New for December
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 sites.
We highly recommend downloading from to
Qobuz where you can download or stream in high quality, for
same price as iTunes medium quality.
Here are the top five best selling Beulah
albums at Qobuz.
Music for the Christmas Holidays
Here is our Christmas
What the Critics Say
My fifth choice is of music by Delius, including the Florida Suite, in
classic 1956 performances conducted by Sir Thomas Beecham on a Beulah
reissue, though regrettably it does mean not choosing the Beulah
reissue of Raphael Kubelík’s Bartók Concerto for Orchestra and other
twentieth century classics."
Brian Wilson at MUSICWEB
INTERNATIONAL Recordings of the Year 2016
When the Beecham recording was reissued by Sony, Rob Barnett and
Stephen Lloyd waxed lyrical in its praise but that wasn’t enough to
defer the deletions axe: it’s utterly annihilated, even to stream or
which makes the Beulah an essential reissue for devotees of Beecham’s
" I do caution potential listeners against too high
expectations. That’s particularly a problem with the louder choral
passages, where there’s an unavoidable degree of blasting, perhaps
anticipated by the engineers in offering a more distant sound: solo
voices and orchestra sound much more up-front and more natural and for
most of the time the sound is very acceptable.
"All in all, then, Beecham works his usual magic in
the Mass of Life, as always with Delius, and helps convince me of the
value of a work which I have undervalued.
"Then go for this Beulah reissue: a convincing
performance of a work which I have never before come to terms with in a
very decent, though dated, transfer."
Brian Wilson at Music
"In the case of Sargent it has to be the 1945
version, despite the merits of his later traversal. In fact, I choose
the Sargent version not so much for the conducting as for the
performers, and Heddle Nash especially. No Elgar enthusiast’s
collection should be without this performance: Nash is simply hors
John Quinn at Music