2018 TAS Super LP List

2018 TAS Super LP List

Of the many articles and reviews that Harry Pearson wrote for The Absolute Sound, his annual Super LP List (aka SuperDisc List) may have been the most eagerly anticipated. The issue in which it was published was the one that everyone had to buy, borrow, or copy. Why? Because whether you were rich or poor, active in the high-end audio market or just kicking tires, it was the one issue of TAS you could make daily practical use of—it was your road map to the absolute sound.

Back in the day, hundreds of guys like me carried that list with them to record stores, garage sales, estate sales, library sales, rummage sales, the basements of unsuspecting neighbors. With HP’s recommendations in hand we pawed at musty cardboard boxes and peach bins full of vinyl, rifling through stack after stack of fifty-cent LPs stinking of mildew and cat piss in search of the titles Harry deemed worthiest.

Who didn’t lust for that 1s/1s Pines of Rome? Who wouldn’t have sold his soul for—or cheated a widow and an orphan out of—that black-label Weavers Reunion at Carnegie Hall? Almost single-handedly HP created a market so important, voracious, and enduring that, even now, used-record dealers demand a premium for mint copies of his favorites, while select titles from his Super LP List continue to be re-issued by companies the world over.

It is our aim here to preserve and expand upon what Harry created. While it may not ignite the frenzy that it once did, TAS’ new Super LP List contains every LP that HP recommended when the list was last published by him. It also contains hundreds of titles that JV and the TAS staff have deemed worthy of adding.

In keeping with Harry’s practice, each entry new to this latest version of the list is bolded and marked with a red dagger symbol (), and those recordings that are still available new or re-issued are marked with a double dagger (). LPs with particularly natural, as opposed to hi-fi spectacular sound have been awarded an asterisk (*).

This probably goes without saying, but be aware that a scant few of the most recent pop entries have “adult” lyrics. JV


• Arnold: English, Scottish, & Cornish Dances. Lyrita SRCS-109

• Brahms/Debussy/Bartók: Sonatas/Abel, Steinberg. Wilson Audiophile/Analogue Productions 8722*‡

• Brahms: Symphonien 1-4/Rattle, Berlin Phil. Berlin Philharmonic Recordings BPHR 160041*‡

• Gerhard: The Plague. Decca Head 6

• Gershwin: Porgy & Bess complete/Maazel. Decca SET 609-11*

• Herold-Lanchbery: La Fille Mal Gardée. Decca/ORG 0109-45 (45rpm)*‡

Hi-Fi a la Española. Mercury/Classic SR-90144*

• Holst: The Planets/Mehta, LA. Decca/ORG 122-45 (45rpm)*‡

• Mahler: Ninth Symphony/Barbirolli, Berlin Phil. ERC/EMI ASD 596/597*‡

• Prokofiev: Scythian Suite. Mercury/ORG 118-45 (45rpm)*‡

• Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 3. Mercury/Speakers Corner SR-90283*‡

• Ravel: La Valse/Paray. Mercury/Classic SR-90313*‡

• Respighi: Feste Romane/Maazel. Decca SXL-6822

• Stravinsky: The Firebird/Dorati. Mercury/Classic SR-90226*‡

• Widor: Symphony No. 6, Allegro. Mercury SR-90169


• Bachrach: Casino Royale. Colgems/Classic Records 5005Q‡

Balalaika Favorites. Mercury/Classic Records SR90310-45 (45rpm)‡

Belafonte At Carnegie Hall. RCA/Analogue Productions LSP-6006 *‡

• Ellington: For Duke. M & K Realtime UMK&K101*

• Ralph Hunter Choir: The Wild, Wild West. RCA LSP-l968*

• Dean Martin: Dream with Dean. Reprise/Analogue Productions 076-45 (45rpm)*‡

Music for Bang, Ba-room and Harp. RCA/Analogue Productions LSP-1866‡

• Peter, Paul & Mary: In the Wind. Warner Bros./ORG 071 (45rpm)*‡

• Pink Floyd: Dark Side of the Moon. EMI Harvest SHVL-804‡

• Santana: Abraxas. Columbia/Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab UD1S 2-001*‡

The Sheffield Track Record. Sheffield Lab-20*

• Don Shirley: Water Boy. Columbia CS-9196*

The Weavers Reunion at Carnegie Hall, 1963. Vanguard/Analogue Productions 005*‡

Winds of War and Peace/Graham. Wilson Audiophile/Analogue Productions 8823‡


• Alain: Organ Works (complete). Erato EDO-250/2

Albeniz: Iberia (complete)/PCO, Morel. Decca/RCA/Analogue Productions AAPC 6094

• Albeniz: Suite Española/De Burgos, New Philharmonia. London CS-6581/ORG 100‡

• Anderson: Music of Leroy Anderson (Vol. II). Mercury SR-90043

• Antill: Corroboree. (Australian) EMI OASD-7603

• Arnold: Guitar Concerto/Bream. RCA LSC-2487*

• Arnold: Overtures. Reference Recordings RR-48

• Arnold: Peterloo Overture: Symphony No. 5. EMI ASD-2878

• Babbitt: All Set/Contemporary Chamber Ensemble. Nonesuch 71303

• Bach: The Keyboard Concertos/Gould. Columbia/Speakers Corner 71449‡

• Bach: Six Solo Cello Suites/Starker. Mercury/Speakers Corner SR-39016-3*‡

• Bach: Sonatas and Partitas for Solo Violin/Grumiaux. Philips 835198/200*

• Bach-Elgar: Fantasia and Fugue in C Minor. EMI ASD-2970

• Bach-Stokowski: Symphonic Transcriptions. Chandos ABRD-1055

• Bacewicz: Music for Strings, Trumpets, and Percussion/Rowicki. Philips PHS900-141*

• Baird: Four Dialogues for Oboe and Chamber Orchestra/Rowicki. Muza XL/XSL 03360*

• Balbastre: Harpsichord Works. Afka SK-298

• Barber: Knoxville Summer of 1915/Price, Schippers. RCA LSC-3062*

• Barber: Overture to The School for Scandal/Schippers. Columbia CBS 32110006*

• Barber: Symphony No. 1/Zinman. Argo 436 288*

• Barber: Violin Concerto/Ricci, Pacific Symphony. Reference Recordings RR-45

• Bartók: Concerto For Orchestra/Reiner. RCA/Analogue Productions LSC-1934*‡

• Bartók: Divertimento For String Orchestra/Barshai. Decca 6026

• Bartók: Music for Strings, Percussion & Celesta/Reiner, CSO. RCA/Analogue Productions LSC-2374*‡

• Bartók: Music for Strings, Percussion & Celesta/Karajan, Berlin Phil. Columbia SAX 2432

• Bartók: Piano Concerto No. 3/Katchen, Kertesz. Decca SXL 6209/Linn Recut REC 01*

• Bartók: The Six String Quartets/Juilliard Quartet. Columbia D3S 717*

• Bartók: String Quartet No. 3/New Music String Quartet. Bartók Records No. 901 (mono)‡

• Bartók: Sonata for 2 Pianos & Percussion/Solti, Perahia. CBS Masterworks M 42625

• Bartók: Violin Sonata No.1/Mann, Hambro. Bartók Records No. 922 (mono)‡

• Bax: Symphony No. 6. Musical Heritage Soc MHS 1198

• Beethoven: Appassionata Sonata/Kamiya. RCA/JVC RDC-4

• Beethoven: Cellosonaten/Rostropovich, Richter. Philips/Speakers Corner EURO2920‡

• Beethoven: Grosse Fugue/Karajan, Berlin Philharmonic. DG 2330 066

• Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 4/Gould, Bernstein. Columbia/Impex 6011‡

Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 21/Knight. Wilson Audiophile/Analogue Productions AAPC 8313

• Beethoven: Quartet No. 14, Op. 131 (arr. for orchestra)/Bernstein, Vienna Philharmonic. DG 2531 077

• Beethoven: Quartets Op. 14, No. 1, Op. 59, No. 3/New Music String Quartet. Bartók Records No. 909 (mono)‡

• Beethoven: String Trios Nos. 1 and 3/Heifetz, Primrose, Piatigorsky. RCA LM 2186 (mono)

• Beethoven. Symphony No. 5/C. Kleiber, Vienna Philharmonic. Deutsche Grammophon DGR 31881‡

• Beethoven: Symphony No. 6/Walter. Columbia/Analogue Productions AAPC 077‡

• Beethoven: Symphony No. 7/C. Kleiber, Vienna Philharmonic. Deutsche Grammophon 2530 706

• Beethoven: Symphony No. 9/Solti, Chicago. Decca GBB-121/2

• Beethoven: Triple Concerto/Serkin, Laredo, Parnas. Columbia/Speakers Corner EUROS6564‡

• Beethoven: Violin Sonatas Nos. 5 & 9/Oistrakh. Philips/Speakers Corner 835259‡

• Beethoven: Violin Sonata No. 9 “Kreutzer”/Francescatti, Casadesus. Columbia/Speakers Corner EUROS6125‡

• Beethoven: Violin Sonata, Op.96/Abel, Steinberg. Wilson Audiophile/Analogue Productions 8315*‡

