OK, so you guys have cleared something up for me now. I wondered how Westminster got to DGG. It was
via MCA. MCA rolls up U.S. Decca and Westminster at some point pre-Universal, then Universal merges
with Polygram and all that classical stuff comes together. That's how Command Classics films ended
up in the same vaults as Mercury films, from ABC/MCA's parent merging with Philips' parent.
-- Tom Fine
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Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Westminster record label
> The MCA Westminster was, as I recall, issued on U.S. Decca.
> Steve Smolian
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> Subject: [ARSCLIST] Westminster record label
> I recently saw two "Westminster" releases in series I have not seen before
> (or don't remember).
> Can anyone provide some background on them, when they were active, how
> extensive was the catalog, new recordings or reissues, etc.
> The labels are WESTMINSTER ABC, and MCA WESTMINSTER.
> I am aware of the two-tone orange cover series - these are NOT that
> The Westminster ABC release appears to have been available in mono and
> stereo, carries catalog numbers XWN/WST 17135 Norman Treigle - arias,
> recorded June 1967.
> The MCA Westminster release MCA 1401 Walton: Facade, Gingold, Oberlin.
> Copyright 1980.
> Best wishes, Thomas.