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Insert from the "Winter" cassette single by Tori Amos

The cassette single was a music recording format that debuted in the 80s. At a time when vinyl record sales were declining in favour of cassettes, the cassette single was invented to replace the 45 Record. It's primary purpose was to couple the current radio single of an artist with a second song that played on the other side. This song might be a previously unreleased track (typically one recorded for the full album but ultimately not included,) a non-single album track, or a remix of the title track. Tori Amos Tori Amos (born Myra Ellen Amos on August 22, 1963) is an American singer, pianist and songwriter. ... ... Centuries: 1st century BC - 1st century - 2nd century Decades: 30s - 40s _ 50s - 60s - 70s _ 80s _ 90s - 100s - 110s - 120s - 130s 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 Note: Sometimes 80s is used as shorthand for the 1980s, the 1880s, or other such decades in... 33⅓ LP vinyl record album The vinyl record is a type of gramophone record, most popular from the 1950s to the 1990s, that was most commonly used for mass-produced recordings of music. ... For the meaning of cassette in genetics, see cassette (genetics). ... 45 is the natural number following 44 and followed by 46. ... A remix is an alternate mix of a song different from the original version, made using the techniques of audio editing. ...


Originally cassette singles were released in a cardboard sleeve that slipped over the outside of the release. This was then shrink wrapped in plastic. As the cassette maxi-single was released, more intricate packaging was incorperated that looked similar to the packaging of a regular cassette release. These were placed in regular cassette jewel cases with a paper/cardstock insert. Unlike a full-length cassette album, these were generally only one two-sided flap instead of a fold-out. Contents // Categories: Stub ...


As CDs became more popular cassette singles were for the most part phased out to be replaced by the CD single. Alternate meanings: Single In music, a single is a short (usually ten minutes or less) record, usually featuring one or two tracks as A-sides, often accompanied by several B-sides—usually remixes or other songs. ...


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Compact audio cassette - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1778 words)
Cassettes were also a boon to people wishing to make bootlegs (unauthorized concert recordings) for sale or trade, a practice tacitly or overtly encouraged by many bands with a more counterculture bent such as the Grateful Dead.
Cassette players in cars and for home use were often integrated with a radio receiver, and the term "casseiver" was occasionally used for combination units for home use.
Cassettes (often in the form of microcassettes) are also used in business and educational settings as adjuncts or substitutes for note-taking.
NodeWorks - Encyclopedia: Compact audio cassette (1199 words)
The cassette was a massive step forward in convenience from reel-to-reel audio tape recording, though the limitations of the cassette's size and speed compared poorly in quality.
Most cassettes were sold blank and used for recording the owner's records (as backup or to make compilations), their friends' records or music from the radio.
Cassettes were also a boon to people wishing to make bootlegs (unauthorized concert recordings) for sale or trade.
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