Anyone have information about where I can get Bradbury stories on records or LPs? Does anyone have any they want to part with? I am a teacher who wishes to use this medium as part of my literacy instruction.
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Besides the audio recordings read by Bradbury himself and the "Bradbury 13" and other radio plays, Burgess Meredith and Leonard Nimoy DEFINITELY recorded readings of Bradbury stories. Copies are probably easily obtained at online auctions such as eBay.
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steven, if you have acccess to a cassette player, there was a four cassette boxed set released around 1985 called RAY BRADBURY HIMSELF READS 19 COMPLETE STORIES on the Audio Editions label. While it is out of print, new and used copies of this set of cassettes can still be found on amazon.com: just type in "Bradbury Reads Bradbury" as a search term. This set of cassettes was in turn a re-issue of a series of six LP's called BRADBURY READS BRADBURY, released on LP in the 1970's by Listening Library, Inc. Unfortunately, those six LP's are rare and expensive collector's items, and more difficult to find than the cassettes. I do not believe these readings By Ray Bradbury have been released yet on CD, although there is a boxed set of CD's currently available which has him reading his novel FAHRENHEIT 451. Good hunting!
Not sure if this has been posted before. The album "Now, Listen!" from DJ Food & DK has a track with Leonard Nimoy performing Marionettes Inc. I'm guessing that the Nimoy part was sampled from a previous recording but I'm not sure.
Thanks. Wasn't aware of this LP. It would be interesting to listen to the full recording, but it seems destined to remain part of the Vinyl Museum. Hopefully, it will be made available in the future as a CD or MP3 file.
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In 1976, Listening Library released a boxed, two LP set of Ray Bradbury reading FAHRENHEIT 451. This is a different recording that the one recorded by Ray and released on compact disc in 2001. The LP's do not contain the entire novel. Rather it is a recording of Ray reading what the liner notes call "key provisions" of the novel. This two-LP set is made even more interesting by the fact it contains periodic commentary from Ray about both the book and Francois Truffaut's film. At one point on the record, Ray states that in the closing days of filming in the forest with the "book people", it began to snow, and that Truffaut's cameraman suggested that they return to the studio to shoot the ending because of the bad weather. Ray then says, "Truffaut, God bless him, said no. Let's use the snow." And that became one of the most memorable scenes in the film.
The link below will take you to a photo of the cover of the Listening Library box set of FAHRENHEIT 451. This excellent recording was nominated for a Grammy Award, but unfortunately did not win.
Incidentally, as mentioned in a much older post of mine above, Listening Library also released six separate LP's of Ray reading his own work called BRADBURY READS BRADBURY. However, those albums, like its release of FAHRENHEIT 451, are out-of-print, and are rare and expensive collector's items.This message has been edited. Last edited by: Richard,
Do you speak Russian? The link below will take you to photos of a very rare Russian record album from 1974. It consists of two 10-inch records presenting Ray Bradbury's FAHRENHEIT 451, spoken in Russian. The music on the album was composed by the famed Russian composer Edward Artemiev, perhaps best known for his electronic scores: