According to well-informed sources at RCA with whom I spoke,
*Damnation*was indeed recorded entirely in stereo. It seems that
portions of the
masters were excised for demonstration playback and that material was
subsequently lost. It was ultimately decided not to attempt a stereo issue.
On Wed, Sep 26, 2012 at 9:23 AM, Wade Lewis <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> I have the United Arts CD with the Haydn Variations, but wont be able to
> check it until November. Also, what frustrates me about the Munch Berlioz
> Damnation is that the LP Booklet prints on the inside title page an
> announcement that the entire piece was recorded in stereo as well. It
> strange that RCA would make that sort of announcement in print without the
> source tapes to substantiate the claim.
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