Startin' Somethin' - Pair

MICHAEL JACKSON Startin' Somethin' (Rare pair of 1983 US ultra-high-grade methyl cellulose metal based lacquer reference single sided test pressing acetates with a playing speed of 33 1/3rpm, featuring the Vocal and Instrumental versions. Released as the fourth single from album, Thriller, on the 8th May 1983. The discs each have Allen Zentz Recording studio labels, custom typed with with artist name, the abrivated title [instead of Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'] and dated '4-22-83', with a stickered studio card sleeve. These would have been produced in very small numbers before the finished article, intended for sonic review & not commercial resale. The disc remains in nice condition with just faint signs of cosmetic wear only natural with acetates. Very tough to find).

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Product Availability Currently Unavailable - You can request the next copy of this item
Release Year 1983 - 36 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 acetate
Record Label Epic
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Product Catalogue No PAIR 12" ACETATE
Music Genre Male Solo, POP, Motown, 80's Pop
Country Comes from USA Comes from 'USA'
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Tracklisting & More Information

An acetate is a transitional stage between the master tape and the finished vinyl record.

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 - possibly unique - and certainly one of only a handful.


ACETATE  
Recording Artist Michael Jackson
Product Title Startin' Somethin' - Pair
Product Information Michael Jackson Startin' Somethin' - Pair 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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