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PostPosted: Fri May 29, 2020 5:57 pm 
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BobSimms wrote:
Amnesiac wrote:
I have a demos cassette with dry demos before the regular release it's not the same speed. I noticed the difference but what is the correct speed ? From the cassette her voice seems like the studio album.


It’s the correct speed if the chords on the verse are F and G#. That’s the simplest way to tell. That’s what they are on the Dry Demonstration disc, the Dry album itself, and this newly released demo, which is the same exact speed and pitch as the one on the Dry Demonstration disc. Can you play your cassette copy and compare it to those?


I confirm it's the same thing with water demo. cassette 4:42 vs cd or vinyl 4:35. the same beginning and the same ending.
I think the demos cassette has the right speed or pitch I don't know how you name it. slightly slower.


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PostPosted: Fri May 29, 2020 6:55 pm 
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gaviinj wrote:
Not to sound too thick here but wasn’t this released with the original pressings of Dry? I thought some came with a bonus disc called Dry-demonstration?

Hopefully with the post of the tapes of TBYML and ROM these could also be on the horizon. I’d love to hear the works in progress of ITD....



I didn't see an answer to this question, but yes there was a limited edition 2 disc vinyl version that had both the album version and the demo version. Here's a listing for it on Discogs. The vinyl version was limited to 5,000 copies while the CD version was limited to 1,000 copies. And there was also a standard vinyl release as well.


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PostPosted: Fri May 29, 2020 7:36 pm 
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Amnesiac wrote:
I confirm it's the same thing with water demo. cassette 4:42 vs cd or vinyl 4:35. the same beginning and the same ending.
I think the demos cassette has the right speed or pitch I don't know how you name it. slightly slower.


It sounds like your cassette is slow, rather than the others being sped up, because as I said the others are all pitched correctly, to the key of F. They all match: the demo taken from the Demonstration CD as posted last year on YouTube, the demo posted two days ago by Island/UMC, and the album version, all the same pitch. So there’s no transfer problem with the newly-released demo, the problem is your cassette or cassette player.


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PostPosted: Fri May 29, 2020 10:31 pm 
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So I prefer the slow version :grin:


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PostPosted: Fri May 29, 2020 10:59 pm 
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I don’t blame you. I don’t like the girlishness of her vocals on a lot of the Dry demos. It’s more pronounced on some than others, if I recall. Funny how she completely lost it by the time she did a lot of the demos that appear on 4-Track Demos (hello, “Hook” and “Goodnight”!)


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I really love the demo version of "Oh My Lover" because it sounds so deceptively sweet compared to the album version. It always makes me smile.


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