OK, I got information on the 1979 and 1981 Philips/Polygram Classics catalog listings, which have
sections for Mercury Golden Imports. Based on a quick scan, and my knowledge of the original Mercury
catalog, the following are either original recordings or reissues of non-Mercury recordings:
all of the Dorati / RPO Beethoven symphonies
Interestingly, there was very briefly a Golden Imports remaster of the Dorati Beethoven 3rd with
Minneapolis. It's not in any of the later-era catalogs.
also new recordings:
SRI 75108 Eastman Marimba Band - Nola
SRI 75132 Eastman Wind Ensemble / Donald Hunsburger (I have this one and it's quite an excellent
SRI 75141 Eastman Philharmonia / David Effron
SRI 80000 "Holst - Beyond The Sun" synthesizer version of "the Planets" by Patrick Gleeson
I don't know anything about this one except that it's not a Mercury Living Presence recording ...
SRI 75117 "Vertigo" soundtack - Sinfonia of London / Mathieson
-- Tom Fine
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> Once again -- anyone who collects old record-company catalogs who has a Polygram Classics catalog
> from 1979-80 timeframe?
> -- Tom Fine
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>> The Doratis are the only non reissues I have seen.I would like to see a list,too.
>>> Date: Mon, 3 Feb 2014 17:49:50 -0500
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>>> Subject: [ARSCLIST] Mercury Golden Imports complete list
>>> To: [log in to unmask]
>>> Hi All:
>>> I'm hoping some old record dealers or owns of late 1970s/early 1980s record catalogs can help.
>>> I'm seeking a complete catalog listing of the Mercury Golden Imports LPs put out by Philips. As
>>> understand the history, these began appearing circa 1975-76, maybe later, and were in print into
>>> early 1980s. They were mostly reissues, but I own two original recordings made at
>>> The Dorati Beethoven symphonies, not with the London Symphony, also seem to be original
>>> likely made by Philips engineers. Anyway, if someone has a Polygram LP catalog from, say, 1979
>>> 1980, it probably contains a complete list.
>>> Thanks in advance!
>>> -- Tom Fine