LOST AND FOUND SOUND: From 'All things considered' (dbl)

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We have only a handful of copies of this elusive gem, after six months of trying. This is a great collection from the groundbreaking American PBS radio programme that collects, contextualises and broadcasts historic location and documentary recordings. Two and a half hours and 10 programmes of fascinating recovered sounds, including an eyewitness account to the Gettysburg address, Carny language, Cigar manufactory storytellers, Virginia Steam trains - their whistles and drivers, Tennessee Williams' cardboard penny arcade recording, listening to the Northern Lights and a gold-dust item about recovering sounds from obsolete, forgotten and arcane media. Magnificent.

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