Hmm. A nomenclature problem.
Assuming an item went out of print, was dropped from the catalog and later
issued under the same number, perhaps rereleased is better.
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From: "Sam" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Tuesday, January 25, 2011 6:19 PM
Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Columbia Masterworks 78rpm discography
>I agree with Mike (Biel) Re: Columbia Masterworks Re-issues.
> Technically they weren't reissues if they were originally released in
> albums and then issued again later with Steinweiss covers. They often had
> the same record and matrix numbers - so I haven't listed them as
> as such however I have noted incidentally here and there that the
> was available in plain and Steinweiss covers if that is the case....
> There were reissues thou in the MM, MX and OP series from time to time.
> For example, MM-101 and MM-154 were released later as OP-24 and OP-25 (as
> part of Col. Masterworks opera series). There were also some early MM sets
> which were later reissued as MX sets - for example, MM-252 was issued as
> 59 - but in most cases they used the same record/matrix numbers.
> Another example includes the Modern Music sets (issued late 1920's/ early
> 1930's) which were given different set numbers and different record
> numbers...(some - not all)) For example: Modern Music Album Set No.5 was
> also released as M-284
> On 26/01/11 6:07 AM, "Michael Biel" <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>> On 1/25/2011 10:13 AM, Steven Smolian wrote:
>>> This looks pretty impressive.
>>> I didn't check- did you include rerelease dates and data? Some early
>>> that originally came with generic covers were rereleased with pictorial
>>> covers c. 1940-on. I have some, but not all detail should you need it.
>>> Steve Smolian
>> In most if not all instances these are not really re-issues but are
>> repackagings of in-print albums with no change in catalog numbers or
>> discographic data, although some of the albums might have been in
>> wartime "retirement". It also worked the other way around. In every
>> instance of pre-Steinweiss Columbia illustrated albums they reverted to
>> plain tombstone covers in a few years. This includes the Shakespeares
>> and several other albums which had glued-on photographs or other
>> illustrations. I have images of all of these.
>> Mike Biel [log in to unmask]