Rolling Stones – Out of Our Heads sealed 1965 mono LP

rolling stones - out of our heads mono lp

Offered for sale is a still sealed mono U.S. pressing of the 1965 LP Out of Our Heads by the Rolling Stones.

About this copy: This copy is a still sealed mono pressing of the album.

This copy was pressed by Columbia Records, and has the plastic inner sleeve that Columbia often used in the 1960s.

The cover is VG, with ring wear and a stain on the lower right hand corner of the back cover.

The record is still sealed in the original plastic inner sleeve and is presumably new and unplayed.

Mono pressings of early Stones albums are quite hard to find in anything resembling good condition; sealed copies rarely turn up for sale.

Background: The Rolling Stones Out of Our Heads, released in 1965, was the band’s fourth U.S. LP and their breakthrough in the U.S. market, and included their big hit, Satisfaction.

The LP reached #1 on the U.S. charts; their first album to do so.

When originally issued, this LP was released in mono and rechanneled stereo, making the mono pressings the more desirable version.

Allmusic.com gave Out of Our Heads a 4 1/2 star review:

In 1965, the Stones finally proved themselves capable of writing classic rock singles that mined their R&B/blues roots, but updated them into a more guitar-based, thoroughly contemporary context. The first enduring Jagger-Richards classics are here — “The Last Time,” its menacing, folky B-side “Play With Fire,” and the riff-driven “Satisfaction,” which made them superstars in the States and defined their sound and rebellious attitude better than any other single song.

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Country of origin: U.S.
Size: 12″
Record Label: London
Catalog Number:
LL 3429
Year of Release: 1965
Format: Mono
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Bobby Rydell – Somebody Loves You 1965 mono promo LP

bobby rydell - somebody loves you mono lp

Offered for sale is an original mono promotional copy of the 1965 LP Somebody Loves You by Bobby Rydell.

About this copy: This copy of Somebody Loves You is an original mono promotional copy, with the word “promo” drilled into the upper right hand corner of the cover.

The cover is M- and still has the original shrink wrap.

The disc is M- and looks unplayed.

The original inner sleeve (also drilled with the word “promo”) is included.

A nice copy of a scarce LP.

Background: Bobby Rydell put 20 songs in the American Top 40 between 1959 and 1964, but by 1965, with the British Invasion in full swing, sales of his style of music had dwindled.

Somebody Loves You, his only album for Capitol, was released in 1965 and did not chart.  The only single from the album, “Diana,” peaked at #98.

You can listen to “Diana” here:

 

Country of origin:
Size: 12″
Record Label:
Catalog Number:
Year of Release:
Format: Stereo
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Gary Puckett – Young Girl rare 1968 mono white label promo LP

gary puckett - mono white label promo lp

Offered for sale is a rare mono white label promotional copy of the 1968 LP Gary Puckett and the Union Gap Featuring Young Girl.

About this copy: This copy is a rare white label promotional copy in mono.  The cover is a stereo cover with a sticker that reads “SPECIAL MONO RADIO STATION COPY” as well as a timing strip.

The cover is VG, with slight general wear and more wear at the edges and corners, but no splits or tears.

The mono white label promotional disc is VG++, with a few faint scuffs and a number of spindle marks.  Despite being a mono issue (the label clearly says “MONO,” the label has the CS 9664 stereo catalog number on it.

A nice copy of an LP that’s very hard to find in mono.

Background: Gary Puckett and the Union Gap Featuring Young Girl was the second LP from the group, and one of the last LPs on the Columbia label to be released in both stereo and mono.

While there were a handful of mono copies sent to stores, most mono copies were white label promotional issues, sent out in stereo covers and bearing the stereo catalog number.

The LP peaked at #21 on the U.S. album charts, helped by the single “Young Girl,” which reached #2.

You can listen to “Young Girl” here:

Country of origin: U.S.
Size: 12″
Record Label: Columbia
Catalog Number:
CS 9664
Year of Release: 1968
Format: Mono
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Red Krayola – The Parable of Arable Land rare sealed 1967 mono International Artists LP

red krayola - the parable of arable land sealed mono lp

Offered for sale is a rare still sealed mono pressing of the 1967 LP The Parable of Arable Land by The Red Krayola With the Familiar Ugly, issued on the International Artists label.

About this copy: This copy of The Parable of Arable Land is a sealed 1967 mono pressing.

As the album is sealed, the record is presumably new and unplayed.

The wrap is fully intact with no rips, tears or holes.  There are a couple of very tiny corner dents, but otherwise, this is as close to a perfect copy as you’re likely to find.

A beautiful copy of a rare LP that seldom turns up in any condition in mono.

Background: The Parable of Arable Land was the first LP by the Red Krayola and only the second album issued by the collectible International Artists label.

The album, like nearly everything on the label, did not make the U.S. album charts.

