Gramophone of the day

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EMI’s First Vinyl 45’s

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A classic from the vinyl era – Gerry & The Pacemakers with You’ll Never Walk Alone

Have you ever wondered when the vinyl era started in the UK? The hound has come across some very exciting records from the EMI Archives relating to the start of vinyl. Here are the very first vinyl 45’s to be pressed by EMI.

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Valse Triste and Berceuse by Leopold Stokowski and his symphony orchestra, were the very first 45 singles vinyl issue on the famous red His Master’s Voice label R-100 series in November 1952.
In the same year The Philharmonia Orchestra Conducted By Nicolai Malko was also released by His Master’s voice records as one of the first 45rpm vinyl singles.
The first 45 pop vinyl record was Eddie Fisher with “that’s the chance you take” and I’m yours” released on a 45rpm vinyl single.

Use these links to find out more about 45 vinyl singles: www.45cat.com

Win a copy of Scott’s Music Box

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Win a copy of Scott's Music Box

The hound has come across this competition from the folks over at the EMI Archive Trust and thought it was worth sharing with you all! Sign up and Good luck!

This Christmas we are offering you the chance to WIN one of 5 copies of Scott’s Music Box from the EMI Archive Trust.

This double CD is mixture of music hall and theatre favourites, popular contemporary songs and instrumentals, operatic and classical excerpts, and comedy / spoken word from the time when Captain Scott made his last expedition to the South Pole, 1910 – 1913.

To win a copy of Scott’s Music Box simply sign up to our NEWSLETTER by midnight on Sunday 15th December 2013.
If you have already signed up to the newsletter then you are already included in the draw to win a copy of the Scott’s CD!

Friday Mystery Object #6 answer

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Friday Mystery Object  #6 answer

To those who got it right, well done!

This is an experimental Digital Desk from around 1980. This is the work surface and there were also 3 full sized racks of machinery to do all the processing. It was built by EMI’s Central Research Laboratories. Read this extract from the Audio Engineering Society to find out more.