Badlands

BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN Badlands (Extremely Rare 1978 US single-sided 33 1/3rpm 12" sized metal based high grade methyl cellulose lacquer acetate for Take #23 of the opening track from the Columbia Records album 'Darkness On The Edge Of Town'. The acetate was cut on April 11, 1978, almost two months beore the LP's release date. The labels are custom printed by Sterling Sound, Inc. with the original '4/12/77' recording date printed at the bottom. The disc appears in Excellent condition with very little cosmetic wear commonly associated with the format [see 'more info' for further details]. A prize item for the Springsteen collector)

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Price Info
$1683.50, £1295.00  
Product Availability Last copy in stock. Order now for shipping on Monday 25th March
Release Year 1978 - 41 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 N/A
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Product Catalogue No ACETATE
Music Genre
Country Comes from USA Comes from 'USA'
 
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 Bruce Springsteen
Product Title Badlands
Product Information Bruce Springsteen Badlands 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.
Artists Related To Bruce Springstone, Clarence Clemons, Little Steven, Patti Scialfa, Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes
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