On the night of the recording, Wonder, as usual started to leave the stage and the band went into the exit music, as comedian Bill Murray known professionally as Winehead Willie  exhorted the crowd to "give him a hand"; however, Stevie unexpectedly changed his mind, returning to sing the "goodbye" encore.
The other musicians were caught out, and the bass players had changed over to prepare for the next act on the bill, usually slated as The Marvelettes though some sources say Mary Wells was next. What key? The live version of "Fingertips" was released on May 21, as a two-part single, with Part 2 with the encore as the B-side.
The mono features "Sunset" and "Contract on Love". Postman " , and launched the then year-old Wonder to prominence. The single's success helped Wonder's live album, Recorded Live: The 12 Year Old Genius , reach number-one on the Billboard Pop Albums chart, making him the youngest artist to accomplish that feat.
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Units manufactured in or older only have a 1-year warranty. Phone 1 - - ext. Email support goldfingermonitors. Hours Monday - Friday am - pm. The first major artist to have their entire catalog converted to CD was David Bowie , whose first fourteen studio albums of then sixteen were made available by RCA Records in February , along with four greatest hits albums; his fifteenth and sixteenth albums had already been issued on CD by EMI Records in and , respectively.
The CD was primarily planned as the successor to the vinyl record for playing music, rather than as a data storage medium. However, CDs have grown to encompass other applications. CD sales in the United States peaked by Meanwhile, with the advent and popularity of Internet-based distribution of files in lossily-compressed audio formats such as MP3 , sales of CDs began to decline in the s. Despite the rapidly declining sales year-over-year, the pervasiveness of the technology remained for a time, with companies placing CDs in pharmacies, supermarkets, and filling station convenience stores targeting buyers least able to use Internet-based distribution.
Sony and Philips received praise for the development of the compact disc from professional organizations. These awards include. A CD is made from 1. A thin layer of aluminum or, more rarely, gold is applied to the surface, making it reflective. The metal is protected by a film of lacquer normally spin coated directly on the reflective layer. The label is printed on the lacquer layer, usually by screen printing or offset printing.
CD data is represented as tiny indentations known as pits , encoded in a spiral track moulded into the top of the polycarbonate layer. The areas between pits are known as lands. When playing an audio CD, a motor within the CD player spins the disc to a scanning velocity of 1.
The track on the CD begins at the inside and spirals outward so a disc played from beginning to end slows its rotation rate during playback. The program area is With a scanning speed of 1. A disc with data packed slightly more densely is tolerated by most players though some old ones fail.
Using a linear velocity of 1. The change in height between pits and lands results in a difference in the way the light is reflected. Because the pits are indented into the top layer of the disc and are read through the transparent polycarbonate base, the pits form bumps when read. This causes partial cancellation of the laser's reflection from the surface. By measuring the reflected intensity change with a photodiode , a modulated signal is read back from the disc.
To accommodate the spiral pattern of data, the laser is placed on a mobile mechanism within the disc tray of any CD player. This mechanism typically takes the form of a sled that moves along a rail. The sled can be driven by a worm gear or linear motor.
Where a worm gear is used, a second shorter-throw linear motor, in the form of a coil and magnet, makes fine position adjustments to track eccentricities in the disk at high speed. Some CD drives particularly those manufactured by Philips during the s and early s use a swing arm similar to that seen on a gramophone.
This mechanism allows the laser to read information from the center to the edge of a disc without having to interrupt the spinning of the disc itself.
The pits and lands do not directly represent the 0's and 1's of binary data. Instead, non-return-to-zero, inverted encoding is used: a change from either pit to land or land to pit indicates a 1, while no change indicates a series of 0's. There must be at least 2, and no more than 10 0's between each 1, which is defined by the length of the pit.
This, in turn, is decoded by reversing the eight-to-fourteen modulation used in mastering the disc, and then reversing the cross-interleaved Reed—Solomon coding , finally revealing the raw data stored on the disc. CDs are susceptible to damage during handling and from environmental exposure.
Pits are much closer to the label side of a disc, enabling defects and contaminants on the clear side to be out of focus during playback. Consequently, CDs are more likely to suffer damage on the label side of the disc. Scratches on the clear side can be repaired by refilling them with similar refractive plastic or by careful polishing.
The data integrity of compact discs can be measured using surface error scanning , which is able to measure the rates of different types of data errors, known as C1 , C2 , CU and extended finer-grain error measurements known as E11 , E12 , E21 , E22 , E31 and E32 , of which higher rates indicate a possibly damaged or unclean data surface, low media quality, deteriorating media and recordable media written to by a malfunctioning CD writer. Error scanning can reliably predict data losses caused by media deteriorating.
Support of error scanning varies among vendors and models of optical disc drives , and extended error scanning known as "advanced error scanning" in Nero DiscSpeed has only been available on Plextor and some BenQ optical drives so far, as of The digital data on a CD begins at the center of the disc and proceeds toward the edge, which allows adaptation to the different size formats available. Standard CDs are available in two sizes. By far, the most common is millimetres 4.
Discs are 1. The official Philips history says this capacity was specified by Sony executive Norio Ohga to be able to contain the entirety of Beethoven's Ninth Symphony on one disc. Instead, however, the information density was lowered by 30 percent to keep the playing time at 74 minutes. The format is a two-channel bit PCM encoding at a Four-channel sound was to be an allowable option within the Red Book format, but has never been implemented. Monaural audio has no existing standard on a Red Book CD; thus, the mono source material is usually presented as two identical channels in a standard Red Book stereo track i.
CD-Text is an extension of the Red Book specification for an audio CD that allows for the storage of additional text information e. The information is stored either in the lead-in area of the CD, where there is roughly five kilobytes of space available or in the subcode channels R to W on the disc, which can store about 31 megabytes.
These six bits store the graphics information. This extra data is stored in subcode channels R-W. Introduced in , it was developed by Sony and Philips, the same companies that created the Red Book. CD- MIDI is a format used to store music-performance data, which upon playback is performed by electronic instruments that synthesize the audio.
For the first few years of its existence, the CD was a medium used purely for audio. However, in , the Yellow Book CD-ROM standard was established by Sony and Philips, which defined a non-volatile optical data computer data storage medium using the same physical format as audio compact discs, readable by a computer with a CD-ROM drive.
Overall picture quality is intended to be comparable to VHS video. Poorly compressed VCD video can sometimes be lower quality than VHS video, but VCD exhibits block artifacts rather than analog noise and does not deteriorate further with each use.
This approximates the overall resolution of an analog VHS tape, which, although it has double the number of vertical scan lines, has a much lower horizontal resolution.
While no specific limit on SVCD video length is mandated by the specification, one must lower the video bit rate, and therefore quality, to accommodate very long videos. It is usually difficult to fit much more than minutes of video onto one SVCD without incurring significant quality loss, and many hardware players are unable to play video with an instantaneous bit rate lower than to kilobits per second.
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