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Sonotape Pre-Recorded 2-Track Stereophonic
Reel-to-Reel tapes released during the winter 1957-58

 

SWB 9007   Armando Aliberti - The Festival Choir and Orchestra
Douglas Moore: The Devil and Daniel Webster (Dec 1957)

 

Recorded in the Mozartsaal, Konzerthaus, Vienna in the summer of 1957. Note the revised Sonotape
logo on top used on this release and onwards. Has "Sonotape" logo printed on the insert.
R D Darrell's review is from the November 1957 issue of High Fidelity Magazine.

 

SWB 7025   Hermann Scherchen - Vienna State Opera Orchestra
Borodin: Polovtsian dances / Rimsky-Korsakoff: Flight of the Bumble Bee (Jan 1958)

Recorded in the Mozartsaal, Konzerthaus, Vienna in the summer of 1957.
Has "Westminster" logo printed on the insert.

 

SWB 7026   Hermann Scherchen - Vienna State Opera Orchestra
Enesco: Rumanian Rhapsody No 1 (Jan 1958)

Recorded in the Mozartsaal, Konzerthaus, Vienna in the summer of 1957.
Has "Westminster" logo on the insert.

 

SWB 7027   Armando Aliberti - Vienna State Opera Orchestra
Ketèlbey: Jungle Drums / In a monastery garden / The clock and the Dresden figures (Jan 1958)

Recorded in Vienna in the summer of 1957.
Has "Westminster" logo on the insert.

 

SWB 7028   Rudolf Friml plays and conducts the Friml Orchestra
Friml presents Friml (Jan 1958)

Note the revised Sonotape logo on top.
Has "Westminster" logo on the insert.

 

SWB 7029   Joel Herron, the Strings and the Orchestra
The way you look tonight (Jan 1958)

Recorded in the fall of 1957. The front depicts a 15 year old model /
actress Carol Lynley. Has "Westminster" logo on the insert.

 

SWB 7030   Joel Herron, the Swinging Brass and the Orchestra
Night and day (Jan 1958)

Recorded in the fall of 1957.
Has "Westminster" logo on the insert.

 

SWB 7031   The Hal Otis Orchestra
So in love (Dec 1957)

 

Recorded in New York, November 1957. Has "Sonotape" logo on the insert. As the Billboard article from
December 9, 1957 to the right indicates, SWB numbers were not released in strict cronology at this point.

 

SWB 7032   Hal Otis Quintet
Out of nowhere (Jazz in Hi-Fi) (Dec 1957)

Recorded in New York, November 1957. Has "Sonotape" logo on
the insert. One track features Bea Abbott on vocal.

 

SWB 7033   The Hal Otis Orchestra
Snowfall (Dec 1957)

Recorded in New York, November 1957. Has "Sonotape" logo on the insert.

 

SWB 7034   Hal Otis and his Orchestra
Speak low (Dec 1957)

Recorded in New York, November 1957. Has "Sonotape" logo on the insert.
The cover model is, for the first of two times, Jayne Mansfield.

 

SWB 7035   Bea Abbott with Hal Otis and his Orchestra
The Remarkable Voice of Bea Abbott (Dec 1957)

Recorded in New York, November 1957. Has "Sonotape" logo on the insert.

 

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