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On 23/02/07, Martin Fisher wrote:

> Hi Guys,
> 
> I'm trying to locate information on a set of Winston Churchill's
> wartime speeches that was issued in the U.K. on the plain black Argo
> or Decca label in a 10 to 12 disc box set. It only covered the WWII
> era as I remember and was in great sound with no added effects. The
> main library in Nashville had a set once but I think they purged
> themselves of all the vinyl in the 90s and this went also. I'd like
> the correct title of the set and the issue information.
> 
> There is also a 12 disc set on London titled "Winston Churchill - His
> Memoirs & Speeches 1918-1945" that turns up on e-bola from time to
> time. I have an LP single that might have been derived from this set
> which has actual contemporary speech exerpts interspersed with what
> sounds like later re-recordings of some speeches with added music.
> There is also a slight bit of echo added. If this is indicative of the
> complete 12 disc set then I'd pass on it. Can anyone confirm that this
> is indeed the case? Winston's picture appears on the top half of the
> labels on both the 12 disc set and the single LP.
> 
I think some of these recordings were read by an actor, not by Churchill
himself.

http://www.powell-pressburger.org/Reviews/Shelley/Shelley01.html

I recall some articles about this in The Gramophone some years ago. If I
come across them I'll post a reference.

Regards
-- 
Don Cox
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