Hi Steve,
  Thanks for your reply - I missed the original....
  Does anyone know if these were actually sold singly??  I find it strange- particularly for the Beethoven- that
someone would buy only 1 or 2 movements of the symphony
on a single record, rather than the complete work on the
two discs.
  I'm guessing that there probably was a slipcase, but also am puzzled that there are no images on the internet other than of the single disc jackets.
  Best wishes, Thomas

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From: Association for Recorded Sound Discussion List [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Michael Biel
Sent: Sunday, April 26, 2015 11:36 AM
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Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] early Columbia LP packaging ???

What do you mean by "long box" since that is a CD term.  Do you mean a "dowel box"?  Those are the boxes with pockets for the discs held with a wood dowel which makes the box rectangular the size of a 78 book album. 
Or instead of the dowel a regular book binding with box edges on the front cover instead of an open edge.  these are different from a slip case box which are square if the the records are individual. They could also be rectangular if the records are bound together in something that slides out as a unit.  Columbia used all of these configurations.

Mike Biel  [log in to unmask]  

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Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] early Columbia LP packaging ???
From: Steve Smolian <[log in to unmask]>
Date: Sun, April 26, 2015 6:29 am
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Hi, Thomas,

Apparently you didn't see this:

My copy of the Schneider is in a long box.


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From: Steve Smolian
Sent: Thursday, April 16, 2015 9:44 PM
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Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] early Columbia LP packaging ???

As I recall, the Scheider set came as a set with a tape hinge- binding, not audiotape, also in a long box. Dunno if it was sold as singles as well, but wouldn't be surprised.

Steve Smolian

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From: Thomas Stern
Sent: Thursday, April 16, 2015 9:13 PM
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Subject: [ARSCLIST] early Columbia LP packaging ???

A while ago, I inquired about the Bruno Walter NY Philharmonic Beethoven 9th Symphony reissue from 78's (M900) as SL056/SL156, then later issued with newly recorded 4th movement SL186.

I've also been looking at the Kirkpatrick/Schneider Mozart Sonatas

set from MM-650, reissued in set SL 152 ML 4169/4170.

Packaging questions:

The 2 LP's in each of SL152, SL056 and SL156 each appear to be issued in conventional LP jackets as Vol.1 and Vol.2. Were these albums also included in a SLIPCASE or BOX ?????? None that I've seen on the internet appear in that form - only as separate LP's.

Were they SOLD as individual items ?? Seems strange that someone would buy an incomplete recording.

I can't locate an image of the album cover for the Beethoven 78's, but I thought I'd seen it, being the same as the LP sets.

The manual set SL-056 has blue background, the 78 and auto sequence SL
is green.

The reissue of this set with the alternate Choral 4th mvt. SL 186 has the same green background and artwork as the original, EVEN listing the singers from the original, BUT with text "WITH NEWLY RECORDED FINALE". The inside of the box lists the new singers. Also, the additional work on 056/156 is Brahms Song of Destiny, on 186 Beethoven's 8th symphony.

Does anyone have a version of 186 which lists the correct singers on the box cover ????


Best wishes, Thomas.