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Puts You in the Center of the Sound 13 selections by Francis Bay, Dick Marx, Lloyd Mumm, Maxwell Davis, Elmer Bernstein, Claude Bolling, Cento Soli Orchestra of Paris, etc.
New Fall 1959 Demo Tape
Demo A
15 selections by The Hi-Los, Shep Fields, Boys Choir of Vienna, The Ink Spots, Maxwell Davis etc.
Omegatape and Stereophonic Music Society Demonstration Tape
SMS Demo
Selections by Hollywood Radio City Orchestra, Roger Lecussant, Claude Bolling, Maxwell Davis etc.
Top Ten Hits
HT 1
The line of half-track stereo "Hit Tapes" was a low-cost sampler series that sold for $4.95 (as opposed to $9.95 for other half-tracks). The cover design was lifted from an early Broadway LP, demonstrating that Omega had a connection to this label even during its half-track years.

Believe What You Say / Tumbling Tumbleweeds / The Little Blue Man / Billy / Johnny B Goode / Twilight Time / Don't You Just Know It? / Where D'Ya Worka John? / For Your Love / All I Have to Do Is Dream
Show Hits
HT 2
76 Trombones / The Lady Is a Tramp / People Will Say We're in Love / I'm Gonna Wash That Man Right Out of My Hair / I Could Have Danced All Night / The Night They Invented Champagne / On the Street Where You Live
Hits of the 20s
HT 3
Give My Regards to Broadway / The Sheik of Araby / Ballin' the Jack / Goody Goody / Dixie / Varsity Drag / Rings on her Fingers / Ma He's Makin' Eyes at Me
Top 10 Hits
HT 4
Witch Doctor / Wear My Ring Around Your Neck / He's Got the Whole World in His Hands / Looking Back / Gigi / Let the Bells Keep Ringing / Who's Sorry Now? / Kewpie Doll / Chanson D'Amour / Return to Me
Barbershop Quartet Hits
HT 5
While Strollng Through the Park / Home on the Range / Beautiful Dreamer / Jeannie with the Light Brown Hair / I Want a Girl Just Like the Girl that Married Dear Old Dad / In the Good Old Summertime / Old McDonald Had a Farm
Reminiscing in Hits
HT 6
Love Me Tender / None But the Lonely Heart / Greensleeves / All Through the Night / My Funny Valentine / I Didn't Know What Time It Was
Reminiscing in Hits
HT 7
Sugar Moon / Secretly / Jeannie Lee / Do You Want to Dance? / The Purple People Eater / Cha Hua Hua / Yakety Yak / High School Confidential / Big Man
Gay 90s Hits
HT 8
Buffalo Gal / Show Me the Way to Go Home / A Bicycle Built for Two / Harrigan / After the Ball / The Band Played On / You Tell Me Your Dream / Dear Old Girl / Side by Side / You're a Grand Old Flag
Dance Band Hits
HT 9
I'm Getting Sentimental Over You / Moonlight Cocktail / Bubbles in the Wine / Let's Dance / Nightmare / Listen to My Music / Swingin' Down the Lane
Pops in Stereo
HT 10
Lichtensteiner Polka / Around the World / Somebody Bad Stole the Wedding Bell / So Rare / Blueberry Hill / Moritat / The Poor People of Paris / Big Fat Butterfly
Old Time Hits
HT 11
There's a Tavern in the Town / I've Been Workin' on the Railroad / Deep River / East Side West Side / Swing Low Sweet Chariot / Bedelia / The Bowery / For He's a Jolly Good Fellow / Will You Love Me in December as You Do in May?
Film Hits
HT 12
Around the World / Anna / Autumn in Rome / Gigi / Sayonara / Pal Joey / South Pacific
Stereo Demonstration Tape
Tom Mercein
STD 6
A 5" reel produced by James C Cunningham and Robert Oakes Jordan.
Reissued on mp3 CD by Esoteric Sound.

