Rca victors living stereo sounds in space lp cover, 1959. Issued on rca lp lsc2568, the performance was magnificent but the sound was as thin as the later dynaflex pressings. Complete catalog of victor records for 19391940 by radio corporation of america. In the 1990s classic records began an extensive rca living stereo catalog reissue series with bernie grundman cutting and plating and pressing at rti. Eyes of a generationtelevisions living history in essence. Licensed to youtube by sme on behalf of rca victor. So far there have been at least four reissue programs of rcas living stereo classical titles. Mom and dad, who owned that halfton combo stereoradiotv console in the living room, bought stereo records. May 6, 2015 rca victors living stereo sounds in space lp cover, 1959 a stereophonic sound demonstration record for use on stereo orthophonic high fidelity victrolas, narrated by. There is a great booklet with an essay by beecham about handels messiah. Absolutely essential guide to the rca catalog is this 146 page bible, loaded with tons of useful information along with some fascinating articles about the whole record making process, recording techniques, and observations about every single important. It is one of sony musics four flagship labels, alongside rcas former longtime rival columbia records. The year was 1958, ground zero for the birth of the space age bachelor pad as my pal. It is lds 2447 and ttiled handel messiah highlights, sir thomas beecham.
It was initially a wholly owned subsidiary of general electric ge. Pretty entertaining introduction to living stereo which rca victor introduced in the early 1960s. Xrcd discography reissues from the rca vaults on jvc xrcd. It is not a label on its own, and will always be listed with an rcarelated label book, which may also be of interest to you if you are interested in rca victor living stereo lps and cds. The next 3 pictures are the front cover and 2 interior pages from the somewhat similar mercury living presence lps and cds book, which may also be of interest to you if you are interested in rca victor living stereo lps and cds. In volume 1 of sony rca s rca living stereo collection timings were in general generous, and smart recouplings have been made for the cd version. The ultimate living stereo collectors edition a celebration of highfidelity analogue recording all 60 cds newly remastered from the original 2 and 3track master tapes using 24 bit 192 khz technology first ever release of 48 living stereo lps on cd hardcover bound book with a new introduction by disco. The rca living stereo, mercury living presence, decca sxl2000s of the early stereo era would cost a substantial chunk of someones weekly income. Analogue productions goes to the dogsits scheherazade. I really did like the explanations done to explain how this newfangled technology was done. The rest is history and reiners 50 or so rca living stereo recordings are a testament to both his conducting and the playing of one of the worlds best orchestras. Elvis studio sessions 56 the complete recordings 172 page book.
The result is a multichannel portraitperhaps soundscape would be a better term of stereophonic sound from the 1880s to the present. The rca living stereo series, classical notes, peter gutmann. During this period rca was consistently seen as producing some of the finestsounding recordings then available. No matter what youre looking for or where you are in the world, our global marketplace of sellers can help you find unique and affordable options. There is nothing better or even close on rca living stereo lps.
How savvy advertising helped make stereo technology. As we explore in our recent book, designed for hifi living. The brand was derived from an acronym for the company radio corporation of america, which was a major electronics company in existence from 1919 to 1986. Rca made some of the first experimental recordings with stereo already in 1953, and released their first in 1958 lsc 1806 r. I have a vast living stereo lsc collection and some are truly wonderful, some are just ok and some stink soundwise. The same year, living stereo lp records were launched, ushering in the golden age of stereo high fidelity. When the living stereo cd series was first announced, many expected that this would be munchs early sixties rerecording, one of his last and finest but which has eluded cd transfer so far. The rca bible, a compendium of opinion on rca living stereo records book, 146 pages. Lsc 1806 richard strauss also sprach zarathustra reiner cso.
Rimskykorsakov scheherazade reiner chicago symphony. Rca victor living stereo lsc series discography this is a huge listing of classical titles from the original living stereo lp series, which had an lsc catalog prefix. This past spring, sony classical which now controls the rca victor. Of these reissues, which sound the best, and what are the problems with the ones that dont sound. A few years ago i published a cdrom of databases, and in 2016, i used those databases as the basis for a book, mercury living presence lps and cds, a comprehensive reference to mercury living presence recordings. The history of the 45 rpm record in the late 1940s, record sales were great. Beginning around 1992, bmg classics, owner of rca victor, began a reissue of the living stereo series on cd. May 09, 2016 licensed to youtube by tunecore on behalf of slave to the squarewave. May 11, 2018 this acclaimed series of vintage stereo recordings captures legendary classical artists in stateoftheart sound. It is one of sony musics four flagship labels, alongside rca s former longtime rival columbia records. Rca victor, columbias long time rival was also working on a newer and better record at the same time as columbia. A discography of the original living stereo classical titles on lp. I saved this list from another, now defunct website, and am presenting it here for a handy reference.
