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    There are some 12" singles on vinyl that I'm interested in getting. Is the sound quality better or the same (couldn't imagine it would be worse) than the same track on the album LP? Being the track takes up one entire side, I was wondering if this would improve the sound quality at all. The Cure, Smiths, U2, Toad the Wet Sprocket, Smashing Pumpkins, etc. all have their well known tracks available as 12" singles with a couple more B tracks on the other side. Logic makes me think these singles will be superior than the album version. Any one have some to compare in their personal collection?

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    I have single side 12" LPs and almost all of them sound great.
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      I think it's variable but the 45 rpm EP could be better. Remember, the song on 45 rpm EP may not be the exact same arrangement as was on the LP. I've even gotten different pressings of the same 45 rpm EP that sound different. Wrote about that somewhere on Audionirvana in reference to Frankie Goes to Hollywood.

      Then again, most of the 45 rpms are cheap enough that if they sound bad, you can always donate them.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by MylesBAstor View Post
        I think it's variable but the 45 rpm EP could be better. Remember, the song on 45 rpm EP may not be the exact same arrangement as was on the LP. I've even gotten different pressings of the same 45 rpm EP that sound different. Wrote about that somewhere on Audionirvana in reference to Frankie Goes to Hollywood.

        Then again, most of the 45 rpms are cheap enough that if they sound bad, you can always donate them.
        Myles, are you referring to 7" 45 rpm EPs or 12" 45 rpm EPs?
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        • Johnny Vinyl
          Johnny Vinyl commented
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          Weren't EP's either 10" or 12"?

        • JCOConnell
          JCOConnell commented
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          In the '50s and '60s the major labels put out EPs on 7 inch disks.

      • #5
        Originally posted by JCOConnell View Post

        Myles, are you referring to 7" 45 rpm EPs or 12" 45 rpm EPs?
        12-inch.
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        • #6
          Here's a great one....well, IMO anyway!

          The Brothers Johnson - Strawberry Letter 23 / Get The Funk Out Ma Face (45RPM/12"/Red Vinyl)

          https://www.discogs.com/The-Brothers...release/190595
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