Tuesday, April 16, 2013
"Bartok: Music for Strings, Percussion & Celeste" (vinyl)
This is an RCA gold seal rel-release of a recording originally put out in 1960. If I find the original pressing I'll happily swap it out for this one. I understand a label's strategy in re-packaging their back catalog and trying to squeeze a few additional farthings out of music you already own, but the quality of records was on a steady decline after the 1960's, particularly with classical labels. For whatever reason, the cheapest options for jacket materials and vinyl were used.
I have nothing against this RCA gold seal - it's a very sturdy record in great shape; I'd just rather have the original. I'm sure the album cover is much more compelling.
About this music: it's awesome. Duh.
Posted by T. at 5:10 PM