Compact Cassette Tape invented in 1962 by manufacturer Philips, available for purchase in Europe from August 1963.

A cassette is a rectangular sealed plastic unit containing a length of audio tape, videotape, film, etc. wound on a pair of spools, for insertion into a recorder, playback device, or other machine.

The cassette is kept in a clear rectangular hinged box with a paper insert. An image of Richard Burton and as simple illustration of a hill side is on the front of the paper insert, and the reverse of the insert lists a precise of the story and a full cast list.

This compact cassette is a recording of the play Under Milk Wood, written by Dylan Thomas , narrated by Richard Burton and performed by a Welsh cast.

Published by Decca on 27th November 2000.

Under Milk Wood is a 1954 radio drama by Welsh poet Dylan Thomas, commissioned by the BBC, later adapted for the stage and film. It is the story of a day in the life of a small, Welsh fishing village called “Llareggub” in which you meet a host of curious characters through the “eyes” of blind Captain Tom Cat.

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Item number MBPO102

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