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The HP Super LP List

BEST OF THE BUNCH: Classical

  • Arnold: English, Scottish, & Cornish Dances Lyrita SRCS-109
  • Gerhard: The Plague Decca Head 6
  • Gershwin: Porgy & Bess complete/Maazel Decca SET 609-11¯†
  • Herold/Lanchbery: La Fille Mal Gardée Decca SXL-2313¯
  • Hi-Fi a la Española Mercury SR-90144¯ (Also Classic)
  • Holst: The Planets/Mehta, LA London CS-6734¯
  • Prokofiev: Scythian Suite Mercury SR-90006¯ (Also Classic)
  • Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 3 Mercury SR-90283¯
  • Respighi: Feste Romanae Decca SXL-6822
  • Ravel: La Valse/Paray Classic/Mercury SR-90313¯†‡
  • Stravinsky: The Firebird/Dorati Classic/Mercury SR-90226¯†‡
  • Widor: Symphony No. 6 Allegro Mercury SR-90169

BEST OF THE BUNCH: Popular

  • Bachrach: Casino Royale Colgems COSO-5005
  • Balalaika Favorites Mercury SR-90310 (Also Classic)
  • Belafonte At Carnegie Hall Classic Records LSC-6006
  • Ellington: For Duke M & K Realtime 101
  • Ralph Hunter Choir: The Wild, Wild West RCA LSP-l968¯†
  • Music for Bang, Ba-room and Harp RCA LSP-1866
  • Pink Floyd: Dark Side of the Moon EMI Harvest SHVL-804
  • The Sheffield Track Record Sheffield Lab-20¯‡
  • Don Shirley: Water Boy Columbia CS-9196¯†
  • The Weavers Reunion at Carnegie Hall, 1963 Vanguard VSD-2150¯

