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Alternate Front Album Covers
Elizabethan Lute Songs: vol. 1 of An Anthology of English Song
(Peter Pears tenor with Julian Bream lute)
Location: Decca Studios, London
Instrument: Lute - Thomas Goff, 1951
Peter Pears - tenor
Julian Bream - lute
Label: Decca Records
Decca Records LW 5243 mono- 1956 (original LP release). released with black and white cover or with basic green with black and white or forth color orange.
ELIZABETHAN LUTE SONGS (compilation) 1996:
Decca Records LON 444524 mono. This is a compilation CD that contains this album in its entirety and another Decca album of Pears and Bream recording Elizabethan lute music- A Recital of Lute Songs.
ENGLISH SONG (compilation)
Heritage label HTG CD224. June2011
This compilation includes all the selection from this LP except for "Come, sorrow, come" and " In darkness let me dwell". This compilation also includes many selections from the other Pears/Bream Decca LP A Recital of Lute Song. Additionally, this collection includes numerous selections that do NOT include Julian Bream. Benjamin Britten accompanies Peter Pears on piano in these selections.
Early on Peter Pears almost always received first billing on recordings and promotional material. That would eventually change once Bream was established and made RCA his permanent home.
When Julian Bream was asked about this recording he stated that he does not remember a thing about this recording session.