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Queen - Bohemian Rhapsody: The Original Soundtrack [Cassette] - £7.28 delivered @ WowHD
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Queen - Bohemian Rhapsody: The Original Soundtrack [Cassette] - £7.28 delivered @ WowHD

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Tracklist
A1 20th Century Fox Fanfare
A2 Somebody To Love
A3 Doing All Right... Revisited
A4 Keep Yourself Alive (Live At The Rainbow)
A5 Killer Queen
A6 Fat Bottomed Girls (Live In Paris)
A7 Bohemian Rhapsody
A8 Now I'm Here (Live At Hammersmith Odeon)
A9 Crazy Little Thing Called Love
A10 Love Of My Life (Rock In Rio)

B1 We Will Rock You (Movie Mix)
B2 Another One Bites The Dust
B3 I Want To Break Free
B4 Under Pressure
B5 Who Wants To Live Forever
B6 Bohemian Rhapsody (Live Aid)
B7 Radio Ga Ga (Live Aid)
B8 Ay-Oh (Live Aid)
B9 Hammer To Fall (Live Aid)
B10 We Are The Champions (Live Aid)
B11 Don't Stop Me Now... Revisited
B12 The Show Must Go On

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Do people still have cassette players?
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Cassette Must be a retro special edition.
By far the most magic group ever period!
Thought there might be postage to add since I been looking at other albums/CD's that wack on international Tax & postage but this seems void of any of that.
Kulaak05/04/2020 09:53

Thought there might be postage to add since I been looking at other …Thought there might be postage to add since I been looking at other albums/CD's that wack on international Tax & postage but this seems void of any of that.



postage is free under £15...have ordered from them many times with no issues.
Do people still have cassette players?
voicon05/04/2020 09:58

Do people still have cassette players?


Yes, I have 4. 1 is a Philips DCC machine Can't say they get much use tho'.
Edited by: "Kulaak" 5th Apr
hoping this comes with Digital download or amazon autorip
With the right gear, cassette playback can be stunning - good spot OP
Ordered, thank you OP. Just got back into cassettes. It'll be interesting to see how a "modern" production stacks up against older stuff.
voicon05/04/2020 09:58

Do people still have cassette players?


My brother still has an original walkman. I have a cassette to mp3 converter so it still plays if I want but not sure why people would still buy cassettes tho.
Edited by: "rhinopaul" 5th Apr
Cassette - how am I supposed to play that!? lol
The audio quality on a cassette was always dire. Why would anyone want to buy something on a format with rubbish sound compared to vinyl, download or CD?
For all the kids out there make sure you do not record over it
maninasuitcase05/04/2020 12:17

The audio quality on a cassette was always dire. Why would anyone want to …The audio quality on a cassette was always dire. Why would anyone want to buy something on a format with rubbish sound compared to vinyl, download or CD?



..not sure how much you can compare it to download as download is heavily compressed whereas tape is not...
maninasuitcase05/04/2020 12:17

The audio quality on a cassette was always dire. Why would anyone want to …The audio quality on a cassette was always dire. Why would anyone want to buy something on a format with rubbish sound compared to vinyl, download or CD?


The right cassette on a good quality player can actually be near indistinguishable to CD. But yes, this is a retro fad that audibly makes no sense.
maninasuitcase05/04/2020 12:17

The audio quality on a cassette was always dire. Why would anyone want to …The audio quality on a cassette was always dire. Why would anyone want to buy something on a format with rubbish sound compared to vinyl, download or CD?


I get your point. Don't think I'd be buying anything on tape now other than just to complete a collection or there was a high fidelity recording made (would be just out of interest). However quality on cassette was not always dire. You just need a decent deck to play them on or decent tapes to record on. However a dynamic range of 60 - 70dB is noticable today.
Mud8oy05/04/2020 10:01

I do...


Me too, it's in the car, nice too (as is the CD player there)!
unfit05/04/2020 12:23

For all the kids out there make sure you do not record over it



there is a tab on a prerecorded tape which when removed prevents the machine from recording over it
Let them suffer, the tape eventually stretches, and the oxide strips off making them unplayable
Edited by: "jasee" 5th Apr
jasee05/04/2020 14:52

Let them suffer, the tape eventually stretches, and the oxide strips off …Let them suffer, the tape eventually stretches, and the oxide strips off making them unplayable


Always take care of your tape mechanism to ensure longevity of tapes. A bit like a car engine they need servicing every now & then.
mode_10105/04/2020 12:26

..not sure how much you can compare it to download as download is heavily …..not sure how much you can compare it to download as download is heavily compressed whereas tape is not...


I’ll take the Pepsi challenge on that any day of the week. Cassettes sound awful by any of today’s standards - compressed (or, rather, trimmed), or not.
Edited by: "DemonIT" 5th Apr
DemonIT05/04/2020 16:14

I’ll take the Pepsi challenge on that any day of the week. Cassettes s …I’ll take the Pepsi challenge on that any day of the week. Cassettes sound awful by any of today’s standards - compressed (or, rather, trimmed), or not.



..are you saying a 96kbps MP3, ie the lowest quality on Spotify, sounds better than a cassette?
mode_10105/04/2020 16:30

..are you saying a 96kbps MP3, ie the lowest quality on Spotify, sounds …..are you saying a 96kbps MP3, ie the lowest quality on Spotify, sounds better than a cassette?


No, of course not, the person you replied to was referring to “vinyl, download or CD”. Who downloads 96kbps MP3’s???

