Re: [mythsoc] audio recordings
- Wendell wrote:
>> So, does anyone have concrete info or even speculations as to why no otherThe only recordings of his works, that is, that have been made commercially
>> recordings were ever made?
>You are aware, aren't you, that the only recordings of Tolkien reading from
>his works were made in 1952 by George Sayer?
available, apart from the earlier Caedmon album _Poems and Songs of Middle
Earth_ (and still more from this session on the new Caedmon _J.R.R. Tolkien
Audio Collection_ CDs). Tolkien also recorded, privately, complete with
sound effects, _The Homecoming of Beorhtnoth_, which was issued on cassette
by HarperCollins as a gift to those attending Christopher Tolkien's address
at the Tolkien Centenary Conference (but not commercially). Nor --
addressing the wider question -- do we know in fact that no other
recordings were made. I suspect that the tapes made at George Sayer's house
contained more, and that Tolkien privately recorded more, but have never
been able to get more information about this.