Offered for sale is a still sealed copy of the 4 LP, 45 RPM, 180 gram pressing of Gershwin’s Concerto in F by Arthur Fiedler and the Boston Pops Orchestra, issued by Classic Records.
Classic Records earned a solid reputation by reissuing long-out-of-print and highly sought out classical titles originally released by RCA in the late 1950s and early 1960s. These pressings offered great dynamics and wide, impressive soundstages. Unfortunately, they also sold in limited numbers when new and finding mint used copies has become quite difficult. Classic Records began reissuing many of these titles in the mid 1990s, first as 180 gram 33 1/3 LPs, and later as limited edition pressings cut at 45 RPM on multiple, single-sided discs for optimum sound quality. Some of these titles were pressed multiple times at different weights and types of vinyl. Later pressings note Quiex SV, Quiex SV-P, Clarity Vinyl or 200 Gram vinyl on the jackets. Earlier, 180 gram pressings omit this.
This album features the entirety of Gershwin’s Concerto in F by the Boston Pops, originally issued circa 1960 as RCA LSC-2586, spread over 4 sides, cut as single-sided, 180 gram discs for optimal sound quality. This pressing by Classic Records came out about ten years ago, and this is believed to be a sealed first pressing. This early pressing features a printed cover for all four discs. The records are still sealed and are believed to be perfectly mint. The original shrinkwrap is intact and has no tears.
A great copy of a hard to find title which, like all of Classic’s RCA reissues, sounds terrific.
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