Griffith was the pioneer in the field, working with vinyl pressings from original parts. His work may have been surpassed by his successor Keith Hardwick and later Andrew Walter and perhaps Andreas Meyer, who have had access to superior equipment, but his transfers are honest, and are unlikely to be superseded. The two World Records LP sets of Delius remain indispensable, since they include the entire contents of the Delius Society 78s, which the new CD set doesn't.
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I have the Elgar and Sibelius sets, and agree with your comments. I have always liked Griffith's work and, at the time he was active, he had few rivals in the transfer field.
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I've found Gary's comments to be true, particularly with the LP versions of the Sibelius sets, the Elgar sets AND the Delius issues.
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> On Nov 5, 2017, at 1:48 PM, Gary A. Galo <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Compared to the original British Columbia's, you may be right about Griffith's transfers. I don't have the originals for comparison. However, Griffith's transfers are superior to any other reissues I've heard, and for most people who don't have access to the originals, that's all that matters.
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> To the replies engendered by Ben Roth's query about Delius, I do not find that any of the EMI transfers of the Delius Society sets represent the best that can be had from those recordings. *Pace* Griffith, the high frequency resolution is always compromised, which a comparison with the Columbia sets and the "supplemental" volume from EMI will clearly reveal. Except for the first pressing, the American Columbias are inferior to their English Columbia counterparts. Worth noting as a caution.
>> On Sat, Nov 4, 2017 at 10:24 AM, Gary A. Galo <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>> HI Ben,
>> Selectively. I like Sea Drift very much. I have both volumes of the
>> Beecham 78-rpm recordings on EMI World Records LPs, in excellent
>> transfers by Anthony Griffith. I also have a Japanese Toshiba/EMI set
>> of Volume 1, which are impeccable pressings (the British ones were
>> very fine, nonetheless). I'm not sure the Japanese issued volume 2.
>> Gary Galo
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>> Hello everybody
>> Are there any Delius fans out there?
>> Ben Roth
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