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two unusual RCA 78s – a late vinyl one, and a one-disk one

these two are fairly unusual RCA 78s. DV001 “RCA Victor Red Seal Deluxe Edition” claims to be unbreakable, which means it is vinyl. SP016 is a single disk in a paper wrapper. Henry Stahlhut designed it, and it is quite … Continue reading

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RCA lp reissues of 78 rpm scheherazade recordings

RCA later used their 78 rpm era scheherazade recordings on various reissues. Monteux/San Francisco turns up on this late 1950s RCA Camden release. Dorati/London on this early 1950s lp, issued twice – once with a generic cover, and once with … Continue reading

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the iconic scheherazade design, butchered for LP and 45rpm

The Monteux/San Francisco recording of Scheherazade was first issued on 78 rpm in 1943. Which meant it was poised for the lp/45 rpm era. RCA kept the drawing, or most of it, but changed the background for these reissues. While … Continue reading

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The iconic record cover of all time – DM920, 1943

This is the great iconic record cover of all time. Pierre Monteux conducting the San Francisco Symphony, Scheherazade. Sometimes I think it is my favorite record cover, but other times I reserve that honor for Steinweiss’ Delius. As far as … Continue reading

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