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keir

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Emptiest library LP sides?
« on: March 11, 2018, 04:03:31 PM »
I just noticed that Side 1 of Chappell LPC 512-515, which is Robert Farnon's Harp Interludes, is less than six minutes of music in total, I expect that that makes it easier to navigate the eighteen little cues therein but I was what other particularly short library LP sides might spring to mind?

Mr

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Re: Emptiest library LP sides?
« Reply #1 on: March 11, 2018, 05:33:44 PM »
The first thing that springs to mind are the early Chappell 78s, which were single sided, containing 1 cue on the A-side, and nothing on the other. Though a bit of an odd practice, they weren't the only to do it, Cavendish CAV 10, I believe, is a triple sided double LP!

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« Reply #2 on: March 11, 2018, 05:36:49 PM »
It is indeed with a blank D side.

keir

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« Reply #3 on: March 11, 2018, 07:15:01 PM »
Interesting! But I was thinking more of 12" 33rpm sides which had more than nothing on :D

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« Reply #4 on: March 12, 2018, 01:45:09 PM »
i can see some splurging on many US libraries. Capitol in particular.

have seen some Capitol Hi-Q series with less than five minutes. also some of the Media Music are crazy short.

just have a look here:

hxxs://www.ebay.de/itm/CAPITOL-HI-Q-SERIES-Reel-L-155-L-156-LP-Vinyl-CAPITOL-Production-Music-/232662315633?hash=item362bc13271

keir

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« Reply #5 on: March 17, 2018, 09:02:29 AM »
i can see some splurging on many US libraries. Capitol in particular.

have seen some Capitol Hi-Q series with less than five minutes. also some of the Media Music are crazy short.

just have a look here:

hxxs://www.ebay.de/itm/CAPITOL-HI-Q-SERIES-Reel-L-155-L-156-LP-Vinyl-CAPITOL-Production-Music-/232662315633?hash=item362bc13271

That's quite something, less than 12 minutes for the two sides!

milliondollars

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« Reply #6 on: March 22, 2018, 08:03:22 AM »
one more that i found:

discogs.com/Unknown-Artist-Century-21-Exposition-Seattle-Worlds-Fair/release/1851332

if i count right, almost less than 3 minutes...

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Re: Emptiest library LP sides?
« Reply #7 on: May 09, 2018, 02:12:17 PM »
some of the Media Music are crazy short.
You weren't kidding... Release No. 5, No. 5 has three cues totalling 6 min. 30. sec on the A-side.

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« Reply #8 on: May 09, 2018, 07:25:26 PM »
I thought the Cinemusic album I uploaded recently where both sides came to 16 minutes was a short one until I discovered Capitol Media Music Release Number 1, No. 10 'Solo Instruments - Fanfares' - doing some basic maths, side 2 is about 3 minutes 15 seconds in total!

Mr Rain

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« Reply #9 on: July 18, 2018, 04:26:01 PM »
Agree about some of the US releases. I have a Custom Audio Trax here with 6:33 on side A and 4:30(!) on side B. My local shop had quite a lot of these and others such as Showcase Production Music but I baulked at paying for so little music. Just picked up a few.

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« Reply #10 on: September 11, 2018, 03:23:37 PM »
I found this in my collection - does it count as library? 49 seconds on side A and 47 seconds on side B. What's strange is that, after each track, the needle sticks and doesn't move on to the next one. I suppose it made it easier to use in a live situation i.e. no chance of playing the next track by mistake.