SPECIAL MERIT: Classical

  • Alain: Organ Works (complete) Erato EDO-250/2
  • Antill: Corroboree (Australian) EMI OASD-7603
  • Anderson: Music of Leroy Anderson (Vol. II) Mercury SR-90043
  • Arnold: Guitar Concerto/Bream RCA LSC-2487¯
  • Arnold: Overtures Reference Recordings RR-48‡
  • Arnold: Peterloo Overture: Symphony No. 5 EMI ASD-2878
  • Bach-Elgar: Fantasia and Fugue in C Minor EMI ASD-2970
  • Bach-Stokowski: Symphonic Transcriptions Chandos ABRD-1055
  • Balbastre: Harpsichord Works Afka SK-298
  • Bartok: Concerto For Orchestra/Reiner, CSO Classic/RCA LSC-1934¯†‡
  • Bartok: Strings, Percussion, Celesta/Reiner Classic/RCA LSC-2374¯†‡
  • Bax: Symphony No. 6 Musical Heritage Soc MHS 1198†
  • Beethoven: Appassionata Sonata RCA/JVC RDC-4
  • Beethoven: Symphony No. 6/Walter Columbia MS-6012
  • Beethoven: Symphony No. 9/Solti, Chicago Decca GBB-121/2
  • Berg: Lulu & Wozzeck (suites) Mercury SR-90278
  • Berlioz: Requiem/Fremaux, et. al. EMI SLS-982
  • Berlioz: Symphonie Fantastique/Munch, BSO Classic/RCA LSC-1900¯†‡
  • Bizet: Carmen (Suite)/Gibson Classic/RCA LSC-2449¯†‡
  • Bliss: Music for Strings Lyrita SRCS-33¯
  • Bloch: Concerto Grosso No. 1 Mercury SR-90223¯
  • Borodin: Symphony No. 2 London CS-6126
  • Brahms: Alto Rhapsody/Walter Columbia MS-6488
  • Brian: Symphony No. 9 EMI ASD-3486
  • Britten: Four Sea Interludes EMI ASD-3154
  • Britten: The Prince of the Pagodas Decca Ace-of-Dmds GOS-558-9
  • Busoni: Piano Concerto EMI ASD-2336/7
  • Cage: Third Construction Classic/New World NW-319¯†
  • Chabrier: Espana!/Argenta Speakers Corn/Decca SXL-2020¯†‡
  • Copland: Appalachian Spring Can. Broadcast SM-5000
  • Copland: Rodeo Mercury SR-90172
  • Crumb: Makrokosmos I Nonesuch H-71293
  • Crumb: Music for a Summer Eve: Makrokosmos III Nonesuch H-71311
  • Debussy: Iberia Mercury SR-90010
  • Debussy: Iberia/Reiner, CSO Classic/RCA LSC-2222¯†‡
  • Debussy: Sonata for Violin & Piano Wilson W-8722
  • Delius: North Country Sketches EMI ASD-3139¯
  • Dorati: Symphony Mercury SR-90248
  • Durufle: Requiem Epic BC-1256
  • Dvorak: Cello Concerto/Starker Mercury SR-90303¯
  • Dvorak: Symphony No. 8/Walter CBS/Sony 20 AC 1822
  • Elgar: Caratacus EMI SLS-998¯†
  • Elgar: Coronation Ode EMI ASD 3345
  • Elgar: Engima Variations/Mehta, LA London CS-6816
  • Elgar: Symphony No. 2 EMI ASD-3266
  • Elgar: The Kingdom EMI SAN 244-5
  • Finzi: Dies Natalis World Record Club SCM-50¯
  • Finzi: Intimations of Immortality Lyrita SRCS-75
  • Franck: Pieces Heroique Mercury SR-90168
  • Gerhard: Symphony No. 4 Argo ZRG-701
  • Gershwin: An American in Paris RCA LSC-2367¯
  • Gershwin: Collected Works Vox Box QSVBX-5132
  • Gould: Latin American Symphonette Vanguard SRV-275 SD†‡ (Also Analogue Productions)
  • Grainger: Country Gardens Mercury SR-90219 (Also Mercury Wing SRW-18060)
  • Grainger: Lincolnshire Posy Mercury SR-90173
  • Grieg: Peer Gynt/Fjeldstad Speakers Corn/Decca SXL-2012¯†‡
  • Grieg: Piano Concerto/Lupu, Previn London CS-6840
  • Grieg: Piano Concerto/Rubinstein, Wallenstein RCA LSC-2566
  • Hanson: Symphony No. 2 Mercury SR-90192
  • Hanson: The Composer & His Orchestra Mercury SR-90175¯
  • Holst: The Planets/Previn, LSO EMI ASD-3002
  • Honneger: Pacific 231 EMI ASD-2989
  • Howells: Hymnus Paradisi EMI ASD-2600
  • Kabalevsky: The Comedians Classic/RCA LSC-2398†
  • Khachaturian: Gayaneh & Spartacus Decca SXL-6000
  • Khachaturian: Symphony No. 2 London CS-6323
  • Kod·ly: H·ry J·nos (Suite) Mercury SR-90132¯
  • Leigh: Concertino/Harpsichord & Strings Lyrita SRCS-126¯
  • Lizst: Mephisto Waltz/Reiner Classic/RCA LSC-2341¯†‡
  • Lloyd: Symphony No. 5 Lyrita SRCS-124
  • Maconchy: Symphony Dble String Orchestra Lyrita SRCS-116
  • Mahler: Symphony No. 1/Slatkin Telarc DG-10066
  • Mahler: Symphony No. 3/Mehta London CSA-2249
  • Massenet: Le Cid EMI TWO-350 (Also ESD-7040)
  • Mendelssohn: A Midsummer Nights Dream EMI ASD-3377
  • Messiaen: La Trans de Notre Sgnr. Jesus Christ Decca Head 1 & 2
  • Messiaen: Turangalila Symphony EMI SLS-5117
  • Moeran: Symphony EMI ASD-2913
  • Mozart: Concerto for Two Pianos (K. 365) Nonesuch H-71028
