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Offline Ghost of Baron Scarpia

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Re: Cato's Grammar Grumble
« Reply #4560 on: December 13, 2018, 09:03:12 AM »


Columbia is proud to advertise this as a nonbeakable record (bottom right). Aren’t records supposed to be broken ?

Shellac records were, not the newfangled vinyl LP's, apparently.

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Re: Cato's Grammar Grumble
« Reply #4561 on: December 13, 2018, 09:31:20 AM »
Shellac records were, not the newfangled vinyl LP's, apparently.
Shellac was better than vinyl! So much warmer.  ::)
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Re: Cato's Grammar Grumble
« Reply #4562 on: December 13, 2018, 11:58:32 AM »
Shellac was better than vinyl! So much warmer::)

Riiight!!!  ;)  I will take the lack of scratches, blips, bloops, and static of CD's any day!

Speaking of which, my first CD (London label: Ashkenazy conducting Schoenberg's Verklaerte Nacht and Wagner's Siegfried Idyll is now over 30 years old, and sounds great!
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Re: Cato's Grammar Grumble
« Reply #4563 on: December 13, 2018, 12:00:19 PM »
Shellac was better than vinyl! So much warmer.  ::)

I just read that the first gramophone records Emil Berliner tried to market were made of rubber.

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Re: Cato's Grammar Grumble
« Reply #4564 on: December 13, 2018, 01:27:52 PM »
I just read that the first gramophone records Emil Berliner tried to market were made of rubber.
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