Fanfare (Warren Baker) / I Only Have Eyes for You (Paul Severson) / September Song (Warren Baker) / Lili Marlene (Anton Karas) / Chinatown, My Chinatown (The Hi-Los) / Antheil: Ballet Mecanique (Robert Kraft) / Too Young for the Blues (The Hi-Los)

There are some fine examples of impressive stereo technology made available at ta price few stereo novices can resist. —High Fidelity
Holiday in Stereo
STD 10
The STD line was a series of Demonstration Tapes. They sold for $5.95, less than half the cost of a typical half-track stereo reel in the late 1950s. Performers on STD 10 include Hans Hagen, Katherine Thompson, George Poole, Gordon Kibbee, Andre Montero, Bob Romeo Sextet, Bobby Hammack, Oscar Moore.

Merry Widow Overture / Greensleeves / South Pacific Overture / Londonderry Air / Algiers / The Lamp Is Low / Gypsy Princess Overture / Tabora / Poinciana / etc

A king-sized demo tape of selections culled from Omega’s latest stereo releases…A fine and varied example of Omega’s keen stereo tape reproduction. —Tape Recording
The selections are complete pieces or movements and no less than 12 of them are included…Best of all there are no violent style incompatibilities, although plenty of variety. —High Fidelity

Stereo for Dancing
STD 11
Selections by Roger Lecussant, Andre Montero, Heinz Sandauer, Anton Karas, etc.

Tenderly / Paradise / Bewitched / Hernando's Hideaway / I Kiss Your Hand Madame / Once in a While / Autumn in Paris / My Wonderful One / My Ideal / Begin the Beguine / La Mer
Shows in Stereo
STD 12
Selections from the "Hollywood Radio City" musical shows series (see below) and other Omega releases.

Pal Joey / My Fair Lady / Around the World in 80 Days / Oklahoma! / South Pacific / The Merry Widow
Beethoven: Symphony 5
Gunter Wand / Cologne Gurzenich Orchestra
STD 13
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Released as part of a licensing deal with the Club Francais du Disque.
Reissue: RSSTF 500.
Reissued on CD by Testament.

Every once in a while a conductor comes along who forces us to take a new look at an old masterwork.... a remarkable comprehension of the score, and the skill to traverse an expressive gamut from delicate nuance to powerfully generated crescendos. --Saturday Review
Salute to the Big Bands
STD 14
Song of India / Take the 'A' Train / Chatanooga Choo Choo / King Porter Stomp
Paris Calling
STD 15
Coin de rue / Pavanne / C'est Si Bon / Moulin Rouge / I Love Paris / Reverie / Can Can
Pops for Pipes
Gordon Kibbee
ST 25
PLAY
One of a series of 5" sampler reels, designated as Omegatape Alphatape series. This title is drawn from ST 7015.
Presenting Dick Marx
Dick Marx
ST 26
One of a series of 5" sampler reels, designated as Omegatape Alphatape series. From ST 7013.

They Can't Take That Away from Me / My Secret Love / Lullaby of Birdland / Satin Doll / The Song Is You
Interesting Intervals
ST 28
A 5" sampler reel, designated as Omegatape Alphatape series.

I Hear Music / The Continental / The Lady Is a Tramp / Zing Went the Strings of My Heart / There Will Never Be Another You
Nickelodeon
ST 29
A 5" sampler reel, designated as Omegatape Alphatape series. From ST 2017.
Paris Dances by Night
Andre Montero and his Orchestra
ST 50
PLAY
Reissue: ST 4015.

La Marsailles Madcap! / Along the Seine / St Germain Melody / Autumn in Paris / Champ des Elysees Rhumba / Can-Can
Show Hits for Dancing in Stereo
Hans Hagen / Hollywood Radio City Orchestra
ST 51
PLAY
Arrangements by Warren Baker.

Oklahoma! / Bewitched / On the Street Where you Live / Bali Ha'i / Younger than Springtime
Sandauer Plays Pops for Dancing
Heinz Sandauer and his Rhythmmakers
ST 52
PLAY
Love Is a Many Splendored Thing / Theme from Baby Doll / Hernando's Hideaway / Cindy / Que Sera Sera / Blueberry Hill / Banana Boat Song
Swing for Dancing in Stereo
Hollywood Radio City Orchestra
ST 53
PLAY
Arrangements by Warren Baker.

