Oscar Peterson Trio – At the Stratford Shakespearean Festival 1980s Japan export LP with obi

An early 1980s Japanese pressing of the 1956 LP, Oscar Peterson Trio at the Stratford Shakespearean Festival, complete with obi.

$30.00




Offered for sale is a 1981 Japanese reissue of the 1956 LP At the Stratford Shakespearean Festival, by the Oscar Peterson Trio.

Here’s what AllMusic.com had to say about the album, which they gave five stars:

This (album) contains what is considered by most listeners to be the finest recording of the Oscar Peterson-Herb Ellis-Ray Brown trio, a group that lasted from 1953-1958. Although the soloing was always quite passionate and spontaneous, the very complex arrangements are really what made this unit sound unique. Essential music from a classic band.

This album is part of a short-lived series from the early 1980s that had the U.S. arm of Polygram importing Japanese pressings that were made exclusively for export and selling them in the United States as domestic LPs at what where then standard U.S. retail prices.  It was easier for Polygram to do this for titles that had limited demand than it was to reissue the records themselves.  While the covers and discs were printed and pressed in Japan, the obi lists a retail price in yen but also has the U.S. address for the record company printed on it.

The record is M-; the record looks unplayed aside from a couple of light spindle marks on the label.  The cover is VG+, with just traces of wear.  There’s a small tear in the upper right hand corner from a price sticker.  Includes an original U.S. insert created by Polygram to advertise the other albums in the series.

Size::
12″
Record Label:
Verve
Catalog Number::
UMV2502
Year of Release::
1956 (original LP)
Format::
mono
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