Benjamin BrittenPeter Grimes

Label:Decca – SXL 2150-2, Decca – SXL 2150-1-2
3 x Vinyl, LP, Stereo, Gatefold
Genre:Classical, Stage & Screen
Style:Opera, Modern


Peter Grimes
A.aPrologue - Peter Grimes ! Peter Grimes !
A.bInterlude 1 (Dawn)
A.cAct 1 - Scene 1 - Oh, Hang At Open Doors The Net, The Cork
B.aAct 1. Scene 1. And Do You Prefer The Storm?
B.bInterlude II (Storm)
B.cAct 1. Scene II (Concl.) : Past Time To Close !
C.aAct II. Interlude III (Sunday Morning)
C.bScene 1. "Glitter Of Waves And Glitter Of Sunlight"
D.aAct II. Scene 1. We Planned That Their Lives Should Have A New Start.
D.bInterlude IV (Passacaglia)
D.cScene II (Concl.) : Go There ! Go There! Go There ! Here's Your Sea Boots
E.aAct 3. Interlude V (Moonlight)
E.bScene 1. "Assign Your Prettiness To Me ...."
E.cEmbroidery In Childhood Was A Luxury Of Idleness
F.aAct 3. Scene 1. Mr. Swallow ! Mr. Swallow !
F.bInterlude VI
F.cScene II (Concl.) : Steady ! There You Are ! Nearly Home !
F.dSail Out Till You Lose Sight Of The Moot Hall Then Sink The Boat

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Recorded 2 - 9 December 1958 in Walthamstow Assembly Hall, London.

First UK version for this cat#.

Versions with the same or a similar cat# :
- Red plastic gatefold sleeve, first labels (this version)
- <a href=>Box set</a>

- Black/silver 'grooved wideband' labels
- "ORIGINAL RECORDING BY" at 11 o'clock
- "Made in England" at bottom
(labelography code: ED1)
- "Hawkes & Son" on all sides
- Matrix numbers printed upside-down
- Side numbers are in 'auto-coupled' order

- Dark red plastic gatefold with gold lettering
- Has four separate die-cut pockets inside the gatefold, which hold the records, the booklet and the photo insert
- Gold lettering on spine
- Triangular "DECCA STEREOPHONIC" logo on front

- 12 pages
- Doesn't contain a libretto
- Contains an opera introduction and synopsis
- Contains notes on the recording
- Contains a contemporary discography of the works of Benjamin Britten recorded on the Decca label
- "© The Decca Record Co. Ltd., London, 1959."

Also contains a 1-page insert showing the 'anchor chain' image that was later used as a cover photo for the box set.
The insert is printed on thin cardboard.

1st cat# on spine and inside of booklet.
2nd cat# on front of sleeve.

Corresponding mono issue has cat# LXT 5521-3

Tracklisting taken from labels.
Inconsistencies in separators and numbering are printed this way on labels.
Subtracks are not banded on vinyl.
No track duration info on sleeve or labels.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A - machine stamped - this variant): ZAL-4385-1E BI ⵎT 2 1 SM
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B - machine stamped - this variant): ZAL-4386-2E K 1
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side C - machine stamped - this variant): ZAL-4387-3D K ⵎT 3 2 B SM
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side D - machine stamped - this variant): ZAL-4388-2E M ⵎT 2 B
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side E - machine stamped - this variant): ZAL-4389-2E C ⵎT 2 1 SM
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side F - machine stamped - this variant): ZAL-4390-2E K ⵎT 2 1 SM
  • Matrix / Runout (Matrix on label - side A): ZAL.4385
  • Matrix / Runout (Matrix on label - side B): ZAL.4386
  • Matrix / Runout (Matrix on label - side C): ZAL.4387
  • Matrix / Runout (Matrix on label - side D): ZAL.4388
  • Matrix / Runout (Matrix on label - side E): ZAL.4389
  • Matrix / Runout (Matrix on label - side F): ZAL.4390
  • Other (Cat# record 1): SXL.2150
  • Other (Cat# record 2): SXL.2151
  • Other (Cat# record 3): SXL.2152

Other Versions (5 of 23)

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
New Submission
Peter Grimes (3×LP, Album, Reissue, Stereo, NB, ED4, Box Set, )Decca, Decca, DeccaSXL 2150, SXL 2151, SXL 2152UK1959
New Submission
Peter Grimes (3×LP, Mono, Box Set, )DeccaLXT 5521-3UK1959
New Submission
Peter Grimes (3×LP, Mono, Gatefold)DeccaLXT 5521-3UK1959
New Submission
Peter Grimes (3×LP, Stereo)London RecordsOSA 1305US1959
New Submission
Peter Grimes (3×LP, Stereo, Vinyl wallet)Decca, Decca, Decca, Decca, DeccaSXL 2150-2, SXL 2150-1-2, SXL 2150, SXL 2151, SXL 2152UK1959




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