  • Mussorgsky/Ravel: Pictures/Reiner, CSO Classic/RCA LSC-2201†‡
  • Offenbach: Gaote Parisienne/Fiedler, BSO Classic/RCA LSC-1817¯†‡
  • Orff: Carmina Burana/Stokowski, Houston Capitol SPAR-8470¯
  • Partch: The Delusion of the Fury Columbia M2-30576
  • Praetorius: Dances from Terpsichore Archiv 198166
  • Prokofiev: Lt. Kije (Suite)/Reiner, CSO Classic/RCA LSC-2150¯†‡
  • Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No. 2/Frager Classic/RCA LSC-2465
  • Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No. 3/Janis Mercury SR-90300†
  • Prokofiev: Romeo and Juliet/Maazel Decca SXL-6620-2
  • 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 LSC-2314
  • Rachmaninoff: The Romantic Rachmaninoff Readers Digest RDA-29
  • Rachmaninoff: Paganini Variations/Rubinstein Classic/RCA LSC-2430
  • Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 1 Classic/RCA LSC-2541†
  • Rachmaninoff: Symphonic Dances Athena Productions ALSW-1001†
  • Rachmaninoff: Symphony No. 1 EMI ASD-3137
  • Rachmaninoff: Symphony No. 2 EMI ASD-2889
  • Rachmaninoff: Symphony No. 3 (British) RCA LSB-4090
  • Rachmaninoff: The Bells EMI ASD-3284
  • Rachmaninoff-Respighi: 5 Etudes Tableaux EMI ASD-3013¯
  • Ravel: Concerto in G Major Linn Recut 01
  • Ravel: Daphnis & Chloe/Ansermet Decca SXL-6204¯
  • Ravel: Daphnis & Chloe/Munch, BSO Chesky RC-30
  • Ravel: Collected Works Vox Box QSVBX-5133 (Also Ref. Mastercuts RM-1004†‡)
  • Rawsthorne: Piano Concerto No. 1 Lyrita SRCS-101
  • Respighi: Ancient Dances and Airs/Lute Mercury SR-90199¯
  • Respighi: Brazilian Impressions Mercury SR-90153
  • Respighi: Pines of Rome/Reiner, CSO Classic/RCA LSC-2436¯†‡
  • Reubke: The 94th Psalm Orion ORS-78282
  • Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade/Reiner Classic/RCA LSC-2446¯†‡
  • Rodrigo: Concierto Andaluz Mercury SR-90488¯
  • Rodrigo: Concierto Aranjuez/Yepes, Argenta London CS-6046¯
  • The Royal Ballet Gala Performances Classic/RCA LSC-6065¯†‡
  • Saint-Saëns: Carnival of the Animals EMI ASD-299¯
  • Saint-Saëns: Piano Concerto No. 2/Rubinstein LSC-2234¯†‡
  • Saint-Saëns: Symphony No. 3/Dupre Mercury SR-90012
  • Saint-Saëns: Symphony No. 3/Fremaux EMI TWO-404¯
  • Schmitt: Psalm 47 EMI ASD-2892
  • Schubert: Death and the Maiden Quartet/Juilliard RCA LSC-2378¯
  • Shostakovich: Cello Concerto No. 1 EMI ASD-2924
  • Shostakovitch: Symphony No. 1/Martinon Classic/RCA LSC-2322† ‡
  • Shostakovich: Symphony No. 7 EMI ASD SLS-897
  • Shostakovich: Symphony No. 8/Previn EMI ASD-2917
  • Shostakovich: Symphony No. 13 Alto/ASD-3911¯†‡ (Also EMI)
  • 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 LSC-2405 (Also Decca SPA-122)
  • Sibelius: The Tempest EMI ASD-2961¯
  • Sibelius: Violin Concerto/Heifetz, Reiner, CSO RCA LSC-2435
  • J. Strauss: Waltzes/Reiner, CSO RCA LSC-2500¯
  • R. Strauss: Also sprach Zarathustra/Reiner, CSO Classic/RCA LSC-1806¯†
  • Stravinsky: Ballets/Ansermet London CSA-2308
  • Stravinsky: Ebony Concerto Reference Recordings RR-55¯†
  • Stravinsky: Firebird (Suite)/Stokowski, Berlin Capitol SP-8407
  • Stravinsky: Le Sacre du Printemps/Solti, CSO Decca SXL-6691
  • Stravinsky: Petrouchka (solo piano) Wilson W-8313¯
  • Stravinsky: Petrouchka/Ansermet London CS-6009
  • Stravinsky: Song of the Nightingale/Reiner, CSO Classic/RCA LSC-2150†
  • Sullivan-Mackerras: Pineapple Poll EMI CSD-1399 (Also ESD-7028)
  • Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 4/Monteux, BSO RCA LSC-2369
  • Tchaikovksy: Manfred/Previn Alto/EMI ASD-3018¯†‡
  • Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker/Previn, LSO EMI SLS-832
  • Thomson: The Plow That Broke The Plain Analogue/Vanguard AP001†
  • Toch: Symphony No. 5 Capitol SP-8364†
  • Vaughan Williams: Choral Music EMI SLS-5082
  • Vaughan Williams: Job EMI ASD-2673
  • Vaughan Williams: Sancta Civitas EMI ASD-2422
  • Vaughan Williams: The Nine Symphonies EMI SLS-822
  • Vivaldi: Lute Concertos & Trios Hungarton SLPX-11978¯
  • Wagner for Band Mercury SR-90276
  • Walton: Crown Imperial/Fennell, Eastman Mercury SR-90197
  • Grace Williams: Fantasy/Welsh Nursery Tunes EMI ASD-3006¯
  • Wiren: Serenade for Strings EMI ESD-7001

