Recordings: Last Chances for Mono

The prospects of the monaural LP are as bright today as the presidential ambitions of Harold Stassen. Some record companies have stopped making them, and the rest may well soon follow suit.

Thus LP collectors are faced with the imminent disappearance of many fine mono recordings made between 1948, when the LP was first introduced, and 1958, when stereo was born. Some items may appear again on reissue lines, such as Angel's Great Recordings of the Century. But most will not. Nor does electronic rechanneling of the old recording into stereo solve...