Sooriya to rerelease LP Vinyl Records

Sooriya Records, a pioneer in Sri Lankan music production, released its first vinyl LP in 1971. “The Sooriya Show: Volume I”, was the first Sri Lankan LP released on a local music label. 50 years since its debut, Sooriya is reproducing this vinyl LP, as a limited-edition version on a newly designed gold label.

The album contains original tracks recorded by the renowned Recording Engineer Mervyn Rodrigo, restored from master spool tapes preserved since 1969. Tape restoration handled by George Manatunga who assisted Mervyn Rodrigo at the same recordings. Digital transfers by Dr. Nimal Ratnayake. Re-mastered in 2018 by Ranil Goonawardene (Recording Engineer).

Evergreen hits such as ‘Dilhani’, ‘Kimada Naave’, ‘Mage Pelpathe’, ‘Pem Gee Naadaya’, ‘Nuwara Menikela’ and ‘City of Colombo’ are amongst the many hits listed in the LP, featuring the popular artists and groups such as Clarence Wijewardena, Annesley Malawana, Indrani Perera, M.S. Fernando, Paul Fernando, La Bambas and The Golden Chimes.A limited-edition Book will be published simultaneously.

The book contains stories of artistes’ lives, their songs, lyrics and notations of songs, copies of photographs, posters and postcards of selected artists.The launch will be held on September 28 from 6 pm to 8 pm at The Sooriya Village, at No 49, Skelton Road, Colombo 5.

The Sooriya Village provides amenities such as rehearsal suits, a top gear recording studio, a tech based lecture room, performance spaces and plenty of area to hang out with like-minded, creative individuals.



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