Caruso* ‎– Caruso

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RCA Victor Red Seal ‎– WCT 11
5 × Vinyl, 7", 45 RPM, Reissue, Red Translucent
Box Set, Album, Compilation
Opera, Romantic


A L'Elisir D'Amore: Act II Una Furtiva Lagrima (A Furtive Tear)
Written-By – Donizetti*
B La Gioconda: Act II Cielo E Mar (Heaven And Ocean)
Written-By – Ponchielli*
C L'Africana: Act IV O Paradiso! (Oh Paradise!)
Written-By – Meyerbeer*
D La Bohème: Act I Che Gelida Manina (Your Tiny Hand Is Frozen)
Written-By – Puccini*
E La Juive: Act IV Rachel! Quand Du Seigneur La Grâce Tutélaire (Rachel, When The Grace Of The Lord Entrusted Thee To Me)
Written-By – Halévy*
F Aïda: Act I Celeste Aïda (Heavenly Aïda)
Written-By – Verdi*
G Les Pêcheurs De Perles: Act I Je Crois Entendre Encore (I Hear As In A Dream)
Written-By – Bizet*
H Carmen: Act II Air De La Fleur (Flower Song)
Written-By – Bizet*
I I Pagliacci: Act I Vesti La Giubba (On With The Play)
Written-By – Leoncavallo*
J Rigoletto: Act IV La Donna È Mobile (Woman Is Fickle)
Written-By – Verdi*

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A boxed-set, with Liner Notes, and a pasted down paper in the lower part of its box advertising twelve albums in the "A Treasury Of Immortal Performances" series.

From the sleeves: "The Collector's Issue Label designates a recording of great historical and musical interest which although technically not representitive of RCA Victor's present day high quality standards, has been re-issued in response to widespread public demand. This recording has been re-issued on RCA Victor's new 45 rpm record, the truest of all sound reproductions."

Note at end of Liner Notes: "In 1932 RCA Victor introduced a technique of dubbing orchestral accompaniment to original Caruso recordings made many years earlier. In this album are included several such records, namely, "Celeste Aïda," first recorded in 1911; "Je crois entendre encore" (1916); "La donna È mobile" (1908)."

Records in this album were designed to be played on an auto-changer, thus:
Disk 1 = Tracks A/J (Sides 1 & 10)
Disk 2 = Tracks B/I (Sides 2 & 9)
Disk 3 = Tracks C/H (Sides 3 & 8)
Disk 4 = Tracks D/G (Sides 4 & 7)
Disk 5 = Tracks E/F (Sides 5 & 6)

Side 1 (Recorded 26 November 1911) In Italian
Side 2 (Recorded 14 March 1910) In Italian
Side 3 (Recorded 20 February 1907) In Italian
Side 4 (Recorded 11 February 1906) In Italian
Side 5 (Recorded 14 September 1920) In French
Side 6 (Recorded 27 December 1911) In Italian
Side 7 (Recorded 7 December 1916) In French
Side 8 (Recorded 7 November 1909) In French
Side 9 (Recorded 17 March 1907) In Italian
Side 10 (Recorded 16 March 1908) In Italian

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side 1 Runout): 17-0049A 1S B1 B C
  • Matrix / Runout (Side 2 Runout): 17-0050A 2S A2 C C
  • Matrix / Runout (Side 3 Runout): 17-0051A 2S C3 C C
  • Matrix / Runout (Side 4 Runout): 17-0052A 1S A1 A
  • Matrix / Runout (Side 5 Runout): 17-0053A A1 C C
  • Matrix / Runout (Side 6 Runout): 17-0053B 1S A1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side 7 Runout): 17-0052B 2S A3 B
  • Matrix / Runout (Side 8 Runout): 17-0051B 1S A1 A C
  • Matrix / Runout (Side 9 Runout): 17-0050B 2S A2 E C
  • Matrix / Runout (Side 10 Runout): 17-0049B 2S A1 D C
  • Other (Form No. On Outside Of Album Box): 2S-3960
  • Other (Form No. On Liner Notes): 2S-3959
  • Other (Form No. On Paste-down Inside Of Box): 2S4191
  • Other (On Sleeves): 21-100-139-6
  • Matrix / Runout (Side 1 Label): 17-0049-A
  • Matrix / Runout (Side 2 Label): 17-0050-A
  • Matrix / Runout (Side 3 Label): 17-0051-A
  • Matrix / Runout (Side 4 Label): 17-0052-A
  • Matrix / Runout (Side 5 Label): 17-0053-A
  • Matrix / Runout (Side 6 Label): 17-0053-B
  • Matrix / Runout (Side 7 Label): 17-0052-B
  • Matrix / Runout (Side 8 Label): 17-0051-B
  • Matrix / Runout (Side 9 Label): 17-0050-B
  • Matrix / Runout (Side 10 Label): 17-0049-B
  • Other (Record 1 Catalog Number): 17-0049
  • Other (Record 2 Catalog Number): 17-0050
  • Other (Record 3 Catalog Number): 17-0051
  • Other (Record 4 Catalog Number): 17-0052
  • Other (Record 5 Catalog Number): 17-0053

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