Hi Mike:

I could never afford a set of those books! I recall a pricetag of hundreds of dollars when they were 
in print. This isn't my for-profit business and I'm certainly not _that_ curious!

Anyway, yes, those pages would be most appreciated.

-- Tom Fine

PS -- thanks Dave Lennick. I have no 10000 series albums with lists of other albums on the backs. 
This must have been a Canadian thing or perhaps an earlier or later versions than I have thing.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Michael Biel" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Saturday, August 30, 2008 2:52 PM
Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Mercury MG10000 series listing or discography

>>> Tom Fine wrote:
>>>> Does anyone have a listing or better yet a discography of the Mercury MG10000 series, the first 
>>>> LP's?
> David Lennick wrote:
> > > Best place would be the back of one of the old albums, where they
> listed available recordings in lieu of liner notes
> > From just such an album as I mentioned, which may have been used in
> Canada only
> Why bother re-inventing the wheel?  There IS a discography with a numerical listing of this and 
> all other Mercury series.  Ruppli amd Novitsky's "The Mercury Labels."  This 10000 series is on 
> pages 494 thru 499 of Volume 5 and the 10-inch 15000 series is on pages 482-3.  I'm surprised that 
> Tom, of all people, doesn't apparently have this discography set!  Actually, I only have volume 4 
> and 5 which popped up astonishingly cheap as new loose volumes on a book site last year.   Vol 4 
> includes the 69-91 era and ALL the classical recordings back to the beginning.  Vol 5 is the 
> numerical listings and artist index.  So if I had to have only two of the five, those were the 
> best to find.  I'll be glad to provide Tom with photocopies of these pages, as keyboarding all of 
> this on the list would be very time and bandwidth consuming.
> Mike Biel  [log in to unmask]