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Ludwig Van Beethoven, Wilhelm Backhaus - Sonata No. 14 "Moonlight" / Sonata No. 8 "Pathétique" (10", RE, RP) (VG+ / VG+)

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Media Condition: Very Good Plus (VG+)
Sleeve Condition: Very Good Plus (VG+)

Vinyl nice and glossy, only a few faint marks. No scratches or significant damage. Labels have a few faint spindle marks but overall clean. Sleeve strong and intact. Laminate is peeling near opening slot, small remnants of sticker below DECCA logo in top right corner.

Release Notes


. Sonata No. 14 In C Sharp Minor Op. 27 No. 2 "Moonlight"
. Sonata No. 8 In C Minor, Op. 13 "Pathétique"

Country: UK

Released: 1963-02-00


This is the first UK stereo version, but the recordings were originally released 3 years earlier in mono as BR 3010.
This is also a repress with a printing date of 2.63 (February 1963) on back of the sleeve.
SWL 8016 was originally released in April 1962.

- Blue/silver 'wideband' labels
- "ORIGINAL RECORDING BY" at 11 o'clock
- "Made in England" at bottom
- "O" above matrix number
- Tax code "O/T"
- Decca 'Musical Notes' logo on both sides
- Matrix numbers printed upside-down 

- Front laminated
- Straight two-way flipbacks
- Large "STEREO" on front
- Thin spine with no text on it
- "© 1962, The Decca Record Company Limited." 
- "Printed in England by MacNeill Press Ltd."
- Uncredited sleeve notes in English only on back

- SWL 8016 on sleeve
- SWL.8016 on labels

- Recorded 22 - 26 October 1958 in the Sofiensaal, Vienna
- Labelography code: EB1
- Sub tracks in tracks A and B2 are not banded on vinyl

Barcode and Other Identifiers:

Matrix / Runout Z̶T̶L̶-̶1̶1̶2̶1̶-̶1̶E̶ ZTL-1120-1E K OT ZT 1
Matrix / Runout Z̶T̶L̶-̶1̶1̶2̶0̶-̶1̶E̶ ZTL-1121-1E G ZT 1
Matrix / Runout ZTL.1120
Matrix / Runout ZTL.1121
Other O/T
Other O
Other 2.63®
Other BR 3010

Recorded At Sofiensaal
Mastered At Decca Studios
Pressed By Decca Record Co. Ltd., Pressing Plant, UK.
Printed By MacNeill Press Ltd.
Copyright (c) The Decca Record Company Limited

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