The Sooriya show Vinyl Lp, limited edition re-release | Sunday Observer

The Sooriya show Vinyl Lp, limited edition re-release

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. fifty years since its debut, Sooriya is re-producing 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 is handled by George Manatunga who assisted Mervyn Rodrigo at the same recordings back then. Digital transfers are by Dr. Nimal Ratnayake and Re-mastering 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 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, almost a classic, contains of stories of artistes’ lives, their songs, lyrics and notations songs, copies of photographs, posters and postcards of selected artistes.

The launch will be held on September 28, 2019 from 6.00pm to 8.00pm at The Sooriya Village, No 49, Skelton Road, Colombo 5. The Sooriya Village provides amenities such as rehearsal suites, a top gear recording studio and a tech based lecture room, performance spaces and plenty of area to hang out with like-minded, creative individuals.

Pre-orders are open now due to the limited number of records released. For pre-orders or more information, contact on