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J J
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Many years ago, I had Roxette's Look Sharp on cassette. Listened to it endlessly, knew it backwards (yes, Per and Marie are satanic devil). When I moved on to compact discs, I bought the album and was shocked to find a new track that was not on the tape.

I asked a few questions and was told that it was not unheard of - sometimes a CD was just too long for a standard cassette, so the label would cut a track or two to make it fit.

I've only just remembered this, and it occurred to me that I've never encountered this again - so, does anyone have an examples?
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Yes, I've seen it. It's very common, I bet you've got CDs like this but just never had the CD and tape to compare to.

Off the top of my head, the CD for Ride's "Nowhere" includes an EP or two. But I know I've seen it in more than just that one place.

I never thought it was because of the longer play time for a cassette. I always figured it was just later releases would sometimes add in more songs that never made it onto an LP before, and the CDs always came after the tape or LP.
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I recall a "best of" 8-Trac for the Rolling Stones wasn't missing a track, but did end up splitting Satisfaction over one of the track jumps.

So, it would be:
"Can't get me no; no, no, no…"
2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6 - 7 - 8
"…hey, hey, hey! That's what I say!"

I actually recorded a few 8-tracs for my own use (my mom's old Ford Granada had an 8-trac player), and found that if you just ignored the jump splice - recording right over the track change - it was significantly less jarring, barely noticeable. I always wish they had done that with the stones tape.
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"Bonus" CD tracks were an early ploy by the recording industry to get people to convert to the (then) new technology of CD's. Once you bought a CD player...you had to update your tape collection to CD's. More sales.
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I own a cassette which has more songs than on the CD release.

Wikipedia wrote:
CARDIACS: The Seaside was reissued on CD in 1995, with "Nurses Whispering Verses", "Is This the Life?", "A Little Man and a House" and "Dinner Time" all removed from the tracklisting. The reason provided for these omissions was that the master tape containing those four songs had been damaged and the recordings lost.


It regularly fetches up to £150 on eBay.
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i was wondering who the person that still liked roxette was
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Altair IV wrote:
i was wondering who the person that still liked roxette was


That would be, like a lot of other bands, half of Europe and most of South America.
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Altair IV wrote:
i was wondering who the person that still liked roxette was


Awww, c'mon! Join the joyride!
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Interestingly The Cures first pressing on CD of "Kiss Me Kiss Me Kiss Me" had one fewer track than the cassette version.
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frumpish wrote:
Interestingly The Cures first pressing on CD of "Kiss Me Kiss Me Kiss Me" had one fewer track than the cassette version.

I was going to post this as a counter point to the OP. IIRC, the reason is because The original CD spec topped out at 74 mins. Kiss Me^3, being a double album, was a bit longer than that. A way was later figured out to squeeze 80 mins onto a CD, but since labels don't like remastering things unless there's a serious financial benefit in doing so, the full version of Kiss Me^3 didn't get released on CD until fairly recently.
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Bonus tracks on CDs are common.

Less common is what I noticed with Faith No More's "The Real Thing" (the one that has 'Epic'). The song 'Edge of the World' is Track 11 on the CD, but Track 6 on the cassette. Not sure why that's the case.
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wmshub wrote:
Off the top of my head, the CD for Ride's "Nowhere" includes an EP or two. But I know I've seen it in more than just that one place.

According to http://rateyourmusic.com/release/album/ride/nowhere, the 1990 US release of both cassette and CD had the bonus tracks. Good thing, cuz "Taste" is the best track on there.

(Damn, just saw on that page that Rhino released a 2011 remaster.)
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frumpish wrote:
Interestingly The Cures first pressing on CD of "Kiss Me Kiss Me Kiss Me" had one fewer track than the cassette version.


I still remember debating whether to buy the album or the CD because of this.

I bought the CD.
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midrange pop culture does take about 15-20 years to filter out....and thats about the time it becomes retro in the usa

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skelebone wrote:
Altair IV wrote:
i was wondering who the person that still liked roxette was


Awww, c'mon! Join the joyride!


Well Roxette have got to the point where they sound better but they don't quite look the same



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