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#93981 - Mon, 29 Aug 2005 23:21:00 Help needed to name the label and country
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I've got various cassette releases on a label that has no name just a logo, also there's no identifying country of issue but I suspect that they may be Saudi in origin. If anybody is familiar with these releases and knows either the name or origin could they let me know.

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#93982 - Tue, 30 Aug 2005 03:14:00 Re: Help needed to name the label and country
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Not sure about that one mate, does the actual cassette tape give any clues that the insert doesn't.

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#93983 - Tue, 30 Aug 2005 06:14:00 Re: Help needed to name the label and country
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The funny thing about the inside of the insert CP is that it's tracklisted, as if it was an 8-track recording if you remember them.



The Cassette it's self looks like one of the crappy tapes you use to get off the market for home recording, normally with the Saudi releases you get high quality BASF or Maxell tapes that are in heat-proof boxes.



What you see now is all the information that is contained on the release, though believe it or not but the footprint logo also appears on the cassette case moulded into it. confused

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#93984 - Tue, 30 Aug 2005 06:43:00 Re: Help needed to name the label and country
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This could be a very old Saudi style cassette tho. I remember someone giving me a copy of Human League's Reproduction that was quite similar back in '81...

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#93985 - Tue, 30 Aug 2005 08:12:00 Re: Help needed to name the label and country
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I've got cassettes from all over the world including Saudi, UAE, Indonisia, Turkey etc and they usually include at least a country of origin, it looks like this is going to remain an unsolved mystery. banghead

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#93986 - Tue, 30 Aug 2005 19:11:00 Re: Help needed to name the label and country
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I had that one!!! Might still have it somewhere. My Dad got me a load of similar ones from Saudi Arabia in the mid 80s when he worked out there. Middle Eastern pirate releases - some of them were on the 747 label - some just with a logo. smile

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#93987 - Tue, 30 Aug 2005 21:16:00 Re: Help needed to name the label and country
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That'll explain why they cost me 2 pieces o' eight then Arrrrr lmao

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#93988 - Wed, 31 Aug 2005 01:46:00 Re: Help needed to name the label and country
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Your COAT, sir? wink

I had some good stuff on those Saudi releases. A copy of OMD's first album with the ORIGINAL Factory version of Electricity on it, a copy of Rage In Eden with the original design on the cover...on with a yellow background, a Duran tape with the alternative versions of Night mixes of Girls on Film, Hold Back The Rain etc on...and a copy of Mike Oldfield's "5 Miles Out" album credited to...wait for it....Mike OILFIELD! Seriously... biglaugh

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#93989 - Wed, 31 Aug 2005 05:36:00 Re: Help needed to name the label and country
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That's a cracker biglaugh

I've still got hundreds of tapes to sort through yet and I don't know what I've actually got, so there's bound to be a few more suprises turn up yet.

I sometimes wonder if I'll ever catch up on the back log of tunes that I've bought over the years. <img border="0" alt="[Shake head]" title="" src="graemlins/shakehead.gif" />

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#93990 - Fri, 02 Sep 2005 04:19:00 Re: Help needed to name the label and country
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hi all,
this label is HANGTEN, and this is a huge Taiwan - Dubai concern, making everything from clothes to computers.

the site is
http://www.hangten.com/
you will see these steps there at once !!!

how I know this - I have a Dubai made Hangten polo shirt with the same logo on it....... lmao

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#93991 - Sat, 03 Sep 2005 19:44:00 Re: Help needed to name the label and country
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Dmitry you are a star excited
The logo makes sense now that the name has been revealed, many thanks for solving the puzzle. laugh

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#93992 - Sun, 04 Sep 2005 00:22:00 Re: Help needed to name the label and country
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Dmitry is joking, right? The website is an American clothing company... confused2

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#93993 - Sun, 04 Sep 2005 02:55:00 Re: Help needed to name the label and country
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On the website it mentions that there are 110 manufactures licenced to produce Hang Ten products in 72 countries, as wether that is just clothing I wouldn't like to guess. It seems a strange logo to bootleg for audio casettes though if it's only clothing they make. confused

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#93994 - Sun, 04 Sep 2005 05:40:00 Re: Help needed to name the label and country
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Looks well dodgy that does!!! bemused

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#93995 - Sun, 04 Sep 2005 23:16:00 Re: Help needed to name the label and country
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Originally posted by Flip Martian:
Dmitry is joking, right? The website is an American clothing company... confused2
it can be American by HQ location. you hopefully do not think highly payable americans are making clothes these days ??!!

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#93996 - Mon, 05 Sep 2005 08:50:00 Re: Help needed to name the label and country
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I don't think that the cassette was actually made by the Hang Ten company in the link, but it's fair to assume that the company making the cassettes have used the logo as their own. So they could be Hang Ten Music or Hang Ten Pirate Recordings or something. :rolleyes:

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#93997 - Mon, 05 Sep 2005 13:48:00 Re: Help needed to name the label and country
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PD - Seems likely. Doesn't take much to nick a logo - pirating was rife around there so no-one would be taking much notice of logo nicking I don't suppose... smile

I always thought it was a bit cack anyway. Thought the 747 ones were better to look at. At least the mystery is solved (pretty much). laugh

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