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It seems to me the Beecham experimental binaural recordings were issued commercially,or "privately" at one point,after his death.I would think the 1954 date given would be off,given that EMI was recording in stereo for eventual commercial release in  the latter part of 1955 (Starker,the Von Karajan "Pictures",etc.)

There are actually some decent recordings done binaurally by RCA as far back as the mid to late 30s,where the left and right channels were recorded on separate discs,and played back on tandem turntables.The Ellington recordings were eventually released on a CD,in the 90s,or early 00's.Was Blumlein's work independent of this?RCA,and HMV were joined at the hip until early 1957 or so.


                           Roger





--- On Mon, 8/4/08, Steve Abrams <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> From: Steve Abrams <[log in to unmask]>
> Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Blumlein broadcast today
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Date: Monday, August 4, 2008, 3:34 PM
> I recorded the broadcast via digital satellite (Sky) on the
> hard disc of my 
> standalone DVD recorder.  I should be able to post it in
> Flac using HJ 
> Split.  However, for reasons I won't go into now it may
> be about a week 
> before I get around to it.
> 
> The walking and talking scenes are quite vivid, but the
> Beecham is still 
> disappointing.  Much of the programme is devoted to
> Blumlein's work on 
> radar.
> 
> Steve Abrams
> 
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Tom Fine"
> <[log in to unmask]>
> To: <[log in to unmask]>
> Sent: Monday, August 04, 2008 10:06 PM
> Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Blumlein broadcast today
> 
> 
> >I had the same problem and filled in the e-mail a
> technical problem report 
> >form. I will report back if I hear anything.
> >
> > Why is the BBC so particular about what audio is where
> for how long 
> > on-line? They seem much more restrictive than NPR, for
> example. I thought 
> > UK copyright laws were less draconian than US??? I can
> see about being 
> > restrictive about music-off-records contemporary
> shows, but what 
> > commercial value does the content of this program
> have?
> >
> > -- Tom Fine
> >
> > ----- Original Message ----- 
> > From: "John Ross"
> <[log in to unmask]>
> > To: <[log in to unmask]>
> > Sent: Monday, August 04, 2008 2:29 PM
> > Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Blumlein broadcast today
> >
> >
> >> At  8/4/2008 10:26 AM, you wrote:
> >>>Was this archived? I can't find it on BBC4
> - looks like it would have 
> >>>been a fascinating program.
> >>
> >> The program should be available through BBC
> Radio's "Listen Again" 
> >> feature: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00csqgt
> >>
> >> However, I have been getting an error message why
> I try to play it. I 
> >> have sent a query to the Beeb about this asking if
> they can fix it. If 
> >> anybody else can successfully play this program,
> please let the rest of 
> >> us know.
> >>
> >> John Ross