I'm old enough to remember when the Vaughan-Williams 9th was first issued on an Everest Lp. The owner/producer at Everest, Bert Whyte, was also editor (I think) of a great magazine of the time, Audio.
My favorite V-W symphony is his 6th. Love that first movement in particular. Performances by the late Vernon Handley on EMI's Classics for Pleasure of all the V-W symphonies are excellent.