The Complete Caruso
Not to be outdone by Naxos' box set Enrico Caruso: The Complete Recordings, RCA Red Seal, the successor company to Victor, has repackaged its The Complete Caruso at a bargain price. This may come as a disappointment to those who purchased the 1990 edition of The Complete Caruso, but to others who decided to wait it out, this is a real bargain; its content is exactly the same as the earlier, significantly more expensive set. The Complete Caruso contains everything extant that Enrico Caruso recorded from 1902 to 1920. It comes with a 56-page booklet in three languages that includes scant notes, but a couple of useful indices, one relating Caruso's operatic roles to his recordings, and the other a cumulative list of the artists who recorded with Caruso. Each of the 12 discs comes in a separate cardboard sleeve. There are no recorded "extras," not surprising, as the years have not brought any more Caruso. There are some of Caruso's self-caricatures gracing the booklet, and one of these images has never...
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HPB condition ratings
- New: Mint condition or still sealed (SS). Absolutely perfect in every way. New.
- Fine/Like New (EX): No defects, little sign of use, well cared for. Plays perfectly. Close to new. Not necessarily sealed or unused, but close. Could be an unopened promotional or cut item. Sometimes called: mint-minus.
- Very Good (VG): Will show some signs that it was played and otherwise handled by a previous owner who took good care of it.
- Good (G): Attractive and well cared for, but no longer fresh. Minor signs of wear, scuffing or scratching, but will play almost perfectly. For vinyl: barely detectable crackles or pops.
- Fair (FR): This item is in okay condition. For vinyl: good is not so good and the record may have low level crackles or pops when playing. CD: one or more tracks may skip.
- Poor (P): Obviously well-worn and handled. Most vinyl collectors will not buy good or below, but some tracks on CD or vinyl will play.
- Format: Compact Disc
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- Label: RCA Red Seal
- UPC: 828766039627