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If you have not yet made their acquaintance, Beulah regularly bring us reissues of historical recordings, from 78s to 1960s stereo, in  transfers as good as any that I have heard, removing as much surface noise as is feasible –practically all in the case of LPs, and even for most 78s –without impairing the tonal  quality." Brian Wilson at Music Web International

"The Beulah record label has always been one of the most idiosyncratic, and therefore perhaps most interesting, of reissue marques. While the basic character of Beulah remains the same as in its Compact Disc days, the range of its present catalogue, driven now by the ease of downloading, has been extended in remarkable fashion. Browsing the Beulah catalogue is now rather like being in a 78rpm record shop: there are plenty of recordings of short pieces available to whet your appetite for either repertoire or artist, while at the same time there are numerous full length works available if you wish to consolidate your collection with, for instance, major symphonies. All of Beulah's transfers, as might be expected of a distinguished reissue label, are of very high quality." David Patmore writing in Classical Recordings Quarterly

"Beulah releases are  available  from  other  suppliers  but  Qobuz  offer  them  in  lossless  sound  for  the  same  price  that others charge for mp3 –in some casesthat’sless than full bit-rate mp3." Brian Wilson at Music Web International 


New for June

Many music lovers miss the sound from vinyl pressings. Many others have yet to discover how great the sound can be. Most of our albums are mastered from vinyl LP pressings and earlier recordings (generally before 1953) from 78 rpm discs. It is our ability to recreate, in the digital age, the sound from the disc era that many of our customers find most enjoyable.

Unlike modern digital recordings tracks in our albums do contain some distortion, and the occasional surface noises, but for many listeners these "defects" are soon forgotten.

Our albums are available from many download and streaming sites.

We highly recommend downloading from qobuz where you can download or stream in high quality, for the same price as iTunes medium quality.


ffrr at 75

On 8 June 1945 Decca released their full frequency range recordings to the record buying public. It was exactly a year since Decca started recording in ffrr and during  that year they engaged Sidney Beer's National Symphony Orchestra to make recordings in ffrr.

Read Dr. Tony Wakeford's history of the development of ffrr


Decca advert announcing the benefits of full frequency range recording

To mark the 75th anniversary of the advent of ffrr we are releasing four albums by the National Symphony Orchestra during March and April.


1PS59 ffrr pioneers volume 1 tchaikovsky and beethoven symphonies number 5

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2PS59 ffrr pioneers volume 2 mendelssohn schubert wolf ferrai coates

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13PS59 ffrr pioneers volume 3 mendelssohn brahms debusy saint-saens weber

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4PS59 ffrr pioneers volume 4 tchaikovsky romeo and juliet nutcracker suite violin concerto

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New albums


1PS65 Star Dust Charlie Christian

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5PS39 Glenn Miller 1938 1939

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1PS62 Music for Piano and Orchestra by Chopin, Schumann, Rachmaninoff

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1PS66 Dvorak and Schumann cello concertos

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1pd2

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1PS67 Mozart piano sonatas  numbers 4, 5 and 5 wanda landowska

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6PS58 Philharmonia 75 John Ogdon  Tchaikovsky Pinao Concerto number1, Rachmaninoff Pinao Concerto  number 2

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5PS58 Philharmonia 75 Dennis Brain Mozart Hindemith Strauss

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9PD12 Boult at the BBC

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1ps71 the art of peter katin

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1ps68 harpischord through the ages

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1ps72 lady be good erroll garner

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1ps70 sentimental blues bobby hackett

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1ps69 opus one gene krupa

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2pd9 aldershot military tattoos

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What the Critics Say

Brian Wilson at Musicweb International has written an article reviewing our 10 Beethoven 250 albums, the 4 ffrr Pioneer albums and two more albums in our Philharmonia 75 series.


9PD12 Boult at the BBC

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"The main item of interest here is the recording of The Planets. It was Boult who first made them to shine, in 1919, according to the composer, and he recorded the music many times. Many of those recordings remain in the catalogue, including his 1978 version, made at the age of 90. The Beulah recording offers a very worthwhile adjunct, in a startlingly good transfer which sounds more like mid-1950s mono than something from ten years earlier. The quality is due to the fact that a recording engineer forgot to turn off the limitation of the upper frequency range: thus HMV accidentally produced their first ffrr recording. No wonder that AR thought the recording ‘more actual than anything we have had before and should almost cause heart failure from excitement’.

"It’s interesting to note that, while most of Boult’s chosen tempi remained constant over the 33-year span, some movements became slightly faster over the years; this was one conductor whom age did not  weary.    Equally  noteworthy:  though  there  are  slight  differences,  both  recordings do  the  music ."

Brian Wilson at Musicweb Interntional


4PDR20 Boult at the BBC

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There may be many recordings of VAUGHAN WILLIAMS Job–A Masque for Dancing, but it never seems to have established itself, perhaps because VW wrote so much beautifulmusic that it has tended to be side-lined in favour of the more immediate appeal of The Lark Ascending. I first got to know it well from Sir Adrian Boult’s EMI recording."

"His 1953(mono) Decca ...Best of all, it’s on a Beulah collection Twentieth Century Classics 4(4PDR20, with Rawsthorne Street Corner and HindemithViolin Concerto."

Brian Wilson at Musicweb Interntional

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