Begin the Beguine / Sing Sing Sing / Cherokee / Boogie Woogie / String of Pearls / Take the 'A' Train

This may be a good dance tape but for my money it takes the cake for audio delights. Bright bass; deep, full bass fiddle; excellent instrumental work; clear, sharp drumming, etc. —Tape Recording
Brightly and boldly played in Warren Baker’s rather mannered arrangements, but notable even in these days for the clarity, authenticity, and brilliance of the stereo recording. —High Fidelity
In a Monastery
Ramakrishna Choir
ST 55
Authentic recording of exotic chants, vespers services, and choral works recorded at the Ramakrisha Monastery in Trabuco Canyon, CA.

Aratrika Service / Khandana Bhava Bandhana / Breaker of This World's Chain / O Mother, Make Me Mad with Thy Love / Rakhal / In the Cave / Old King Janaka / Kali Kali Ma

I can’t find much artistic substance in musical director’s James Barnes’ own compositions, but the authentic service excerpts have considerable exotic fascination as well as unmistakably genuine fervor. —High Fidelity
Accordion-istics
ST 58
Performers: Boris Radoff (accordion), Red Callender (bass), Frank Bode (drums).

Bumble Boogie / Russian Medley / Dance Macabre (Saint-Saens) / Perpetual Motion (Sarasate) / Little Rock Get-Away (Joe Sullivan)
Themes from Around the World in 80 Days
Hans Hagen / Omega Orchestra
ST 59
PLAY
Excerpts from ST 3012.

Around the World in 80 Days / Passepartout / Entrance of the Bull March / India Countryside
Paris Dances by Night Vol 2
Andre Montero and his Orchestra
ST 60
PLAY
Reissue: ST 4015.

Paris Is Calling / Left Bank Medley / Moulin Rouge Mood / Rue de la Paix / L'Amour Francais
Stereo Amor
Heinz Sandauer / Andre Montero
ST 61
PLAY
Amor  / Reverie / Greensleeves / My Wonderful One / Almost Paradise
Marx Makes Broadway
Dick Marx / Buddy Collette
ST 65
With Frank Capp, Howard Roberts, Irving Ashby, Red Mitchell, Carson Smith.
From ST 7033. LP: OSL 2.
Reissued on CD by VSOP. Available on Apple Music.
Anton Karas, Mr Zither
Anton Karas
ST 2001
PLAY
Licensed from Symphony Tone, Vienna.

Lili Marlene / Cuckoo Waltz / I Kiss Your Hand Madame / Slow Coach / Just a Gigolo / Glow Worm / Lobau / You Can't Be True Dear / Wen Am Sontag / A Student Passes / White Lilacs / Vienna / Vienna, Only You
Gypsy Music
Lendway Kalman and his Gypsy Orchestra
ST 2003
Dark Eyes / Czardas for the Boots / Two Guitars / Innkeeper Don't Give / Rare Wheat / How I Love You / Quite Quite Quite / She Is Nice with her Blue Eyes / Cockchafer / Ten Pair Kisses / The Town Swindler / Dear Boszike / Down at the Puszia / Rumanian Hora / Rumanian Elegie / A May Night / The Way Down with Flowers / Little Piggy / Red Red Red / Girl from Koros / Dark Forest / Red Whitsuntide / Walk with You / Rakoczy March
Strauss and Lehar Favorites Vol 1
Anton Karas
ST 2004
Operetta favorites. With The Two Rudis, harmonicas. Licensed from Symphony Tone, Vienna.

For anyone who longs for a ringside seat at a whole evening of Prater cafe entertainment these tapes serve as magic carpets to the irresistible stereo illusion of that reality. —High Fidelity
Music from a Nearby Star
Skip Redwine / Sid Weiss
ST 2005
Skip Redwine, who wrote notes for many Omega releases, here plays piano and celeste.

Stardust / East of the Sun / Old Devil Moon / Radar Blues / Out of This World / Journey to a Star / Over the Rainbow / Star Eyes / Midnight Sun / Moonglow
Military Marches Vol 1
Gustav Gaigg / Vienna Army Battalion Band
ST 2006
PLAY
Deutschmeister March / Hurra Heidecksburg / Radetzky March / Schoenfeld March / Sieferditz March / Andreas Hofer March / Kaiserjaeger March

