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The 10-in Lp survived much longer in the UK because the Brits were
sticklers for price categorization and a reluctance to purchase a sound
carrier that did not represent the best value. "Medium Play" is possibly
accurate but never widely adopted.

DDR

On Sat, Apr 27, 2013 at 10:08 AM, Gene Baron <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> I have a 10" Telefunken LP (Made in England) of German folkie material in a
> box, inside of which is a fully illustrated heavy paper outer sleeve and
> inside of this is a crinkly paper inner sleeve. When you finally get to the
> record, on the green and gold label is "MEDIUM PLAY" -- was this a common
> term used for 10" LP?  Thanks.
>
> Gene
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>
>
>
> On Sat, Apr 27, 2013 at 7:24 AM, Carl Pultz <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>
> > One of my first classical records, though not in the Soria version.
> Still,
> > quite a nice package, IIRC, with a nice cover and booklet. You got good
> > perceived value back then for the equivalent of - what? - $30 US in
> today's
> > money. I was totally charmed by the music. I don't have a copy anymore,
> but
> > would like to hear it to study its production flaws. I suspect singers
> > mixed
> > too loudly and a garish orchestra pickup? It did emerge from the Admiral
> > console hifi with some grandiosity, as intended.
> >
> > Contrast that with one of my favorite recordings of anything,
> > Milhaud/Munch/BSO, a more modest Soria issue. All the sensitivity and
> > authenticity of style that the MSND performance lacks. Unfortunately, all
> > the issues of this session I've heard have a strange veiled sound, though
> > the ensemble balance is plausibly life-like.
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Association for Recorded Sound Discussion List
> > [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Donald Tait
> > Sent: Friday, April 26, 2013 6:23 PM
> > To: [log in to unmask]
> > Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Single LP box sets
> >
> >   Yes, I also remember the Leinsdorf/BSO MSND music on Victor as being
> yet
> > another depressing example of Leinsdorf's suffocating musical style. All
> > very correct. And all very the last word in absolutely nothing.
> >
> >   Don Tait
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Dennis Rooney <[log in to unmask]>
> > To: ARSCLIST <[log in to unmask]>
> > Sent: Fri, Apr 26, 2013 4:56 pm
> > Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Single LP box sets
> >
> >
> > 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.
> > >
> > >   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."
> > >
> > >   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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