This is a listing of lsc titles compiled by mitchell. Living stereo 60 cd collection arthur rubinstein, jascha heifetz. Dec 12, 20 in the 1990s classic records began an extensive rca living stereo catalog reissue series with bernie grundman cutting and plating and pressing at rti. The vinyl lp in midcentury america, stereo needed to be sold to. In its recording and marketing philosophies, living stereo influenced many of the recordings made since. Sacd discography the great series of hybrid sacds from. It is not a label on its own, and will always be listed with an rca related label rca victor made a substantial body of recordings which have come to be identified with their early stereo release label, living stereo. Chesky records, rca s own vics series, classic records, and the latest analog productions reissues. This famous 1957 living stereo threetrack recording originally lsc2201, issued in 1958 was among the first series of bargainpriced bmg sacds issued last year. Historical series books reformed church in america. Backin living stereo the essential 196062 masters, rare.
When stereo lp records first appeared in 1958, rca victor introduced their highly regarded living stereo recordings. Each essay corresponds to an important area of american experience. Through the exploration of womens history and experience in the rca, this book begins more fully to tell the whole story of the rca. Rca victors first twotrack sessions in late 1953 and early 1954 were captured on proprietary rca rt21 14 30 ips tape machines, wired to a pair of mono mixers, each dedicated to one tape track. This is not the case for volume 2 of the rca living stereo collection. In the decade following 1953, rca victor made a substantial body of recordings which have come to be identified with their early stereo release label, living. Lsc 2150, prokofieff lieutenant kije, strawinsky song. Rca living stereo records, are among the finest recordings ever made. Eyes of a generationtelevisions living history in essence, this is a television history book with 5000 stories, 10,000 rare photos and hundreds of one of a kind videos. Timings are in general on the poor side, and no particular efforts have been made for creative couplings. Rca living stereo collection vol 1 this box contains 45 legendary living stereo recordings on 60 standard cds packaged in minisleeves with the original artwork, plus a 252page perfectbound book with track listings and original liner notes. Rca living stereo record label 1958 1965, exsamples from. But throughout the history of classical recordings and pop as well, one company is the undisputed master in one particular area. They were significant in terms of music and sound quality and represent an important part of audiophile history.
The original living stereo releases on lp had a catalogue prefix of lsc. Rca victor living stereo lps and cds is a similar reference for the rca living stereo. New listing beethoven 4 record vinyl box set the 5 piano concertos live r215372 with book. Back in living stereo updated memphis recording service mrs announced the 6cd book combination back in living stereo, with the essential masters, rare outtakes and homerecordings. Through the decade following 1953, rca victor made a wondrous and substantial body of recordings which have come to be identified with their early stereo release label, living stereo. Keith zinkhams records for sale rca living stereo pop. An attempt at a living stereo site with discographies steve.
Living stereo collection various artists 60 x cd box set. The book is available on american and foreign amazon sites and possibly as another ebay listing. Check out our turntable store need a new record player. Browse the amazon editors picks for the best books of 2019, featuring our. This acclaimed series of vintage stereo recordings captures legendary classical artists in stateoftheart sound. Jan 30, 2020 the rca living stereo, mercury living presence, decca sxl2000s of the early stereo era would cost a substantial chunk of someones weekly income. Living stereo collection various artists 60 x cd box.
Only classical or pop classical titles are included. Book was designed by albert skira a limited edition of copies was printed on carton albatre blanc neige second printing, october 1959 see our ebay store for more great values on vinyl classical lp record albums. It is packaged in a hard case and has the famousr red label. The result is a multichannel portraitperhaps soundscape would be a better termof stereophonic sound from the 1880s to the present. The narrator was very hep too, what with his mod suit and funky glasses. Rca living stereoshaded dog london bluebackphase 4 epic stereorama mercury stereo living presence deutsche grammophon. This recording of nikolai rimskykorsakovs symphonic suite scheherazade, like the respighi is considered one of the very best lps by fritz reiner, the chicago symphony orchestra and rcas crew. By focusing on the audiophile community, doubling up the content two full lps worth and selling them for 12 bucks, bmg hit all the right notes, and apparently these are. Classic negotiated and won the rights to use the original artwork including living stereo and shaded dog elements. Rca records formerly legally traded as the rca records label is an american record label owned by sony music, a subsidiary of sony corporation of america.
