A friend who is interested in Broadway history suggested another
possibility: it might have been a promotional disc issued by the
production and not a commercially released cast album.
On Tue, Aug 14, 2012 at 12:13 PM, Dennis Rooney <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Dear Dan,
> You might contact Didier Deutsch, who did a lot of research on Columbia
> show recordings of all types. Searching the artist cards under the show
> title might turn up a job number(s) that could shed light on the venue and
> dates. I seriously dount that Columbia would have recorded more than the
> two released Lps. Happy research.
> On Tue, Aug 14, 2012 at 11:47 AM, Daniel Langan <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>> A friend who was the stage manager of the original Off-Bway production of
>> THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING OSCAR, which starred Irish actor Micheal
>> MacLiammoir, claims that he was in the studio here in New York when
>> Columbia recorded the single LP of the show. He also says that it has the
>> black and gold cover art.
>> I have been telling him that itıs a two-record album that was recorded in
>> London, with both records issued in the U.S. also having the black and gold
>> My Volume 1 is Columbia Masterworks OL 5690 (which the liner notes state
>> recorded in London as ³the first of a two-record set).²
>> My Volume 2 is on Columbia OS 2490 (Stereo ³360 Sound²) and is mentioned in
>> the notes as ³the second of a two-record set² recorded in London. Nat
>> Shapiro gets Producer credit on this LP. However, the stage mgr said that
>> Shapiro had nothing to do with the cast album heıs talking about.
>> So is there a different supposedly ³complete² single record that was made
>> in New York? I believe what my friend says. But is there an explanation for
>> the discrepancies?
>> Many thanks,
>> Dan Langan
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