Are you positive that it was the Capitol recording and not one of the several Everest recordings of
Stoki and Houston? I suppose it's possible that Bernie Solomon was able to license the Shostakovich
11th from Capitol, but I don't see why Capitol would want to have it in print other than by them. It
doesn't add up.
Remember that Stokowski and Houston made several records for Everest, recorded on 35mm magnetic
film. But the Solomon orange-label Everests were probably cut from tapes mixed off the films before
the original Everest went out of business. According to Lonn Henrichsen's history of Everest that
was published in Classic Record Collector, Stokowski and Everest producer Bert Whyte were friends.
Speaking of the Shostakovich 11th, was it reissued on CD beyond the one time EMI put it out in the
Capitol classical reissue series? That version was terrible, someone got way overly aggressive with
digital noise-reduction, and the end note just cuts off instead of fades out like on the original
LP. There are also clearly audible tape dropouts on the CD.
-- Tom Fine
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From: "Mark Obert-Thorn" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Sunday, November 17, 2013 11:20 AM
Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] [78-L] PROGRAM Records early LP label info wanted
> <<Date: Sat, 16 Nov 2013 17:07:43 -0500
> rom: John Haley <[log in to unmask]>
> ubject: Re: [78-L] PROGRAM Records early LP label info wanted
> Hi. This is off-topic but related. I recently bought an Everest LP record
> hat is a reissue (unfortunately in "electronic" stereo) of an earlier
> apitol mono LP. I can't recall having seen that before. Are there more
> ike this? Everest obviously licensed things from other companies, but
> rom EMI?
> Best, John>>
> I recall frequently seeing Stokowski's Houston recording of the Shostakovich 11th for Capitol/EMI
> issued as a two-LP set on Everest in cut-out bins during the 1970s and wondering the same thing.
> In its later days, Everest did some licensing from other companies (e.g., Elman and Renardy
> releases from Decca/London).
> Mark Obert-Thorn