Sugar Dumpling

CHULA VISTA Sugar Dumpling (Late 70s mystery US single sided 7" metal based high grade methyl cellulose lacquer acetate with hand annotated Allen Zentz custom labels in plain die cut paper sleeve. Very few of these are ever produced, mostly for in-studio sonic reference, so seldom leave the studio or are destroyed once the final master is approved, so to find one in near 'as new' condition like this one is a real treat. Michael Jackson recorded most of 'Off The Wall' at Zentz Studiosand this tune has a similar poppy/souly feel, even though it's certainly not Michael Jackson!)

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Price Info
$32.25, £25.00  
Product Availability Last copy in stock. Order now for shipping on Friday 3rd April
Release Year N/A
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 acetate
Record Label Allen Zentz Mastering
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Product Catalogue No ACETATE
Music Genre Soul and r&b, 70s Artists, POP, 70s Pop
Country Comes from USA Comes from 'USA'
Tracklisting & More Information

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.

Recording Artist Chula Vista
Product Title Sugar Dumpling
Product Information Chula Vista Sugar Dumpling USA acetate.
Language All tracks are sung in English, unless otherwise stated in our description.
Additional info 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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