Big, almost cavernous sound characterizes the sonics, but the miking affords excellent presence and generally clean sound. The revelation affords very effective "fusion" and illusion of depth for purposes of this ultra-gemitlich marching fare. One has a hard time believing the martial element here counts for much beyond pageantry! There is plenty of spirit here--and the music is just perfect early morning stuff to blow the cobwebs out of the brain. --Hi-Fi Review
The marches are played and conducted with refined polish; the brasses and percussion brilliant and lifelike. —Tape Recording
Played with rousing enthusiasm…For a particularly zestul and robustly sonorous sample try the Hurra Heidecksburg march. —High Fidelity
There's Something in the Wind
Andre Montero and his Orchestra
ST 2007
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There's Something in the Wind / Love Me or Leave Me / My Ideal / I Don't Know Why - Let's Fall in Love - Sweet and Lovely / Lady Be Good / My Heart Tells Me / My Old Flame / All Alone
Strauss and Lehar Favorites Vol 2
Anton Karas
ST 2008
Operetta favorites. With The Two Rudis, harmonicas. Licensed from Symphony Tone, Vienna.
Military Marches Vol 2
Gustav Gaigg / Vienna Army Battalion Band
ST 2009
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The Bosniaks Come / Austria Us Full of Honour / Flyer March / Archduke Albrecht's March / Old Comrades / 84th Regiment March / O You My Austria
Clear the Grid!
ST 2010
Auto sounds, recorded at the Pomono road races.

So specialized in appeal that only racing-car aficionados and hi-fi fanatics are likely to relish its confused but uproarious sonic documentation of the Pomona Road Races, varied only by what sounds suspiciously like a parody on racing-expert interviews. Even to a novice the terrific over-all racket is unquestionably authentic, at times singularly exciting, and--reproduced at full volume--it should clear not only the grid but one's living room and perhaps the whole neighborhood in a hurry. --High Fidelity
There is plenty of noise and, consequently, the narration is often incoherent. ..If you like the sound of motors, here is a tape that certainly provides it. —Tape Recording
Music from Distant Places
Warren Baker / Andre Montero and his Orchestra
ST 2011
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Poinciana / Londonderry Air / Melody in F / Paradise / Mexico / There's a Small Hotel / Pavanne
The Good Old Timers
Warren Baker's Little Band
ST 2012
O Solo Mio / Come Back to Sorrento / Brahms's Lullaby / Wooden Shoes / Love Me Tender / Skaers' Waltz / Over the Waves / Danny Boy / Goin' Home
Stereo for Hillbillies
Warren Baker's Little Band
ST 2013
Clarinet Polka / Old Zip Coon / Arkansas Traveler / Irish Jig / Irish Washerwoman / Pop Goes the Weasel / Chicken Reel / Big Garred Mule / Breakin' Ice / Old Joe Clark / Yellow Rose of Texas / Little Brown Jug / Carry Me Back to Old Virginny / Bury Me Not on the Lone Prairie.

This reel should prove an amusing living-room novelty, since Warren Baker's Little Band beats out a varied batch of old-time tunes, reels, etc, with toe-tickling gusto. Although the separation between channels would seem excessive in more conventional fare, it works out very well for the present fiddle-sawing, banjo-strumming, and miscellaneous slap-sticking. --High Fidelity
Even if you are not addicted to hillbilly country music, you may find this a very pleasant, foot-tapping bit of entertainment….The fidelity is very good. —Tape Recording
Beautiful Sounds of Harp and Flute
Katherine Thompson / George Poole
ST 2014
PLAY
Greensleeves / All Through the Night / David of White Rock / Irish Fantasy / Elegie / Legende / Clair de Lune / None But the Lonely Heart
Music for Lovers Alone
Bobby Hammack
ST 2015
The Lamp Is Low / My Reverie / Stranger in Paradise / This Is My Beloved / The Story of a Starry Night / Blues to Remember / Lonely

Hammack sits at the keyboard and quietly serves up some soothing deliveries of some modernized classics…Piano reproduction is pure. —Tape Recording
Sandauer Plays Lehar
Heinz Sandauer and his Rhythmmakers
ST 2016
PLAY
I Have a Blue Bed / Villa / Merry Widow Waltz / Rumba / Palikam March / When Do You Say Yes / Viennese Women / I Am a Decent Woman / Gold and Silver Waltz / My Love, Your Love / Giuditta / Thomas / My Whole Heart Is Yours / Viennese Women / Nechledil March
Hot Cha in Hi-Fi
ST 2017
Recordings of nickelodeons, a special breed of coin-operated player piano. Its rolls played the keyboard along with added mechanical instruments like drums, xylophone, tambourine, etc.

