Radio Spirits is pleased to announce the release of The Shadow: Knight of Darkness, a new CD audio collection of classic radio shows featuring the iconic crime fighter, including the first release of two previously lost and newly discovered episodes. Starring a young Orson Welles in the title role, the new episodes - The Old People and The Voice of the Trumpet -- first aired during the 1938 season of the long running radio series.
"We're thrilled to be able to offer these newly found episodes of The Shadow," said Mark Tepper, General Manager of Radio Spirits. "The series is one of the most popular and sought after classic 'Old Time Radio' shows, particularly the episodes starring Orson Welles. It has been many years since any lost recordings from the series have emerged. It truly is a rare and welcome event."
The Shadow: Knight of Darknessincludes 18 digitally remastered episodes of the program on nine compact discs. In addition to the two "lost" Orson Welles episodes, additional entries on the set feature the other two actors best known for portraying The Shadow -- Bill Johnstone and Bret Morrison. The set further includes three unedited Johnstone episodes from the BF Goodrich sponsored run of the series that have previously been unavailable in this form.
About The Shadow
From his beginning as the narrator of Street & Smith's Detective Story Hour radio program to his rise as the star of his own self-titled pulp fiction magazine (in 1931) and radio show (in 1937), The Shadow captured the imagination of millions of listeners and readers and became a popular culture icon. The Shadow is a trademarked and copyrighted property of Advance Magazine Publishers d.b.a. Conde Nast Publications.
About Radio Spirits
Radio Spirits is the leading publisher and marketer of classic radio programs on compact disc and in digital formats. For more information, visit www.RadioSpirits.com.