Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Tetrack, Dec 12, 2004.
Would Motown released Mono LPs in '69 be fold downs of the stereo, or a dedicated mono mix?.
What mono LP's did Motown release in 1969? Was this in the UK only? I don't believe there were any in the US, though I wouldn't bet vital parts of my anatomy on it.
Motown wasn't releasing any mono lps in the US in 1969, having given up like other US labels by mid 1968. Probably any mono lps in the UK were fold-downs of the stereo masters after that point. However, their mono single mixes were not fold-downs. I don't think Motown started releasing stereo singles until 1973.
Thanks for the replies. Must be UK only, maybe Europe too and suggests a fold down then. UK Catalog no. STML/TML were issued, an example being 'The Supremes - Let the Sunshine In' TML 11114.
Another - David Ruffin 'My Whole World Ended' TML 11118.
Motown, for the most part, stopped releasing mono LPs in the US all the way back in 1967.
A few of their mono singles were fold-downs after this period, but were few and in-between.
Lord Hawthorne: Motown basically stopped issuing mono singles in 1972, although they still occasionally did release a mono 45. This why their second Hitsville box from 1972-1992 is virtually all stereo.
The David Ruffin single was a dedicated mono mix.
Did Motown release promo LP's in mono for radio play back in 69?
I remember it wasn't an abrupt switch-over. I don't recall any Motown stereo 45s until 1971.
There were no stereo Motown stock 45's until 1972, IIRC....some Dj's were mono/stereo, before that, but not the stocks, unless Grantie knows of any.....
...with a few exceptions (edit - to which I now see Grant has already referred) such as the Temptations/Supremes "I'm Gonna Make You Love Me" and Junior Walker's "What Does it Take to Win Your Love", IIRC.
The last mono dj lp's appear to have been issued in the 4th quarter of 1968.
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