The John McCormack Electric Edition (1925-42 & 1904)

Subscriptions will close shortly for The John McCormack Electric Edition

Please note that all materials must go for duplication in the autumn. After that date, while the special offer price (see below) will still be available, it will no longer be possible to list subscribers’ names in the booklet.

To subscribe to the John McCormack Electric Edition, please choose from one of the following methods:

Online Payment: Please remit online via PayPal or credit card.

Postal: Download, print and complete the Electrics Subscription Form below, and attach your cheque, bank draft or postal order made payable to The McCormack Marston Project. Cash may be sent at your own risk. Payment in euro will minimise delays and bank charges.

Payment by Electronic Bank Transfer: Payment in euro will minimise delays and bank charges. If remitting by bank transfer, please download the Electrics Subscription Form and follow the instructions.

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The John McCormack Electric Edition will be a limited-issue 16-CD deluxe box set. By subscribing below and availing of the special offer price, your set will be posted to you when the edition is published.  Many younger people will recognise the great nostalgia and reverence their parents and grandparents have for John Count McCormack – perhaps the world’s greatest lyric tenor.  This superb memorial of his art will comprise –

  • A limited-issue 16-CD deluxe box set
  • All 243 published recordings, 1925-42
  • His complete American and British radio broadcasts
  • Many unpublished recordings
  • All advance subscribers, up to the time of printing, acknowledged by name in the booklet
  • In addition to their copy of the set, all subscribers will receive an invitation to the launch
  • The set will contain a comprehensive booklet of essays and notes on the recordings by the leading authorities on John McCormack:  Gordon Ledbetter, author of two books on the tenor, and Michael Aspinall, the world’s acknowledged expert on the art of bel canto, of which McCormack was one of the greatest exponents
  • As a special 2-CD bonus, Ward Marston is including his new restorations of all 57 of John McCormack’s earliest recordings, made on cylinder and disc in London for the Edison and Gramophone & Typewriter Companies in 1904, following his victory in the Dublin Feis Ceoil national singing competition in 1903. These fascinating, if primitive, vocal documents allow us to hear the artist before his sojourn in Italy in 1905, when he trained under Maestro Sabatini.
  • When the set is launched it will retail at €159.95. Advance subscribers, however, are entitled to the special price of €99.95 plus €12 p&p.  ​As a very limited number of sets will be pressed worldwide, those wishing to be included should subscribe without delay. In keeping with Marston Records’ normal practice, each issue is published only once, and many have already been pre-ordered.

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Email addresses recorded via this website will be used to send subscribers occasional news on the progress of the project. Progress will also be reported via the website and in the newsletter of the John McCormack Society. (Please note that this is not the website of the McCormack Society.)

New members are always welcomed by the Society. Contact Mrs Elizabeth O’Brien, Hon. Sec., The John McCormack Society of Ireland, 8 Upper Pembroke St., Dublin 2. Tel: 01-676 2877;