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Benjamin Britten - Peter Grimes Album

Benjamin Britten - Peter Grimes Album

Performer: Benjamin Britten
Title: Peter Grimes
Country: Australia
Catalog Number: R-01766, R-01767, S-5639, S/5637-8-9
Label: World Record Club
Released: Nov 1977
Style: Opera, Modern
Rating: 4.9
Votes: 999


1Peter Grimes
2Act 1. Scene II (Concl.) : Past Time To Close !
3Act 1 - Scene 1 - Oh, Hang At Open Doors The Net, The Cork
4Embroidery In Childhood Was A Luxury Of Idleness
5Interlude II (Storm)
6Interlude 1 (Dawn)
7Act 1. Scene 1. And Do You Prefer The Storm?
8Scene II (Concl.) : Go There ! Go There! Go There ! Here's Your Sea Boots
9Interlude IV (Passacaglia)
10Scene 1. "Glitter Of Waves And Glitter Of Sunlight"
11Act II. Scene 1. We Planned That Their Lives Should Have A New Start.
12Prologue - Peter Grimes ! Peter Grimes !
13Sail Out Till You Lose Sight Of The Moot Hall Then Sink The Boat
14Act 3. Scene 1. Mr. Swallow ! Mr. Swallow !
15Scene 1. "Assign Your Prettiness To Me ...."
16Act 3. Interlude V (Moonlight)
17Interlude VI
18Act II. Interlude III (Sunday Morning)
19Scene II (Concl.) : Steady ! There You Are ! Nearly Home !


CategoryArtistTitle (Format)LabelCategoryCountryYear
SXL 2150-2, SXL 2150-1-2Benjamin Britten Peter Grimes ‎(3xLP, Gat)Decca, DeccaSXL 2150-2, SXL 2150-1-2UK1959
478 7429Benjamin Britten Peter Grimes ‎(2xCD, Album, RE, RM)Decca478 7429Europe2014
LOR 90083Douglas Robinson, Chorus and Orchestra Of The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Benjamin Britten Douglas Robinson, Chorus and Orchestra Of The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Benjamin Britten - Peter Grimes ‎(Reel, 4tr Stereo, 7" Reel, Album, 2 r)London RecordsLOR 90083USUnknown
SXL 2150, SXL 2151, SXL 2152Benjamin Britten Peter Grimes ‎(3xLP, Album, RE, NB, + Box)Decca, Decca, DeccaSXL 2150, SXL 2151, SXL 2152UK1959
414 577-2Benjamin Britten, Peter Pears, Orchestra Of The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden Benjamin Britten, Peter Pears, Orchestra Of The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden - Peter Grimes ‎(3xCD, Album, RE + Box)London Records414 577-2US1985


  • Baritone Vocals [Ned Keene]Geraint Evans
  • Bass Vocals [Captain Balstrode]James Pease
  • Bass Vocals [Hobson]David Kelly
  • Bass-Baritone Vocals [Swallow]Owen Brannigan
  • ChorusChorus Of The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden
  • Chorus MasterDouglas Robinson
  • Composed By, Music By, ConductorBenjamin Britten
  • Contralto Vocals [Auntie]Jean Watson
  • Engineer [Uncredited]Kenneth Wilkinson
  • Liner Notes [About The Recording]Eric Smith
  • Liner Notes [Introduction]George Lascelles
  • Liner Notes [Synopsis]Peggie Cochrane
  • Mastered By [Side C]D
  • Mastered By [Sides A B D E F]E
  • Mezzo-soprano Vocals [Mrs. Sedley]Lauris Elms
  • OrchestraOrchestra Of The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden
  • Other [Derived From The Poem By] – George Crabbe
  • Photography By [Cover Photos]Adam Woolfitt
  • Photography By [Photos In Text]Hans Wild
  • Producer [Uncredited]Erik Smith
  • Soprano Vocals [Ellen Orford]Claire Watson
  • Soprano Vocals [Niece 1]Marion Studholme
  • Soprano Vocals [Niece 2]Iris Kells
  • Tenor Vocals [Bob Boles]Raymond Nilsson
  • Tenor Vocals [Peter Grimes]Peter Pears
  • Tenor Vocals [The Rector]John Lanigan
  • Treble Vocals [John]Marcus Norman
  • Words ByMontagu Slater


Recorded 2 - 9 December 1958 in Walthamstow Assembly Hall, London.

Australian WRC [at least] 2nd pressing, sourced from original stampers and featuring unique sleeve art. New catalogue numbers on LP1 & 2 labels (R-01766 & R-01767), old one on LP3 (S-5639) and spine (S/5637-8-9). Black and white cover with green WRC logo on front of box, raw cardboard lining. Issued again in May 1978 (variations unknown, but look for R-01758 on
LP3). Not issued on other formats.

World Record Club: Registered Office - 605 Camberwell Road, Hartwell, Victoria, 3124.


  • Matrix / Runout (Side 1 label): S-5637---ZAL4385
  • Matrix / Runout (Side 2 label): S-5637---ZAL4386
  • Matrix / Runout (Side 3 label): S-5638---ZAL4387
  • Matrix / Runout (Side 4 label): S-5638---ZAL4388
  • Matrix / Runout (Side 5 label): ZAL4389
  • Matrix / Runout (Side 6 label): ZAL4390


  • Recorded At – Walthamstow Assembly Hall
  • Mastered At – Decca Studios

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