Georg Friedrich Händel - Messiah (3xLP, Album, Club + Box) (Near Mint (NM or M-))

$40.00

Media Condition:  Near Mint (NM or M-)
Sleeve Condition: Near Mint (NM or M-)
Country:    Australia  
Released:  
1972-11-00
Genre:       Classical
Style:         Baroque, Oratorio

Comments:
Vinyl look unplayed. Box is in nice shape and complete with booklet
 

Notes:

Original 1741 version.

Australian WRC 1st pressing, sourced from original stampers and featuring unique sleeve art. Sides 4 and 6 are unbanded. Issued with 8-page booklet featuring liner notes, artist profiles and photos, and the libretto (p2 is blank). No. 11 is missing from the section numbers in the libretto, but has been included here as it appears on the vinyl. "℗1962" on labels. The labels feature squat/square headers, with all text in bold non-italics - the late 1972 style. Full 365 Camberwell address with postcode - the second WRC album to feature this (S/5229 was the first). The box has a purple cover, with gold lining inside.

The first pressing is the only edition with gold lining inside the box.
 
World Record Club: Registered Office - 365 Camberwell Road, Hartwell, Victoria, 3124.

Issued several times by World Record Club:
1st: Purple cover, gold inner lining, S- numbers on labels
2nd: Purple cover, white inner lining, S- numbers on labels
147289953rd: Apricot cover, white inner lining, R- numbers on labels, 
147290064th: Light blue cover, white inner lining, R- numbers on labels
147290285th: Olive green cover, white inner lining, R- numbers on labels, libretto with thinner paper
72445746th: Brighter green cover, raw inner lining, R- numbers on labels, libretto with even thinner paper
147290617th: Orange-pink cover, raw inner lining, R- numbers on labels, same quality libretto as 6th

 

. Messiah (Original 1741 Version)
. Part One
. Part Two
. Part Three

Barcode and Other Identifiers:

Matrix / Runout ZAL5279
Matrix / Runout ZAL5280
Matrix / Runout ZAL5281
Matrix / Runout ZAL5282
Matrix / Runout ZAL5283
Matrix / Runout ZAL5284
Matrix / Runout 2YS2521 ZAL2579
Matrix / Runout 2YS2522-2 ZAL5280
Matrix / Runout 2YS2523 ZAL5281
Matrix / Runout 2YS 2524. ZAL5282.
Matrix / Runout 2YS2525. ZAL5283.
Matrix / Runout 2YS 2526. ZAL 5284.

 

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