Cocktails for Two / I'll String Alone with You / The House Is Haunted / The Carioca / My Little Grass Shack / Hot Cha Blues / Naughty Nickel Serenade
Backgrounds in Stereo
ST 2018
Backing tracks for home instrumentalists, sort of a version of Music Minus One. Artists: Oscar Moore, Leroy Vinnegar, Sid Weiss, Andre Montero and his Orchestra.

My Old Flame / Moonglow / I Can't Get Started / East of the Sun / My Ideal / There's a Small Hotel / Star Eyes / Sweet Lorraine / All Alone / Tangerine / Over the Rainbow
International Rendezvous
Fracois De Haan, Robert Brown / Jack Phillips
ST 2019
Granada / September Song / I Love Paris / Greensleeves / Miserlou / Valse Colombe / Filigrano / In a Spanish Mood
Songs Al Jolson Made Famous
Doug Elliot / Maxwell Davis and his Orchestra
ST 2020
PLAY
Available (mistitled) on Apple Music.

April Showers / Sonny Boy / Swanee / Waitin' for the Robert E Lee / Oh Susanna / Camptown Races / Rock-a-Bye My Baby / Mammy / Anniversary Waltz
Zounds What Sounds!
ST 2021
Produced by Robert Oakes Jordan and Jim Cunningham. Unusual sounds in stereo.

Bagpipes / Tic Toc Fugue / Butterfly Harp / Revival Meeting / Carillon / French Barrel Organ / Tapping Openhearth Furnace / Parades / Thunderstorm
Pal Joey
Thomas M Davis / Hollywood Radio City Orchestra
ST 2022
PLAY
Performers: Duke Hazlett, Adele Davis.
The many "Hollywood Radio City" releases bear scrutiny. Most are attributed to "Thomas M Davis", actually Maxwell Davis, A&R chief for Crown Records. It has been speculated that in some cases the tracks were recorded in Germany without the vocalists, who overdubbed their parts in the US (hence the credit on some albums to Hans Hagen). But that doesn’t seem to be the case in this instance--rejected takes from lead singer Duke Hazlett indicate otherwise. This series was produced  by budgeteer Crown records.
Reissue: STF 4017.
Available on Apple Music.

Overture / There's a Small Hotel / I Could Write a Book / The Lady Is a Tramp / My Funny Valentine / Bewitched / Zip / I Didn't Know What Time It Is
South Pacific
Hans Hagen / Hollywood Radio City Orchestra and Singers
ST 2023
PLAY
Performers: Don Grilley, Patti Steele, Connie Connerly, Renée Guerin, Bob Stratton.
Reissue: STF 4016.

Overture / A Wonderful Guy / There Is Nothin' Like a Dame / Some Enchanted Evening / Dites Moi / I'm Gonna Wash That Man Right Out of My Hair / Younger than Springtime / Bali Ha'i / This Nearly Was Mine
Oklahoma!
Thomas M Davis / Hollywood Radio City Orchestra and Singers
ST 2024

PLAY
Performers: James Cassidy, Irene Communigs, Lloyd Hanna, Deeda Patrick.
Available on Apple Music.

Overture / Oh! What a Beautiful Morning / The Surrey with the Fringe on Top / I Cain't Say No / People Will Say We're in Love / Many a New Day / Out of My Dreams / Oklahoma! / Finale
My Fair Lady
Don Ralke Singers / Thomas M Davis / Hollywood Radio City Orchestra
ST 2025
PLAY
Performers: Lloyd Hanna, Irene Cummings.
Reissue: SST 805STF 4010.
Available on Apple Music.

Overture / Wouldn't It Be Loverly? / The Rain in Spain / Get Me to the Church on Time / I Could Have Danced All Night / Ascot Gavotte / On the Street Where You Live / I've Grown Accustomed to Her Face
Champagne Music for Dancing
Lloyd Mumm and his Starlight Roof Orchestra
ST 2026
PLAY
Reissue: SST 826, STF 4002. LP: OSL 1.
Available on Apple Music.

