EMI LP ASD 2600: HOWELLS - Hymnus Paradisi, HARPER - 1970 UK TAS
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Background on this item -
There are some wonderful, inspired performances on this LP! One listen and you will know why this LP has been on Harry Pearson's "Superdisc" LP (HP of TAS: The Absolute Sound high end audio magazine) list for such a long time.

This LP is the earliest version of the postage stamp vintage that we have seen. It has the colored postage stamp nipper, with NO white circle running around the circumference of the label.

EMI Records LP item - RED record labels with BLACK lettering - the labels have the famous postage stamp sized “nipper” dog (Colored Version) - see pictures for more detail
Record Made in the UK (England / Great Britain)
Pressing is in STEREO
Record Speed: 33 rpm
Record Made in 1970 - TAS List item
Record Catalog Number: ASD 2600
"Made in GT BRITAIN" at 6 o'clock position of record label
Original Inner Record Sleeve included with the LP
Stamper Side 1: "2YEA-4045-2G" "2" at 9 o'clock "H" at 3 o'clock
Stamper Side 2: "2YEA-4046-3G" "2" at 9 o'clock "O" at 3 o'clock

This listing is for a very rare, out of print LP featuring -


Performers on this title include -
Heather Harper, soprano
Robert Tear, tenor
The Bach Choir
King's College Choir, Cambridge
David Willcocks conducting the New Philharmonia Orchestra

LP Title -
HYMNUS PARADISI - For Soprano and Tenor Soli, Chorus and Orchestra

Track listings -
1. Hymnus Paradisi

The JACKET is in NEAR MINT condition. The jacket is completely intact, with NO seam splits. The jacket shows very little shelf wear - primarily the corners and seams. The jacket has NO drill holes or saw marks of any kind. The jacket is covered with "clarifoil" on the front and has the famous flip over seams on top, bottom and spine. See picture with this listing for more detail.

The LP (vinyl) itself:
The LP is in Near Mint Minus condition! The vinyl has no serious marks of any kind, only a very light superficial spider mark or two - these are caused by sliding the LP in and out of the record sleeve. The label has NO spindle marks. The record retains much of it's original gloss and sheen. It is a lovely slab of super rare vinyl - in remarkable condition given it's age. When play graded on our audio system, the record performed very well - a true collectors grade copy that any audiophile would be happy to own.

Please understand that this is a vintage LP record - as such, one cannot expect the vinyl to sound like a brand new, audiophile pressing! Some noise is inevitable - for best results, always properly clean your LPs before playing them.

The LP is an audiophile quality pressing (any collector of fine MFSL, half speeds, direct to discs, Japanese/UK pressings etc., can attest to the difference a quality pressing can make to an audio system).

A Short Note About LP GRADING -
Mint {M} = Only used for sealed items.
Near Mint {NM} = Virtually flawless in every way.
Near Mint Minus {NM-} = Item has some minor imperfections, some audible.
Excellent {EXC} = Item obviously played and enjoyed with some noise.
Very Good Plus {VG+} = Many more imperfections which are noticeable and obtrusive.

Don't let this rarity slip by!!!

  • Item #: EMI LP ASD 2600 NM
  • Manufacturer: EMI / Electrola / Odeon / Pathe Records
  • Condition: Used

EMI LP ASD 2600: HOWELLS - Hymnus Paradisi, HARPER - 1970 UK TAS

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