ⓘ Private Eye recordings
Private Eye, the British fortnightly satirical magazine, has produced various comedic audio recordings since its founding in 1961.
The most famous of the recordings from the 1960s and 1970s years were pressed on thin floppy 7" vinyl is sometimes called "Flexi-discs" or "flimsies" and they were distributed as "cover-mounts" attached to the front cover of the magazine, which for these issues has doubled the price to cover the cost of entry. The discs were played with the speed of a phonogram or 33 1 / 3 rpm or 45 rpm and had a duration of about 6 minutes.
Private investigator also recorded material, released on other configurations, including 7" vinyl singles, EPS, 12" vinyl albums, audio cassettes and CD.
The content for the recordings was written and performed by the staff of private eye staff, partners and friends. Among these a prominent place on the classic 1960s and 1970s, the years of record: Peter cook, Dudley Moore, Barry Humphries, John bird, John wells, Eleanor Bron, William Rushton, Barry Fantoni and Richard Ingrams.
In addition to their original releases, some of the recordings have been reissued on vinyl and audio-cassettes.