• Bennett: 5 Studies For Piano/Bennett. Argo ZRG 704

Bennett: Piano Concerto/Stephen Bishop, Gibson, London SO. Philips 6500301

• Berg: Lulu & Wozzeck Suites. Mercury SR-90278

• Berg: String Quartet. New Music String Quartet. Bartók Records No. 906 (mono)‡

Berg: Three Movements from Lyric Suite (arr. string orchestra), Craft. Columbia M2S 620

• Berg: Violin Concerto/Mutter. DG 437 093

• Berio: Cries of London/Swingle II. Decca Head 15

• Berlioz: Requiem/Fremaux, et al. EMI SLS-982

• Berlioz: Symphonie Fantastique/Munch, BSO. RCA/Classic LSC-1900*

• Birtwistle: The Triumph of Time/Boulez. Argo ZRG-790

• Bizet: Carmen Suite/Gibson. RCA/Analogue Productions LSC-2449‡

Bizet: L’arlesienne Suites 1 and 2/ROHO, Morel. Decca/RCA/Analogue Productions AAPC 2237

• Bliss: Music for Strings. Lyrita SRCS-33*

• Bloch: Concerto Grosso No. 1. Mercury SR-90223*

• Borodin: Symphony No. 2, No. 3/Ansermet. London/ORG 153 (45rpm)‡

Borodin: Symphony No. 2/LSO, Martinon. Decca/RCA/Analogue Productions AAPC 2298

• Brahms: Alto Rhapsody/Walter. Columbia MS-6488

• Brahms: Ten Intermezzi/Gould. Columbia MS 6237

• Brahms: Piano Concerto No. 1/Curzon, Szell. London/ORG 103 (45rpm)‡

• Brahms: Sextuor a Cordes No. 1, Op. 18/Les Musiciens. Harmonia Mundi HM 1073

• Brahms: Sonata for Cello/Starker. Mercury/Speakers Corner SR-90392*‡

• Brahms: The Three Trios/Rubinstein, Szeryng, Fournier. RCA Red Seal ‎ARL3-0138

• Bredemeyer: Schlagstück 5. Nova 8 85 186

• Brian: Symphony No. 9. EMI ASD-3486

• Britten: Four Sea Interludes. EMI ASD-3154

• Britten: Nocturnes. London/ORG 152 (45rpm)‡

• Britten: The Prince of the Pagodas. Decca Ace-of-Diamonds GOS-558-9

• Britten: Sinfonietta. Lyrita SRCS1111

• Britten: Variations and Fugue on a Theme of Purcell/Britten. Decca SXL 610

• Britten: Variations on a Theme of Frank Bridge/Marriner. Argo ZRG 860

• Busoni: Piano Concerto. EMI ASD-2336/7

• Byrd: Mass for Four Voice and Motets. Harmonia Mundi HM 55212

• Cage: Third Construction. New World/Classic NW-319*

• Carter: Piano Sonata/Rosen HMV ASD 601

• Chabrier: España!/Argenta. Decca/Speakers Corner SXL-2020*‡

Chopin: Chopin’s Last Waltz/Silverman. IsoMike 5606*

• Copland: Appalachian Spring. Can. Broadcast SM-5000

Copland: Fanfare for the Common Man, Third Symphony/Oue. Reference Recordings

• Copland: Rodeo. Mercury SR-90172

• Corigliano: Piano Concerto (1968)/Somer, Alessandro. Mercury Golden Import SRI 75118

• Crumb: Cello Sonata/Sylvester. Desto DC-7169

• Crumb: Makrokosmos I. Nonesuch H-71293

• Crumb: Music for a Summer Eve: Makrokosmos III. Nonesuch H-71311

• Dahl: Concerto a Tre/Tashi. RCA ARL1-4328

• Debussy: Iberia. Mercury SR-90010

• Debussy: Iberia/Reiner, CSO. RCA/Analogue Productions LSC-2222*‡

• Debussy: Images (for piano)/Michelangeli. Deutsche Grammophon 250196

• Debussy: Nocturnes/Paray. Mercury/Speakers Corner AMER 90281*

• Debussy: The Sea/Munch, BSO. RCA/Analogue Productions LSC-2111*‡

• Delius: North Country Sketches/Groves. EMI ASD-3139*

• Diamond: Rounds for String Orchestra/Schwarz, L.A. Nonesuch79002

• Dorati: Symphony. Mercury SR-90248

• Duruflé: Requiem. Epic BC-1256

• Dutilleux: Ainsi la nuit/Quartet Via Nova. Erato STU 71546

• Dutilleux: Cello Concerto/Rostropovitch, Orchestre de Paris. EMI ASD-3145

• Dutilleux: Figures de résonances (for two pianos). Erato STU 70810

• Dvořák: Cello Concerto/Starker. Mercury/Speakers Corner SR-90303*‡

• Dvořák: Sextet in A major/Auryn Quartet, Altenburger, Demenga. TACET L196*‡

• Dvořák: Symphony No. 8/Kertesz, LSO. Decca/Speakers Corner SXL-6044*‡

• Dvořák: Symphony No. 8/Walter. CBS/Sony 20 AC 1822

• Elgar: Caratacus. EMI SLS-998*

• Elgar: Cello Concerto, Sea Pictures/Du Pre, Baker. EMI Testament AEMI 655‡

• Elgar: Coronation Ode. EMI ASD 3345

• Elgar: Engima Variations/Mehta, LA. London CS-6816

• Elgar: The Kingdom. EMI SAN 244-5

• Elgar: Symphony No. 2/Barbirolli. EMI ASD-3266

• Faberman: The All Star Percussion Ensemble. Golden String/First Impression Music GS001‡

• Falla: Nights in the Gardens of Spain/Soriano. Alto LEMI 545

• Falla: The Three Cornered Hat/Ansermet. Decca/ORG 102 (45rpm)‡

• Fellegara: Serenata/Hamburg Chamber Soloists. Time S8006

• Finzi: Dies Natalis. World Record Club SCM-50*

• Finzi: Intimations of Immortality. Lyrita SRCS-75

• Franck: Pièce héroïque. Mercury SR-90168

Geissler: Chamber Symphony 1970/Leipzig Chamber Orchestra, Pommer. Nova 885152

• Gerhard: Astrological Series/London Sinfonietta. Decca Head 11

• Gerhard: Concerto for Orchestra/Del Mar, BBC. Argo ZRG 553

• Gerhard: Dances from Don Quixote /Dorati. EMI ASD 613*

• Gerhard: Symphony No. 4. Argo ZRG-701

• Gershwin: Collected Works. Vox Box QSVBX-5132

• Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue/Wild, Fiedler. RCA/Analogue Productions LSC-2367*‡

• Gershwin: Second Rhapsody For Orchestra With Piano/Tilson Thomas. CBS Masterworks IM39699

• Gould: Latin American Symphonette. Vanguard/Analogue Productions SRV-275 SD

• Grainger: Country Gardens. Mercury SR-90219

• Grainger: Lincolnshire Posy. Mercury SR-90173

Grieg: Finlandia/London Proms, Mackerras. Decca/RCA/Analogue Productions AAPC 2336

• Grieg: Haugtussa and Poems by Wilhlem Krag/Andersen, Bratlie. Simax PS 1011*

• Grieg: Peer Gynt/Fjeldstad. Decca/Speakers Corner SXL-2012*

• Grieg: Piano Concerto/Lupu, Previn. London/ORG 162-45 (45rpm)*‡

• Grieg: Piano Concerto/Rubinstein, Wallenstein. RCA LSC-2566

• Grieg: Violin and Piano Sonatas, Opp. 8, 13, 45/Tarak, Hancock. Bridge Records BDG 2003

• Handel: Water Musick/McGegan. Harmonia Mundi France HMU 7010

• Hanson: The Composer & His Orchestra. Mercury SR-90175*

• Hanson: Symphony No. 2. Mercury SR-90192

• Henze: The Emperor’s Nightingale/London Sinfonietta. L’Oiseau-Lyre DSLO 4

• Hindemith: Mathis Der Maler/Steinberg, BSO. Deutsche Grammophon 2530 246

• Holst: The Mystic Trumpeter/Armstrong, Atherton, LSO. Lyrita SRCS 128*

• Holst: The Planets/Previn, LSO. EMI/Hi-Q AHIR 003‡

• Honneger: Pacific 231. EMI ASD-2989

• Honegger: Symphony No. 3/Mravinsky. EMI ASD 2064

• Howells: Hymnus Paradisi. EMI ASD-2600

• Janáček: Sinfonietta/Košler, Czech Phil. Denon/Nippon Columbia Co., Ltd. (Japan) OX-7110-ND

