Edison Diamond Discs

This page covers the 82500 series from 82501 to 82573 with issue dates ranging from 1912 to 1919. It was a prestigious tier featuring High Classical and Operatic selections with a base price of $2.50. It was analogous to Victor's Red Seal Label and Columbia's Symphony Series. Also like those labels, many Discs were one-sided in a way. The L-Side contained a spoken description of the song and artist. Recording and issuing were steady throughout this time period, albeit at a much slower pace due to the price. There was even a more exclusive 83000 series that only went up to 83087 in 1920. A single 84001 was also issued.

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Suicido - Gioconda Description of "Suicido - Gioconda"
Emmy Destinn Harry E. Humphrey (narrator)
Edison 82525-R Edison 82525-L
Matrix# 889-B-3-27 Matrix# 2724-B-3-39
December 16, 1911 January 1914
New York, New York New York, New York

Ave Maria Description of "Ave Maria"
Frieda Hempel Harry E. Humphrey (narrator)
Edison 82549-R Edison 82549-L
Matrix# 5972-G-7-69 Matrix# 6000-C-3-29
February 1918 February 5, 1918
New York, New York New York, New York

La calunnia Il Barbiere de Siviglia Inno di Garibaldi
Virgilio Lazzari Eduardo Ferrari-Fontana
Edison 82555-R Edison 82555-L
Matrix# 5220-C-3-30 Matrix# 6425-C-11-78
December 17, 1916 October 23, 1918
New York, New York New York, New York

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