Harry Partch ‎– The Bewitched

Gate 5 Records ‎– none
2 × Vinyl, LP


A Prologue
B1 Scene 1
B2 Scene 2
B3 Scene 3
C1 Scene 4
C2 Scene 5
C3 Scene 6
C4 Scene 7
D1 Scene 8
D2 Scene 9
D3 Scene 10
D4 Epilogue

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First performance at the University of Illinois Festival of Contemporary Arts, at the University Auditorium, Urbana, March 26, 1957.

Includes two booklets, one of the composer's notes, the other featuring photos and descriptions of the instruments.

No catalog number indicated on the sleeve or the labels, but the matrix numbers on each side are "HP-101 5701-A/B/C/D [respectively] 430570-E"



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April 6, 2017
It is very important to note that all pre-2005 releases of this recording (except the original Gate 5 release) were released in "Imitation Stereo."
In 2005, New World Records released the first accurate CD of this work, 80624-2, only in MONO, true to the one and only Master Tape (recorded by Lyle Dahms in 1957) of this performance, which was recorded only in "full track mono." I co-produced and engineered this 2005 restoration project for New World Records. I thought it important to not employ any sort of "imitation stereo" program, and finally release the full length CD in original MONO, from the original master tape recorded by Lyle Dahms, meticulously restored in 2005...
Anyone can easily employ any number of "Imitation Stereo" programs available online if so desired. I just thought it wasn't a good idea to force everyone to listen to it that way.