The 1960 D'Oyly Pinafore

Sir Joseph PorterJohn Reed
Captain CorcoranJeffrey Skitch
Ralph RackstrawThomas Round
Dick DeadeyeDonald Adams
Bill BobstayGeorge Cook
Bob BecketEric Wilson-Hyde
JosephineJean Hindmarsh
Little ButtercupGillian Knight
HebeJoyce Wright

D'Oyly Carte Opera Chorus
New Symphony Orchestra of London
Conductor: Isidore Godfrey

Recorded at Walthamstow Town Hall
7, 10 & 12 August, 1959

London A-4234
London A-4234
Decca K123K-22
Decca K123K-22

This was the third opera D'Oyly Carte recorded in stereo, but it was the first G&S opera ever to be recorded with complete dialogue. Moreover, it touts the best overall cast to be captured on record. It is arguably one of the strongest recordings the Company ever made of any opera. The Penguin Guide gave it a much-deserved Rosette.

London 414283-2
London 414 283-2
London 433881-2
London 433881-2
Decca 473 638-2
Decca 473 638-2
Issue History
1960 Decca Mono LP LK 4334/5
LKA 4334/5
The catalog numbers containing 'A' are Australian pressings.
Stereo LP SKL 4081/2
SKLA 4081/2
London Mono LP A 4234  
Stereo LP OSA 1209
1965 Decca Mono 45rpm DFE 8632 Highlights
196-? London 4-track reel-to-reel 90103  
196-? London Mono LP 5091 Pinafore and Sorcerer highlights
Late 1960s London Mono LP 5904 Highlights
Stereo LP OS 25904
Late 1960s Decca Stereo LP 9BB 156/61 Six-LP set that also included the 1960 Iolanthe and the 1968 Pirates
1978 Decca Cassette K123K-22  
London Cassette OSA5-1209
ca. 1979 Decca Cassette K123K 22 Australian issue
1984 Decca Stereo LP 414 283-1 Digitally remastered
Decca/London Cassette 414 283-4
[not verified]
1989 Decca/London CD 414 283-2
1992 London CD 433 881-2 Highlights
1993 Decca Headline CD 436 145-2
2003 Decca CD 473 638-2  
2003 Decca CD 473 631-2 24-CD set including the complete Decca G&S series on CD (13 G&S operas, plus Cox and Box and The Zoo)