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Caedmon Records

This article is about a record label. For the Anglo-Saxon poet, see Caedmon.
Caedmon Audio
Founder Barbara Holdridge, Marianne Roney
Distributor(s) HarperAudio
Genre Spoken Word
Country of origin United States
Official website Caedmon Audio

HarperCollins Audio is a record label that specializes in audio books and other literary content. Formerly Caedmon Records, the name was changed when the label switched to CD-only production. Its marketing tag-line was Caedmon: a Third Dimension for the Printed Page.

History

Caedmon was formed in 1952 by college graduates Barbara Holdridge and Marianne Roney. Its first release was a collection of poems by Dylan Thomas as read by the author himself. The company went on to record other notable writers reading their own works, such as W. H. Auden, Robert Frost, T. S. Eliot, Ernest Hemingway, Gertrude Stein and many more. The label expanded further to encompass other types of spoken word recordings, including children's stories, speeches, plus English- and foreign-language classics. Theater performances were also staged for the label, starring either the Shakespeare Recording Society or the Theatre Recording Society, depending on the playwright. These performances included many famous actors and actresses, including Anthony Quayle, Claire Bloom, Richard Burton, Albert Finney, John Gielgud, Siobhán McKenna, Michael Redgrave, Vanessa Redgrave, Felix Aylmer, Paul Scofield, Alec McCowen, Donald Pleasence, Ralph Richardson, Max Adrian and Maggie Smith among others. Other notable readers for the label included Vincent Price, Basil Rathbone, and Louis Jourdan.

Raytheon, who also owned D. C. Heath and Company, bought Caedmon in 1971. Harper & Row (now HarperCollins) purchased the label in 1987.[1]

Selected discography

This partial discography (first 100 recordings) provides an idea of the range of literary and acting talent that Caedmon was able to record and distribute.

