TAS Super LP List 2017

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TAS Super LP List 2017

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 crates 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 it once did, TAS’ new Super LP List contains every LP that HP recommended when the list was last published in 2014. 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 marked with a 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 (*).

As time passes, we anticipate adding more titles to the Super LP List, but its core—Harry’s own picks—will remain constant. JV

BEST OF THE BUNCH: Classical

  • 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

BEST OF THE BUNCH: Popular

  • 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

SPECIAL MERIT: Classical

  • Alain: Organ Works (complete). Erato EDO-250/2
  • 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, Sym-phony 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 Masterworks D3S 717*
  • 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: Quartet No. 14, Op. 131/Bernstein, Vienna Philharmonic. DG 2531 077
  • Beethoven: Sonata No. 9 “Kreutzer”/Francescatti, Casadesus. Columbia/Speakers Corner EUROS6125
  • 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, Op. 96/Abel, Steinberg. Wilson Audiophile/Analogue Productions 8315*
  • Bennett: 5 Studies for Piano/Bennett. Argo ZRG 704
  • Berg: Lulu & Wozzeck Suites. Mercury SR-90278
  • 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‡
  • 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)
  • 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 Voices and Motets. Harmonia Mundi HM 55212
  • Cage: Mr. Cage’s Prepared Piano/Tilbury. Decca Head 9
  • Cage: Third Construction. New World/Classic NW-319*
  • Carter: Cello Sonata/Krosnick, Jacobs. Nonesuch H-71234
  • Carter: Piano Sonata/Rosen HMV ASD 601
  • Chabrier: España!/Argenta. Decca/Speakers Corner SXL-2020*‡
  • Copland: Appalachian Spring. Can. Broadcast SM-5000
  • 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: Quartet in G minor/Juilliard Quartet. Columbia Masterworks M 30650
  • 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 Pré, 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
  • Gabrieli: Canzoni da Sonare/Savall, Hespèrion XX. Reflexe/Odeon 1C 065-45 646
  • 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: 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 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*
  • Liszt: Mephisto Waltz/Reiner. RCA/Classic LSC-2341*
  • Liszt: Nojima Plays Liszt. Reference Recordings RR-25 (45rpm)*‡
  • Lloyd: Symphony No. 5. Lyrita SRCS-124
  • Lutoslawski: Concerto for Orchestra/Kletzki. London CS 6665
  • Lutoslawski: Symphony No. 1/Krenz. Wergo WER 60044
  • Lutoslawski: Symphony No. 3/Salonen, Los Angeles Philharmonic. CBS Masterworks Digital M42203
  • Lutoslawski: Orchestral Works/Lutoslawski, PRNSO. EMI Electrola 1C 165-03 231/36
  • 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: The Mahler Project/Tilson Thomas, San Francisco Symphony. SFS Media 0040
  • Mahler: Symphony No. 1/Slatkin. Telarc DG-10066
  • Mahler: Symphony No. 2 Abravanel, Utah SO. Vanguard VCS 10003
  • Mahler: Symphony No. 3/Mehta. Decca/Super Analogue KIJC 9014-5*
  • 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
  • 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 (45rpm)‡
  • Mozart: Sinfonia Concertante/Oistrakh, Kondrashin. Decca/Speakers Corner 6088‡
  • Mozart: Symphonies Nos. 40 & 41/Guilini. Decca/Speakers Corner SXL-6225‡
  • Mozart: Violin Concerto in D, K. 216/Martzy, Jochum, Bavarian State Radio. Coup d’Archet 002 (mono)
  • Mussorgsky/Ravel: Pictures/Reiner, CSO. RCA/Analogue Productions LSC-2201‡
  • Nancarrow: Studies for Player Piano. Columbia Masterworks MS 7222
  • 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*‡
  • Piston: Symphony No. 2/Tilson Thomas. DG 2530 103
  • 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 Nos. 1 & 3/Abbado. 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: Complete Orchestral Works. Cluytens, Société des Concerts du Conservatoire. EMI SAX 2476-9
  • 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 Chloé Suite No. 2/Paray. Mercury SR 90281*
  • 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: Pines of Rome/Reiner. RCA/Analogue Productions LSC-2436‡
  • Reubke: The 94th Psalm. Orion ORS-78282
  • Rimsky/Korsakov: Scheherazade. RCA/Classic/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/Dupré. 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: 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/Maximilien. CRI SD 496 *
  • Shostakovich: Cello Concerto No. 1. EMI ASD-2924
  • Shostakovich: Cello Sonata/Shafran. RCA LSC-2553
  • 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. 6/Previn. EMI ASD 3029
  • 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: 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
  • Tippett: Piano Concerto/Ogdon, Davis, LSO. HMV ASD 621
  • Toch: Symphony No. 3. Capitol SP-8364
  • Vainberg: Symphony No. 4/Kondrashin. Melodiya ASD 2755
  • Varèse: 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/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: 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*
  • 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, et al. Deutsche Grammophon/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/Lorengar, Prey, Solti. 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 Grammophon 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

