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Album or single?
Good find, Seth. One thing I'm curious about is whether this LP is a single or an album. If it's the latter, then Wichita Banana would be an album title, rather than a song title (although albums can be named after songs they contain, like the Beatles' Let It Be).
- I wasn't sure about it was an album/single either. I think we should name this an album, despite it might contain a song with the same name, because the article refers to the album, not to the (if existant) song. Also, I think we should create an article for musical albuns; this and You Stole My Cauldron but You Can't Have my Heart are both about an album but are categorized under Songs. On the record label, I think it's Incantation Records, although I'm not sure. -- Seth Cooper (Owl Post) 15:52, 10 May 2009 (UTC)
- This is terribly late, but due to the fact that it is played on an old gramophone, it is not an LP album nor made of vinyl. Gramophones can only play at 78 rpm speed in comparison to vinyl's 33 or 45 rpm. The material for most 78s was shellac instead of vinyl.
- Almost all 78s are singles with one song on each side of a 10 or 12 inch disc since the high speed requires more grooves than an LP. The word "album" derived from the practice of putting a bunch of 78 singles into a book with each record forming a "page", much like a photo or stamp album. With vinyl, it became possible to put multiple songs onto one side and the "album" was re-applied to refer to the LP.