[78-L] Early Columbia Labels & Sizes

David Lennick dlennick at sympatico.ca
Mon Apr 2 11:39:06 PDT 2012

On 4/2/2012 2:17 PM, Michael Biel wrote:
> As I mentioned before, this was a strange decision to not just use the
> same fancy 12-inch album for the 78s as the LPs.  With only four discs,
> eight sides, the side timings must be fairly long with fine grooving.
> What is the average time length?  The probably could have fit it on
> three 78s.
> Mike Biel  mbiel at mbiel.com
I've seen a number of LONG playing 10" Columbia 78s..Kismet, Arthur Godfrey's 
Christmas Album, a Liberace set, A Star is Born. They were getting close to 5 
minutes onto a side..lousy sound though. I wonder if they were editing the 
sides much? 45 EPs are often chopped to bits.


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