RED 104 Sound effects no. 4 by Various

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BBC records label code
BBC Sound Effects label

BBC Sound Effects label

Release details

Catalogue numberRED 104
TitleSound effects no. 4
Cover conditionVery Good Plus
Record conditionNear mint
BBC records label codeB
Item deleted?Yes
Distributed / printed byE. J. Day Group, London and Bedford
Country of originUK UK flag
Media typePrimary
Media genreSound effects
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Run-off codes / Shop bar codesRE + 104 + 1 BBC
RE + 104 + 2 BBC
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What type of seller was used?Physical shop
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Below is a list of tracks for this release.
Side & trackTrack and ArtistLength
A1 Two screams0.17
A2One scream0.06
A3Police whistle0.15
A4Maniacal laughter0.19
A5Human heartbeat0.45
A6 Old fashioned door bell0.37
A7Old fashioned door bell0.30
A8Electric door bell0.30
A9Desk bell0.21
A10Small bell0.17
A11Bicycle bell0.27
A12Church bell tolling1.00
A13 Grandfather clock strikes 12 o'clock0.39
A14Grandfather clock ticking0.55
A15Chiming clock strikes 12 o'clock0.23
A16Gong roll0.14
A17Gong; One stroke0.17
A18Gong roll & cymbal crash0.17
A19 Window opened & shut0.09
A20Curtains drawn (brass rings on wooden rod)0.18
A21Gas mantle - Lit and burning0.55
A22Gas escaping0.55
A23Making up the fire0.28
A24Domestic fire burning0.53
A25 Regina - 'The wedding march' [Mendelssohn]0.57
A26Miniature cylinder - Extract from 'The thieving magpie' [Rossini]0.36
A27Polyphon - 'Scenes that are brightest' [Wallace]1.00
A28'Silent night' (Gruber) [Gruber]0.59
A29 Canary singing0.48
A31South American parrot0.28
A32Two budgerigars0.51
A33 Cat miaowing0.48
A34Kitten purring0.50
A35Tom cat0.49
A36 Man running on country road0.52
A37Man walking on stone floor0.48
A38Man climbing stone stairs0.27
A39Two men walking on stone floor0.48
A40Two men climbing stone stairs0.31
B1 Coach horns - Double call0.18
B2Single call0.08
B3Single call0.09
B4Double call0.12
B5Triple call0.20
B6Mail coach - Starts, runs & stops1.30
B7Busy country inn - General Atmosphere1.30
B8 Hansom cab - Start, trot, stop1.28
B9Pony & cart - Start, walk, stop1.22
B10Horse & dog - Start, trot, stop1.23
B11Two horses & loaded cart - Start, walk, stop1.30
B12 Small town atmosphere1.30
B13Busy street1.30
B14 'Tritsch-tratsch polka' [J. Strauss Jnr.]0.44
B15'Alice, where are thou?' (J. Ascher) [J. Asher]1.10
B16Orgue de Barbarie - 'Over the waves' [J. Rosas]0.53
B17 Door opened & closed0.08
B18Hand-cranking, firing, tickover0.32
B19Start, tickover, depart1.03
B20(Interior) Constant run1.20
B21Approach and stop0.18
B22 Knocking on door (Exterior)0.23
B23Knocking on door (Heard inside)0.20
B24Bolts drawn open & closed0.12
B25Chain bolt opened & closed0.16
B26Grill-type cell door opened & closed0.16
B27Modern cell door opened & closed0.23
B28Huge door opened & slammed0.11
B29Wooden door opened & shut (silent echo)0.09
B30 Clockwork toy0.35
B31'Mama' doll0.23
B32Teddy bear grunt0.25
B33Teddy bear growl0.25
Total length of media 47:06.


Below listed is any duplicates I have for this release.
Duplicate item 1Reason Have now got original cover., condition MMEY
Run off code(s) RED - 104 A2 PAG D
RED 104 B-1 AG. : S
Duplicate item 2Reason Better quality, condition DDBY
Run off code(s) RE + 104 + 1 BBC
RE + 104 + 2 BBC


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Extra notes on cover, middle (gatefold sleeve) and any inserts

The BBC sound effects library is generally acknowledged to be the most comprehensive of its kind in the World, and with the publication of this series, sound effects used in BBC Television and Radio productions are now available for professional use and amateur use.

The earlier editions in this series cover a wide range of sound effects whereas this particular record concentrates on period sounds of a Victorian character.

USEFUL HINTS and suggestions for the use of these sound effects are printed with the sleeve notes on records 1 and 2. The sleeve notes are record number 3 also include a full summary of the contents of records 1 and 2.

Despite the prohibition notice on the label, the copying of the sound effects in this record on to tape for use in conjunction with a play or dubbing on to film is permitted. This does not apply to any other B.B.C. records including the Wildlife series.

Other versions

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ZCM 104Sound effects no. 4
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Further information

BBC Radio Enterprises Ltd and BBC Enterprises Ltd, predecessors of BBC Worldwide / BBC Worldwide Ltd., the BBC's commercial arm. Formed 1968 and 1979 respectively, they were a subsidiary wholly owned by the BBC and merged into BBC Worldwide in 1995. In that time, there were companies set up within or structured brands as part of the company to deal with separate parts of the business, e.g. BBC Records for recorded audio. Sometimes written as BBC Enterprise Ltd.

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