• Janáček: Sinfonietta/Szell, Cleveland. Columbia Masterworks MS 6815

• Kabalevsky: The Comedians. RCA/Analogue Productions LSC-2398*‡

• Kabalevsky: Piano Concerto No. 3/Feltsman, Mansurov. HMV-Melodia ASD 3078

• Keats: String Quartet No. 2/Beaux-Arts Quartet. CRI 256

• Khachaturian: Gayaneh & Spartacus. Decca/ORG 168-45 (45rpm)‡

• Khachaturian: Symphony No. 2. London CS-6323

• Kochan: Symphony No. 4/Flor, Berlin SO. Nova 885265*

• Kodály: Háry János Suite. Mercury SR-90132*

• Leigh: Concertino/Harpsichord & Strings. Lyrita SRCS-126*

• Ligeti: Melodien/London Sinfonietta. Decca Head 12*

R. Linn: Vino/Goldman-Brown Duo. Orion 76212

• Liszt: Mephisto Waltz/Reiner. RCA/Classic LSC-2341*

• Liszt: Nojima Plays Liszt. Reference Recordings RR-25 (45 rpm)*‡

• Lloyd: Symphony No. 5. Lyrita SRCS-124

• Lutoslawski: Concerto for Orchestra/Kletzki. London CS 6665

• Lutoslawski: Orchestral Works/Luto-slawski, PRNSO. EMI Electrola 1C 165-03 231/36

• Lutoslawski: Symphony No. 1/Krenz. Wergo WER 60044

• Lutoslawski: Symphony No. 3/Salonen, Los Angeles Philharmonic. CBS Masterworks Digital M42203

• Maconchy: Symphony Double String Orchestra. Lyrita SRCS-116

• Maderna: Serenata No. 2. Time S/8002

• Mahler. Das Lied von der Erde/Bernstein, Fischer-Dieskau, King. London OS-26005

• Mahler. Das Lied von der Erde/Klemperer, Wunderlich, Ludwig, New Philharmonia. HMV SAN 179

• Mahler: Des Knaben Wunderhorn/Schwarzkopf, Fischer-Dieskau, Szell, LSO. EMI ASD 1000981

• Mahler: Symphony No. 1/Slatkin. Telarc DG-10066

• Mahler: Symphony No. 2 Abravanel, Utah SO. Vanguard VCS 10003

• Mahler: Symphony No. 3/Mehta. Decca/Analogue Productions AAPC 117‡

• Mahler: Symphony No. 4/Klemperer. EMI ASD 2799

• Mahler: Symphony No. 5/Barbirolli, Baker, New Philharmonia. EMI SLS 785

• Martin: Concerto for Seven Winds and Orchestra/Ansermet. London CS-6241

• Martinu: Violin Concerto No. 2/Suk. Supraphon 1101535*

• Massenet: Le Cid. EMI/Klavier AKLALE 522‡

• Miaskovsky: Cello Concerto/Rostropovich, Sargent. EMI SXLP 30155*

• Mendelssohn: A Midsummer Night’s Dream. EMI ASD-3377

• Messiaen: La Trans de Notre Sgnr. Jesus Christ. Decca Head 1 & 2

• Messiaen: Turangalîla Symphony. EMI SLS-5117

• Meyer: Violinkonzert/Oistrakh, Suitner, Staatskapelle Berlin. Nova 8 85 057

• Mihaly: Cello Concerto/Perényi, Lehel. Hungaroton LPX 11556 (mono)*

• Moeran: Symphony. EMI ASD-2913

• Montsalvatge: Concertos from Spain/De Larrocha, de Burgos. London CS 6990

• Mozart: Concerto for Two Pianos (K. 365). Nonesuch H-71028

• Mozart. Piano Concerto No. 15 & Symphony No. 36/Bernstein. Decca/Speakers Corner 332‡

• Mozart: Piano Concertos 19 & 27/Haskil, Fricsay, Berlin Philharmonic. DG/Speakers Corner DGR-18383‡

• Mozart: Piano Concertos Nos. 21 & 24/Istomin, Schwarz. Reference Recordings RM-2506 (45 rpm)‡

• Mozart: Sinfonia Concertante/Oistrakh, Kondrashin. Decca/Speakers Corner 6088‡

• Mozart: String Quartets K. 159, 160, 168, 169/Barylli Quartet, Westminster XWN 18042 (mono)

• Mozart: Symphonies Nos. 40 & 41/Guilini. Decca/Speakers Corner SXL-6225‡

• Mussorgsky/Ravel: Pictures/Reiner, CSO. RCA/Analogue Productions LSC-2201‡

• Nixon: String Quartet No. 1/California String Quartet. Music Library Recordings MLR 7005 (mono)

• Offenbach: Gaîté Parisienne/Fiedler, BSO. RCA/Analogue Productions LSC-1817*‡

• Orff: Carmina Burana/Stokowski, Houston. Capitol SPAR-8470*

• Partch: The Delusion of the Fury. Columbia M2-30576

• Penderecki: Sonata for Cello and Orchestra. Muza XW576 (mono)

• Penderecki: String Trio/Janaki Trio. Yarlung 53964-376V*‡

Pickard: The Flight of Icarus/Norrköping Symphony Orchestra. BIS 1578

• Piston: Symphony No. 2/Tilson Thomas. DG 2530 103

Poulenc: Suite Française/Naoumoff, piano. Wergo 60125

• Praetorius: Dances from Terpsichore. Archiv 198166

• Prokofiev: Lt. Kije Suite/Reiner, CSO. RCA/Analogue Productions LSC-2150*‡

• Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No. 2/Frager. RCA LSC-2465

• Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No. 3/Janis. Mercury/Speakers Corner SR-90300‡

• Prokofiev: Romeo and Juliet/Maazel. Decca SXL-6620-2

• Prokofiev: Romeo and Juliet: Ballet Excerpts/Leinsdorf, LA Phil. Sheffield Lab LAB-8

• Prokofiev: Symphonies No. 1 & 3/Abbaddo. Decca SXL 6469

• Prokofiev: Symphony No. 6/Weller. Decca SXL-6777*

• Prokofiev: Violin Concerto No. 1/Ricci, Ansermet. Decca/Eclipse ECS-746

• Prokofiev: Violin Concerto No. 2/Heifetz. RCA/Analogue Productions LSC-2314‡

• Prokofiev: Violin Sonata No. 1/Salerno-Sonnenberg. MusicMasters MM-20022*

• Rachmaninoff: The Bells. EMI ASD-3284

• Rachmaninoff: Paganini Variations/Rubinstein. RCA/Analogue Productions LSC-2430*‡

• Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 1. RCA/Classic LSC-2541

• Rachmaninoff: The Romantic Rachmaninoff. Reader’s Digest RDA-29

• Rachmaninoff: Symphonic Dances. Turnabout/Analogue Productions 34145-45 (45rpm)‡

• Rachmaninoff: Symphonic Dances/Oue. Reference Recordings RM-1504‡

• Rachmaninoff: Symphony No. 1. EMI ASD-3137

• Rachmaninoff: Symphony No. 2. EMI ASD-2889

• Rachmaninoff: Symphony No. 2/Slatkin, St. Louis. Reference Recordings RM-1002

• Rachmaninoff: Symphony No. 3. British RCA LSB-4090

• Rachmaninoff-Respighi: 5 Études-tableaux. EMI ASD-3013*

• Ravel: Collected Works. Vox Box QSVBX-5133

• Ravel: Concerto in G Major. Linn Recut 01

• Ravel: Daphnis et Chloé/Ansermet. Decca SXL-6204*

• Ravel: Daphnis et Chloé/Munch, BSO. Chesky RC-30

• Ravel: Daphnis and Chloë Suite No. 2/Paray. Mercury SR 90281*

• Ravel: Shéhérazade/De Los Angeles. HMV ALP 1979 (mono)

• Rawsthorne: Piano Concerto No. 1. Lyrita SRCS-101

• Respighi: Ancient Dances and Airs. Mercury/Speakers Corner SR-90199*‡

• Respighi: Brazilian Impressions. Mercury/Speakers Corner SR-90153‡

• Respighi: The Pines of Rome/Reiner. RCA/Analogue Productions LSC-2436‡

Respighi: The Pines of Rome, Belkis, Queen of Sheba Suite/Oue. Reference Recordings

• Reubke: The 94th Psalm. Orion ORS-78282

• Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade. RCA/Analogue Productions LSC-2446*‡

• Rodrigo: Concierto Andaluz. Mercury SR-90488*

• Rodrigo: Concierto Aranjuez/Yepes, Argenta. London CS-6046*

• Rosen: String Quartet/New Music String Quartet. Epic LC 3333 (mono)

