Somebody To Love

QUEEN Somebody To Love (Rare 1976 US Elektra Sound Recorders, Inc. label 1-sided metal based laquer acetate with a 7" cut on a 10" disc and featuring a MONO mix of the track. The mono version was originally only available on the US promotional 7" which featured both the stereo and mono mixes. Released in late 1976 and taken from 'The Day At The Races' album it reached number 2 in the UK and 13 in the US charts. With an orange Elektra studio label with typed artist, title and format text. A crown jewel in any collection! See tracklisting notes for further details on acetate items)

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Product Availability Currently Unavailable - You can request the next copy of this item
Release Year 1976 - 43 years ago
Condition Unless stated otherwise in the description above, all items are in at least excellent condition - so please read our descriptions carefully. We try to sell items as close to Mint condition as possible, and many will indeed be close to brand new and/or unplayed. Others may be 'used' - and all will meet our strict grading and are 100% guaranteed.
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Format 10" vinyl single (10" record)
Record Label Elektra
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Product Catalogue No ACETATE
Music Genre Rock
Country Comes from USA Comes from 'USA'
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Tracklisting & More Information

1. Somebody To Love

An acetate is normally a transitional stage between the master tape and the finished vinyl record but were occasionally used for a songwriter to convey a song idea to a band or person.

Originally acetates were used for home recording in the days before tape recorders, but since the advent of cassette tape & CDR are now no longer used for providing bands & their entourage copies of today's studio efforts. A machine actually cuts the grooves into the acetate like a lathe.

The acetate is used to assess whether the music has been successfully transferred to disc. It is checked by the sound engineer. There may be only one copy made of a particular recording, sometimes more are cut and sent to the studio and band members for approval.

The acetate comes before making the master, and allows the sound to be checked without great expense.

It is unusual for more than a dozen to be manufactured, so from the collector's point of view an acetate is a rare find indeed! If the recording is rejected the acetate may be the only record that survives. The rejected cut may simply be poor quality, however the artist may have opted to use a different take of the song, if so, the acetate becomes much more precious.

An incredible find & certainly one of only a handful that would have been produced.



10" RECORD  
Recording Artist Queen
Product Title Somebody To Love
Product Information Queen Somebody To Love USA 10" vinyl single (10" record) Promo.
Language All tracks are sung in English, unless otherwise stated in our description.
Additional info Promo - A promotional copy of this item that was issued before it was available for general sale.
Deleted - A deleted or out-of-print item is one that is no longer manufactured. However, we stock thousands of out-of-print formats and we specialise in tracking down out-of-print, deleted and hard-to-find releases.
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