Soundtrack - Sailing By (Theme from BBC Radio 4 Shipping forecast) - Limited RSD 2022

Title: 7" Single

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This a RECORD STORE DAY 2022 title - available over the counter in store first come first served on SATURDAY 23RD APRIL 2022 and the week following. 

If any stock remains this will GO LIVE/FOR SALE ONLINE at 8pm Friday 29th April. 

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Please note stock is very limited so place your order ASAP. Stock is not held in cart so please check out quickly. Please bear in mind that due to the nature of many people trying to place orders at the same time, we cannot guarantee that stock is yours until an Order Fullfilled/Shipped email has been sent. Unfortunately we are not able to combine orders for shipping.

If there are any issues we will email as quickly as we can so please use an email address that you check regularly. All orders will be dispatched as quickly as possible, but overseas orders obviously take longer to be delivered.

Prices are to be confirmed closer to the event - this is purely for info currently.

Coloured vinyl, numbered: Includes a map of the Shipping Forecast regions by artist Tabitha Mary- whose Shipping Forecast designs are Etsy best sellers!!

British composer Ronald Binge dedicated his career to making ‘light music’ and yet his legacy is assured with these two tracks that have transcended the

typical throwaway image the genre and have become classics in their own right.

Sailing By is the music played every night at 12.46am on BBC Radio 4 to herald the reading of the late-night Shipping Forecast.

This is the original version of Sailing By that the BBC use each evening, never-before released on vinyl! Sailing By was chosen by Jarvis Cocker as his final track (and the one he would take with him) on Desert Island Discs!

This music, and the shipping forecast, are iconic British institutions.


Elizabethan Serenade is one of the most well known and loved pieces of ‘light music’ ever made.

The piece won Binge an Ivor Novello Award and had chart success in Germany (recorded by the Günther Kallmann Choir) and South Africa,

the work also had lyrics added in German, Czech, Norwegian, Swedish, Finnish, Dutch, Danish and French.

In 1970, a reggae version, called ""Elizabethan Reggae"" by Boris Gardiner & the Love People, was released on Trojan Records and is one of that label’s most famous recordings!

In 2012 Elizabethan Serenade featured in the Queen’s Jubilee Concert, and now the piece is considered as part of the UK’s national light classical repertoire.

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