Preservation of Petula Clark's Royal Albert Hall Concerts

On the occasion of the World Day for Audiovisual Heritage 2016 celebrated by UNESCO, the United Music Foundation has completed the preservation of the original master tapes of Petula Clark's legendary concerts at the Royal Albert Hall in London.

Miraculously found after extensive research in the U.K. and the U.S., the original master tapes of Petula Clark's legendary concerts at the Royal Albert Hall have been preserved in Geneva in high resolution (24bits/96kHz) by the United Music Foundation.

Regarded as major events and broadcast on radio and TV, these concerts recorded in 1969, 1974 and 1983, which have never been published in their entirety, contain live versions of her international hits as well as many unreleased songs, notably with the London Philharmonic Orchestra.

This preservation project was completed with the collaboration of Petula Clark and her husband and manager Claude Wolff, both living in Geneva, who have opened their archives to the United Music Foundation.



Bande de Petula Clark - Royal Albert Hall 1969 Bande de Petula Clark - Royal Albert Hall 1974 (Rough Mix) Bande de Petula Clark - Royal Albert Hall 1974 (LP) Bande de Petula Clark - Royal Albert Hall 1983
Some of the tapes preserved

 


Samuel Baud-Bovy durant un entretien avec un musicien à Yergeri (Crète Occidentale)
Petula Clark on stage at the Royal Albert Hall (1974).
Photo: John Garrett / DR

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