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Post subject: Rimsky-Korsakov Scherazade - London (ffrr) LL 6 info  PostPosted: Apr 23, 2012 - 10:32 AM
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Picked up this neat copy today in excellent condition, been having a look through the usual sites (ebay, discogs, etc..), but can't find any note of this issue, has a 1950 copyright, sleeve looks like it was plain on the front with the cover stuck on (like a big sticker) - is this usual on early releases? it's also tighter than a crab's ass when trying to get the record back in with a new inner (there was no inner when I bought it), had to give up and store the record on the outside. Its not a flipback sleeve either, just heavy cardboard.

It's on the London (ffrr) label, cat LL 6 - I can find plenty of issues with different sleeves, but this one is elusive to me so far.

Any classical specialists with knowledge of the London label that can give me a bit more info about value/rarity of this one?

Thanks in advance.

BTW - It sounds great Smile



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It's easy enough to get the info if you go to the CHARM site:
http://www.charm.rhul.ac.uk/discography/decca.html

..the details are in the French recordings .pdf.

This was originally exported to the US before the UK issue: hence it's also CBS EQ being used - and was recorded pre-tape: which also was how it was dubbed onto the wax discs - so you can hear some not 100% accurate side-joins.
Apparently it took some 2 weeks, in 1949, to achieve that transfer - the only ones issued it seems (9W/8W) until it was deleted (presumably shortly after the 1954 re-make on LXT 5082).

You can also see the UK issue (LXT2508), etc, details from:
http://himahitokitagawa.web.infoseek.co.jp
 
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Many thanks for that Frankw, that CHARM site is a goodie, plenty of info on it - never seen it before, but bookmarked now Smile

I've seen the UK issue LXT2508 on ebay, but not the one i have.

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Yes, British Decca didn't issue LP discs in England until 1951, the first label in England to do so. They did release them in the USA and the first UK Deccas were only exported to North America.
 
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