Post by Steven de Mena
Apparently, in a quest to cut corners, or an acknowledgement of their
miserably low expectations for sales of this item, the company has
chosen to issue this new release as a CD-R.
There's no indication of such on the outer packaging -- a practice of
which Concord Music Group is also guilty in some of its jazz CD reissues
-- and no indication in the Amazon entry on the item, but that was
certainly the case with the CD that I purchased at The Juilliard Store
(and no one's going to tell me that The Juilliard Store is buying
bootlegs, "grey market" items, or promos). So what would be a 4-star CD
becomes a 1-star CDr, thanks to the foolishness of the company releasing
it, and anyone considering buying this release can now walk in with
their eyes open.
I thought that you could tell the difference between a CD and a CD-R by
looking at the playing side for the line where the laser finished writing
to the CD-R. See:
"So, a way to tell a CDR vs. a CD is to look at the side that plays. A CDR
will have a demarcation line where the laser finished its writing. The
line will trace the perimeter of the CD, and be parallel to its edge. The
line is basically burned substrate (to the left), and raw substrate (to
the right). A real CD will not have this line since it is stamped from a
glass-master. FYI: track 1 is closest to the hole, and the last track is
the closest to the edge. So if you have a 79:22 CD, check very close to
the edge for the demarcation line."
I can see this on the CD-Rs that I have and not on the CDs.
Using an ARMX6