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"Watsky, Lance" wrote:

> All of the recordings mentioned were commercial releases. I am wondering
> if Peter Goldmark, considered the inventor of the long play record (or
> LP), actually produced any in his lab prior to the official release -
> which would have been the "real" first LP.
>
> Lance Watsky
> Preservation & Media Specialist
> Georgia Archives

There would have had to be several, since the earliest pressings have matrix
numbers in the neighborhood of XLP 200 and up. As an example, ML 4057 is two
Lily Pons sets, matrix numbers XLP 312 (78 set MM 561) and XLP 228 (78 set MM
505). I have test pressings of a few of these early albums and they show the
eqivalent 78 set numbers on the labels.

dl