Cher Not Commercial US Promo CD-R acetate
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|CD-R’s (Compact Disc-Recordable - also known as CD-Writable) are now often
produced by record companies prior to, or instead of, distribution of a
‘finished’ promotional CD. Also known as a CD-R ‘acetate’, they got this name
when they first appeared as they were the digital technology equivalent of the
metal and lacquer ‘acetate’ discs of the 60’s & 70’s. These were first cut in
the studio, direct from the master tape and they enabled the artist, producer or
record company executive to hear a track away from the studio environment almost
straightaway; all they needed was a turntable to play the acetate. Nowadays the
same theory applies, although on CD-R they can simply play it on their car stereo
or personal Walkman!
Early U.S. CD-R’s were gold in colour, and usually had simple handwritten artist
and title information on the disc and sleeve insert, much like the acetates of
previous decades. As technology progressed these discs were customised by the
studios using them. They subsequently progressed to the silver and blue discs
still in use today. These almost always have computer printed titles on the
‘label’ side and since duplication techniques have improved they are often a
cheaper, and quicker, alternative for record companies to use instead of
manufacturing proper compact discs.
In extreme cases some CD-R’s may be produced weeks or months before a promotional
disc is planned; even before titles, catalogue numbers and release dates have
been scheduled. As a result some tracks may be left un-mastered, meaning they
have not gone through the final editing process, they could have alternate
‘work-in-progress’ titles or be somehow different to the final mastered version.
Generally, however, they are more likely to be used as a simple promotional
format in much the same way that the more traditional promotional CDs are.
CD-R’s are usually housed in a plain white titled sleeve which gives just basic
information such as artist, title, tracks, running time and record or production
company logos; but they can sometimes be issued in a picture sleeve if the final
artwork is available. They rarely display a catalogue number. Depending on their
intended purpose they can be just 1-track (usually the next single), multiple
track album samplers or ‘teasers’, full albums, or even multiple discs to promote
boxed sets or a back catalogue reissue campaign.
They have become ever more collectable in recent years and genuine, early examples
have been known to fetch significant sums.
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||Regardless of country of origin all tracks are sung in English, unless otherwise stated in our description.
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