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Songs in the key of life

I bought a nice clean vinyl version of this today and it sounds great. I am a little confused though as one disc has sides 1 and 4 and the other has sides 2 and 3. Was this normal for this album release on vinyl? Any info would be great. Thanks.

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RE: Songs in the key of life

That is curious and I cannot check my copy as I'm away at the mo.  Long before this album that layout sometimes appearerd because it would work on an autochanger - remember them?

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RE: Songs in the key of life

Thanks for the quick reply. I am not familiar with an autochanger but I will check it out.

 

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RE: Songs in the key of life

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Record_changer

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RE: Songs in the key of life

Did yours come with an EP too, as I think that was how it was first published?

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RE: Songs in the key of life

I've just checked my copy and yes, disc one is sides 1 & 4 and disc 2 is sides 2 & 3.  No idea why.

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RE: Songs in the key of life

nopiano wrote:

That is curious and I cannot check my copy as I'm away at the mo.  Long before this album that layout sometimes appearerd because it would work on an autochanger - remember them?

I had one in my parents home, I could put up to 5 LPs... :grin:

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RE: Songs in the key of life

Hi, Jim. Yes, that numbering is correct for that album.

There should also be "A Something Extra" bonus 45 rpm disc, in a plain white sleeve (it is mentioned on the back of the main sleeve, below the other titles. 

Also there should be a 24 page lyric booklet, both of which are mentioned on the front cover. 

Re the odd numbering sequence, I also have a box sets of swing records, each with with three discs, and they're numbered side1 &6, 2&5,3&4, so it's not an uncommon practice.

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RE: Songs in the key of life

Secret Life of Plants was cut the same way. It was done for record changers.

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RE: Songs in the key of life

Thanks guys.

Yes, booklet and EP included and I will check out the early stuff.

 

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