John Tavener - The Whale - LP Album - 1970/1970

John Tavener - The Whale - LP Album - 1970/1970
Number of items: 1 - Near Mint (NM) - 1st Pressing - Including: Gatefold

John Tavener ‎– The Whale (Apple Records SAPCOR 15) made in UK 1970 original gatefold first pressing LP | vinyl: NM (mint-) | cover: VG+ (sticker front cover top left / some dirt, see scan - strong VG+ | close to VG++)

Sir John Kenneth Tavener (28 January 1944 – 12 November 2013) was an English composer, known for his extensive output of religious works, including The Protecting Veil, Song for Athene and The Lamb.

Tavener first came to prominence in 1968 with his dramatic cantata The Whale, based on the Old Testament story of Jonah. It was premièred at the London Sinfonietta's début concert, which was also the opening concert of the Queen Elizabeth Hall. Tavener's younger brother, Roger, was then doing some building work on Ringo Starr's home and, gaining the musician's interest, persuaded the Beatles to have The Whale recorded by Apple Records and released in 1970. Then aged 24, he was described by The Guardian as "the musical discovery of the year", while The Times said he was "among the very best creative talents of his generation". During his career he became one of the best known and popular composers of his generation

Lot details
Artist/ Band (max 3)
John Tavener
Multiple Titles
Record Title
The Whale
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Media Source
LP Album
Release Country
Release year (oldest)
Release year (youngest)
Near Mint (NM)
1st Pressing
Record Label
Apple Records
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