• The 12-Inch Single

  • By: Paul Morley
  • Narrated by: Paul Morley
  • Length: 27 mins
  • Radio/TV Program
  • Release date: 10-11-12
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: BBC Worldwide Limited
  • 5 out of 5 stars 5.0 (1 rating)

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Publisher's Summary

From the mid-1970s the humble 7-inch vinyl single was joined by a much grander relative - the 12-inch single. It reached its peak in 1983 with "Blue Monday", by New Order, probably the biggest-selling 12-inch single of all time. Music Journalist and co-founder of ZTT Records Paul Morley talks to Peter Hook of New Order about how "Blue Monday" was written, and to designer Peter Saville about the famous sleeve.
Paul explores the origins of the 12-inch single as a potentially higher-quality format than the 7-inch single and visits Abbey Road studios to watch an engineer cutting a 12-inch single. He also meets music producer Trevor Horn to discuss the Frankie Goes to Hollywood 12-inch singles. ZTT released so many different versions of "Two Tribes" on 12-inch that the chart rules were changed - so was the record buyer getting value for money? And what does the 12-inch single tell us about 1980s excesses?
©2012 Paul Morley (P)2012 AudioGO Ltd
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