  • Ataulfo Argenta Edition/Argenta, Orquesta Nacional de España. Alto Analogue AA006
  • Ballet for Band. Mercury SR-90256
  • Centerstage/Graham. Wilson/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‡
  • The Spectacular Heinz Holliger Plays Music by Berio, Castiglioni, et al. Philips 6500 202
  • Horowitz at Carnegie Hall. Columbia/Speakers Corner EUROS728
  • La Fête de l’Âne. Harmonia Mundi HM-1036
  • 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
  • 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
  • Sing We Noel: Christmas Music. Nonesuch H-71354
  • La Spagna. BIS 163/164/AudioNautes 1401‡
  • 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‡

SPECIAL MERIT: Informal

  • 10,000 Maniacs: In My Tribe. Elektra/Mobile Fidelity MFSL 1-013‡
  • Gene Ammons: Boss Tenor. Prestige/Analogue Productions 7180‡
  • Tori Amos: Under the Pink. Atlantic R1-82567
  • Areski Et Brigitte Fontaine: Je Ne Connais Pas Cet Homme. Saravah SH 10041
  • Chet Atkins in Hollywood. RCA/Classic Records LSP-1993Q‡
  • Chet Atkins: Caribbean Guitar. RCA LSP-2549
  • The Other Chet Atkins. RCA LSP-2175
  • Joan Baez: Diamonds & Rust. Mobile Fidelity MFSL 1-238‡
  • Joan Baez: Farewell Angelina. Vanguard VSD 79200
  • Joan Baez: In Concert. Vanguard VSD 2122
  • The Band: The Band. Mobile Fidelity LMF419*
  • Patricia Barber: Café Blue. Premonition 90746
  • Count Basie: 88 Basie Street. Pablo/Analogue Productions 2310-901 (45rpm)*‡
  • Count Basie: Live at the Sands (Before Frank). Warner Bros./Mobile Fidelity MFSL 2-401‡
  • 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)‡
  • 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: I Left My Heart in San Francisco. Columbia/Mobile Fidelity MFSL 1-358‡
  • 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)
  • Blood, Sweat & Tears. ORG 133 2 (45rpm)‡
  • Bob and Ray Throw a Stereo Spectacular. RCA LSP-1773 (Also Classic Records)
  • 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
  • Ray Brown: The Red Hot Ray Brown Trio. Groove Note GRV102801
  • Dave Brubeck: Time Out. Columbia/Analogue Productions 8192-45 (45rpm)‡
  • Buena Vista Social Club: Lost and Found. World Circuit WC V090*‡
  • Buena Vista Social Club: Buena Vista Social Club. Nonesuch RTH 79478
  • 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‡
  • 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‡
  • 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/Ana-logue 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‡
  • 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 and Quincy Jones: Live at Montreux. Warner 9362-45221-1
  • 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
  • Dire Straits: Brothers in Arms. MSFL-441 (45rpm)‡
  • Dire Straits: Love over Gold. Warner AWAR 47772‡
  • The Doors: L.A. Woman. Elektra/Analogue Productions 75011-45 (45rpm)‡
  • Bob Dylan: Bringing It All Back Home. Columbia/Mobile Fidelity LMF2-462M (45rpm, mono)
  • Eagles: Desperado. Elektra AELE 61664‡
  • 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)*‡
  • El Vy: Return to the Moon. 4AD CAD 3530‡
  • Enya: Enya. Atlantic 81842-1
  • Bill Evans/Jim Hall: Undercurrent. Capitol/Mobile Fidelity MFSL 1-031‡
  • Donald Fagen: The Nightfly. Warner Bros. 9362495223
  • Donald Fagen: Sunken Condos. Reprise 532287‡
  • Eileen Farrell: Torch Songs. Reference Recordings RR-34*‡
  • Vanessa Fernandez: When the Levee Breaks. Groove Note 1088 (45rpm)
  • Victor Feldman: Secret of the Andes. Nautilus NR50
  • Ella Fitzgerald: Clap Hands, Here Comes Charlie! Verve/Analog 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
  • Fleetwood Mac: Rumours. Warner/Analogue Productions 517787‡
  • Peter Gabriel: So. Geffen Records GHS 24088/Real World RWD 800014‡
  • Melody Gardot: My One and Only Thrill. Verve/ORG 161 (45rpm)*‡
  • Art Garfunkel: Breakaway. CBS/Sony 25AP 1373
  • 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)
  • 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/Music On Vinyl MOV 786‡
  • 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
  • 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‡
  • Chris Isaak: Heart Shaped World. Reprise 258371
  • Jacintha: Autumn Leaves. Groove Note 1006-45 (45rpm)‡
  • Harry James: The King James Version. Sheffield Lab 3
  • Jean Michel Jarre: Oxygène. Polydor 2473-10
  • 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. Audio-Quest 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
  • Gordon Lightfoot: Summer Side of Life. Reprise MS-2037
  • Julie London: Julie Is Her Name. Liberty/Boxstar Records LRP3006
  • 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)
  • 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 Masekela: Hope. Analogue Productions 82020 (45rpm)‡
  • Christian McBride & Inside Straight: Kind of Brown. Mack Avenue 1047LP‡
  • Amanda McBroom: Growing Up in Hollywood Town. Sheffield Lab-13
  • 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/Elektra 1001‡
  • Joni Mitchell: Hejira. Asylum/Elektra 1087‡
  • Joni Mitchell: Wild Things Run Fast. Geffen/ORG 056 (45rpm)‡
  • Keb’ Mo’: Keb’ Mo’. Mobile Fidelity LMF357
  • Hank Mobley: Another Workout. Blue Note/Music Matters BNLP4431-45 (45prm)
  • Lee Morgan: The Sidewinder. Blue Note/Analogue Productions 84157‡
  • Lee Morgan: Search for the New Land. Blue Note/Music Matters BNLP4169-45 (45rpm)
  • Oliver Nelson: The Blues and the Abstract Truth. Impulse/Analogue Productions AIPJ 5 (45rpm)*‡
  • Aaron Neville: Warm Your Heart. A&M/ORG ORG 141 2 (45rpm)
  • Ferit Odman: Dameronia with Strings. Equinox EMLP0002‡
  • The O-Zone Percussion Group: The Percussion Record. ClearAudio 83058‡
  • Van Dyke Parks: Song Cycle. Warner Bros. 1727
  • Horace Parlan: Speakin’ My Piece. Blue Note/Music Matters MMLLP84043
  • Alan Parsons: I Robot. Mobile Fidelity LMF455 (45rpm)
  • Gary Peacock: Voices. CBS/Sony SOPC 57126-J
  • 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
  • Pig’s Eye Jazz (Vol. II). Insight Records Vol. 2
  • Pink Floyd: The Wall. EMI-4814‡
  • Manitas De Plata: Flamenco Guitar. Connoisseur Society SRL 8643
  • Elvis Presley: Elvis Is Back! RCA/Analogue Productions 2231 (45rpm)‡
  • Ariel Ramirez: Misa Criolla. Philips 420 955-1
  • Lou Reed: Rock ’n’ Roll Animal. RCA/Legacy 5802‡
  • Reflections. Reference Recordings RR-18*
  • Renaissance: Novella Sire. SA-2576
  • Sonny Rollins: Sonny Rollins Vol. 1. Blue Note/Music Matters BNLP1542-45 (45rpm)
  • Sonny Rollins: Way Out West. Fantasy/Analogue Productions 7530
  • The Romeros: A Flamenco Wedding Party. Mercury SR 90518
  • 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
  • Salt City Six: Dixieland. Audiophile AP-80
  • Cecile McLorin Salvant: Woman Child. Mack Avenue MAC 1072‡
  • Santana. Columbia/Mobile Fidelity MFSL 2-45012 (45rpm)‡
  • Seals & Crofts: Greatest Hits. Warner Bros. BS-2886
  • The Sheffield Drum Record. Sheffield Lab-14*
  • 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 & Garfunkel: The Concert in Central Park. Columbia 49741
  • 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)‡
  • Lyn 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
  • 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
  • Masahiko Togashi: Rings. East Wind EW-9001-2
  • Allen Toussaint: American Tunes. Nonesuch 545656-1
  • McCoy Tyner: New York Reunion. Chesky Jazz LP051
  • Sarah Vaughan: Gershwin Live!/Thomas, LA Phil. CBS 37277
  • Stevie Ray Vaughan: Couldn’t Stand the Weather. Pure Pleasure Records 39304‡
  • 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
  • Watazumido: Sotu oko rancho. Philips PH-8538
  • 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*
  • The White Stripes: Elephant. Third Man Records TMR200
  • Anthony Wilson: Frogtown. Goat Hill Recordings GHR 004

