Thursday, June 23, 2016

Cook Laboratories: The Compleat In Fidelytie

This 1956 hi-fi test record / sound effects LP is going to be irrelevant to nearly 100% of the world's population. I'll admit it - I bought it for the cover.

Large Sounds: Jets, Steam Trains
Medium-Sized Little Sounds: Baby, Phone
Old Cylinder Recordings: Thunderer March, He Goes To Church On Sunday
Sounds You Never Expected To Meet: Mexican Firecrackers, 1893 Pump, 10,000 Hens, Early American Violinist
Technical Section: Wide-Range Distortion (Organ, Fly)
Wind in the house, wind in the trees

LP audio & artwork

DISCLAIMER: To the best of my knowledge, this work is out of print and not available for purchase in any format. If you are the artist and are planning a reissue, please let me know and I’ll remove it from the blog. Also please get in touch if you’ve lost your art &/or sound masters and would like to talk with me about my restoration work.


  1. Thanks, Taylor. It's is a nice cover!

  2. I have this album and I bought it for the same reason. I was humming these tunes for weeks afterwards.


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