1977 A's, B's and Bubblers

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1977 A's, B's and Bubblers

Postby Bassman » Fri Apr 25, 2014 1:08 pm

Hi All

More Disco, more Punk, a splattering of New Wave and - ah yes - Mr David Soul. It must be 1977.

It's been a while but we're back in the game as the 1977 A sides, B Sides and Bubblers are heading to a NG server near you.

Enjoy!!

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Re: 1977 A's, B's and Bubblers

Postby BoroButch » Sat Apr 26, 2014 4:28 pm

Thanks for 1977 Bassman & Kirk, great year!

I was a bit disappointed that "u77_104a - Carpenters - Calling Occupants Of Interplanetary Craft" didn't have the DJ/Alien intro, was that not in the single?
Also I'm not sure "u77_022a - La Belle Epoque - Black Is Black" is the original single version.

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Re: 1977 A's, B's and Bubblers

Postby Bassman » Sat Apr 26, 2014 6:19 pm

Hi

Thanks for the comment.

Unfortunately the DJ/Alien intro was edited from Calling Occupants. The single version is actually labelled @ 3:59 and our version is 4:08. (This is just over half the length of the album version on Passage). I did check this against a vinyl copy of the single because of the time difference of our mp3 and the time on the label and it's correct. The full length version will probably turn up in an LP posting at some point.

Black Is Black was also compared against a vinyl rip as we had several versions and the B Side, the long version, is an actual vinyl rip from the 7".

Up to 1977 it was a tad simpler comparing versions but 1977 saw the 12" single muddy the waters. For example the 12" version of the live version of Radar Love, the first 12" single I ever bought, had the third verse but this was edited out of the 7" version.

It's getting harder making sure we have the correct charting version whether it was the 7", 12" or anything else. TYhe next scheduled post of 1983 official A Sides has had poor Jimbo working on it for almost 5 months checking each version. From 1984 it gets worse as multiple formats counted toward chart positions.

But we will get these....

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Re: 1977 A's, B's and Bubblers

Postby BoroButch » Sat Apr 26, 2014 11:35 pm

Bassman wrote:Black Is Black was also compared against a vinyl rip as we had several versions and the B Side, the long version, is an actual vinyl rip from the 7".
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This is the version I remember, with less electronic bits... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v3nf4UsEdlA

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Re: 1977 A's, B's and Bubblers

Postby Bassman » Sat Apr 26, 2014 11:50 pm

Okay - As with so many with this we had several versions and it could be possible that the wrong one slipped through the checks because the timing is correct against the time on the label.

I can get it checked out but it might take a week or two as I'll have to go back to somebody I know has the original single. If it's wrong we can happily get a correction posted.

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Re: 1977 A's, B's and Bubblers

Postby Nbtd » Sun Apr 27, 2014 12:41 pm

Hi Bassman, great work as always by everyone :)
Just having a listen to some of these long lost songs and found one slip up (sorry)
u77_189a - O. C. Smith - Together - is actually "isn't lonely together" also by OC Smith.

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Re: 1977 A's, B's and Bubblers

Postby Bassman » Sun Apr 27, 2014 12:52 pm

Hi Nbtd

Thanks - I'll get a replacement organised but may take a week to do so. Watch this space.

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Re: 1977 A's, B's and Bubblers

Postby rejects » Fri May 09, 2014 7:13 pm

Many thanks for these, the greatest year for music ever IMHO. I have found another incorrect version though, "Summer of Love" by London is the album version, the 7" had the swearing muted. I have a mint 7" which I could rip if need be as I don't think this version is on CD. The 7" is quite a "thin" sound though, the 12" which I no longer have sounded stunning in comparison.

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Re: 1977 A's, B's and Bubblers

Postby kirkm » Sat May 10, 2014 2:52 am

An upgrade would be great thanks, rejects ! Thin or not... and we can also start hunting for the 12" version if it's the same.

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Re: 1977 A's, B's and Bubblers

Postby Bassman » Sat May 10, 2014 1:01 pm

Hi Rejects

That's actually one that has been identified as wrong since the 1977 post and one which we cannot locate so a copy of the 7" would be great.

Kirk and I have been having some discussion this week about 7" UK versions and CD releases and quite a few are emerging as never having been on CD. For instance, the original UK 7" release of Dire Straits - Sultans Of Swing (which is slightly faster and punchier than the album version plus it has slightly changed lyrics and a slightly different guitar solo) has never been released on CD. It was only ever released in a few EU countries such as the UK. The USA got the album version!!

Another one we are keen to find is the UK 7" release of Patti Smith - Gloria which lasts for 4:47. That is proving elusive.

Thanks

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Re: 1977 A's, B's and Bubblers

Postby Bassman » Thu May 15, 2014 3:34 pm

Hi All

Corrections to the 1977 A Sides are now being posted in the News Group, along with a new checksum. There are a couple more as soon as we can get them and one B Side which I will do a little later.

Cheers

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Re: 1977 A's, B's and Bubblers

Postby BoroButch » Fri May 16, 2014 9:29 pm

YES! great work Bassman.
Now I am really right back in that long hot summer of 1977. 8) 8) 8) 8)

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Re: 1977 A's, B's and Bubblers

Postby Bassman » Sat May 17, 2014 12:49 pm

Many thanks must go to swinburneivan for his work on these.

So it's time to dig out your platform shoes, big flared trousers, that white jacket and remember what we used to call discotheque's !

And of course a touch of Brut - splash it all over.......... :shock: :shock: 8)


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