Original Global Communications 76 14 CD "rotting"

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Original Global Communications 76 14 CD "rotting"

Post by smokingdrum » Wed 30 Nov, 2005 12:00 pm

Hello,

I own the original CD of "76 14" from 1994 on Dedicated; I put it on yesterday for the first time in ages (because of all the hype about the re-release) and discovered that it doesn't want to play.

Turning the CD over I found that it's suffering from a kind of CD "rot" which has caused it to grow all sorts of pretty circular patterns at the edge of the CD under the clear layer.

I can't find Dedicated online, I presume that label has now vanished, so is there any way to get a replacement CD or do I have to shell out for the re-release?!

Thanks!

John

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Post by chuckcogan » Wed 30 Nov, 2005 12:54 pm

damn..thats not nice :shock: :shock:
have you stored it where its damp or?

dont think you gonna get a replacement....but get the remasterd one...its worth it :D
or get the original on ebay...there seems to be plenty around these days

edit: btw...welcome to the forum mate :D
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Post by smokingdrum » Wed 30 Nov, 2005 1:00 pm

It's always been kept in the room with the rest of the CDs, normal room temperature.

Thanks, chuckcogan!

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Post by chuckcogan » Wed 30 Nov, 2005 1:11 pm

alarming news....might have to check trough my collection
atleast my most precious ones to see if ive got any bad ones :? :shock:

long live vinyl :D
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Post by Pyxis » Wed 30 Nov, 2005 1:29 pm

I read an interesting article in a magazine about ten years ago stating that a lot of cheaper plastics from the far east were being used to manufacture a large proprtion of the world's CDs at the time.

Funnily enough, they said that such CDs would have a very limited shelf life (about ten years) before the plastic developed small, microscopic holes (rotting) making it impossible to read.

Perhaps you have become a victim of this - but buy the new version anyway, it's wicked!!

I always try and make backups of my fave music CDs as it costs very little and is worth it!

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Post by hayhook » Wed 30 Nov, 2005 2:53 pm

I have a seefeel cd that is doing the same thing.
grr

get the re-master
it's worth it.
it sounds sooooo good

and you get a bonus cd of 3 remastered gc house tracks the keongaku ep and two great gc remixes.

pretend the money you spend for it is going to the cd you don't yet have and it's like you didn't pay for 76:14 twice...

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Post by Pyxis » Wed 30 Nov, 2005 2:58 pm

C'mon, it's nearly Christmas!! Get some vouchers and get it bought lad!

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Post by novayshun » Wed 30 Nov, 2005 7:55 pm

it seems to be highly prevelant on discs manufactured by pdo made in 1994-95.

most of the warp cds i bought around that time are effected :'(

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Post by mista guest » Wed 30 Nov, 2005 8:38 pm

I remember the article too. I think I saw it on TV but, and they were saying 'exactly' as above. CD's have been known, in the past, to rot themselves to death.
Everyone I know has suffered from this. I myself have had big issues with a 'Collection Of Short Stories'. I've kept it so safe and sound over they years, but put it on last summer, and all of a sudden, tracks were skippin all over the place. I cleaned it, played it in 2 other players, and still nothing. There's not a mark on it, but the little jobby just won't play.

I feel you pain man.
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P.S. Welcome to he board Novayshum & Smokingdrum.

Awesome.

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Post by Guest » Thu 01 Dec, 2005 4:56 am

Yeah, one of my copies has a similar problem also, i think it was the limited cd that i had that was not playing. Bloody cds, i remember the tomorrows world when they put jam on a cd and it still played, bloody talking out there arses.
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Post by Pyxis » Thu 01 Dec, 2005 9:11 am

Oh yes, I remember somebody saying that CDs would last you a lifetime.
Three cheers for the so-called indestructable CD!!

Now, where did I put my warped vinyl/chewed cassettes*

*Delete as appropriate (hold on - perhaps this is nothing new!!) :roll:

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Post by mattbirdfootball » Thu 01 Dec, 2005 9:27 am

long live mp3's!
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Post by silver plane » Fri 16 Dec, 2005 6:18 pm

My copy of 76'14" was beginning to do something similar a few years ago, but I cleaned it with some CD polish and it removed the sort of 'frosted' effect and it played okay - so clearly it was only affecting the surface of the disc. I read somewhere that early 'digipack' and card-sleeve CDs were prone to this because the glue used gave off fumes that attacked the plastic of the CD. My 76'14" is the digipack version. Last time I looked at it it still seemed okay, but I intend to buy the reissue anyhow...

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Post by mista guest » Fri 16 Dec, 2005 11:05 pm

welcome, silver plane :)

is there an 'Air' refference in there somewhere ?

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Post by Guest » Fri 23 Dec, 2005 1:15 pm

mista guest wrote:welcome, silver plane :)

is there an 'Air' refference in there somewhere ?
Thanks for the welcome, though I've actually been posting (irregularly) for a few years now, but at some point I forgot my log-in details and couldn't be bothered to set up another account...

'Air' reference? I wasn't aware of one, though I am a fan. The name comes from a Felt song title.

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