Allmusic.com gave The Parable of Arable Land a 4 star review:

The group’s 1967 debut album, The Parable of Arable Land, actually documents the work of two different groups; the Red Crayola themselves conjure up a sound that’s part psychedelia, part garage punk, and partly some sort of experimental rock that would not truly make itself known until many years down the road, and they generate an impressively freaked-out energy on deliberately primitive numbers like “War Sucks” and “Hurricane Fighter Plane.” Six of the 12 tracks on The Parable of Arable Land are devoted to the Red Crayola; the rest find the three members of the group collaborating with 45 friends, acquaintances, and fellow travelers credited as “the Familiar Ugly.” … While the truly bent Texas psychedelic scene of the 1960s provided a context in which the Red Crayola could thrive, The Parable of Arable Land exists on a plane all its own; if art-damaged noise rock began anywhere, it was on this album.

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Country of origin: U.S.
Size: 12″
Record Label: International Artists
Catalog Number:
IALP 2
Year of Release: 1967
Format: Mono
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Bola Sete – Tour De Force 1963 U.S. mono LP

bola sete - tour de force lp

Offered for sale is an original U.S. mono copy of the 1963 jazz-bossa nova LP Tour de Force by Bola Sete.

About this copy: This copy is an original U.S. mono pressing on the Fantasy label.

The cover is VG++ with faint ring wear on the front.

The disc is M- and looks unplayed.

A nice copy of a terrific bossa nova LP.

Background: Tour de Force was the tenth album by Brazilian guitarist Bola Sete.

Allmusic.com gave Tour de Force a 4 1/2 star review:

Sete led a trio on this mid-1963 date, backed by Fred Schrieber on bass and John Rae on drums. It tilts a little to the mellower, more sentimental side than more driving sessions such as the one he did the previous year for Bossa Nova. It’s still quality by-the-fire jazz bossa nova music, Sete’s playing a lesson in both skill and discreet economy.

Country of origin: U.S.
Size: 12″
Record Label: Fantasy
Catalog Number:
3358
Year of Release: 1963
Format: Mono
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Nino Tempo & April Stevens – Deep Purple 1962 mono LP

nino tempo & april stevens - deep purple lp

Offered for sale is an original U.S. mono pressing of the 1962 LP Deep Purple by Nino Tempo & April Stevens.

About this copy: This copy of Deep Purple is an original mono issue on the Atco label.

The cover is VG+ with slight general wear and a punch hole.

The disc is M- and looks unplayed.

A nice copy of a terrific pop LP.

Background: Deep Purple was the first of four LPs by the brother and sister act of Nino Tempo & April Stevens.  Both had had some success as solo artists, but they had their greatest success with this LP, which spawned a #1 hit (and a Grammy) with the title track.

You can listen to “Deep Purple” here:

 

Country of origin: U.S.
Size: 12″
Record Label: Atco
Catalog Number:
33-156
Year of Release: 1962
Format: Mono
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Herb Alpert/Tijuana Brass – SRO sealed mono 1966 LP

herb alpert tijuana brass sro LP

Offered for sale is a still sealed mono pressing of the 1966 LP SRO by Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass.

About this copy: This copy of SRO is an original U.S. sealed mono pressing on the A&M label.

As the album is still sealed, the disc is presumably new and unplayed.

The wrap is intact except for a 3″x3″ missing section in the upper left hand corner.  There’s a bit of cover wear on the corner there.  There is a punch hole in the cover in the upper left hand corner.

A nice copy of an LP that’s rather scarce in mono, as it was only available for about 18 months before being deleted.

Background: SRO was the seventh album by Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass, and it performed about as well as most of its predecessors, reaching #2 on the U.S. album charts, helped by three singles: “The Work Song,” “Flamingo,” and “Mame.”

Allmusic.com gave SRO a 3 star review:

By late 1966, it seemed as if every TV commercial and every pop arranger had latched onto the Herb Alpert “Ameriachi” sound — at which point the resourceful originator of that sound began to pare it down and loosen it up a bit. S.R.O. (Standing Room Only), referring to the Tijuana Brass’ string of sold-out concerts, is an accurate title, for this LP is about a seven-piece band loaded with experienced jazzers who groove and swing together to a greater degree than on their previous albums. Sure, the arrangements are very tightly knit and don’t allow much room for spontaneity, but they still sound fresh and uninhibited, and Alpert often allows the flavor of jazz to come through more clearly.

Country of origin: U.S.
Size: 12″
Record Label: A&M
Catalog Number:
LP 119
Year of Release: 1966
Format: Mono
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George Hamilton IV – Big 15 1963 mono LP in shrink

george hamilton iv - big 15 LP

Offered for sale is an original mono pressing of the 1963 LP Big 15 by George Hamilton IV.

