially, less light is reflected, and the disc surface appears darker.

My £0.0.4 anyway.

(UPDATE: photomicrographs of the two discs uploaded here, for anyone interested.)

16th May 2013
Gerry Marsden

A: Please Let Them Be
B: I'm Not Blue
It definitely had a hole when I scanned it! I don't have this record any more so can't make another scan. Mods, please would you delete my images and move Wurzelsepp's into pole position - thanks.

26th Apr 2012
The Young Tyrants

A: She Don't Got The Right!
B: I Try!
How about this 3-track "semi-EP", on which the titles of all three tracks are questions?

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Effie Morrison

A: Tea And A Tea Biscuit
B: Handicrafts With A Difference
Gaelfonn UKSPB 27017"0 
The Revelations

A: Peace
B: Home In Glory Land
Grampian UKNAN 100519647"0 
Alan And Hebbie

A: The Muster On The Golden Plain
B: The Mountain Dew
Norco UKAB 1177"0 
Mighty Sparrow

A: Maria
B: Benwood Dick
RCA UKRCA 140919647"0 
John (Hoddan) MacDonald

A: Tarbh Ur An A.I.
B: Cuibhl' An Fhortain
Gaelfonn UKGLB 36017"1 

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The HoneycombsEyes10
Cliff AungierAbigail8
The MindbendersThe Man Who Loved Trees8
The MindbendersUncle Joe, The Ice Cream Man9
The Mark FourGoing Down Fast10
The Mark FourWork All Day (Sleep All Night)10
Writing On The WallLucifer Corpus1
Writing On The WallChild On A Crossing4
The Dakotas Soundhog EditThe Spider And The Fly9
The Open Mind Soundhog EditMagic Potion10

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