Considering the way inventions work, the answer is "most likely". Unless Goldmark took pains to preserve the truly "first" LP, I doubt it's around now (happy to be wrong, though). 

Damien J. Moody
Information Technology Services
Library of Congress

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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

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Jeffrey J Martin wrote:

> Re: ML 4001 is indeed the Mendelssohn, with Nathan Milstein, although
it's likely Columbia would have launched
> the LP with a
> series of 10 or 20 titles.
> According to the Wall Street Journal of June 21, 1948 ("New Columbia
Records," p. 4), "The initial LP catalog will
> consist of 101 records, inlcuding 325 different selections."

Not impossible..Columbia had an entire six-month period of no new
recording, thanks to the AFM ban. Those first LP
masters were transferred from the 16" lacquers without benefit of tape,
so some of the joins and overlaps are a little
iffy. The first LP we owned was Pictures at an Exhibition, with about a
ten-second pause before The Great Gate of