10 inch Vinyl Record
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|Shipping August 2019|
A reissue of Decca's historic first release from 1929!
Strictly limited edition of 900 copies
Gold and black embossed 10" circular tin containing 3LPs
Includes numbered fact sheet, records protected by die cut foam discs
Recorded on May 29, 1929 at the Chenil Galleries in Chelsea, Decca's first release was issued to coincide with the annual Delius Festival in July 1929. Recorded by baritone Roy Henderson, the 24-minute piece was Frederick Delius' setting of Walt Whitman's poetry to music, creating a shifting, gentle piece, that has always remained a firm favorite of fans of the composer.
With the latest technology at Abbey Road, Decca presents this historic recording to you twice: a "needle drop" flat transfer of the original 1929 recording on the A sides of the three discs, and then a cleaned up as much as possible version on the B sides. Both sides also come on a download card. Sea Drift is housed in a beautiful, gold and black embossed 10" circular tin, which replicates the majesty of that early label — a bust of Beethoven presiding over the bold claim "The Supreme Record."
Each set has a numbered fact sheet, and the records themselves are protected by die cut foam discs. Strictly limited, arriving to coincide with the special celebratory 400-page book for Decca and the label's return to its "Lost Studio," it is a special product to cherish. Strictly limited edition of 900 copies.