• Rossini: I’Italiana in Algeri. Fone 016

• Rózsa: Violin Concerto/Heifetz. RCA/Analogue Productions LSC-2767*‡

• Saint-Saëns: Carnival of the Animals/Fremaux. EMI/Klavier 527*‡

• Saint-Saëns: Piano Concerto No. 2/Rubinstein. RCA LSC-2234*

• Saint-Saëns: Symphony No. 3/Dupre. Mercury SR-90012

• Saint-Saëns: Symphony No. 3/Fremaux. EMI TWO-404*

• Saint-Saëns: Symphony No. 3/Stern. Reference Recordings RM-1514 (45rpm)‡

• Schmitt: Psalm 47. EMI ASD-2892

• Schnittke: Quasi una sonata/Kremer, Gavrilov. EMI 065-03 766

• Schoenberg: Gurrelieder/Ferencsik. HMV SLS 884

• Schoenberg: Pierrot Lunaire/London Sinfonietta. Ace of Diamonds SDD520*

• Schoenberg: Pierrot Lunaire/Virtuoso Chamber Ensemble. Argo RG 54 (mono)*

• Schoenberg: Serenade/Robert Craft. Columbia M2S 762*

• Schoenberg: Variations/Mehta, LA Phil. London Enterprise 414 440-1

• Schubert: Death and the Maiden /Juilliard. RCA LSC-2378*

Schubert: Piano Sonata in A d.959/Serkin. Columbia MS 6849

• Schubert: Winterreise/Saeden. Proprius SWE-1982

• Schuman: Violin Concerto/Tilson-Thomas. Deutsche Grammophon 2530 103

• Searle: Symphony No. 1/Boult. Decca/Speakers Corner ADEC 2232

• Seeger: String Quartet 1931/Amati Quartet. Columbia MS 6142*

• Sessions: Rhapsody for Orchestra/Prausnitz. Argo ZRG 702

• Shapey: Variations. CRI SD 496*

• Shostakovich: Cello Concerto No. 1. EMI ASD-2924

• Shostakovich: Cello Sonata/Fukačová. Panton 81 0696

• Shostakovich: Concerto for Piano, Trumpet and Strings/Marriner. Argo ZRG 674

• Shostakovich: Piano Concerto No. 2/Bernstein. Columbia/Impex LIMP6004*‡

• Shostakovich: Preludes and Fugues. Richter. Philips/Speakers Corner 835 204 AY‡

• Shostakovich: String Quartet No. 8/Borodin Quartet. Decca/Speakers Corner ADEC 6036‡

• Shostakovich: Symphony No. 1/Martinon. RCA/Classic LSC-2322

• Shostakovich: Symphony No. 7. EMI ASD-SLS-897

• Shostakovich: Symphony No. 8/Previn. EMI ASD-2917

• Shostakovich: Symphony No. 13. EMI/Alto ASD-3911*

• Sibelius: En Saga. EMI ASD-2486*

• Sibelius: Four Legends. EMI ASD-3092

• Sibelius: Symphony No. 2/Paray, Detroit. Mercury SR-90204*‡

• Sibelius: Symphony No. 5/Gibson. RCA/Analogue Productions LSC-2405‡

• Sibelius: The Tempest. EMI ASD-2961*

• Sibelius: Violin Concerto/Heifetz, Reiner. RCA/Analogue Productions LSC-2435‡

• Skalkottas: String Quartet No. 3/Dartington String Quartet. EMI ASD 2289

• Stockhausen: Spiral/Wach/Japan/Pole. EMI Electrola 1C 165-02 313/14

• J. Strauss: Waltzes/Reiner, CSO. RCA LSC-2500*

• R. Strauss: Also Sprach Zarathustra/Reiner. RCA/Analogue Productions LSC-1806*‡

R. Strauss: Till Eulenspiegel/Reiner. RCA/Analogue Productions AAPC 2077

• R. Strauss: Don Quixote/Kempe, Berlin. EMI Testament 326‡

• R. Strauss/Dvořák: Romantic Music For Violin and Piano/Steinhardt, Mayorga. Sheffield Lab 18*

• Stravinsky: Ballets/Ansermet. London CSA-2308

• Stravinsky: Ballets. Silver-Garburg Piano Duo. Berlin Classics‡

• Stravinsky: Ebony Concerto. Reference Recordings RR-55*

• Stravinsky: Firebird Suite/Stokowski, Berlin. Capitol SP-8407

• Stravinsky: Movements for Piano and Orchestra/Rosen, Stravinsky. Columbia MS 6272

• Stravinsky: Octet/Stravinsky. Columbia MS 6272*

• Stravinsky: Petrouchka (solo piano). Wilson W-8313*

• Stravinsky: Petrouchka/Ansermet. London CS-6009

• Stravinsky: Petrouchka/Silver-Garburg Piano Duo. Berlin Classics 0300669BC‡

• Stravinsky: Pulcinella/Marriner. Argo ZRG575

• Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring/Muti, Philadelphia. EMI ASD 3807/MoFi MFSL 1-519‡

• Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring/Solti, CSO. Decca SXL-6691‡

• Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring/Stravinsky. Columbia MS 6548

• Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring (solo piano)/Atamian. RCA ARC1-3636

• Sullivan-Mackerras: Pineapple Poll. EMI/Hi-Q 001‡

• Szymanowski: Fourth Symphony/Blumenthal, Kord. Unicorn UN1-75023

• Szymanowski: Violin Concerto No. 2/Szeryng. Philips 6500 421

• Takemitsu: Garden Rain/Elgar Howarth. Decca Head 14

• Tchaikovksy: Manfred/Previn. Alto/EMI ASD-3018*

• Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker/Previn, LSO. EMI SLS-832

• Tchaikovsky/Nielsen: Souvenir Parts I & II. Trondheim Soloists. 2L*‡

• Tcherepnin: Ten Bagatelles for Piano and Orchestra/Weber, Fricsay. DG 13870*

• Thomson: The Plow That Broke the Plains. Analogue/Vanguard AP001

• Tippett: Concerto For Orchestra/Davis, LSO. Philips 412 378-1

• Toch: Symphony No. 3. Capitol SP-8364

• Vainberg: Symphony No. 4/Kondrashin. Melodiya ASD 2755

• Varese: Arcana/Mehta. Decca SXL 6550

• Vaughan Williams: Choral Music. EMI SLS-5082

• Vaughan Williams: Job. EMI ASD-2673

• Vaughan Williams: The Nine Symphonies. EMI SLS-822

• Vaughan Williams: Sancta Civitas. EMI ASD-2422

• Vaughan Williams: Symphony No. 5, The Wasps Overture/Previn. RCA SB-6856

• Villa-Lobos: String Quartet No. 17/Brazilian Quartet. Odyssey 32160175

• Vivaldi: The Four Seasons/Interpreti Veneziani Chamber Orchestra. Chasing the Dragon CTDLPI001*‡

• Vivaldi: Lute Concertos & Trios. Hungaroton SLPX-11978*

• Walton: Cello Concerto/Piatigorsky, Munch, BSO. RCA LSC-2109*

• Walton: Crown Imperial/Fennell, Eastman. Mercury SR-90197

Walton: Facade/ROHO, Fistoulari. Decca/RCA/Analogue Productions AAPC 2285

• Walton: Five Bagatelles/Artzt. Meridian E77037*

• Walton: Symphony No. 1/Previn. RCA LSC-2924

• Walton: Violin Concerto/Haendel, Berglund. EMI ASD 3483*

• Webern: Complete Works/Craft. Columbia K 4L 232 (mono)

• Webern: Five Movements for String Quartet, Op. 5/LaSalle Quartet. Muza XL/SXL 0282*

Webern: Movement for String Trio/Ensemble HD. S&W V001

• Grace Williams: Fantasy/Welsh Nursery Tunes. EMI ASD-3006*

• Wiren: Serenade for Strings EMI ESD-7001

SPECIAL MERIT: Operas and Oratorios

• Bartók: Bluebeard’s Castle/Ludwig, Kertesz. Decca SET 311

• Berg: Wozzeck/Boulez, Paris National Opera. Columbia 32 21 0002

• Bizet: Carmen/Bernstein. Deutsche Gram-mophon/Speakers Corner 2709 043‡

• Brecht/Weill: Threepenny Opera/New York Shakespeare Festival. Columbia 34326

• Britten: Billy Budd/Britten, Pears. London OSA-1390

• Britten: Noye’s Fludde. Argo ZK-1

• Britten: Peter Grimes/Britten, Pears, ROHO. Decca SXL 2150-2

• Debussy: Pelleas et Melisande/Boulez. Columbia M3 30119

• Dallapiccolo: Il Prigioniero/Dorati, Salonen. Decca Headline 10

French & Italian Opera Arias/Freni, Votto. EMI/Angel 34045

• Henze: The Young Lord/Dohnányi. DG 138 257

• Janáček: From the House of the Dead/Neumann. Supraphon 10 2941

• Janáček: The Makropoulos Case/Mackerras. London OSA 12116

• Menotti: Amahl & the Night Visitors. RCA LSC-2762‡

• Mozart: The Magic Flute. London OSA 1397

• Mussorgsky: Boris Godunov/Ghiaurov, Karajan. Decca SET-514/7

• Puccini: La Bohème/Pavarotti, Freni, Karajan. Decca SET-565/6

• Puccini: Madame Butterfly/De Los Angeles, Santini. Angel S 3604

• Puccini: Tosca/Price, Karajan. RCA LDS-7022

• Puccini: Turandot/Sutherland, Pavarotti, Mehta. Decca SET 561-3

• Schoenberg: Moses und Aaron/Boulez. Columbia M233594

• Shostakovich: Lady Macbeth of Minsk/Rostropovich EMI 49955

• R. Strauss: Die Frau Ohne Schatten/Solti. Deutsche Grammophon 136911/14

• R. Strauss: Elektra/Nilsson, Solti. Decca/Speakers Corner 354/5‡

• R. Strauss: Salome/Nilsson, Solti. Decca 228/9

• Verdi: Aida/Tebaldi, Karajan. London OSA-1313

• Verdi: Macbeth/Abbado, Verrett, Domingo. Deutsche Gramm 2709 062

• Verdi: Otello/McCracken, Barbirolli. HMV SLS940/3

• Wagner: Götterdämmerung. London OSA-1604

• Wagner: Parsifal/Knappertsbusch. Philips/Speakers Corner 835 220/24 AY‡

• Wagner: Das Rheingold. London OSA-1309

• Weill: Threepenny Opera Suite/Chicago Pro Musica. Reference Recordings RR-29

SPECIAL MERIT: Collections

Ballet for Band. Mercury SR-90256

Ballet Music from the Opera/PCO, Fistoulari. Decca/RCA/Analogue Productions AAPC 2400