And even in these times of ecological conscience, thats not intended as a compliment. Remastered from the original two and threechannel master tapes using the dsd process, these 10 new sacds present the material exactly as it was recorded, without equalization, filtering, or. Rca victor introduces a miracle, their orthophonic, highfidelity, home stereo sound system. A stereo version of munchs first traversal didnt see the light of day until the 1960s, on a release in rca s sonically compromised victrola budget line.
Initiated under the direction of the original producer of many of the recordings, jack pfeiffer, the cds made a conscientious attempt to faithfully replicate both the pioneering audio and the original packaging, while taking advantage of the extended playing time of the cd medium. The rca corporation was a major american electronics company, which was founded as the radio corporation of america in 1919. Licensed to youtube by tunecore on behalf of slave to the squarewave. An attempt at a living stereo site with discographies. Cd discography the first reissue series on standard cd from bmg classics. On october 6, 1953, rca held experimental stereophonic sessions in new yorks manhattan center with leopold stokowski conducting a group of new york musicians in performances of.
Gold cd discography titles in the bmg classics reissues series also reissued on gold cd. Some consider the string and brass sections of the cso to be the best ever. Through much of the history of recorded music, the victor company, later bought by. Hence, we still listen to these lps, as well as use the old quads, leaks, tannoys, marantz, macintosh, jbl, altec etc. Rca living stereo albums in stock rca living stereo recordings weve auditioned chets later remixed and rerecorded version, released in 1961, seems to have the better sound overall, but the difference in the best sounding original pressing and the best sounding later version would probably not be obvious to most listeners without the two.
The first rca victor stereo orthophonic reel to reel tapes were issued in 1955. Latinautor warner chappell, warner chappell, latinautor, kobalt music publishing, pedl, and 1 music rights societies show more show less. Mar 03, 2005 this famous 1957 living stereo threetrack recording originally lsc2201, issued in 1958 was among the first series of bargainpriced bmg sacds issued last year. Author whatever posted on february 1, 2020 february 1, 2020 categories classics, rca living stereo tags chopin, rubinstein, skrowaczewski, the new symphony orchestra of london, wallenstein 3 comments on rca living stereo. A majority of the records issued, particularly classical music, offer music, performances and audio quality which have come to be considered definitive. In the 1950s, rca victor made a substantial body of recordings which have come to be identified with their first stereo label, living stereo. So far there have been at least four reissue programs of rca s living stereo classical titles. At the beginning of the widespread adoption of stereo audio in the home, living stereo offered a wide range of music, performances and audio quality that are still considered to be the definitive recordings today. Live box set classical vinyl records for sale ebay. Histories and cultures of multichannel sound paul theberge, kyle devine, tom everrett on. I always say its a happy accident that the good ones sound so wonderful.
Eight essays explore the interaction of the reformed church with american culture. Etsy is the home to thousands of handmade, vintage, and oneofakind products and gifts related to your search. I mean, the cutting engineers at rca used rca 15 speakers, no tweeter, not even in a speaker box for some of. In the decade following 1953, rca victor made a substantial body of recordings which have come to be identified with their early stereo release label, living stereo. Dec, 2018 as we explore in our recent book, designed for hifi living. Living stereo provides a site and a topic that serves as an exemplary model of recent scholarship on sound from the vantage point of outstanding scholars drawn from an array of disparate fields. The fourth round of rca red seal living stereo hybrid sacdcds hit the literal and virtual shelves on february 7. Of these reissues, which sound the best, and what are the problems with the ones that dont sound as good.
Brand history the rca brand is one of the oldest and well known brands in the consumer electronics industry. Rca living stereo the vienna of johann strauss karajan available from these sellers. Chesky records, rcas own vics series, classic records, and the latest analog productions reissues. At the beginning of the widespread adoption of stereo audio in the home, living stereo offered a widely available range of quality music and performances in high quality sound. Mar 27, 2018 rca living stereo albums in stock rca living stereo recordings weve auditioned chets later remixed and rerecorded version, released in 1961, seems to have the better sound overall, but the difference in the best sounding original pressing and the best sounding later version would probably not be obvious to most listeners without the two. Mrs will release a 6cd100page book backin living stereo on 22nd november 2019 with a new cd housing package box set.951 1468 958 743 1363 211 463 237 1472 634 28 672 423 1462 1487 510 1293 174 1405 620 1483 444 1117 252 899 445 297 166 749 657 58 1078 1230 1111 795 547 1327 942 1250 758 354