This week, a cassette that’s too shy to show its true colour:
AGFA Fe I Ferrocolor HD 60

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Where’s the colour?

The box art is one of a kind, I think. Have you ever seen a J-card with an artists impression of the actual cassette on it?

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However, the expected colour – red – is strangely absent on the cassette itself.
Even though you could say that the box art should have lowered my expectations, I was expecting something more along the lines of earlier AGFA cassettes: some were very red indeed!
Not a strange thing to think, check out this earlier post on an even wilder colour used by AGFA.

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But instead, this cassette is more business-like. Black suit, white shirt, and an orange tie, just in time for King’s Day in The Netherlands. Never mind that the King is turning 50, and not 60.

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Slick

But there’s something else that’s missing. See that fine texture on the left and right on the cassette on the J-card? The actual cassette is showing no sings of any profile. A fail for MOT, for sure.

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I have another AGFA cassette that does sport this texture.

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No, no more… More on that cassette in a future post.

For the dissatisfied

If you ever tried any of the really early low noise cassettes, you know that those were not really suited for recording music. AGFA is aware of this legacy, and gives hope on the inside of the J-card.

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What’s on it?

The inlay shows track names of a religious nature, but I only heard 5 seconds of organ and then I enjoyed the silence. Surely a non-believer has erased most of it. Not to worry, this could be filled with the song presented to the King on his 46th birthday.

If you’re Dutch, you probably won’t press play. When you’re not, well, at least you won’t be offended by the moralistic lyrics. Meant as an upbeat feel good song rejoining the nation, this was more like the opposite.

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