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JEAN CARTER DECCA DEMOS

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Just bought what I thought was an 'unplayed' JC demo. it's looks perfect in every way, the label, the vinyl, the corporate sleeve. but on the deck it sounds muffled & bass heavy. is there a history on these? Excuse me while I weep a while.

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Just bought what I thought was an 'unplayed' JC demo. it's looks perfect in every way, the label, the vinyl, the corporate sleeve. but on the deck it sounds muffled & bass heavy. is there a history on these? Excuse me while I weep a while.

macca

The mix is certainly a bit muddy, especially at the start

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MOST OF THE JEAN CARTER DEMO'S I'VE HAD HAVE A DEFO SOUND FAULT ALTHOUGH THEY SEEM FINE ON THE STOCK COPY THE ONE I HAVE NOW HAS A LITTLE FUZZ TO BEGIN THIS GETS CLEARER AS IT GOES ON I TOO WAS GUTTED BUT HEY IT'S SOME TUNE!

WOODY

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Just bought what I thought was an 'unplayed' JC demo. it's looks perfect in every way, the label, the vinyl, the corporate sleeve. but on the deck it sounds muffled & bass heavy. is there a history on these? Excuse me while I weep a while.

macca

Tim Brown once told me that there was an inherent problem with this record. So I never bought it.

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yes they all play badly, but that didn't seem to bother anyone in the early seventies...it was a monster. i think the rarer STOCK copy plays just the same.

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Just bought what I thought was an 'unplayed' JC demo. it's looks perfect in every way, the label, the vinyl, the corporate sleeve. but on the deck it sounds muffled & bass heavy. is there a history on these? Excuse me while I weep a while.

macca

Macca - shame you didnt read the earlier discussion on this - try this link :

https://www.soul-source.co.uk/index.php?showtopic=29640

I've been in the same position as you, and the the pain does ease with time..............

Best

John

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Just bought what I thought was an 'unplayed' JC demo. it's looks perfect in every way, the label, the vinyl, the corporate sleeve. but on the deck it sounds muffled & bass heavy. is there a history on these? Excuse me while I weep a while.

macca

Curiously, the MCA issue (Legit Reissue) plays fine!

Was a BIG record in Rotherham early 70's where the lads affectionately christened it "Jack Carter" for some reason.

A proper record!

Sean

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woe is me. thanks everybody for your help on this one. the moral of the story is to do a search on here first. this one sounds particularly grim though, a rogue copy of a known rogue? I must be a fussy git, 'cos my malibus also bugs me immensely. way over the top bass & chamber pot lead vocal. or maybe I'm just being a bit too pinickitty. as JM says, we didn't give a toss in the 70's. I'll let him send me another, it's already on its way back to the US.

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Tim Brown once told me that there was an inherent problem with this record. So I never bought it.

...and Tim was right. Anyone who says that they have a demo that plays fine is being economical with the truth. The record must have been mastered when the cutting stylus was too hot, or perhaps it might have been something that happened in the process of finalising the master - I wasn't there, I don't know for sure...

...however, I do know that my Joey Heatherton "When You Call Me Baby" Decca DEMO - the catalogue number of which comes just three before Jean Carter's - also suffers from the same problem, so it was very likely mastered the same day, by the same person, and on the same machine.

Issues of that, of course, do play fine.

"Like One" was not heard in all its true glory until Ady stuck it on a Kent LP in the 80s....

TONE

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Just bought what I thought was an 'unplayed' JC demo. it's looks perfect in every way, the label, the vinyl, the corporate sleeve. but on the deck it sounds muffled & bass heavy. is there a history on these? Excuse me while I weep a while.

macca

I have a stock copy and that plays the same,like they say a pressing fault.

Dave f...........

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Curiously, the MCA issue (Legit Reissue) plays fine!

Was a BIG record in Rotherham early 70's where the lads affectionately christened it "Jack Carter" for some reason.

A proper record!

Sean

my reissue sounds the same (poor) as the original

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My mate picked one up whilst we were in the states - and it had exactly the same fault - if you look at the groove you can see where it has been cut incorrectly...

It also has a fault about half way through where there is a 'buzzing' on the high notes.

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