Not to worry, since it's been established that the Ace of Clubs issue was its
first appearance (maybe concurrent with the Richmond, which I didn't know about
and wouldn't have touched with a barge pole anyway).
Just to muddy the waters further, though, the Concertgebouw version WAS
renumbered by Decca, as LXT 5215! This sent me on a wild search some months
back when I was asked to provide a transfer of it, since everything pointed to
its being a 1950 recording with a much earlier number. I was halfway through
transferring the ACL 35 before realizing that I had the wrong orchestra.
Incidentally, the VPO version is not particularly good sounding. Makes sense
for Decca / London to retain the older one, despite a fair amount of flutter
(which has been transferred to the CD reissue).
Roger and Allison Kulp wrote:
> There were a few titles issued on London (like this one),and not issued at the same time on Decca.I wasn't aware this was one of them.My heart is giving me a lot of pain (again),so I am not about to start lifting boxes,to give you the @##$$%^& LL catalog number.
> Don Cox <[log in to unmask]> wrote: On 10/01/08, David Lennick wrote:
>> Was Erich Kleiber's Vienna Philharmonic recording of Beethoven's
>> Eroica Symphony ever issued on Decca LXT 5064? WERM Supplement 3 says
>> it was assigned that number but may not have been placed on sale, and
>> I don't find a London listing for it anywhere in the 50s. Was Ace of
>> Clubs ACL 35 its first issue?
> ACL 35 is reviewed in The Gramophone, May 1959. The reviewer says this
> is the first issue, and that the record was announced in 1956 but "has
> never till now appeared".
> So I think you can stop looking for LXT 5064.