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ML4096 in all its glory

Here is MM785 – the 78 rpm set of Oscar Levant and Eugene Ormandy playing Tchaikovsky, and ML4096, the lp version of it. What makes this especially fun is that it illustrates everything Columbia was issuing in those days, other … Continue reading

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color variants – columbia ML 4020s in slight variations

In the 1800s postage stamps were issued to be useful, not to be collected. When a country reprinted a stamp, often a new color that was slightly different from the original was used. This leads to some valuable rarities. In … Continue reading

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My idea of fun – Columbia MM785 and its LP ML4096 in various covers

I now revisit one of the Steinweiss 78 rpm 12 inch set covers. A fun but not great design in my opinion. What makes it worth showing again are 5 different covers it came out under as an LP. Two … Continue reading

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The next three MX ones. 1946-1947

Nothing much more to say. Three Alex Steinweiss designs, from his peak golden years.

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the next three, some brilliant modernism

I am continually amazed by Alex Steinweiss. If MX255 was not signed, I would not recognize it as his work. Perfect modernism, perfectly appropriate for music by Virgil Thompson. The other two are pretty good, too. 1945.

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mm 640s and mm650s, 1946

The next batch from my collection. The cover from mm653, Stravinsky conducts his Firebird, shows up later as an lp cover. I am always surprised at how few of these I have seen reused as lp covers.

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