No need for the R2R tape. I'd like to stay focused on the specific query, which will need
involvement from our UK listmembers -- FIRST PRESSING of the original EMI/HMV LP. Later pressings
(from the first re-cuts in the UK) seem to be off-pitch. All of the U.S. Angel pressings we've
analized are on-pitch and NO CD/SACD/LP reissues are on-pitch. The problem seems to have occurred at
a dubbing point, either in the U.S. or the U.K. We're trying to determine when/where the error
-- Tom Fine
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From: "John Haley" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Tuesday, June 24, 2014 9:26 AM
Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] research query - seeking first edition UK LP dub
> Interesting investigation. There are lots of other examples of commercial
> recordings released off-pitch, on LPs and CDs. Always astonishing, like
> the people responsible for this don't know what a piano is?
> I believe that Oistrakh recording was also released on Angel R2R tape. I
> might have that somewhere and will look when I can.
> I hope you will be able to post the outcome of this investigation.
> John Haley
> On Tue, Jun 24, 2014 at 9:02 AM, Tom Fine <[log in to unmask]>
>> This from a friend ... if you can help please ping me off-list. [what we
>> are trying to find out is if EMI ever released a correct-pitch version
>> outside of the U.S.]
>> D. OISTRAKH / SZELL CLEVELAND BRAHMS CONCERTO:
>> UK EARLY PRESSING EMI LP DUB NEEDED
>> A research investigation needs a dub of at least 10 minutes of Side A of a
>> very early UK LP pressing of the David Oistrakh Brahms (violin-only)
>> Concerto recorded in Cleveland in May 1969 with George Szell and The
>> Cleveland Orchestra. The project was recorded for EMI by Capitol Records,
>> and so the US LP release (Angel SFO-36033) is widely available in the US.
>> What is needed is an early pressing of the UK release, meaning pressed
>> before 1973 from one of the first three sets of metal parts. A
>> recently-acquired EMI UK LP pressing with stamper number 4 for Side A and
>> stamper number 5 for Side B turned out already to have the speed error
>> (1.5% fast and sharp) that is a problem with every digital release of this
>> recording investigated so far. The dub need not be high-resolution; MP3
>> should be adequate. Thanks.
>> -- Tom Fine