At first I thought of posting this at the vinyl spinners club thread, but then I thought this could be of general interest. I've just received my copy of Jaco Pastorius' debut LP released on two 45 RPM 12" 180-gram records. Right now I'm listening to it and it's simply awesome. For those of you fellow bassists who love listening to music on vinyl, this album is a must. Here are some pictures:
The only "bad" thing about it is having to flip records more often than normal, but it's a terrific listening experience anyway. A highly recommended release.
It looks to be in pretty good shape, and I as well have never listened to a 12" 45. I'm guessing the idea is higher sound quality because more of the surface area of the groove is being utilized in the same amount of time as a 33 1/3. Kind of like over cranking an old time camera to get slowmo.
Schweet! They make frames for 12" vinyl; I think that I got mine at Target. The inside sleeve of the Word of Mouth album with Jaco playing/composing at the piano is up on the wall in my music room, though I no longer get a chance to listen to any of my vinyl. Oh well...