LSC-1817 – Offenbach – Gaite Parisienne ~ Boston Pops Orchestra, Fiedler

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Destination Stereo April 15, 2011 at 9:41 am

Jonathan Valin says the 11S/10S stamper is the one to get. He says it sounds better than the 1S/1S and 5S/5S versions.


Vincent Chacon July 10, 2015 at 3:57 pm

Hey guys stop by every now and then and wanted to say thanks for all the great info. I printed a copy of Harrys TAS list and decided i’m going to start trying to fill out the list. My first one since i printed is a LSC – 1817 11S/10S and it’s an A1 wow how lucky am I for a $1.00 at a local thrift store. The owner says they were his dads and very well kept. Thanks again for the info


Chris Hite March 24, 2014 at 8:11 pm

By chance, I think I have put together what might be the ultimate copy of LSC 1817. I got a 5s 5s copy for pretty cheap ($15) a while back because it had an ugly scuff on it, but it turned out that it didn’t make a sound. That was nice, but in this case Jonathan Valin and I agree that the one to have is indeed the 11s 10s. It blows away the earlier pressings, and it is also much better than the 2 track tape (which is not one of the best 2 tracks, BTW). Well, I had an 11s 10s on which the first side played reasonably well, but the second side was not really listenable. Then, the other day, I got a 10s 10s (at the Goodwill for a buck!) that has a good side 2. I know it’s a little over the top, but logic would tell me that the second side of a 10s 10s should be even better than the second side of an 11s 10s, having been pressed earlier in the run from that stamper. At any rate it does sound great and, once again agreeing with JV, it is the better recorded side of the record. If there is one website where my telling a story like this would not brand me as some kind of nut, I’m hoping this is the one! Cheers, and happy listening.


T Georges September 4, 2014 at 7:58 am

I do not yet have the elusive LSC-1817; however, I do have a very early maroon shaded dog LM-1817 that I rescued for $1.00 in a bargain bin at a record store in Austin.

I bought it to serve as a placeholder in my collection until I can get the LSC-1817.

The real beauty for me is that the LM-1817 includes Giacomo Meyerbeer’s Les Patineurs on the B side-which I personally favor over Gaîté Parisienne!

My LM-1817 vinyl will never be much better than G+ – VG- due to lack of love from its previous owner. I’ve given it lots of TLC on my VPI and I’ve enjoyed the record immensely.


Monte Fullmer November 24, 2014 at 10:04 pm

Back in 2001, I tagged a LSC-1817 for fifty cents in a thrift store. This when I was beginning to collect SD’s. This vinyl was in VG+ condition with 5s/5s stampers. Year later I tagged another one for one buck at another thrift store and this one has the Valin recommended 10s/10s stampers. I found out that this release was the first stereo vinyl released by Victor in 1958, 5yrs later, I got involved with 2trk tapes and tagged a ECS-15 of the same recording from an antique store for ten bucks.


Monte Fullmer November 24, 2014 at 10:07 pm

What is interesting to read on the back cover of the LM-1817 is the note of this recording was also recorded stereophonically for future use – as with the LM-1900 of the Berlioz/Munch recording that following November of 1954. The Gaite/Fiedler was recorded in June of 1954.


Bill Hal March 24, 2015 at 5:17 pm

I just got home from foraging at a local ‘Habitat for Humanity’ re-sale shop ;
they are in the process of putting price stickers on the face of all of their LPs !
I could not peruse any LPs , nor could I convice them that they may more or less ruining the collectable value.
– Chris , they must have thought I was a nut –
— you’re not a nut — we’re all nuts for good sound.


Bob Fletcher March 31, 2015 at 3:03 pm

Interesting! I just happened to hit the link to this page… and thought, I’m sure I have that. And low and behold my copy is in fact a 11s/10s. I’m sure it was a buck at a local thrift. But looks like I’ve never cleaned or played it! This one goes on the top of the pile!

Is this the same recording as lsc-2267? That disk compresses the G.P and adds Khachaturian’s Gayne Ballet Suite. My copy of that is a beautiful 10s/10s which is why 1817 has been ignored 🙂

Last week I spent some time perusing ” The RCA Bible” at the library ( refernece only, doesn’t circulate) I wish there was a way to get a copy. I could check on things like this!

Love this site!


Matt Fisher April 1, 2015 at 1:23 pm

Not the same recording as 2267, which is a rerecording done in 1959 (or so) while 1817 was recorded in 1954.


Louis Cardona March 16, 2016 at 3:11 pm

I have an 11s/10s (A1, B3) “I” pressing.. I have played it against a friend’s 1s/1s: his blows mine away. Both copies appear to be in excellent shape.


Nipper 4 ever August 7, 2017 at 3:58 pm

Unlike the Mono version (LM-1817), in the Stereo version “Les Patineurs” was excluded, either because there’s no Stereo version of “Les Patineurs” of that time or a Stereo version, if any, of that recording didn’t fit in the record because of the Stereo groove size.