Centerstage/Graham. Wilson Audiophile/Analogue Productions 8824‡

The Christmas Revels/Langstaff. Revels Records RC 1078

Concertos from Spain/Alicia de Larrocha. London CS-6990

Dances on Movable Ground. Ciaramella Ensemble. Yarlung 09261819V

Danses Anciennes de Hongrie. Harmonia Mundi HM-1003

Delmoni Plays Bach, Ysaÿe, Kreisler. Water Lily Acoustics WLA WS-07

Evensong for Ash Wednesday. Argo ZRG-5365

Exotic Dances from the Opera/Oue. Reference Recordings RR-1505‡

Festival/Reiner, CSO. RCA/Classic/Analogue Productions LSC-2423‡

La Fête de l’Ane. Harmonia Mundi HM-1036

The Spectacular Heinz Holliger Plays Music By Berio, Castiglioni, et al. Philips ‎6500 202

Horowitz at Carnegie Hall. Columbia/Speakers Corner EUROS728‡

Fiesta in Hi-Fi/Hanson. Mercury/Speakers Corner SR-90134‡

For My True Love/Terri, Almeida. Capitol SP-8461

In Formation/Kronos Quartet. Reference Recordings RR-9

Laudate II: Baroque Music from the Düben Collection. Proprius PROP 7860

Lockenhaus 1982 Live/Kremer et al. Philips 411 062-1

Magnum Opus. Wilson W-8111

Masterpieces for Violin and Orchestra/Milstein, Susskind. Analogue Productions AAPC 8528

The Moscow Sessions. Sheffield TLP-1000

Musique de la Grèce Antique. Harmonia Mundi HM-1015

New Music for Violin and Piano. Zukofsky, Kalish. Mainstream MS/5016*

New Year’s Concert 1989/C. Kleiber, Vienna Philharmonic. CBS Masterworks 2P 7934

Overtures Fantasies. Mercury SR-90191

Percussion Music. Nonesuch H-71291

The Power of the Orchestra/RCO. RCA/Analogue Productions 2659-45 (45rpm)‡

André Previn’s Music Night. EMI ASD-3131

The Reiner Sound. RCA/Analogue Productions LSC-2183*‡

Rhapsodies/Stokowski. RCA/Analogue Productions LSC-2471*‡

The Royal Ballet Gala Performances/Ansermet. RCA/Analogue Productions LSC-6065*‡

Rubinstein at Carnegie Hall/Rubinstein. RCA LSC-2605

Sea Shanties/The Men of the Robert Shaw Chorale. RCA LSC-2552

Sing We Noel: Christmas Music. Nonesuch H-71354

La Spagna. BIS 163/164/AudioNautes 1401‡

Tangos Among Friends/Barenboim, et al. TELDEC Classics 0630-13474-2

Venice/Solti, ROHO. RCA/Analogue Productions LSC-2313*‡

Vienna: 1908-1914/Dorati, LSO. Mercury SR-90316

Wagner for Band. Mercury/Speakers Corner SR-90276‡

Witches’ Brew/Gibson, NSOL. RCA/Analogue Productions LSC-2225‡


• 10,000 Maniacs: In My Tribe. Elektra/Mobile Fidelity MFSL 1-013‡

• Laurindo Almeida: Virtuoso Guitar. Crystal Clear Records CCS 8001

• Gene Ammons: Boss Tenor. Prestige/Analogue Productions 7180‡

• Tori Amos: Under the Pink. Atlantic R1-82567

Animal Collective: Merriweather Post Pavilion. Domino WIGLP 216

Applewood Road: Applewood Road. Gearbox GB 1531US

• Areski Et Brigitte Fontaine: Je Ne Connais Pas Cet Homme. Saravah SH 10041

Louis Armstrong: Satchmo Plays King Oliver. Audio Fidelity/Analogue Productions AAPJ 5930

Chet Atkins in Hollywood. RCA/Classic Records LSP-1993Q‡

• Chet Atkins: Caribbean Guitar. RCA LSP-2549

• Chet Atkins: The Other Chet Atkins. RCA LSP-2175

Chet Atkins, Les Paul: Chester & Lester. RCA/Exhibit XLP 44061

• Joan Baez: Diamonds & Rust. Mobile Fidelity MFSL 1-238‡

• Joan Baez: Farewell Angelina. Vanguard VSD 79200

• Joan Baez: In Concert. Vanguard VSD 2122

Chet Baker: Chet Baker Sings. PanAm Records 9152236 (mono)

• The Band: The Band. Mobile Fidelity LMF419*‡

• Patricia Barber: Café Blue. Premonition 90746‡

!!! (Click-Click-Click): Louden Up Now. Touch & Go TG234

Count Basie: Count Basie and the Kansas City 7. Impulse! Stereo A-15

• Count Basie: 88 Basie Street. Pablo/Ana-logue Productions 2310-901 (45rpm)*‡

Count Basie: Kansas City 7. Pablo Records 2310-908

• Count Basie: Live at the Sands (Before Frank). Warner Bros./Mobile Fidelity MFSL 2-401‡

Count Basie Big Band: Farmers Market Barbecue. Pablo Records 2310-874

• The Beach Boys: Pet Sounds. Analogue Productions 067 (mono)‡

• The Beach Boys: Surfer Girl. Capitol ST 1981/Analogue Productions 060‡

• The Beatles: The Beatles in Mono. Capitol Records LDB0914 (mono)‡

The Beatles: Sergeant Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. Parlophone PCS 7027

Beastie Boys: Paul’s Boutique. Capitol Records 509996 93300 18

• Beck: Sea Change. Geffen Records/Mobile Fidelity MFSL 2-308

• Harry Belafonte: Belafonte Sings the Blues. RCA/Impex AIMX 6012-45 (45rpm)‡

• Harry Belafonte: The Many Moods of Belafonte. RCA/Impex 6017-45 (45rpm)‡

Ben and Sweets/Webster, Edison. Columbia/ORG 117-45 (45rpm)‡

Tony Bennett: At Carnegie Hall. Columbia/Analogue Productions AAPP 823

• Tony Bennett: I Left My Heart in San Francisco. Columbia/Mobile Fidelity MFSL 1-358‡

Eleonora Bianchini/Enzo Pietropaoli: Dos. Fonè 5028917

Andrew Bird: Are You Serious. Loma Vista 39052

• Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers: The Big Beat. Blue Note/Music Matters BNLP4029-45N (45rpm)‡

• Art Blakey: The Jazz Messengers at the Café Bohemia. Blue Note/Music Matters BNLP1507-45 (45rpm)‡

Blondie: Parallel Lines. Chrysalis CHE 1192

Blood, Sweat & Tears. ORG 133 2 (45rpm)‡

Bob and Ray Throw a Stereo Spectacular. RCA LSP-1773 (Also Classic Records)

Daft Punk: Random Access Memories. Columbia 88883716861

• David Bowie: Earthling. ISO/Columbia/Friday Music FRM-42627‡

• David Bowie: Let’s Dance. EMI America SO 517093‡

• David Bowie: Tonight. EMI America SJ-17138‡

• David Bowie: Who Can I Be Now 1974–1976. Parlophone 89835‡

Anouar Braham: Blue Maqams. ECM 5789542

• Dave Brubeck: Time Out. Columbia/Analogue Productions 8192-45 (45rpm)‡

Jeff Buckley: Grace. Columbia/ORG ORGLP 019445

• Buena Vista Social Club: Lost and Found. World Circuit WC V090*‡

Kenny Burrell with Coleman Hawkins: Bluesy Burrell. Analogue Productions APRJ 29

• Kenny Burrell: Midnight Blue. Blue Note/Music Matters MMLLP84123‡

• Donald Byrd: The Cat Walk. Blue Note/Music Matters BNLP4075-45 (45rpm)‡

• Peter Case: Peter Case. Geffen Records GHS 24105

• Johnny Cash: American Recordings I–VI. American Recordings 81157‡

• Tracy Chapman: Tracy Chapman. Elektra 960 774-1

Ray Charles and Betty Carter. ABC Paramount/Analogue Productions 385‡

Alex Chilton: High Priest. Big Time Records (America) 6047-1-B

The Civil War (Vol. 1). Mercury LPSD-2-901 90173

• Eric Clapton: I Still Do. Bushbranch Records 51266-45 (45rpm)‡

• Leonard Cohen: Live in London. Sony/Music On Vinyl MOVLP1013

• Leonard Cohen: Old Ideas. Columbia C 79871‡

• Leonard Cohen: Popular Problems. Columbia 50142‡

• Leonard Cohen: Songs from the Road. Columbia 1121‡

• Leonard Cohen: You Want It Darker. Columbia 88985365071‡

• Marc Cohn: Marc Cohn. Atlantic/Mobile Fidelity MFSL 1-291‡

• Holly Cole: Temptation. Blue Note JP5003‡

Holly Cole Trio: Don’t Smoke in Bed. Analogue Productions AAPP 049

• Nat King Cole: Love Is the Thing. Capitol/Analogue Productions 824 (45rpm)‡

• Nat King Cole: The Nat King Cole Story. Capitol/Analogue Productions 1613 (45rpm)‡

