Offered for sale is a set of two different stereo pressings of Manuel De Falla’s The Three-Cornered Hat, recorded by Enrique Jorda and the London Symphony Orchestra, one an original pressing on Everest, and one a sealed reissue from Classic Records.
About these copies: What were’ offering for sale is a comparison set that will allow you to compare an original Everest pressing of the LP to a recent Classic records reissue.
The original Everest pressing is a stereo white label promotional copy in VG++ condition. The record has clearly only been played a couple of times and has just a couple of faint marks from being removed from the inner sleeve. There is some glue residue on the side one label. The original Everest records inner sleeve is included. The cover is also VG++, with just faint traces of wear. This is a beautiful example of this LP.
The other copy in this set is a still sealed reissue from Classic Records, pressed on 200 gram Quiex SV-P vinyl. It’s new and presumably unplayed and includes a banner across the cover indicating that the record was cut from the original 35mm magnetic film used on the original.
Here’s a rare chance to compare a clean original pressing to a high quality reissue.
Background: Manuel De Falla’s The Three Cornered-Hat is a bit of a classical workhorse; it seems that every symphony eventually gets around to performing it. There are several really good recordings of it; this version, recorded in 1960, features Enrique Jorda conducting the London Symphony. Everest Records recorded this using an unusual technique – the material was recorded to 35mm magnetic film, rather than standard recording tape. The results are impressive; the recording is big and has a wide and deep soundstage and while the Everest recordings aren’t as highly regarded as the RCA titles from the same period, they’re quite a joy to hear.
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