Random vinyl question

Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by Mark_G, Jun 4, 2020.

  1. Mark_G


    Dec 13, 2019
    I got myself down a Google rabbit hole earlier and ended up on the Wikipedia page for Peter Gabriel's 'In Your Eyes'. Aside from learning that it was Tony Levin and not John Patitucci on that track (as I'd thought for years, for whatever reason), I was intrigued to read this:

    'When determining the album's track order, Gabriel wanted to have "In Your Eyes" as the final track, but its prominent bass line meant it had to be placed earlier on the vinyl edition for the phonograph stylus to vibrate. This restriction was no longer an issue for later CD releases, and the track was placed at the end of the album.'

    So songs on vinyl reproduced differently depending on where they were physically located on the LP?
  2. bobyoung53

    bobyoung53 Supporting Member

    I may be wrong I think the bass would have had to have been turned down if it were closer to the middle, it would have jumped out of the groove more easily. The walls of the groove would have been less straight because the circle was smaller if that makes any sense to you, there may be other reasons too. If anything is out of adjustment on a turntable it will tend to show up closer to the middle of the record. @agedhorse knows a lot about this.
  3. JKos


    Oct 26, 2010
    Surprise, AZ
    The linear velocity certainly decreases as the needle moves inward.

    - John
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