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ernie90125 November 3rd, 2018 03:25 PM

Lorne Greene and John Colicos audio play release
Double disc set includes The Colonial Keystone: Pennsylvania and a free bonus disc of Heart of Darkness (with Battlestar Galactica cast mate John Colicos)


For the first time ever, two rare audio plays starring Lorne Greene, of Bonanza and Battlestar Galactica fame, have been released on CD.

The Colonial Keystone tells the story of the formation of the State of Pennsylvania and was released on LP only in 1976. This is the first re-release in over 40 years and has been freshly transferred from the perfectly preserved original multi-track master tapes. The sound quality of the recording is impeccable and it sounds as if it was recorded yesterday.

A sample of The Colonial Keystone can be heard here:

Also included is a free second disc (the wholesale price of the product is that of a 1 CD release) featuring a 1951 recording of the Joseph Conrad play Heart of Darkness, starring of Lorne Greene and John Colicos (who played Adama and Baltar respectively in Battlestar Galactica). The sound quality shows itís age but has been professionally restored to the best possible fidelity.

This release features new artwork and has been approved by the Estates of Lorne Greene and John Colicos Ė namely approved by Gillian Greene and Edmund Colicos.

Gillian Greene said this of the re-release: ďIt was a pleasure to have been involved in the creative process to create this re-release of two of my fatherís spoken word titles, including hearing the audio and approving the new artwork. I recall the pride he had in his recordings and itís wonderful that people can once again hear these parts of my fatherís recorded legacy.Ē

This 2 CD release can be found on Amazon via this link:

Heart of Darkness is only included on the CD edition, however, The Colonial Keystone is also available for download on iTunes:

ernie90125 November 3rd, 2018 03:29 PM

Re: Lorne Greene and John Colicos audio play release
It was my pleasure to release this 2CD set, with the kind approval of the two estates, so I hope people will check it out !!!

Eric Paddon June 10th, 2019 11:23 PM

Re: Lorne Greene and John Colicos audio play release
I just ordered a copy from Amazon! It should be interesting to hear them acting together pre-Galactica.

ernie90125 June 13th, 2019 06:47 PM

Re: Lorne Greene and John Colicos audio play release
Thanks Eric...every sale helps me do more of these niche products.

The 1951 recording is obviously a recording of that era of studio equipment, but if you lean in and listen closely, I got into the story and the performance.

I wanted portions of these recordings for another project, as well as releasing them intact, but more on that another time...

Eric Paddon June 14th, 2019 02:10 PM

Re: Lorne Greene and John Colicos audio play release
Went through the Heart of Darkness. I have to admit I've never read it or seen "Apocalypse Now" which I know comes from it, so this was my first introduction to the story! I figured that Lorne was going to be the Kurz character and he was appropriate for it with that voice. Took me a little longer for my ear to detect John's voice in the ensemble.

Was this from a specific CBC series?

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