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I purchased the MSND music with the Boydell engravings of Fuseli when it
was released. I kept it in a heavy manilla envelope for decades until I
finally sold it on eBay several years ago, not enriched thereby,
unfortunately, but happy to pass on the ungainly package. I recall the
performance as disappointing, rather prosaic, and recorded with RCA
Victor's celebrated incompetence.

DDR

On Fri, Apr 26, 2013 at 4:52 PM, Donald Tait <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

>   The Don Quixote was in the Soria series and was packaged with a de luxe,
> gorgeous heavy booklet containing tipped-in art reproductions. The
> Reiner/CSO Beethoven Pastoral was also in a slipcase sort of thing, at
> least at the beginning. Later issues were in standard cardboard sleeves.
> The de luxe Pastoral  package doesn't turn up often in my experience.
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>   In a class by itself was the original RCA Victor packaging of
> Mendelssohn's Midsummer Night's Dream music with Leinsdorf/BSO. As James
> North writes in his BSO discography:
> "LSC/D-2673 is a limited edition, housed in a 13.5 x 17 inch hard-cover
> folder, which also contains reproductions of two eighteenth-century
> engravings of Henry Fuseli paintings basked on Shakespeare's play."
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>   The Victor LP package, bound in dark blue cloth, was so awkward at 17"
> high and 13.5 wide that it seemed to pose problems for dealers to display.
> I remember that Rose Records on Wabash Avenue in Chicago had a few copies
> on the floor, leaning against a vertical pipe. They had nothing else to do.
>
>   Don Tait
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Carl Pultz <[log in to unmask]>
> To: ARSCLIST <[log in to unmask]>
> Sent: Fri, Apr 26, 2013 2:41 pm
> Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Single LP box sets
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> ...LDS3284, the Don Quixote Soria issue, a single disc in a slipcase, if
> that counts...
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Association for Recorded Sound Discussion List
> [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Donald Tait
> Sent: Friday, April 26, 2013 2:45 PM
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Single LP box sets
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>    Yes, but the RCA Victor first recording of Amahl (LM-1701) came with a
> text booklet. Thus the box for the single record.
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>   Similar RCA Victor single LPs in boxes with enclosed printed texts
> included LCT-1033 (Die Walkure Act I -- Lehmann, Melchior, Bruno Walter
> etc.); LM-1217 (Treasury of Harpsichord Music -- Landowska, later
> repackaged
> in a single standard cardboard sleeve with booklet); LM-1802 ("An Adventure
> in High Fidelity"); LM-1849 (Verdi: Te Deum, Boito: Mefistofele Prologue --
> Toscanini); LM-1862 (Romberg: "Deep in My Heart, Dear" -- Romberg, cond.);
> and LM-1944 (Busoni: Arlecchino -- Glyndebourne Festival). So was LHMV-1007
> (Purcell: Dido and Aeneas -- Flagstad et. al.). There were also the entire
> issued titles in LHMV-1 through -32, single LPs in boxes with text inserts
> and, in many cases, art reproductions.
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>   Also, the single Capitol LPs issued in boxes contained text booklets.
> That
> included "The Orchestra" and other Stokowski titles.
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>   The point of the original inquiry about this, if I recall correctly,
> concerned the Telefunken, Ducretet-Thomson, London International etc. LPs
> issued in the USA in single boxes that contained nothing but the record in
> its regular heavy paper sleeve. No printed texts.
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>   Don Tait
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: DAVID BURNHAM <[log in to unmask]>
> To: ARSCLIST <[log in to unmask]>
> Sent: Fri, Apr 26, 2013 3:15 am
> Subject: [ARSCLIST] Single LP box sets
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> I just came across another recording that falls into this category which
> I'm
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> sending only because there were no RCA Victor LPs in my list I sent
> previously -
> Menotti's "Amahl and the Night Visitors" was released on RCA in a box with
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> db
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