  • Dylan Thomas Reading, Volume 1 (TC 1002)
  • Laurence Olivier (TC 1003)
  • Thomas Mann Reading (German) (TC 1004)
  • Tennessee Williams Reading (TC 1005)
  • Katherine Anne Porter Reading Downward Path (TC 1006)
  • Catcher in the Rye (read by Ray Hagen) (TC 1007)
  • Chaucer: Nun's Priest's, Pardoner's Tales (Middle English) (TC 1008)
  • Archibald MacLeish Reading (TC 1009)
  • Eudora Welty Reading (TC 1010)
  • Peter Marshall Speaks (TCR 101/TC 1011)
  • Sean O'Casey Reading (TC 1012)
  • Osbert Sitwell Reading (TC 1013)
  • Israel is Born (TC 1014)
  • Ogden Nash Reading (TC 1015)
  • Edith Sitwell Reading (TC 1016)
  • e. e. cummings Reading (TC 1017)
  • Dylan Thomas Reading, Volume 2 (TC 1018)
  • W. H. Auden Reading (TC 1019)
  • Colette Reading (TC 1020)
  • Hearing Poetry, Volume 1 (TC 1021)
  • Hearing Poetry, Volume 2 (TC 1022)
  • The Rubiyat (read by Alfred Drake) (TC 1023)
  • Millay Poetry (read by Judith Anderson) (TC 1024)
  • Marianne Moore Reading (TC 1025)
  • Wordsworth Poetry (read by Cedric Hardwicke) (TC 1026)
  • Mark Twain (read by Walter Brennan, Brandon deWilde) (TC 1027)
  • Edgar Allan Poe (read by Basil Rathbone) (TC 1028)
  • Baudelaire Reading (read by Eva LeGallienne, Louis Jourdan), (French) (TC 1029)
  • Wellsprings of Drama (TC 1030)
  • Everyman (read by Burgess Meredith) (TC 1031)
  • The Second Shepherd's Play (TC 1032)
  • Dr. Faustus (read by Frank Silvera) (TC 1033)
  • Greek Prose and Poetry (Greek) (TC 1034)
  • William Faulkner Reading (TC 1035)
  • Frank O'Connor Reading (TC 1036)
  • Leaves of Grass, Volume 1 (read by Ed Begley) (TC 1037)
  • Just So Stories, Volume 1 (read by Boris Karloff) (TC 1038)
  • Conrade Aiken Reading (TC 1039)
  • Red Badge of Courage (read by Edmond O'Brien) (TC 1040)
  • Vachel Lindsay Reading (TC 1041)
  • Poetry of Byron (read by Tyrone Power) (TC 1042)
  • Dylan Thomas Reading, Volume 3 (TC 1043)
  • Wilde Fairy Tales (read by Basil Rathbone) (TC 1044)
  • T. S. Eliot Reading (TC 1045)
  • Walter de la Mare Reading (TC 1046)
  • William Carlos Williams Reading (TC 1047)
  • Poetry of Browning, Volume 1 (read by James Mason) (TC 1048)
  • 17th Century Poetry (read by Cedric Hardwicke, Robert Newton) (TC 1049)
  • Gertrude Stein Reading (TC 1050)
  • Sermons of Donne (read by Herbert Marshall) (TC 1051)
  • Book of Judith, Ruth (read by Judith Anderson, Claire Bloom) (TC 1052)
  • Psalms and David (read by Judith Anderson) (TC 1053)
  • Cambridge Treasury of English Prose: Malory to Donne, Volume 1 (TC 1054)
  • Cambridge Treasury of English Prose: Burton to Johnson, Volume 2 (TC 1055)
  • Cambridge Treasury of English Prose: Defoe to Burke, Volume 3 (TC 1056)
  • Cambridge Treasury of English Prose: Austen to Bronte, Volume 4 (TC 1057)
  • Cambridge Treasury of English Prose: Dickens to Butler, Volume 5 (TC 1058)
  • Poetry of Shelley (read by Vincent Price) (TC 1059)
  • Robert Frost Reading (TC 1060)
  • Dylan Thomas Reading, Volume 4 (TC 1061)
  • Grimm's Fairy Tales (read by Joseph Schildkraut) (TC 1062)
  • Joyce's Ulysses (read by Siobhán McKenna, E. G. Marshall) (TC 1063)
  • Frank Lloyd Wright Speaking (TC 1064)
  • Diego Rivera Speaking (Spanish) (TC 1065)
  • Robert Graves Reading (TC 1066)
  • Lorca (read by Maria Douglas, Raul Dantes) (Spanish) (TC 1067)
  • Wallace Stevens Reading (TC 1068)
  • Noel Coward Duologies (read by Noël Coward, Margaret Leighton) (TC 1069)
  • Ecclesiastes (read by James Mason) (TC 1070)
  • E. B. Browning Sonnets/Barretts of Wimpole Street (read by Katharine Cornell, Anthony Quayle) (TC 1071)
  • German Lyric Poetry (read by Lotte Lenya) (German) (TC 1072)
  • Andersen Fairy Tales (TC 1073)
  • Reluctant Dragon (read by Boris Karloff) (TC 1074)
  • Pied Piper/Hunting of the Snark (read by Boris Karloff) (TC 1075)
  • The Book of Job (read by Herbert Marshall) (TC 1076)
  • Child's Garden of Verses (read by Judith Anderson) (TC 1077)
  • Nonsense Verse (read by Beatrice Lillie, Cyril Ritchard, Stanley Holloway) (TC 1078)
  • Juan Ramon Jimenez Reading (Spanish) (TC 1079)
  • Poetry of Tennyson (read by Sybil Thorndike, Lewis Casson) (TC 1080)
  • Poetry of Yeats (read by Siobhán McKenna, Cyril Cusack) (TC 1081)
  • Henry Mencken Speaking (TC 1082)
  • Jean Cocteau Reading (French) (TC 1083)
  • Stephen Spender Reading (TC 1084)
  • Song of Songs/Heloise & Abelard (read by Claire Bloom, Claude Rains) (TC 1085)
  • Joyce's Finnegans Wake (read by Siobhán McKenna, Cyril Cusack) (TC 1086)
  • Poetry of Keats (read by Ralph Richardson) (TC 1087)
  • Just So Stories, Volume 2 (read by Boris Karloff) (TC 1088)
  • Rootabaga Stories (read by [1]
  • Moll Flanders (read by Siobhán McKenna) (TC 1090)
  • Mother Goose (read by Cyril Ritchard, Boris Karloff, Celeste Holm) (TC 1091)
  • Poetry of Coleridge (read by Ralph Richardson) (TC 1092)
  • Boswell's London Journal (read by Anthony Quayle) (TC 1093)
  • Apple Cart and Poems by Noël Coward (read by Noël Coward, Margaret Leighton) (TC 1094)
  • Picture of Dorian Gray (read by Hurd Hatfield) (TC 1095)
  • Genesis (read by Judith Anderson) (TC 1096)
  • Alice in Wonderland (read by Joan Greenwood, Stanley Holloway, Cast.) (TC 1097)
  • Through the Looking Glass (read by Joan Greenwood, Stanley Holloway, Cast.) (TC 1098)
  • Gulliver's Travels (read by Michael Redgrave) (TC 1099)
  • Kipling's Jungle Books: How Fear Came (read by Boris Karloff) (TC 1100)
  • Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People's Ears and Other Tales (read by Ruby Dee and Ossie Davis) (TC 1592)
  • Churchill in His Own Voice: and the Voices of His Contemporaries (read by Laurence Olivier and John Gielgud) (TC 2018)

See also

External links

  • Official site
  • Caedmon: Recreating the Moment of Inspiration, National Public Radio
  • HarperCollins Audio

References

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