SPECIAL MERIT: Operas

  • Bizet: Carmen/Bernstein, et. al. Deutsche Gramm. 2709 043
  • Bizet: Carmen/Karajan RCA LDS-6164†
  • Britten: Noye's Fludde Argo ZK-1
  • Menotti: Amahl & the Night Visitors RCA LSC-2762
  • Mussorgsky: Boris Godonov Decca SET-514/7
  • Puccini: La Boheme/Karajan Decca SET-565/6
  • Puccini: Tosca RCA LDS-7022†
  • Puccini: Turandot/Mehta Decca SET 561-3
  • Verdi: Aida/Karajan London OSA-1313
  • Wagner: Das Rheingold London OSA-1309
  • Wagner: Gotterdammerung London OSA-1604

SPECIAL MERIT: Collections

  • André Previn's Music Night EMI ASD-3131
  • Ballet for Band Mercury SR-90256
  • Danses Ancienne de Hongrie Harmonia Mundi HM-1003
  • Evensong for Ash Wednesday Argo ZRG-5365
  • Festival/Reiner, CSO Classic/RCA LSC-2423¯†‡
  • For My True Love / Terri, Almeida Capitol SP-8461†
  • Kronos Quartet: In Formation Reference Recordings RR-9
  • La Fete de la Ane Harmonia Mundi HM-1036
  • Fiesta in Hi-Fi Mercury SR-90134
  • Magnum Opus Wilson W-8111
  • The Moscow Sessions Sheffield TLP-1000
  • Musique de la Grace Antique Harmonia Mundi HM-1015
  • Overtures Fantaises Mercury SR-90191
  • Percussion Music Nonesuch H-71291
  • The Power of the Orchestra/Leibowitz, RPO Chesky RC-30
  • Rhapsodies / Stowkowski Classic/RCA LSC-2471¯†‡
  • Sing We Noel: Christmas Music Nonesuch H-71354
  • La Spagna BIS 163/164
  • Vienna: 1908-1914 Mercury SR-90316
  • Witches Brew / Gibson, NSOL Classic/RCA LSC-2225†‡

