Transacord: Sounds of Steam, by well-known discographer, Mark Jones, celebrates one of Britain’s most idiosyncratic and best-loved record labels. Transacord began operations in June 1953 and released its first record of railway sounds in 1955.
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Written and compiled with the full co-operation of Transacord and the National Railway Museum, the book includes:
- A history of Transacord and Peter Handford
- Listings of all known UK records, cassettes and CDs
- Track details for every record listed
- Full colour illustrations for almost every record listed
Transacord’s first railway records were issued in 78 rpm format before the company progressed to releasing 10” LPs, several 12” LPs and three pointlessly rare 7" EPs - one of which represented the first ever record of the Rev. Awdry's Railway Stories, narrated by the author himself.
At the height of their popularity, after linking up with Decca subsidiary, Argo, Transacord records went on to sell between 30,000 and 40,000 copies per year.
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Author: Mark Jones
Published by: The Record Press
Type: paperback, 108pp