SPECIAL MERIT: Singles

  • A-ha: Take On Me. British Warner Brothers W-9006
  • Louis Armstrong: St. James Infirmary. Audio Fidelity (45rpm)
  • 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
  • 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

  • The Band: The Last Waltz. Warner Bros. 3146
  • Bernstein: West Side Story. Columbia/Analog Spark OS 2001/79301836801-8 2*‡
  • Bliss: Things to Come. EMI ASD-3416*
  • The Flight of the Condor. BBC Records REB-440
  • Get on Up: The James Brown Story. Polydor BOO21476-Q1
  • 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 EX 7 49108 12
  • Kilar: The Ninth Gate. Silva Screen SILLP1505
  • Lost Highway. Nothing/Interscope Records SVLP 0119
  • Mancini: Hatari! RCA/Analogue Productions LSP-2559‡
  • Mancini: The Pink Panther. RCA/Analogue Productions LSP-2795-45 (45rpm)‡
  • Moroder: Cat People. Backstreet BSR-6107
  • Mozart: Amadeus/Marriner, St. Martin-in-the-Fields. Fantasy Records FAN-36994-01
  • 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: The Godfather Part II. ABC Records/Music On Vinyl MOVATM036
  • 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
  • Zimmer/Howard: The Dark Knight. Warner 511101-1

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