Bubbles in the Wine / The Girl Friend / Josephine / Hey, Mr Banjo / In a Little Spanish Town / Clarinet Polka / Tonight We Love / Louise / The Poor People of Paris / Lichtensteiner Polka / Till the End of Time

The orchestra makes out nicely on the bouncy, spirited numbers…There is neat close-in pickups on solo instruments, the directionality is good, and the overall stereo reproduction…excellent. —Tape Recording
Symphony of Blues
Hans Hagen / Brussels International Orchestra
ST 2027
PLAY
Variously credited to Andre Montero and/or Malcolm Lockyear, the tape itself names Hans Hagen as conductor. This places the venue in doubt--if it were Hagen, the locale would more likely have been Vienna or Hamburg.
Available on Apple Music.

Stormy Weather / St Louis Blues / I Ain't Got Nothin' but the Blues / Basin Street Blues / The Blues / Things Ain't What They Used to Be
Christmas in Stereo
Boys Choir of Vienna / Vienna State Opera Orchestra
ST 2028
PLAY
Also features the Justin Cramer symphonic carillon.
Reissue: SST 812, STF 4055.
Reissued as a download by ReDiscovery.

Oh Tannenbaum / The First Noel / Children's Christmas Song / The Bird on the Christmas Tree / En Clara Vox / Merry Christmas Time / Irish Carol / The Carriage Horseman / Adeste Fidelis / Silent Night

Five of the selections are not too often heard and this, in itself, makes this tape interesting…In the second choral number there are moments when the highs are not perfectly smooth but otherwise the recording is very fine. —Tape Recording
Latin Rendezvous
Fracois De Haan, Robert Brown / Jack Phillips
ST 2029
Tu Boca / No Me Lo Digas / Puerto Pinasco / Vitor a Espana / El Ultimo Tango / Mi Morena / Santander / Tonita / Dos Banderas
The Art of Pepper Vol Two
Art Pepper Quartet
ST 2030
PLAY
With Carl Perkins, piano; Ben Tucker, bass; Chuck Flores, drums.
Reissued on CD by Fresh Sounds. Available on Apple Music.

The Breeze and I / Without a Song / Fascinatin' Rhythm / Long Ago and Far Away / I can't Believe That You're in Love with Me
Flamenco
Lina Linares / Los Galindos
ST 2031
PLAY
See also: ST 5017.

Goditano Mio / Farruco Linares Minero / Pasadoble das Cruces / Bolero Eso Es Tango / Guaracha En el Mundo / Pasodoble Que Basion / Cordobessa / Pasodoble Rosita Donde Estas / Farruca

Captures only the superficial characteristics of this gypsy art, here catchily appealing in spots but mostly diluted for the tourist trade. —High Fidelity
Continental Rendezvous
Fracois De Haan, Robert Brown / Jack Phillips
ST 2032
PLAY
Granada / New Scottish Polka / You Say / Jeanette / When Your Heart Says Love / Old California / Furtive Movements / Gypsy Love / Almas de Anreno
Symphony of the Sea
Hans Hagen / Brussels International Orchestra
ST 2033
The announcement given to trade publications credited Andre Montero and his Orchestra. Omega's catalog says Malcolm Lockyear and the Brussels World's Fair Orchestra. But the tape itself says Hans Hagen and the Brussels International Orchestra.
Reissue: STF 4009.
Available (mistitled) on Amazon Music.

How Deep Is the Ocean? / Ebb Tide / Off Shore / Asleep in the Deep / Sleepy Lagoon / Harbor Lights / Over the Waves / Sea Chanty
Cinema Italiano
Pola Chappel
ST 2034
Reissue: ST 7058. LP: OSL 10.

Autumn in Rome (Indiscretion) / Anema e Core (Three Coins in the Fountain) / Believe in Me (Summertime) / Gelsomina (La Strada) / Souvenir D'Italie (Danger! Girls at Play) / Guaglione (10,000 Bedrooms) / Arrivederci Roma (Seven Hills of Rome) / Ciurri-Ciurri (Volcano) / Scapricciatiello (Wild as the Wind) / Anna (Anna)
Gigi
Thomas M Davis / Hollywood Radio City Orchestra / Hollywood Light Opera Society Singers
ST 2036
PLAY
Reissue: STF 4010.