About this copy: This copy of Big 15 is an original U.S. mono pressing on the ABC-Paramount label.

The cover is M- and still retains the original shrink wrap.

The disc is M- and clearly has had little, if any, play.

A nice copy of a scarce country/pop LP.

Background: George Hamilton IV had a long career in country music, but prior to that, he dabbled in pop.  The 1963 LP Big 15 compiles singles in both genres.

Country of origin: U.S.
Size: 12″
Record Label: ABC-Paramount
Catalog Number:
ABC 461
Year of Release: 1963
Format: Mono
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Marianne Faithfull – Marianne Faithfull 1965 U.S. mono LP

marianne faithfull mono lp

Offered for sale is an original U.S. mono pressing of the 1965 self-titled debut LP by Marianne Faithfull.

About this copy: This copy of Marianne Faithfull is an original U.S. mono copy on the London label.

The cover retains the original shrink wrap.  It’s M-, aside from a bit of wear in the lower right hand corner.

The disc is VG++, with a few scuffs from the heavy paper inner sleeve and a few spindle marks.  The LP has clearly had little play.

Background: Marianne Faithfull was the debut LP by the singer of the same name, and featured the #9 (U.S.) single “As Tears Go By.”

Helped by the single, the LP reached #12 on the U.S. charts and #15 in the UK, where the album was released with a different cover and a slightly different track lineup.

Allmusic.com gave Marianne Faithfull a 3 star review:

Her erratic, self-titled debut features lovely baroque arrangements by Mike Leander and decent tunes like “As Tears Go By,” and Jackie DeShannon’s “Come and Stay With Me” and “In My Time of Sorrow,” and Bacharach/David’s “If I Never Get to Love You,” as well as fairly crummy covers of hits by the Beatles, Herman’s Hermits, and Petula Clark.

 

Country of origin: U.S.
Size: 12″
Record Label: London
Catalog Number:
LL 3423
Year of Release: 1965
Format: Mono
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Beatles – Yesterday and Today mono Third State Butcher cover

beatles mono third state butcher cover LP

Offered for sale is a nice example of an original mono peeled, or “Third State,” Butcher cover pressing of the 1966 LP Yesterday and Today by the Beatles.

About this copy:  The copy of Yesterday and Today offered for sale is an original 1966 mono Third State Butcher cover.  The trunk cover that was pasted over the Butcher cover at the factory has been removed by a previous owner.

This particular copy was pressed at the Scranton, Pennsylvania pressing plant, as noted by the small number 3 in the lower right hand corner of the back cover.

This is a nicer-than-average example of a third state issue; most peeled copies have significant damage to the front cover and one or more split seams.

This cover has:

  • No seam splits
  • Fully legible writing on the spine
  • No ring wear on the back cover

There is a name written in ball point pen on the back cover just to the right of the album title.

While there is a bit of “cracking” on the spine and bottom seam, there are no splits.

The “fuzzy” look to the cover comes from the fact that there are still some tiny bits of the removed cover attached.  The only tear on the front cover is near Ringo’s right knee.  It’s a small tear that measures about 1/2″ wide (see photo.)

The record is a correct Scranton mono pressing, though the disc is in poor condition.  A name is written on the perimeter of the Side 1 label.

The included inner sleeve is plain white.

A nice copy of a well-peeled mono Butcher cover.

Background: There are millions of records that people could possibly collect, but few are as infamous as the original release of Yesterday and Today by the Beatles, which was first released with the cover now known as the “Butcher cover.

This cover photo depicted the band dressed in butcher smocks, surrounded by plastic doll parts and pieces of raw meat.  When the original cover met with hostile responses from reviewers and distributors, Capitol Records made the decision to withdraw the cover and replace it with another one.

While a few copies with the original cover were kept by reviewers, the remaining copies were returned to Capitol Records prior to the album’s scheduled release date.  Capitol then pasted a new cover over the existing one, put new shrinkwrap on the cover, and shipped the records with the “pasteover” cover to record distributors.

Most copies sold around the time of the album’s release date actually had two covers, with a cover showing the band standing around a steamer trunk pasted over the original “Butcher cover” photo.  Over time, many of these copies have had the top cover removed, rendering original copies increasingly scarce as fewer intact examples remain.

Copies of Yesterday and Today with the original cover that have never had the second cover pasted over them are known as “first state” issues.  Copies that have the second cover still pasted on top of the first one are known as “second state” copies.

Second state copies are identifiable by looking at the white area on the cover just below the word “today” in the album title.  If that particular copy is a second state Butcher cover, a black triangular area can be faintly seen; this area is where Ringo’s black shirt collar appears on the cover underneath.

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Country of origin: U.S.
Size: 12″
Record Label: Capitol
Catalog Number:
ST-2553
Year of Release: 1966
Format: Mono
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