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The Official Opening of RCA's first UK Manufacturing Pressing Plant.
RCA Limited, Record Division,
Armstrong Industrial Estate,
Washington, Co. Durham, England.

(May 7, 1970)


Track Listing:


1. Polka-Bartered Bride - Eugene Ormandy

    With the Philadelphia Orchestra
2. Rossins Aria: D'amore Al Dolce                                  Impero - Montserrat Caballe With RCA

    Italiana Opera Orchestra
3. Chopin: Nocturne In E Flat Op. 9 No 2 -

    Arthur Rubenstein
4. Boccherini: Guitar Quintet In E Minor Minuet -

    Julian Bream, Cremona Quartet
5. Molinari - Pradelli Massenet: Aria Adieu Notre

    Petite Table (Manon) - Leontyne Price, RCA

    Italiana Orchestra

6. Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto In D, Op 35

    (First Movement Part) - Jascha Heifetz With

    The Chicago Symphony Orchestra

7.  Liadov: Round Dance, Village Dance Song               (From 8 Russian Folk Songs, Op 58) -

     Andre Previn With The London Symphony               Orchestra


1. Everybody's Talkin' - Harry Nilsson
2. Come Back and Shake Me - Clodagh Rodgers
3. Light My Fire - Jose Feliciano
4. Tom Dooley - Harmony Grass

5. Sugar, Sugar - The Archies

6. I Love You Because - Jim Reeves

7. In the Year 2525 - Zager & Evans

8. The Raven - The Liverpool Scene

9. In the Ghetto - Elvis Presley


Sound Format: stereo

On May 7, RCA opened its new production plant in Washington, Co. Durham. Up until this point, their product had been pressed by Decca and during this transition period, CBS. To commemorate this event, 200 copies of this album were pressed and presented to company employees and dignitaries that attended the opening. The LP was split into two categories; "Classical" and "Popular". Elvis' recording of "In The Ghetto" appeared as the last song on the B-Side.

(Box - Front)

Stamped Golden RCA Logo

(Box - Rear)

Stamped Silver RCA Logo

(Large Orange Label, Stamped RCA Victor Logo)

(Variation 1 - Side 1)

(Large Red Label)

Stamped RCA Red Seal Logo

(1970 RCA Pressing)

(25mm Press Ring Circle)

(Variation 1 - Side 2)

(Large Orange Label)

Stamped RCA Victor Logo

(1970 RCA Pressing)


(Thanks to Andy Honeywell for the improved images)

Inside - Page 1.jpg

An RCA employee checks the vinyl passes their quality control before it's released to the public.

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