• Judy Collins: Judith. Elektra 6E-111

• John Coltrane: Blue Train. Blue Note/Analogue Productions 81577 (45rpm)‡

• John Coltrane: A Love Supreme. Impulse/Analogue Productions AIPJ 77 (45rpm)‡

• Ry Cooder: Bop Till You Drop. Warner BSK 3358

• Sam Cooke: Night Beat. RCA/Analogue Productions LSP-2709 (45rpm)‡

• Elvis Costello: My Aim Is True. Stiff Records SEEZ 3

• Cowboy Junkies: The Trinity Sessions. Analogue Productions 072‡

• David Crosby: If I Could Only Remember My Name. Atlantic 7203‡

Stephan Crump: Rhombal. Papillon 5638885650

Dafos. Reference Recordings RR-12

• Miles Davis: E.S.P. Mobile Fidelity LMF451-4 (45rpm)‡

• Miles Davis: Kind of Blue. Columbia/Mobile Fidelity MFSL-2-45011 (45rpm)*‡

• Miles Davis: Miles in the Sky. Columbia/Mobile Fidelity MFSL 2-437 (45rpm)‡

• Miles Davis-Gil Evans: Sketches of Spain. Columbia/Mobile Fidelity 1375‡

• Jim Dawson: Songman. Kama Sutra KSBS-2035

• Doris Day: Hooray for Hollywood. Columbia C2L 5

deadmau5: 4x4=12. Ultra Records UL 2518-2

Jack DeJohnette: Return. Newvelle NV002LP

Delaney & Bonnie & Friends: To Bonnie from Delaney. ATCO/Speakers Corner 33341

Derek and the Dominoes: Layla. Mobile Fidelity LMF470

• Dire Straits: Brothers in Arms. MSFL-441 (45rpm)‡

• Dire Straits: Love Over Gold. Warner AWAR 47772‡

• Willie Dixon: Willie’s Blues. Prestige-Bluesville/Analogue Productions 1003‡

The Doors: The Doors. Elektra/Analogue Productions AAPP 74007-45 (45rpm)

The Doors: Infinite. Elektra/ Analogue Productions AAPP DOORS 45 (45rpm)

• The Doors: L.A. Woman. Elektra/Analogue Productions 75011-45 (45rpm)‡

Bob Dylan: Another Side of Bob Dylan. Columbia/Mobile Fidelity MFSL 2-279

Bob Dylan: Blonde on Blonde. Columbia/MoFi MFSL 3-45009 (45rpm)

• Bob Dylan: Bringing It All Back Home. Columbia/Mobile Fidelity LMF2-462M (45rpm, mono)‡

Bob Dylan: The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan. Columbia/Mobile Fidelity MFSL 2-378

• Eagles: Desperado. Elektra AELE 61664‡

Kat Edmonson: Way Down Low. Spinnerete SR-1202

Roy Eldridge: Happy Times. Pablo 2310-746

Electric Love. Mercury Limelight LS-86072

• Duke Ellington: Duke’s Big 4. Pablo/Analogue Productions 2310 703

• Duke Ellington: Masterpieces by Ellington. Columbia/Analogue Productions 4418 (mono)*‡

Duke Ellington and Ray Brown: This One’s for Blanton!. Pablo Records 2310 721

• El Vy: Return to the Moon. 4AD CAD 3530‡

• Enya: Enya. Atlantic 81842-1

Bill Evans: The Paris Concert (Edition One). Elektra/ORG 070 (45rpm)

• Bill Evans/Jim Hall: Undercurrent. Capitol/Mobile Fidelity MFSL 1-031‡

Bill Evans Trio: Sunday at the Village Vanguard. Riverside/Mobile Fidelity UD1S 2-002 (45rpm)

Donald Fagen: The Nightfly. Warner Bros./Mobile Fidelity UD451S-003 (45rpm)

• Donald Fagen: Sunken Condos. Reprise 532287‡

• Eileen Farrell: Torch Songs. Reference Recordings RR-34*‡

• Victor Feldman: Secret of the Andes. Nautilus NR50

• Vanessa Fernandez: When The Levee Breaks. Groove Note 1088 (45rpm)‡

Fine Young Cannibals: The Raw & The Cooked. I.R.S. Records IRS-6273

• Ella Fitzgerald: Clap Hands, Here Comes Charlie! Verve/Analogue Productions 4052-45 (45rpm)*‡

• Ella Fitzgerald: Ella and Louis. Verve/Analogue Productions 4003-45 (45rpm mono)*‡

• Ella Fitzgerald: Sings Songs from Let No Man Write My Epitaph. Verve/Analogue Productions 4043-45 (45rpm)*‡

• Ella Fitzgerald: Take Love Easy. Pablo 2310 702

Ella Fitzgerald and Joe Pass: Speak Love. Pablo Records D2310888

The Flaming Lips: The Soft Bulletin. Warner Bros. CLP 7433LP

• Fleetwood Mac: Rumours. Warner/Analogue Productions 517787‡

Aretha Franklin: Aretha Gold. Atlantic/Mobile Fidelity LMF479 (45rpm)

Peter Gabriel: Peter Gabriel 3. Geffen Records GHSP 2035

• Peter Gabriel: So. Geffen Records GHS 24088/Real World RWD 800014‡

Jerry Garcia & Dave Grisman: Shady Grove. Mobile Fidelity MF478

Melody Gardot: Live in Europe. Verve Jazz 5765500

• Melody Gardot: My One and Only Thrill. Verve/ORG 161 (45rpm)*‡

• Art Garfunkel: Breakaway. CBS/Sony 25AP 1373

Marvin Gaye: What’s Going On. Island 5370306

• Saul Goodman: Mallets, Melody & Mayhem. Columbia CS-8333

• Ed Graham: Hot Stix. M & K Realtime RT-106

• Grateful Dead: Workingman’s Dead. Mobile Fidelity LMF2-428 (45rpm)‡

• The Great Jazz Trio: Direct From LA. East Wind EW 10005

• Johnny Griffin: A Blowin’ Session. Blue Note/Music Matters BNLP1559-45N (45rpm, mono)‡

Charlie Haden: Quartet West. Verve 831 673-1

The Gene Harris Quartet: Listen Here! Concord Jazz CJ-385

• Johnny Hartman: Once In Every Life. Bee Hive/Analogue Productions APJ 105‡

• Jon Hendricks: Fast Livin’ Blues. Columbia/ORG 121-45 (45rpm)‡

• John Hiatt: Bring the Family. A&M Records 395 158-1‡

• Earl Fatha” Hines: Fatha! M & K Realtime RT-105

• Lightnin’ Hopkins: Going Away. Bluesville/Analogue Productions 1073

• Son House: The Legendary Son House. Columbia/Analogue Productions CS 9217‡

James Newton Howard & Friends. Sheffield Lab. LAB23

• Janis Ian: Breaking Silence. Columbia/Analogue Productions 027‡

• Ian and Sylvia: Northern Journey. Vanguard/Impex 79154‡

Infected Mushroom: Converting Vegetarians. YoYo Records YOYO 56-1

• INXS: Listen Like Thieves. Mobile Fidelity MFSL 1-041‡

Interpol: Turn on the Bright Lights. Matador 448861 05450

• Chris Isaak: Heart Shaped World. Reprise 258371

Jason Isbell: Southeastern. Southeastern Records 25473

• Jacintha: Autumn Leaves. Groove Note 1006-45 (45rpm)‡

Jacintha: Here’s To Ben. Groove Note GRV 1001-1 (45rpm)

Michael Jackson: Thriller. Epic 88875143731

• Harry James: The King James Version. Sheffield Lab 3

• Jean-Michel Jarre: Oxygène. Polydor 2473-10

Jay-Z: The Black Album. Def Jam/Roc-A-Fella AAB000152801

Jazz at the Pawnshop. Proprius 7778‡

• Jefferson Airplane: Surrealistic Pillow. RCA/Mobile Fidelity LMF456-45 (45rpm mono)‡

Professor Johnson’s Astounding Sound Show. Reference Recordings RR-7*

• Norah Jones: Come Away with Me. Analogue Productions 042‡

• Rickie Lee Jones: It’s Like This. Analogue Productions AAP 51056‡

• Rickie Lee Jones: Rickie Lee Jones. Mobile Fidelity MFSL 2-45010 (45rpm)‡

• Janis Joplin: I Got Dem Ol’ Kozmic Blues Again, Mama. Columbia 78221‡

• Janis Joplin: Pearl. Mobile Fidelity LMF454-45 (45rpm)‡

• Sara K: Water Falls. Stockfisch SFR 8011‡

• Bruce Katz: Crescent Crawl. AudioQuest AQ-1012*

• Ali Akbar Khan: Indian Architecture. Water Lily WLA-ES-20

• Ali Akbar Khan: Music of India, Morning and Evening Ragas. Connoisseur Society CS 1766

• Carol Kidd: Carol Kidd. Aloi AKH003/Linn Records AKH 297

Klaatu. EMI EST-11542

• Kraftwerk: Autobahn. Parlophone/Astralwerks AASW 66014‡

• Diana Krall: All for You. Verve/ORG 006-45 (45rpm)‡

• Diana Krall: From This Moment On. Verve B0007323-01*

• Diana Krall: Live in Paris. Verve/ORG 0003-45 (45prm)‡

• Alison Krauss+Union Station: Live. Rounder/Mobile Fidelity 3-281‡

• The L.A. 4: Pavane Pour Une Infante Défunte. East Wind EW-10003

Yusef Lateef: Eastern Sounds. Fantasy Records OJC-612

LCD Soundsystem: American Dream. Columbia/DFA/Sony Music 88985456111

LCD Soundsystem: This Is Happening. DFA DFA 2250-2

Michel Legrand: Legrand Jazz. Columbia/Impex 6028

• Gordon Lightfoot: Summer Side of Life. Reprise MS-2037

Julie London: Julie Is Her Name. Liberty/Analogue Productions AAPP 7100-45 (45rpm)

London Grammar: If You Wait. Ministry of Sound MADART1LP

• Shelby Lynne: Just a Little Lovin’. Lost Highway/Analogue Productions 041‡

• Antonio Lysy: Antonio Lysy at the Broad. Yarlung 95968-517V‡

• Taj Mahal: Recycling the Blues & Other Related Stuff. Columbia/ORG 0112-45 (45rpm)‡

Malia, Boris Blank: Convergence. EmArcy 374 593-2

• Mannheim Steamroller: Fresh Aire II. American Gramaphone 359

• Mannheim Steamroller: Fresh Aire III. American Gramaphone 365

• Bob Marley & The Wailers: Natty Dread. Island AISL 60066‡

• Dean Martin: This Time I’m Swinging. Capitol/Mobile Fidelity 1-410‡

• Hugh Masakela: Hope. Sheridan Square Records/Analogue Productions 82020 (45rpm)‡

• Christian McBride & Inside Straight: Kind of Brown. Mack Avenue 1047LP‡

• Amanda McBroom: Growing Up in Hollywood Town. Sheffield Lab-13

Zara McFarlane: Arise. Brownswood BWOOD 162LP

• Sarah McLachlan: The Freedom Sessions. Arista 18784-2

• Sarah McLachlan. Fumbling Towards Ecstasy. Arista 18725-2

• Jackie McLean: Right Now! Blue Note/Music Matters MMLLP84215‡

• Metallica: Metallica (Black Album). Warner 511831-1 (45rpm)

• Charles Mingus: Mingus Ah-Um. Columbia/ORG 130 (45rpm)

• Joni Mitchell: Blue. Reprise/Rhino 74842*‡

• Joni Mitchell: Court & Spark. Asylum/Elektra1001‡

• Joni Mitchell: Hejira. Elektra 1087‡

• Joni Mitchell: Wild Things Run Fast. Geffen/ORG 056 (45rpm)‡

Nicole Mitchell: Mandoria Awakening It: Emerging Worlds. FPE LPFPE 012

• Keb’ Mo’: Keb’ Mo’. Mobile Fidelity LMF357‡

• Hank Mobley: Another Workout. Blue Note/Music Matters BNLP4431-45 (45prm)‡

The Modern Jazz Quartet: For Ellington. East-West Records 90926-1

Thelonious Monk: Les Liasons Dangereuses 1960. Sam Records/Saga/Universal Music 1

Thelonious Monk: Monk’s Music. Riverside/Analogue Productions RLP-242 (45rpm)

• Carlos Montoya: Flamenco Direct Volume 1. Crystal Clear Records CCS 6004

• Lee Morgan: The Sidewinder. Blue Note/Analogue Productions 84157‡

• Lee Morgan: Search For The New Land. Blue Note/Music Matters BNLP4169-45 (45rpm)‡

• The Mothers of Invention: The Grand Wazoo. Bizarre Records MS 2093

My Bloody Valentine: Loveless. mybloodyvalentine.org

The National: Sleep Well Beast. 4AD 4AD0020LP

• Oliver Nelson: The Blues and the Abstract Truth. Impulse/Analogue Productions AIPJ 5 (45rpm)*‡

Willie Nelson: Stardust. Analogue Productions AAPP 116-45 (45pm)

• Aaron Neville: Warm Your Heart. A&M/ORG ORG 141 2 (45rpm)‡

Randy Newman: Dark Matter. Nonesuch 7559794034

Nine Inch Nails: With Teeth. Nothing Records B0004553-01

• Ferit Odman: Dameronia with Strings. Equinox EMLP0002‡

Roy Orbison: Crying. Analogue Productions AAPP 14007-45 (45rpm)

• The O-Zone Percussion Group: The Percussion Record. ClearAudio 83058‡

• Van Dyke Parks: Song Cycle. Warner 1727

• Horace Parlan: Speakin’ My Piece. Blue Note/Music Matters MMLLP84043‡

• Alan Parsons: I Robot. Mobile Fidelity LMF455 (45rpm)‡

Rosa Passos & Ron Carter: Entre Amigos. Chesky 229

• Art Pepper: Meets the Rhythm Section. Contemporary/OJC 338‡

Peter, Paul & Mary. Warner Bros. 1449

• Cyndee Peters: Black Is the Color. Opus 3 Records 77-06

• Oscar Peterson Trio: Exclusively For My Friends. MPS 0209478‡

• Oscar Peterson: We Get Requests. Verve/Analogue Productions 8606 (45rpm)‡

• Madeleine Peyroux: Careless Love. Rounder/Mobile Fidelity 37043‡

• Rebecca Pidgeon: The Raven. Chesky 115‡

Allison Pierce: Year of the Rabbit. Masterworks/Analog Spark 00038

Pig’s Eye Jazz (Vol. II). Insight Records Vol. 2

• Pink Floyd: The Wall. EMI-4814‡

The Pixies: Doolittle. 4AD/Mobile Fidelity MFSL 1-309

The Pixies: Surfer Rosa. 4AD/Mobile Fidelity MFSL 1-296

Robert Plant: Carry Fire. Nonesuch 563057

• Manitas De Plata: Flamenco Guitar. Connoisseur Society Recording SRL 8643

The Police: Synchronicity. A&M Records SP-3725

• Elvis Presley: Elvis is Back! RCA/Analogue Productions 2231 (45rpm)‡

Procol Harum: A Salty Dog. A&M/Mobile Fidelity MFSL 1-474

Radiohead: OK Computer OKNOTOK 1997 2017. XL XLMX868

Rage Against the Machine: Rage Against the Machine. Sony Music 88875111751

• Ariel Ramirez: Misa Criolla. Philips 420 955-1

David Rawlings: Poor David’s Almanac. Acony 1713-LP

• Lou Reed: Rock ’n’ Roll Animal. RCA/Legacy 5802‡

Reflections. Reference Recordings RR-18*

R.E.M.: Automatic for the People. Concord Craft Recordings CONC 0046

• Renaissance: Novella Sire. SA-2576

The Rolling Stones: The Rolling Stones in Mono. ABKCO 018771834519

• The Rolling Stones: Tattoo You. Rolling Stones Records COC 16052

• Sonny Rollins: Sonny Rollins Vol. 1. Blue Note/Music Matters BNLP1542-45 (45rpm)‡

• Sonny Rollins: Way Out West. Fantasy/Analogue Productions 7530

• Sonny Rollins: Saxophone Colossus. Prestige/Analogue Productions 7079 (mono)

• Linda Ronstadt: Heart Like A Wheel. Mobile Fidelity LMF472

• Linda Ronstadt: Simple Dreams. Analogue Productions AAPP 074-45 (45pm)

Linda Ronstadt: What’s New. Analogue Productions AAPP 0730-45 (45pm)

• Rough Trade: Avoid Freud. True North TN-43

• Rough Trade: For Those Who Think Young. True North TN-48

• Rough Trade: Shaking the Foundations. True North TN-50

St. Vincent: Masseduction. Loma Vista 225

• Salt City Six: Dixieland. Audiophile AP-80

• Cecile McLorin Salvant: Woman Child. Mack Avenue MAC 1072‡

Sampha: Process. Young Turks TTLP 158

• Santana: Santana. Columbia/Mobile Fidelity MFSL 2-45012 (45rpm)‡

• Seals & Crofts: Greatest Hits. Warner Bros. BS-2886

DJ Shadow: Endtroducing. Island/Mercury 4795720

The Sheffield Drum Record. Sheffield Lab-14*

Sherwood & Pinch: Man vs. Sofa. On-U Sound ONULP 135

• Horace Silver Quintet: The Cape Verdean Blues. Blue Note/Music Matters BNLP4220-45 (45rpm)‡

