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  • Capitol Set To Celebrate 75th Anniversary!

    The label that gave us The Beatles, The Band, The Beach Boys and so many other great artists is turning 75. Read about the company's ambitious party plans.
    Myles B. Astor, PhD, Administrator
    Senior Editor,

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  • #2
    Myles, is there any information on the production process of the LP's? Will it be typical mass production (i.e: mediocre) or will they attempt to make a quality product?
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    • MylesBAstor
      MylesBAstor commented
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      Got me but will make available any info as I get it.

  • #3
    I don't think any vinyl production today is mass produced.
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    • MylesBAstor
      MylesBAstor commented
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      What do you consider mass produced? Chad has done a few titles for the bigger labels that were around 100K pressings.

    • JCOConnell
      JCOConnell commented
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      Well, 100K pressings is quite a lot, but that would be extremely rare nowadays and the exception to the rule. But I would consider that mass produced.

  • #4
    In the '50's, London based Decca Classical Producer John Culshaw was hired away by Capitol to head their new classical division. He had to travel frequently to LA and meet with the Capitol higher ups who controlled the purse strings and decision making, something he didn't have to do at Decca. On one of his trips he met Frank Sinatra, who was the best known Capitol artist of that time. Sinatra found out that Culshaw was travelling from London and asked him to take back a small gift for his wife, movie star Ava Gardner, who was making a film in London at the time. Culshaw agreed, but then arriving at London Heathrow airport forgot that he was carrying Sinatra's present in a small paper bag. Security stopped Culshaw, and asked him what was in the package. Culshaw said he didn't know. They asked him how he got the package. Culshaw told them that Frank Sinatra gave it to him to give to Ava Gardner! The problem was resolved when they opened the package to find some chocolates. Culshaw dutifully delivered the package to Gardner at her hotel.

    Culshaw did not remain long with Capitol. When they were sold to Decca's rival EMI, Culshaw came back to Decca, in time to begin preparation for his monumental recording of Wagner's Ring Cycle with George Solti.

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    • #5
      Happy 75th Anniversary - Capitol!