Berlioz Symphonie Fantastique Goossens LSO 2LP 45rpm 200g Vinyl Everest Classic Records
The exceptional sound of Everest 35mm Magnetic Film Recordings returns! Ten Everest titles, each a 2LP 45 RPM release, that have never been issued. Mastered directly from the original 35mm magnetic film using an all tube cutting system and Pressed on Classic’s 200-gram Super Vinyl Flat Profile at Quality Record Pressings, with Stoughton Printing tip-on old style covers including two LPs packaged in a protective clear sleeve.
Among Classic Records’ highlight accomplishments — before the label sold in 2010 to Acoustic Sounds — was unlocking the audio majesty of the Everest 35mm magnetic film recordings on a groundbreaking reissue series. Now, return with us, as Classic Records by Analogue Productions returns this vintage audiophile collection to its rightful glory.
Everest LPs through the early 1960s were recorded on 3-channel 35mm magnetic film recording equipment. 35mm magnetic film yielded greater fidelity and less noise than standard 1/4″ recording tape. The Westrex Corporation built special equipment to Everest’s specifications to accomplish these advantages.
Fast forward to today: Classic Records by Analogue Productions is resurrecting this collection through an initial 10-title reissue series. Bernie Grundman cut the Classic Records reissues at both 33 and 45 RPM — the 45 RPM versions have never been reissued!
Quality Record Pressings 200-gram flat profile LPs — These records are pressed with a flat-edge, no groove-guard flat profile, like the originals. The flat edge refers to the absence of a raised, beaded lip on the outer edge of the record, providing a flat playing surface – and no incline — on your turntable.
Quality Record Pressings’ quality is legendary and these flat profile 200-gram platters will look and sound exceptional! Each 2LP set comes with a Stoughton Printing tip-on original jacket and an Everest Records branded jacket showing photos of each reissue title. The two LPs are packaged in a protective clear sleeve.
Berlioz: Symphonie Fantastique by London Symphony Orchestra, Sir Eugene Goossens conductor. Another of the fabulous Goossens’ efforts conducting the London Symphony Orchestra in a rousing performance of this Berlioz masterpiece. The performance, full of imaginative and brilliant orchestral sounds is wonderfully complemented by the 35mm sound which has a textural richness that is more realistic than any other tape format.
This Bert Whyte recording is from Walthamstow Assembly Hall in London — the same hall used extensively by the Decca and Kenneth Wilkinson.
The London Symphony Orchestra
Sir Eugene Goossens, conductor
Hector Berlioz (1803-1869)
Symphony Fantastique, Op. 14
1. 1st Movement – Dreams, Passions
2. 2nd Movement – A Ball
3. 3rd Movement – Scene In The Fields
4. 4th Movement – March To The Scaffold
5. 5th Movement – Dream Of A Witches’ Sabbath