London Jubilee


One of those bargain lines from London Records in the early 80s, the London Jubilee label made up the bulk of my early classical music purchases, along with the CBS Great Performances line. As these records and cassettes were my first exposure to a lot of works, they have stuck in my mind as sounding right as far as performances go. That tends to happen when you get familiar with a particular recording. Luckily most of the releases were of classic performances by major artists, so no bad records, and quite a few excellent ones too. Although the series never really made it to CD as a set, some of the recordings are still around in different incarnations. To be honest, when I am in a vinyl mood, I break out these old recordings, and still enjoy them a lot. Nice big artwork, and good liner notes on the back cover.