I got out to Dearborn Music and picked up 13 vinyl LP's today ($52). That shop usually sells used LP's that are in good shape, and that's why I spent a lot of time browsing the Classical titles today. I've gotten thru 3 of them tonight and all are good, but this one playing now, the fourth, is really excellent, both in listening condition and orchestra performance. Nary a click or pop to disturb the music, this LP on the Philips label and recorded in 1967, is from an era that is pre-digital vinyl LP. Performers are the I Musici of Rome group and the title of the LP is "An Evening in Venice" and is Baroque music of Albinoni, Vivaldi, Gluppi, and Marcello. What is very striking about this LP, if you like the music firstly, is how immaculate the Philips recording sounds...pristine violins, cello's and bass, all making great music as I Musici of Roma usually does, on this 48 year old LP, that alas, at only 38 minutes total, both sides, is fini much to quickly.
Very highly recommended and will be of benefit to higher end analog systems because of the Philips expertise in recording.
This thread I guess, could've been added to the Classical Music thread, but the gist of this review, I think, is the quality of this vinyl LP that is nearly 50 years old, be it Classical in genre or otherwise. An amazing find.