SPECIAL MERIT: Informal

  • Chet Atkins in Hollywood RCA LSP-1993
  • 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
  • Belafonte at Carnegie Hall RCA LSO-6006
  • Belafonte Sings the Blues Classic/RCA LSP-1972†‡
  • Bob and Ray Throw a Stereo Spectacular RCA LSP-1773 (Also Classic)
  • Dave Brubeck: Time Out Classic/Columbia CS-8192†‡
  • The Civil War (Vol. 1) Mercury LPSD-2-901
  • Judy Collins: Judith Elektra 6E-111
  • David Crosby: If I Could Only Remember My Name Atlantic SD-7203
  • Dafos Reference Recordings RR-12
  • Jim Dawson: Songman Kama Sutra KSBS-2035
  • Davis: Kind of Blue Classic/Columbia CS-8163†‡ (Also Columbia CS-8163†)
  • Davis-Evans: Sketches of Spain Columbia CS-8271
  • Eagles: Desperado (British) Asylum SYL-9011
  • Eileen Farrell: Torch Songs Reference Recordings RR-34¯†‡
  • Electric Love Mercury Limelight LS-86072
  • Enya Atlantic 81842-1
  • Fresh Aire II American Gramaphone 359
  • Fresh Aire III American Gramaphone 365
  • Art Garfunkel: Breakaway CBS/Sony 25AP 1373
  • S. Goodman: Mallets, Melody & Mayhem Columbia CS-8333†
  • Ed Graham: Hot Stix M & K Realtime RT-106
  • Earl "Fatha"Hines: Fatha! M & K Realtime RT-105
  • Jarre: OxygËne Polydor 2473-10
  • Bruce Katz: Crescent Crawl Audioquest AQ-1012¯†‡
  • Klaatu EMI EST-11542
  • Kraftwerk: Autobahn Parlophone EJ24 00701
  • Gordon Lightfoot: Summer Side of Life Reprise MS-2037
  • Bob Marley & The Wailers: Natty Dread Island ILPS-9281
  • McBroom: Growing Up in Hollywood Town Sheffield Lab-13
  • Charles Mingus: Mingus Ah-Um Classic/Columbia CS 8171†‡ (Also Columbia CS-8171†)
  • Joni Mitchell: Blue Reprise MS-2038
  • Joni Mitchell: Court & Spark Asylum 7E-1007
  • Joni Mitchell: Wild Things Run Fast Geffen GHS-2019
  • Van Dyke Parks: Song Cycle Warner Bros. 1727
  • Peter, Paul, & Mary Warner Bros. 1449
  • Pig's Eye Jazz (Vol. II) Insight Records Vol. 2
  • Pink Floyd: The Wall (Japanese) CBS/Sony 40AP 1750
  • Professor Johnson's Astounding Sound Show Reference Recordings RR-7¯‡
  • Reflections Reference Recordings RR-18¯‡
  • Renaissance: Novella Sire SA-2576
  • 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
  • Seals & Crofts: Greatest Hits Warner Bros. BS-2886
  • The Sheffield Drum Record Sheffield Lab-14¯
  • Star of Wonder Reference Recordings RR-21¯‡
  • Cat Stevens: Tea for the Tillerman (British) Island ILPS-9135
  • Cat Stevens: Teaser & The Firecat Mobile Fidelity MFSL 1-244†‡
  • The Strayaway Child Song of the Wood 7811
  • The Wilson Band Recordings Wilson W-8823/24¯†
  • Dionne Warwick: Soulful Scepter SPS-573

SPECIAL MERIT: Singles:

  • Aha: Take Me On (British) Warner Brothers W-9006
  • China Crisis: in a Catholic Style (British) Virgin VS-765112
  • Frankie Goes To Hollywood: Relax (British) Virgin/ZTT-1ZZTAS1
  • Freez: I.O.U. Streetwise SWRL-2210
  • Bill Henderson: Send in the Clowns (45rpm)
  • Classic/Discovery JP-0779.12†
  • Greg Kihn: Jeopardy Beserkley 0-67932
  • Human League: Don't You Want Me (British) Virgin 466-12B
  • 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

  • Bliss: Things To Come EMI ASD-3416¯
  • The Flight of the Condor BBC Records REB-440
  • 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
  • Mancini: Hatari! RCA LSC-2559
  • Moroder: Cat People Backstreet BSR-6107
  • Myrow/Seagrave: Phantasm Varese VC-81105
  • Prokofiev: Ivan the Terrible EMI SLS-5110
  • 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†
  • Tiomkin: Lost Horizons (British) RCA GL-43445
  • Tiomkin: The Thing (British) RCA RL-42005
  • Vangelis: Antartica (Japanese) Polydor 2MM-0290

† New entries on list
‡ Still in print
¯ Exceptionally natural and musical sound, as opposed to the merely hi-fi spectacular

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