2019 Beatles UK Singles boxed set (Was: "Beatles Mystery Boxed Set")*

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Monasmee, Jun 5, 2019.

  1. lukpac

    lukpac Senior Member

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    Milwaukee, WI
    As noted, it's a spindle hole, just a spindle hole for dedicated 45 players.

    And original UK 45s didn't just have the small spindle holes, they normally had push-out centers:

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  2. NumberEight

    NumberEight Came too late and stayed too long

    Yes, it did, just not by The Beatles:

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  3. aoxomoxoa

    aoxomoxoa Play that fast thing one more time

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    I don't know why but I find these sexy :winkgrin:
     
  4. Quiverbow

    Quiverbow Well-Known Member

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    Those still have original small spindle holes. As far as I'm aware,USA singles didn't come like that.
     
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  5. Quiverbow

    Quiverbow Well-Known Member

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    The centre has been pushed out. It didn't come like that originally. You can see where the centre has been pushed out. They did that for juke boxes.
     
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  6. lukpac

    lukpac Senior Member

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    No, they had push-out centers.

    Every copy I’ve seen has the large hole.
     
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  7. AnalogJ

    AnalogJ CMO (Chief Musical Officer)

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    'The large hole' was created by RCA as a way to make a unique, proprietary system for 45s. RCA invented the 45. It was originally designed to be used on their own, proprietary changers. The 45 was RCA's response to Columbia Records, which invented the LP (or long player). Columbia's LP (first produced commercially in 1949). With the changer, it was RCA's own way of being able to play longer format records, such as classical music. There'd be a small interruption between discs (and if you had 3 discs, you'd have side 1 paired with side 6, 2 paired with 5, and 3 with 4).

    Some of the world adopted the RCA hole. Some of the world did not, and kept with the standard small hole.
     
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  8. Hence, the plethora of these things scattered around every American’s turntable in the 60’s, 70’s, and 80’s:

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  9. AnalogJ

    AnalogJ CMO (Chief Musical Officer)

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    What is that? It looks vaguely like something from Pablo Picasso's Cubist period. Or is that by Salvadore Dali??
     
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  10. lukpac

    lukpac Senior Member

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    I don't think I've ever actually seen one of those in the wild. Since I was a kid we/I always just had *one* that stayed with the turntable.

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  11. Dean R

    Dean R Forum Resident

    UK polydor pressings often had the large centre. If I remember correctly from my Atlantic collecting years from 1968 until about 1971 (although some records not pressed at their usual plant would sometimes still have the solid centre
     
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  12. dsdu

    dsdu Forum Resident

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  13. SunSon

    SunSon Forum Resident

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    I showed it to my wife and I knew what would happen, she ordered one for herself
     
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  14. NumberEight

    NumberEight Came too late and stayed too long

    Absolutely not in this case. Track Records issued many singles (Who, Hendrix, etc.) around this time with a large centre hole fitted with an adaptor (and a more stylish adaptor than most of us had seen up to that point). I bought my copies of All Along The Watchtower and Crosstown Traffic new in my local record shop (Tansley & Cooke in Haywards Heath), and that’s exactly how they came.

    If you’d bought Hendrix singles in the UK in 1968-69, you’d have had the exact same experience (pun not intended, but it’ll do).
     
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  15. Tommyboy

    Tommyboy Senior Member

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    I used to have a bunch of those
     
  16. jmxw

    jmxw Forum Resident

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  17. Dean R

    Dean R Forum Resident

    I mentioned above that it was something that happened to all Polydor records at this time - and Philips I think, so I'm guessing it was something to do with their pressing plant - but any chance of a description of the adapter. I'm nerdy like that!
     
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  18. NumberEight

    NumberEight Came too late and stayed too long

    It’s the one shown in my post 6777. It sticks out like a sore thumb (er, in a good way) in this lot:

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  19. Dodgytc

    Dodgytc Forum Resident

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    Los Angeles
    I have finally played both sides of the 23 singles in this set, and I pleased to say there was not a single skip or pop or any warped discs in the set.
    I placed an order direct from Universal at the beginning of December, only to be told there were "production delays" with the set and that it would ship at the end of January, which it did.
    I don't know if that means they did a further pressing, but I am happy with my $128 spent, despite not being crazy with the foreign sleeves and labels.

    TC
     
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  20. I used to see the yellow things lying around like crazy. I remember them being in boxes at the counters in record stores. I think they were free. Memory is hazy.

    I don’t remember if my old Dual had a factory adapter. My Longines Symphonette certainly did not and my grade schooler self had to use the yellow things. My Denon purchased later in the 80’s (1988 or so) came with a black plastic one of decent but not great quality.
     
  21. boyjohn

    boyjohn Forum Resident

    Speaking of these adapters, one of my favorite YouTubers, Techmoan did a little video on trying to "dink" some records, pretty funny.

     
  22. TheHutt

    TheHutt Forum Resident

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    Germany
    I have a Dual and it has an adapter with a Dual logo on it.
     
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  23. Dean R

    Dean R Forum Resident

    I presume third row down, second from right - which I've found in numerous UK singles. Is that correct?
     
  24. TheHutt

    TheHutt Forum Resident

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    Germany
    That's just a breakout part, not an adapter.
     

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