Recently, I started collecting CDs of Richard Lea playing the 1967 Walker at the Metropolitan Cathedral (RC) in Liverpool. The three I have are Liverpool Spectacular! and Complete Organ Works of Lefebure-Wely (I & III). In all of these, the 32' Contra Spitz Flute really leaves a lasting impression.

Lea obviously likes this stop. It's velvety, warm, and you can tell what notes are what, even at the bottom. It's probably the best example of an open metal 32' I've ever heard. Its fundamental is comparable to that of a wooden 32' open.

The acoustics of this room also help bring it out. I've never been there, but from what I've seen, the room is round, high, with a huge copula over it, and the walls are concrete.

I just wanted to share this with those who like a giant pussycat, in a reverberant room, purring in their ears. All of these CDs are by Priory Records.