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Monday, December 27, 2010

Strings In Hi-Fi - Pierre Challet And His Orchestra

Holiday For Strings
Strings In Hi-Fi
Pierre Challet And His Orchestra
Mercury SR 60066

From the March 23, 1959 issue of Billboard: Title is apt. The sound is, why not say it, sensational. The program is composed of string showpieces ("Flight Of The Bumble Bee, "Holiday for Strings", etc.) in sprightly arrangements. Place the needle anywhere for demonstration to hi-fi fans and, if you have a special browser for audiophfles (that is how they spelled the word), the disk deserves to be included.

Mercury is one of my favorite labels when it comes to quality engineering.


  1. FABULOUS version of Holiday for Strings! NICE! Fun cover, too!

  2. Hi there. I have just been given what looks like this LP (including labelling AND the correct matrix number!) but it plays twelve Strauss waltzes. After a lot of searching on the net I tracked it down to being another Mercury album SR60058 "Viennese Ballroom" by Jan Marek & The Vienna Light Opera Orchestra. How about making an exception and posting the whole thing for once?
    Many thanks in anticipation.

  3. Thanks for the interest. I normally don't post entire LPs in an effort to keep server space free for singular samples. It's a budget effort here.


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