Capitol Electric

Capitol Electric (Australia) / c. 1927

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Design: The illustration shows the temporary Parliament building erected in 1927 in the Australian capital of Canberra, which was finally replaced in 2008. The contemporary photo (right, from Wikipedia) shows it just after construction was completed.

History: Not related to the American label name of the same spelling, nor was electric technology employed for the recording sessions. Evidently surplus U.K. Parlophone record stock was being shipped to Australia, where new labels were pasted over existing ones. Label scan courtesy of musicologist and collector Bill Dean-Myatt of the U.K.

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