Overture / Gigi / I'm Glad I'm Not Young Any More / I Remember It Well / The Parisians / It's a Bore / The Night They Invented Champagne / Waltz at Maxim's / Say a Prayer for Me / Thank Heaven for Little Girls / Finale

The orchestra is well-recorded—somewhat closely to be sure, but nothing ever blasts. Recommended with the reservation that the vocal work is not altogether to standard. —HiFi/Stereo Review
Symphony of the Golden West
Malcolm Lockyear / Brussels World's Fair Orchestra
ST 2037
PLAY
Reissue: SST 814
Available on Apple Music.

Songs of the Golden West / Streets of Laredo / Bury Me Not on the Lone Prairie / Colorado Trail / The Cowboy / Whoopee Ti-Yi-Yo / Billy Boy / Red River Valley / Home on the Range / The Old Chisolm Trail / No Use for Women / Jessie James
Kalman: The Gypsy Princess
Hans Hagen / Vienna State Opera Orchestra and Chorus
ST 3009
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Performers: Friedl Loor, Karl Terkal.
A controversy arose over this recording when it appeared on Vox lp. Mimi Coertse was listed as a performer, but while she appeared in the Lehar (below), she did not sing in the Kalman work. There was a court battle and the LP versions were withdrawn. Omega's packaging did not make that error but while the Lehar was reissued on quarter-track, this title never reappeared.
Reissued by ReDiscovery.
Lehar: The Merry Widow
Hans Hagen / Vienna State Opera Orchestra and Chorus
ST 3011
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Performers: Mimi Coertse, Friedl Loor, Karl Terkal.
Reissue: RSTC 304.
Reissued by ReDiscovery.

The orchestra and chorus perform with facility. The stereo recording was made in Vienna and is well-engineered. —Tape Recording
The variety of tunefulness and sparkling scoring in these works will be a revelation in itself to many listeners, while the unflagging gusto with which they are projected and the electrical atmosphere captured in the boldly expansive recording are as irresistible as the catchy music. —High Fidelity
Around the World in 80 Days
Hans Hagen / Omega Orchestra
ST 3012
PLAY
Around the same time as Omega's release, the budget label Crown issued its own Around the World. Trade ads stated it was conducted by Hans Hagen, but Crown's actual release did not say. As might be expected, the two recordings are the same, one of many examples of content sharing between the two west coast companies.  But there are some differences that distinguish them. The Crown was issued on lp and reel; the Omega on reel only. The Crown reel had superior sound: cleaner, with a more extended high end. But Omega's release included two tracks skipped by Crown (though one of them was an 'epilogue' cobbled together from previous tracks).
Reissue: SST 827, STF 4004. See also ST 59 above.

The orchestra seems smaller and, though perhaps not as colossal in sound as the Bel Canto recording, comes up with a less smothering effect. The good arrangements and method of presentation caused me to prefer this tape. —Tape Recording

Around the World part one / Passepartout / Paris Arrival / Sky Symphony / Invitation to a Bull Fight - Entrance of the Bull March / India / Around the World part two / The Pagoda of Pillago - The Temple of Dawn / Around the World / Prarie Sail Car / Land Ho! / Epilogue
Berlioz: Symphonie Fantastique
Louis Fourestier / Cento Soli Orchestra of Paris
ST 3013
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Licensed from the Club Francais du Disque.
Reissue: SST 827, RSTC 304. LP: OSL 9.
Reissued on CD by Accord.
Stravinsky: Petrouchka
Rudolf Albert / Cento Soli Orchestra of Paris
ST 3014
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Licensed from the Club Francais du Disque.
Reissue: RSTC 305. LP: OSL 8.
Reissued on CD by Accord.
Leith Stevens: Destination Moon
Heinz Sandauer / Omega Orchestra
ST 3015
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Omega released a 45 rpm single with bits from this score, but there the conductor was listed as Hans Hagen.
LP: OSL 3.
Reissued on CD by Citadel. Available on Apple Music.

