LSO Records was a DIY label. It managed one singles a promotional record - the picture sleeve has 'Recorded specially for Lenz Moser' on it, Lenz Moser being a wine producing company. I don't usually include promotional records on this site, unless as examples of records made by actual record companies (such as Lyntone): there are a lot of them, and I'm not convinced that one-offs on, for example, the 'T.S.B.' or 'British Industrial Sand' labels, with songs and blurb about the company, deserve a page to themselves. I have, however, made an exception in the case of I.C.I. , as the material on the records themselves doesn't make any reference to the company for which they were made; and besides, in the case of I.C.I. there was a series of such records. There was only one record on the LSO label, as far as I have been able to discover, but as was the case with I.C.I. the vinyl grooves don't contain any reference to the firm that was responsible for it. It has a proper catalogue number, too, LSO-1001, and not one borrowed from the company which pressed it - CBS. I have made an executive decision, therefore, and allowed LSO the same lattitude that I allowed to I.C.I.. The London Symphony Orchestra made many recordings for other labels, but, as I say, 'The Blue Danube Waltz' b/w 'Champagne Polka' seems to have been the only one to appear on their 'own' label. As can be seen from the scan, it was made in 1978. According to the sleeve, Lenz Moser had sponsored the LSO's New Year's Day Strauss Concert at the Royal Albert Hall, and that led to the recording of this single.. Distributed By LSO Records. Thanks to Robert Lyons For The Info.
The London Symphony
The Blue Danube