I remember Saga's LP pressings as being unpredictable: plenty of dimples and surface noise. The label was certainly interesting in presenting unexpected material. One issue contained Sibelius's Symphonies 3 and 7 conducted by Alexander Gibson and the Scottish National as it then was. The recording apparently originated from the short-lived Waverley label.
Gibson was of course hardly an unknown. I regularly heard him in the Usher Hall in Edinburgh during the early 1970s, where his rather brusque persona was not always appreciated, in contrast with the chief guest conductor at the time: Gary Bertini. Nonetheless,in his recordings, Gibson was capable of sterling work in Sibelius and Mahler, for example. I guess he was one of many performers who never quite achieved consistent star status for reasons that are not always obvious.
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