Earth / In Outer Space / On the Surface of the Moon / Escape from the Moon / Finale

It’s hard to describe this music to anyone…basically it is quiet, roaming, different, out-of-this-world…The various orchestral voices are nicely brought out in stereo reproduction and the engineering of this record is accomplished with polish. —Tape Recording
Music for Heavenly Bodies
Paul Tanner / Andre Montero and his Orchestra
ST 3016
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Paul Tanner played his own invention, the Electro-Theremin.
LP: OSL 4.
Available on Apple Music.

Over the Rainbow / Midnight Sun / The Red Sea of Mars / Lost in the Stars / Medley - Sunrise Serenade/Moonlight Serenade / I Wished on the Moon / Up to Jupiter / Misty Moon Blues / Holiday on Saturn / The Story of a Starry Night / 20th Century Venus / Out of This World
Bedside Companion for Playboys
ST 3017
Selections from Omega disks and tapes. Artists include the Hi-Los, Ernestine Anderson, Francis Bay, Dick Marx, Inez Jones, Oscar Moore, Andre Montero, and more. Includes the only reel releases of: Mickey Mouse Theme (Dick Marx), Latin Heat (Francis Bay), Limehouse Blues (Ernestine Anderson and Dick Marx), and probably the only unaltered Return to Paradise (Los Gatos Ritmos) by members of the Bay ensemble before Chaino's drumming was overdubbed. Original liner notes.

Sports Car Races / Mickey Mouse Theme / Take the 'A' Train / Dancing on the Ceiling / Island of Desire / Coop Salutes / Return to Paradise / Latin Heat / Limehouse Blues / Laura / Daybreak / Angel Eyes / It Aint Necessarily So / A Visit to a Hindu Monastery
Franck: Organ Music
Pierre Cochereau
ST 3019
Reissue: RSSTF 502. LP: OSL 85.
Reissued on CD by Saga.

Fantasie in C Major / Cantabile in B Major / Piece Heroique in B Minor / L'Organiste excerpts (8)
Backgrounds for Brando
Elmer Bernstein and his Orchestra
ST 3020
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Licensed from Dot records.
Reissue: SST 828, STF 4004.

Waxman: Sayonara / Bernstein: On the Waterfront / North: Viva Zapata / Tiomkin: The Men / Loesser: Guys and Dolls  / North: A Streetcar Named Desire / Chaplin: Teahouse of the August Moon / Newman: Desiree / Rózsa: Julius Caesar / Stevens: The Wild One

The orchestra which Bernstein conducts is composed of 44 of Hollywood’s top musicians both in the jazz and classical fields. Recorded at the Capitol Tower in Hollywood the fidelity is excellent and the stereo reproduction tastefully executed. —Tape Recording
The scores which are written to heighten emotion, when deprived of visual aid, seem afterward on record and tape pretty pale…Mr B and the orchestra play exceptionally well, and the sound is quite good. —HiFi/Stereo Review
Champagne Music for Dancing
Lloyd Mumm and his Starlight Roof Orchestra
ST 3026
Unconfirmed.
The Music Man
Thomas M Davis / Hollywood Radio City Orchestra and Singers
ST 3033
 PLAY
Performers: Ken Harp, Donna Cook, Connie Conway, Don Grilley, The Cornhuskers, Patti Steele.
Reissue: SST 825, STF 4o18.
Available on Apple Music.

Overture / Rock Island / Ya Got Trouble / Goodnight My Someone / 76 Trombones / Pick-a-Little Talk-a-Little - Goodnight Ladies / Marian the Librarian / Wells Fargo Wagon / Shipoopi / Lida Rose - Will I Ever Tell You? / Gary Indiana / Till There Was You

The two young soloists are members of Tennessee Ernie Ford’s TV and radio shows…The reproduction is full range with good balance between soloists and orchestra. —Tape Recording
Flamenco
Lina Linares / Los Galindos
ST 5017
PLAY
Reissue: ST 2031.

Goditano Mio / Farruco Linares Minero / Pasadoble das Cruces / Bolero Eso Es Tango / Guaracha En el Mundo / Pasodoble Que Basion / Cordobessa / Pasodoble Rosita Donde Estas / Farruca
Antheil: Ballet Mecanique
Robert Craft / Los Angeles Contemporary Music Ensemble
ST 6009
PLAY
This recording first appeared on a Urania LP. The tape, like every stereo pressing of the Urania, omits a few minutes of music at the start of the piece.
Reissued on CD by ReDiscovery.