Two-disc recordings were very seldom issued as album sets in those days. As late as 1934, the Columbia catalog points out that shorter works (4 sides) were of "insufficient length to be in albums". Victor retro-numbered
its two-disc sets with album numbers in the late 30s..Columbia probably began to do so around the same time. I'm looking at X-52, The Rio Grande, which has the "Full Range" label introduced in 1937.
Bill Schurk wrote:
> According to UC Santa Barbara's cataloging as shown in WorldCat the 2 discs were issued with separate numbers but not collectively as a single album. Their cataloging records shows the four matrix nos. but no album #.
> Bill Schurk
> Sound Recordings Archivist
> Bowling Green State University
> David S Sager <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Hello All,
> Can someone tell me if the American issue of the Columbia (acoustic) recording of Ravel's Septet for Harp, String Quartet, Flute and clarinet was issued as an album set or as two separate 12" discs?
> The set I am looking at is comprised of Columbia 67091-D and 67092-D.
> Many thanks
> David Sager
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