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Philip Glass / Robert Wilson (2)Einstein On The Beach

Label:Tomato – TOM-4-2901
4 x Vinyl, LP, Album
Style:Contemporary, Opera


A1Knee Play 1
A2Act I, Scene 1: Train
BAct I, Scene 2: Trial
C1Knee Play 2
C2Act II, Scene 1: Dance 1 (Field With Spaceship)
D1Act II, Scene 2: Night Train
D2Knee Play 3
EAct III, Scene 1: Trial/Prison
F1Act III, Scene 2: Dance 2 (Field With Spaceship)
F2Knee Play 4
Bass Vocals [Small Chorus]Sean Barker
Tenor Vocals [Small Chorus]Phillip Gavin Smith
G1Act IV, Scene 1: Building/Train
G2Act IV, Scene 2: Bed
H1Act IV, Scene 3: Spaceship
H2Knee Play 5

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Box set containing 4 LPs and 24 page booklet.

Recorded & mixed at Big Apple Recording Studios, New York, N.Y.

This recording of "Einstein on the Beach" contains all the music, lyrics and speeches from the original production of "Einstein on the Beach" as performed in Europe in the Summer and Fall of 1976 and at the Metropolitan Opera House in New York City in November 1976.

Runouts are etched, except the Wakefield plant ID is stamped.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Rights Society: ASCAP
  • Pressing Plant ID (Tulip stamp): (ᵛᵛ)
  • Matrix / Runout: TOM·4·2901· A JB 4(ᵛᵛ)34279 MO#2
  • Matrix / Runout: TOM-4-2901 B RE-1 MO#2 #5 (ᵛᵛ)34279 JB
  • Matrix / Runout: TOM-4-2901 C JB #3 (ᵛᵛ)34280
  • Matrix / Runout: TOM-4-2901 D #4 (ᵛᵛ)34280 JB
  • Matrix / Runout: TOM-4-2901 E MO#2 #6 (ᵛᵛ)34281 JB
  • Matrix / Runout: TOM-4-2901 F MO3# #15 (ᵛᵛ)34281 JB
  • Matrix / Runout: TOM-4-2901 G RE-1 MO#2 #1 (ᵛᵛ)34282 JB
  • Matrix / Runout: TOM-4-2901 H MO#2 #7 (ᵛᵛ)34282 JB

Other Versions (5 of 15)View All

Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
Einstein On The Beach (LP, Album, Promo)TomatoTom-101US1978
Recently Edited
Einstein On The Beach (4×LP, Album, Box Set, )Tomato301 315France1979
New Submission
Einstein On The Beach (4×LP, Album, Box Set, )TomatoTOM-4-2901US1979
New Submission
Einstein On The Beach (4×LP, Album, Box Set, )TomatoTOM-4-2901US1979
Recently Edited
Einstein On The Beach (4×CD, Album)Sony Classical, Sony ClassicalSM4K87970, 0879702000UK & Europe2003


Ticat's avatar
The original box set (Tomato) is the best sounding version I have heard. Yeah, it can be a "long" listening experience (compared to other releases, the promo and cd) but somehow when heard in it's entirety it all seems to makes more sense. The vinyl pressing is superb. For me, this is where P Glass peaks.