Tito Schipa - The Early Years, The Complete Gramophone & Pathe Recordings, 1913-21  (2-Marston 52008)
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Tito Schipa - The Early Years, The Complete Gramophone & Pathe Recordings, 1913-21  (2-Marston 52008)
V0472. TITO SCHIPA: The Early Years, The Complete Gramophone and Pathé Recordings, 1913-21, incl. Songs by Caccini, Franck, Bizet, Barthélemy, Schipa, Tate, Cottrau & Tosti; Arias & Duets (w.Baldassare-Tedeschi & Garelli) from Barbiere, La Sonnambula, Don Pasquale, La Gioconda, Lucia, Tosca, La Boheme, Zazà, L'Arlesiana, La Traviata, Manon, Faust, Rigoletto, Cavalleria, Pagliacci, Falstaff, Guyana, Emigrantes, La Bruja & Corte del Amor; Cuando te aai la faace; Bella ragazza delle trecce bionde (both traditional & Unpublished, 1921). 2-Marston 52008. Transfers by Ward Marston. [original release (not a CDR re-release) this two-disc set with English-language booklet has a new jewel case, booklet and cover art in excellent condition; discs are mint.] Long out-of-print, Final Copy! - 638335200828

CRITIC REVIEWS:

"Ward Marston has extracted an astonishing amount of good, clear sound from these ancient discs.…Of special interest are two songs recorded by Pathé in New York in 1921, but never published….A group of men…join Schipa around the recording horn, conversing vigorously in colloquial Italian and Luccese dialect, and when Schipa starts to sing, they join in the choruses in ad lib harmony. They are fascinating records, and I wish Marston had told us why they were never published and how he got hold of them.”

- Desmond Arthur, AMERICAN RECORD GUIDE, July/Aug., 1998