• Paul Simon: Graceland. Sony Legacy 8869191472*‡

• Paul Simon: Hearts and Bones. Warner Bros. Records 9 23942-1

• Paul Simon: Songs from The Capeman. Warner Bros. Records 1-46814

Simon and Garfunkel: Bridge Over Troubled Water. Columbia/Mobile Fidelity UD1S (45rpm)

• Simon and Garfunkel: The Concert in Central Park. Columbia 49741‡

Nina Simone: Little Girl Blue. Analogue Productions AAPJ 083-45 (45rpm)

• Frank Sinatra: In the Wee Small Hours. Capitol CAPLP76157 (mono)‡

• Frank Sinatra: Songs for Swingin’ Lovers. Capitol CAPLP62862 (mono)‡

• Frank Sinatra: Only the Lonely. Capitol/Mobile Fidelity MFSL 1-326 (mono)*

• Frank Sinatra: Sinatra at the Sands. Reprise/Mobile Fidelity MFSL 2-332*

• Jimmy Smith: Midnight Special. Blue Note/Analogue Productions 84078‡

Smoke & Mirrors Percussion Ensemble. Yarlung YARLP2552-45 (45rpm)‡

Sophisticated Lady Jazz Quartet/Wicks, Boyle, et al. Yarlung YAR09272-004V1‡

• Simon Spillett: Square One. Gearbox Records GB1512

• Dusty Springfield: Dusty in Memphis. Atlantic/Analogue Productions 8214-45 (45rpm)‡

• Lynn Stanley: Interludes. A.T. Music LLC 3104 (45rpm)‡

Star of Wonder. Reference Recordings RR-21*‡

• Steely Dan: Aja. MCA 3216881‡

• Cat Stevens: Tea for the Tillerman. A&M/Analogue Productions 9135 (45rpm)*‡

• Cat Stevens: Teaser and the Firecat. Mobile Fidelity MFSL 1-244‡

The Strayaway Child. Song of the Wood 7811

Sylvan Esso: What Now. Loma Vista LVR00137

• Talk Talk: Spirit of Eden. Parlophone PCSD 105 74 6977 1

• James Taylor: Dad Loves His Work. Columbia/Mobile Fidelity MFSL 1-356‡

• Claire Teal: A Tribute to Ella Fitzgerald. Chasing the Dragon PI003‡

Richard Thompson: Rumor and Sigh. Mobile Fidelity LMF476

• Masahiko Togashi: Rings. East Wind EW-9001-2

• Allen Touissaint: American Tunes. Nonesuch 545656-1‡

TrentemØller: The Last Resort. Poker Flat Recordings PFRLP18

A Tribe Called Quest: The Low End Theory. Jive 41418

• McCoy Tyner: New York Reunion. Chesky Jazz LP051‡

• Various: The Wonderful Sound of Female Vocalists/Fitzgerald, London, Krall, et al. Analogue Productions AAPP 122

• Sarah Vaughan: Gershwin Live!/Thomas, LA Phil. CBS 37277

Sarah Vaughan: How Long Has This Been Going On Pablo Records 2310-821

Stevie Ray Vaughan: Couldn’t Stand the Weather. Epic/Analogue Productions AAPB 097-45 (45rpm)

• Tom Waits and Crystal Gayle: One From The Heart. Mobile Fidelity LMF448‡

• Jennifer Warnes: Famous Blue Raincoat. Porch Light/Impex IMP6021‡

• Jennifer Warnes: The Hunter. Private/Impex IMP6007 (45rpm)‡

• Jennifer Warnes: The Well. Impex IMP6001-45 (45rpm)‡

• Dionne Warwick: Soulful. Scepter SPS-573

Rob Wasserman: Duets. Analogue Productions AAPB 118

• Muddy Waters: Folk Singer. Analogue Productions 1843-45 (45rpm)*‡

• Roger Waters: Amused to Death. Columbia Legacy/Analogue Productions 468761‡

The Weavers Reunion at Carnegie Hall, Part 2. Vanguard VSD79161*

Gillian Welch: The Harrow & The Harvest. Acony ACNY-1109LP

The Who: Live at Leeds. Geffen/Polydor 5774830

Wilco: A Ghost Is Born. Nonesuch/Rhino 8122764921

Sonny Boy Williamson: Keep It to Ourselves. Analogue Productions AAPB 036-45 (45rpm)

• Anthony Wilson: Frogtown. Goat Hill Recordings GHR 004‡

Frank Zappa: Waka/Jawaka. Bizarre Records MS 2094


• A-ha: Take On Me. British Warner Brothers W-9006

• Louis Armstrong: St. James Infirmary. Audio Fidelity (45rpm)

Andrew Bird: Useless Creatures. Fat Possum Records FP1219-1

• David Bowie: Let’s Dance. EMI-America SQ-17093

• China Crisis: In a Catholic Style. British Virgin VS-765112

• Miles Davis: Ascenseur pour l’échafaud. SAM 660213‡

• Frankie Goes to Hollywood: Relax. British Virgin/ZTT-1ZZTAS1

• Freeez: I.O.U. Streetwise SWRL-2210

• Bill Henderson: Send in the Clowns. Classic Records/Jazz Planet 0779-33/45C (45rpm)‡

• Human League: Don’t You Want Me. British Virgin 466-12B

• Greg Kihn Band: Jeopardy. Beserkley 0-67932

• Propaganda: Machinery. British Virgin/ZTT 12xZ TAS 12

• Lionel Richie: All Night Long. Motown 4514-MG

DJ Shadow: The Mountain Has Fallen. Mass Appeal. MSAP0046EP

Sylvan Esso: Kick Jump Twist. Loma Vista 88072 01438 (45 rpm)

• Gerry Woo: Help Yourself. Polydor 887-529-1

• Yaz: Don’t Go. Mute Yaz-001

• Yello: Lost Again. Elektra 966790

• Yello & Shirley Bassey: The Rhythm Divine. Mercury 888-746-1

SPECIAL MERIT: Film and Broadway Score

Badalamenti: Lost Highway. Nothing/Polydor 5741133

• The Band: The Last Waltz. Warner Bros. 3146‡

The Beatles: A Hard Day’s Night. Capitol 3782572 (mono)

The Beatles: Help! Capitol 3782574 (mono)

Bennett: Murder on the Orient Express. Capitol Records ST-11361

E. Bernstein: The Grifters. Varese Sarabande VS-5290

• L. Bernstein: West Side Story. Columbia/Analog Spark OS 2001/79301836801-8 2*‡

L. Bernstein: Symphonic Suite From On the Waterfront. Columbia MS6251

• Bliss: Things to Come. EMI ASD-3416*

Byrne, et al.: Something Wild. MCA Records MCA-6194

Cooder: Paris, Texas. Real Gone Music RLGM 05431PMI

Desplat and Mothersbaugh: Moonrise Kingdom. ABKCO (45rpm)

Goldsmith: The Boys from Brazil. A&M Records SP-4731

Goldsmith: Chinatown. ABC Records ABDP-848

• Herrmann: Alfred Hitchcock’s North by Northwest. Soundtrack Factory  SF 579421

• Herrmann: Citizen Kane. British RCA GL-43441

• Herrmann: The Fantasy Film World. Decca PFS-4309

• Herrmann: The Ghost and Mrs. Muir. Filmmusic Collection FMC-4*

• Herrmann: The Three Worlds of Gulliver. Decca PFS-4337

• Homrich/Gascoigne: The Emerald Forest. Varese Sarabande STV-81244

• Horner: Glory. Virgin 1-91329

• Jarre: The Professionals. Colgems COSO-5001

• Kern: Show Boat/McGlinn, Von Stade, Stratas. EMI

• Kilar: The Ninth Gate. Silva Screen ‎SILLP1505‡

Mancini: Hatari! RCA/Analogue Productions AAPP 2559-45 (45rpm)

• Mancini: The Pink Panther. RCA/Analogue Productions LSP-2795-45 (45rpm)‡

• Moroder: Cat People. Backstreet BSR-6107

Morricone: The Mission. Virgin 90567-1

• Myrow/Seagrave: Phantasm. Varese VC-81105

• Nitzsche: The Hot Spot. Antilles/Analogue Productions 8755 (45rpm)‡

O Brother, Where Art Thou Lost Highway 619101‡

• Prokofiev: Ivan the Terrible. EMI SLS-5110

Rota: Agatha Christie’s Death on the Nile. Capitol Records SW-11866

Rota: The Godfather. Geffen Records B0022409-01

• Rózsa: Ben Hur. Decca PFS-4394

• Rózsa: Quo Vadis. Decca PFS-4430

• Sondheim: Pacific Overtures. RCA ARL-1-1367

• Sondheim: Sweeney Todd. RCA CBL2-3379

• Talking Heads: Stop Making Sense. Sire 1-25186

• Tiomkin: Lost Horizons. British RCA GL-43445

• Tiomkin: The Thing. British RCA RL-42005

• Vangelis: Antarctica. Japanese Polydor 2MM-0290

• Various: The Darjeeling Limited. ABKCO 0018771830016‡

• Various: The Flight of the Condor. BBC Records REB-440

Various: Goodfellas. Atlantic 670.9313

Various: Pulp Fiction. Universal 5345461

Zimmer: Dunkirk. Music on Vinyl MOVATM171

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‡ Still in print
* Exceptionally natural and musical sound