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"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


New for March

Many music lovers miss the sound from vinyl pressings. Many others have yet to discover how pleasant the sound can be. Most of our albums are mastered from vinyl LP pressings and earlier recordings (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.

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1PS39 Glen Miller 1939

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2PS39 Glen Miller 1940

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1PS37 Haydn Concertos

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What the Critics Say


1PS33 Bernstein CANDIDE FACSIMLE

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"Sony’s reissue of the original cast Candide recording is now download only, comes without coupling and costs more than this Beulah transfer, which contains a considerable coupling. The recording is bright and a trifle brash but very tolerable.

"Leonard Bernstein’s own recordings of Facsimile feature on a number of Sony and DG single and multiple releases, but I believe that this is the only currently available version of Joseph Levine’s recording with the Ballet Theatre Orchestra. Levine’s interpretation is lighter, more balletic than the composer’s own and the recording has come up needing little tolerance. I had already made the Ivor Novello Reissue of the Month, but this must share the accolade with it – a double whammy for Beulah."

Brian Wilson at Musicweb International


2PDR19 Ivor Novello Galmorous Nights, Carelss Rapture, the Dancing Yrears

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"Nostalgia isn’t what it used to be; with the fading away of the pre-war generation who revelled in Ivor Novello’s music – The Dancing Years was the last show at Drury Lane before the balloon went up – there seems to be less interest in the music of the 1930s today. And yet ... endless repeats of Dad’s Army and Poirot, with its art deco sets, still command a faithful audience on TV and I’m as hooked as anyone.

"Novello’s operettas are well crafted, if now rather sentimental sounding, and there should still be a place for them. The recording of The Dancing Years requires a little tolerance, but that of the other items doesn’t. Naxos offer this recording of the items from The Dancing Years with 1948 recordings of music from The King’s Ransom, but most will prefer this Beulah release, which has the field to itself in the 1963 items. Lovers of Novello should snap it up. Though it’s not part of my regular repertoire, this has to be my pick of the Beulah reissues this month."

Brian Wilson at Musicweb International


1PS35 Concertos for Orchestra

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"There are just two versions of the Bartók of this vintage that I would have chosen – Reiner (RCA, above) and this rather less extrovert but very valid account from Kubelík. It was originally released by EMI (ALP1744) but I owned the World Record Club reissue, my enjoyment of which was spoiled only by rather noisy surfaces. I’m pleased to report that there is no hint of surface noise on the Beulah transfer, where this fine performance sounds much better than I recall. Full marks.

"It’s very valuable to have the composer’s own take on it, not necessarily definitive but well worthwhile. It’s also available on a Hungaroton 2-CD set, which I haven’t heard but doubt if it sounds any better than the very fine Beulah transfer.

"I didn’t know the Shchedrin, but it’s a typically quirky piece which receives an appropriate performance and recording."

Brian Wilson at Musicweb International