Dear All,
    I should like to add to Nigel's posting, because I am older than he is.
And there are two answers!
    The first is that four-sided "sets" were *never* accommodated in albums
when pressed by E.M.I at Hayes.
    The second is that these discs were first issued in July 1945, just
after VE (Victory in Europe) day, and we Brits did not have the resources to
supply albums anyway. However, it must be said that life was much better
elsewhere in the British Commonwealth, and I would expect that this second
reason would not be true in Australia.

Peter Copeland
Former Technical Manager

-----Original Message-----
From: Bewley, Nigel [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
Sent: 02 March 2004 14:30
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Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] HMV sets


In the British Library Sound Archive we have these as sequentially issued
singles not as an album.  I know that this doesn't actually answer David's
question but there is a third option to consider.  Recorded works were
sometimes issued as 'coupled' sides for auto-changers or two decks as in
'DJ' mode; that is to say, for example, sides 1 and 3 on the same disc and
sides 2 and 4 on another disc to facilitate if not continuous play then play
with the minimum of interruption.



Nigel Bewley
British Library Sound Archive

-----Original Message-----
From: David S Sager [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
Sent: 02 March 2004 14:14
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Subject: [ARSCLIST] HMV sets

I am wondering if sets issued by Gramophone such as C.3455-3456 (Sonata
in C# Minor-Beethove, artist -Solomon) were issued in albums or just
sequentially issued singles?



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