My record collection
#049: Dean Wareham - Emancipated Hearts (LP)
Emancipated Hearts was released in the autumn of 2013 - it’s a six track LP that was released as a lovely orange 10” by Sonic Cathedral (and in another colour - possibly black - on Double Feature) - the album was produced by Jason Quever (Papercuts) and featured 26 minutes of music… which gets me thinking about formats.
Now, I have always had opinions on formats - it’s pretty simple
- A single… is 7” of vinyl, runs at 45rpm, and has 3 or 4 minutes of music on each side - normally one song/track per side…
e.g. Galaxie 500 - Tugboat / King of Spain
- A 12” (or occasionally 10”) single… is 12” (or occasionally 10”) of vinyl, runs at 45rpm, and runs a bit longer, and plays a bit louder, than a 7” single…
e.g. Galaxie 500 - Fourth of July / Here She Comes Now
- An EP… is 7” of vinyl, runs at 45rpm, and has 7 or 8 minutes of music on each side - normally two songs/tracks per side…
e.g. The Beatles - Twist & Shout EP
- An LP… is 10” or 12” of vinyl, runs at 33rpm, and has 12 to 15 (10”) or 15 to 25 (12”) minutes on each side
- Galaxie 500 - On Fire (12”)
- Dean Wareham - Emancipated Hearts (10”)
- A 12” EP… doesn’t exist… it’s a 12” single see above.
- A mini LP is an LP (see above) or a 12” (or 10”) single (see above).
everything else is an aberration!
So, when Dean says:
[M]y mini-LP or maxi-EP (since it’s 10” vinyl it is not an LP) is out at last.
Dean Wareham Newsletter - 15th October 2013
… he’s wrong - it runs at 33rpm and has 25’46” of music. OK, I’ll grant that just under 26 minutes is at the short end of LP length - but it’s not far off Dylan’s Nashville Skyline (26’46”), Nick Drake’s Pink Moon (28’22”) - and out-runs The Beach Boys’ Wild Honey (23’58”) by a couple of minutes!
I should also point out that the catalogue number of this vinyl release is SCR047LP!
So, Emancipated Hearts is an LP, and was Dean’s first solo LP. I rest my case.
- Catalogue Number: AHFOW 12/0025
- Artist: Dean Wareham
- Title: Emancipated Hearts
- Notes: orange vinyl
- Packaging: card sleeve
- Format: 10” LP
- Bought from Sonic Cathedral for £12 (plus £3.50 postage) - which is frankly a bargain for an album!
- Buy ‘Emancipated Hearts’ on Bandcamp
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