Edit: Actually I reckon it’s still probably superior to cassette, using basic headphones (presumably the only reason you’d choose Spotify’s lowest quality setting is that you were accessing on phone on the go). Plus, digital has no ***HISS***
Edited by: "DemonIT" 5th Apr
maninasuitcase05/04/2020 12:17

The audio quality on a cassette was always dire. Why would anyone want to …The audio quality on a cassette was always dire. Why would anyone want to buy something on a format with rubbish sound compared to vinyl, download or CD?


People listen to Spotify & download MP3 files for their audio walkabouts everyday - I consider that when you compare them to vinyl or CD a rubbish sound. Maybe you should buy an old Sony Walkman.
Cassettes???

Is this a silly hipster fad I'm not aware of?
jasee05/04/2020 14:51

there is a tab on a prerecorded tape which when removed prevents the …there is a tab on a prerecorded tape which when removed prevents the machine from recording over it


I know I was a sunday night top 40 taper back in the seventies
spoo05/04/2020 16:52

Cassettes???Is this a silly hipster fad I'm not aware of?


Vinyl refused to die & cassette is catching up..... another 10-15 years were'll all be ditching our digital stuff
Ludicrous - there's no way on earth that a cassette tape can be made to match CD quality. It's a physical medium, it stretches, it can tear - just incredible that anyone would even remotely consider buying one.

When's the phonograph version due out?

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unfit05/04/2020 17:26

I know I was a sunday night top 40 taper back in the seventies


Same here! Well top 20 late seventies. Always had to pull my parents away from the TV (always a nervous feeling), bang on 6pm so I could listen to & tape (what I liked) the weekly top 20 charts on their audio set-up. Doing this weekly I got quite good to know when to press the record button & when to stop it to avoid the DJ chatter.
copying it nar on my amstrad stacker...
Kulaak05/04/2020 17:27

Vinyl refused to die & cassette is catching up..... another 10-15 years …Vinyl refused to die & cassette is catching up..... another 10-15 years were'll all be ditching our digital stuff



LOL like old boys who buy old british bikes for the price of something really nice, not like they're giving up the audi's for austins though is it
Awesome film but I have been a Queen fan from the early days and have all the music on various records and films/Sky recordings.
Kulaak05/04/2020 12:32

I get your point. Don't think I'd be buying anything on tape now other …I get your point. Don't think I'd be buying anything on tape now other than just to complete a collection or there was a high fidelity recording made (would be just out of interest). However quality on cassette was not always dire. You just need a decent deck to play them on or decent tapes to record on. However a dynamic range of 60 - 70dB is noticable today.


Yes, because we all have Dolby S cassette decks lying around.
Kulaak05/04/2020 15:24

Always take care of your tape mechanism to ensure longevity of tapes. A …Always take care of your tape mechanism to ensure longevity of tapes. A bit like a car engine they need servicing every now & then.


How do you service tape heads? You can clean them yes, demagnetize them with a demagnetizer, but they eventually need to be replaced. And tape stetches and eventually becomes unplayable and unspoolable.which damages the transport mechanism
Edited by: "jasee" 6th Apr
jasee06/04/2020 06:19

How do you service tape heads? You can clean them yes, demagnetize them …How do you service tape heads? You can clean them yes, demagnetize them with a demagnetizer, but they eventually need to be replaced. And tape stetches and eventually becomes unplayable and unspoolable.which damages the transport mechanism


Precisely what I mean. You should also clean the pinch rollers & the metal idlers as oxide builds up on these which is the main cause for damaged tapes. Occasionally all mechanisms require a professional service to change & align head/s, fit new belts etc & deformed pinch rollers. A lot of decks were fitted with cheap Permalloy heads that had a tendancy to wear very quickly & didn't like the better quality metal tapes that caused them to wear even quicker.
As far as spooling goes never found this a problem with decent tapes as long as you keep on top of the above. Non loved mechanisms are a recipe for disaster.
Kulaak06/04/2020 09:23

Precisely what I mean. You should also clean the pinch rollers & the metal …Precisely what I mean. You should also clean the pinch rollers & the metal idlers as oxide builds up on these which is the main cause for damaged tapes. Occasionally all mechanisms require a professional service to change & align head/s, fit new belts etc & deformed pinch rollers. A lot of decks were fitted with cheap Permalloy heads that had a tendancy to wear very quickly & didn't like the better quality metal tapes that caused them to wear even quicker.As far as spooling goes never found this a problem with decent tapes as long as you keep on top of the above. Non loved mechanisms are a recipe for disaster.



Prerecorded tapes were usually made using the cheapest tapes, these were the ones that stretched. The better ones were polyester.
Deformed pinch rollers usually occured when the tape was left in the play position for mechanical heads when turned off. This didn't occur with solenoid operated mechanisms
jasee06/04/2020 10:08

Prerecorded tapes were usually made using the cheapest tapes, these were …Prerecorded tapes were usually made using the cheapest tapes, these were the ones that stretched. The better ones were polyester. Deformed pinch rollers usually occured when the tape was left in the play position for mechanical heads when turned off. This didn't occur with solenoid operated mechanisms


Anyone wanting to revive an old cassette player might also be in for a bit of a shock with the state of the pinch roller generally. Some splendid old Ferrograph reel to reel machines have been rendered useless by decomposition, and it's probably going to be the same with any rubber or pseudo rubber parts, such as belts and drives.
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