People should be aware that these classic recordings are already available
on two "Decca" CDs, here:
These Decca CD's sound far better than the prior incarnations on Beulah CDs
(or any prior LPs), and it is hard to believe that the new LPs could
possibly top these fantastic sounding CD's. While I haven't heard the new
LPs, I think they have to be truly superfluous.
I see on Amazon that there is also a Japanese CD set, which I know nothing
Anyone who loves these symphonies, as I do, has to hear these Collins
recordings. They are real ear-openers.
On Wed, Oct 14, 2015 at 2:58 PM, Tom Fine <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> UMG/Decca Classics quietly released this new 6LP set:
> Having worked with UMG on both the release-prep and consumer-fan end of
> things, I am very impressed with this year's crop of vinyl reissue
> offerings. This set in particular has very nice sound quality, excellent
> manufacturing and a high-quality "artifact"-ness about it (nice sleeve
> graphics, high-quality reproduction of the FFRR labels, good booklet essay,
> Pressed (180g, very flat LPs) at OptimalMedia, Germany.
> Most of all, the performances are superb. And, I usually don't go in for
> mono orchestral recordings, but the Decca guys knew how to do this well. I
> was amazed that the first 2 symphonies were recorded in 1952.
> -- Tom Fine