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RE: Classical EMI sale

A link would have helped with this. Are you referring to the Hi-Q records sale?

The first thing to say is that these LPs are not echt EMI discs but are drawn by an independent company from the EMI back catalogue. They are then are cut at Abbey Road which is now an independent facility. In general they are not that well regarded overall in the audiophile world and I suggest that you search on the Vinyl archives at AA for views. I have a couple and they are OK but many seem to disagree. I suspect that in common with much recent vinyl cut at Abbey Road from back catalogue masters they used a digital interstage.

As for the repertoire I cannot see the Beecham Scherezade that jdaniel likes but if it is there I agree it is a superb performance. Incidentally this was the very first stereo record that EMI released. The Mackerras Handel Fireworks is a bit specialised as it is brass and woodwind only as per the original outdoor performance.

If you are unfamilar with classical music then I am loath to recommend anything. You need to find your own path as I can't make you like something that you are either not ready for or will never like. My recommendations may well turn out to be exactly what you don't want to hear right now. If you have some idea of what you do like from your 25 classical discs that may help on a " If you like this then you may like...." basis.



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