Dave Brubeck – Time Out U.S. Columbia 6 eye mono LP

dave brubeck - time out u.s. mono lp

Offered for sale is a an early 1960s Mono pressing of Time Out by the Dave Brubeck Quartet on the Columbia”6 eye” label

About this copy:  This copy of Time Out is an early mono second pressing  on the original Columbia “6 eye” label that was in use from the time of the album’s original 1959 release until early 1962.

This is technically a second issue; probably from 1960.  The LP cover does mention the song “Take Five” but the label does not have a small “CBS” at the very top, which was added to the label in 1961.

The cover is VG , with wear at the mouth and bottom edge

The disc is VG, with a few light marks on each side.  It should play well.

A nice play copy of an iconic jazz album.

Background: There isn’t much to say about Time Out that hasn’t been said before; the album is generally regarded as one of the greatest jazz albums of all time, and perhaps one of the greatest albums of all time regardless of genre.

AllMusic.com gave Time Out a 5 star review:

Dave Brubeck’s defining masterpiece, Time Out is one of the most rhythmically innovative albums in jazz history, the first to consciously explore time signatures outside of the standard 4/4 beat or 3/4 waltz time. It was a risky move — Brubeck’s record company wasn’t keen on releasing such an arty project, and many critics initially roasted him for tampering with jazz’s rhythmic foundation. But for once, public taste was more advanced than that of the critics. Buoyed by a hit single in altoist Paul Desmond’s ubiquitous “Take Five,” Time Out became an unexpectedly huge success, and still ranks as one of the most popular jazz albums ever.  This belongs in even the most rudimentary jazz collection.

You can listen to “Take Five” here:

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Country of origin: U.S.
Size: 12″
Record Label: Columbia
Catalog Number:
CL 1397
Year of Release: 1960
Format: Mono
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Beatles – Revolver Japan red vinyl mono LP with obi

Beatles - Revolver Japan red vinyl mono LP

Offered for sale is a Japanese red vinyl mono pressing of Revolver by the Beatles, including the original obi.

About this copy: This copy of Revolver is a 1982 mono pressing on the EMI/Odeon label of an album that was originally released in Japan in 1966 in stereo only.

The cover is M- with one or two minor foxing spots on the front.  The obi is M-.  The lyric insert is VG+ with slight discoloration in one corner from age.

The red vinyl disc is M- and looks unplayed.  Beautiful disc!

A beautiful copy of a terrific record and one of the hardest titles to find in the red vinyl mono series.

Background: In the 1960s, most Japanese LPs were issued in stereo only, so most Japanese buyers never had the opportunity to hear the original mono mixes of most of the Beatles songs.

In 1982, EMI records released limited edition red vinyl pressings in mono of all of the Beatles albums from Please Please Me through Yellow Submarine.  This series was reissued in 1986 to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the band’s 1966 visit to Japan.

Revolver, released in August, 1966, was the seventh studio album by the Beatles.  The album reached #1 in the U.S. and UK and has never gone out of print.

Allmusic.com gave Revolver a 5 star review:

All the rules fell by the wayside with Revolver, as the Beatles began exploring new sonic territory, lyrical subjects, and styles of composition. … The biggest miracle of Revolver may be that the Beatles covered so much new stylistic ground and executed it perfectly on one record, or it may be that all of it holds together perfectly. Either way, its daring sonic adventures and consistently stunning songcraft set the standard for what pop/rock could achieve. Even after Sgt. Pepper, Revolver stands as the ultimate modern pop album and it’s still as emulated as it was upon its original release.

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Country of origin: Japan
Size: 12″
Record Label: EMI/Odeon
Catalog Number:
EAS-70136
Year of Release: 1982
Format: Mono
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Beatles – Meet the Beatles Japan-only mono white label promotional LP

beatles - meet the beatles japan promo lp

Offered for sale is a Japanese white label promotioanal mono pressing of Meet the Beatles, including the original obi.

Note: This 14 track LP was unique to Japan and has a different track listing from the U.S. LP with the same title.

About this copy: This copy of Meet the Beatles is a 1976 Japanese pressing on the Apple label of an album that was originally released in 1964.

The cover is VG++ and close to M-, with a couple of minor foxing spots and a couple of minor corner dents.

The obi is M-.  The insert is M-.

The white label promo disc is M- and looks unplayed.  Clean disc!

A beautiful copy of a rare Beatles LP.

Background:  The Beatles were immensely popular in Japan, and over the years, their Japanese record label released all of the U.S. Capitol Albums, all of the UK versions of the band’s work and a number of Japan-only releases.

Meet the Beatles is one of those Japan-only titles.  While the album shares a title with the band’s first American album for Capitol, the track listing is completely different.  Unlike most Japanese Beatles releases, this version of the title was issued only in mono with a standard cover.

Adding to the confusion is the fact that a version that was identical to the U.S. version was also released in Japan, and that one was released in stereo with a gatefold cover.

Track listing:

  • I Want to Hold Your Hand
  • She Loves You
  • From Me to You
  • Twist and Shout
  • Love Me Do
  • Baby It’s You
  • Don’t Bother Me
  • Please Please Me
  • I Saw Her Standing There
  • P.S. I Love You
  • Little Child
  • All My Loving
  • Hold Me Tight
  • Please Mister Postman

 

Country of origin: Japan
Size: 12″
Record Label: Apple
Catalog Number:
EAS-70100
Year of Release: 1976
Format: Mono
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Dave Brubeck – Brubeck a La Mode U.S. red vinyl mono LP

Dave Brubeck - Brubeck a La Mode U.S. red vinyl mono LP

Offered for sale is an original red vinyl mono U.S. pressing of Brubeck a La Mode by Dave Brubeck, with Bill Smith on clarinet.

About this copy: This copy of Brubeck a La Mode is a 1960 U.S. mono pressing on the Fantasy label.

The cover is VG++ with trace corner wear and slight discoloration from age on the back cover.

The red vinyl disc is VG+ on side one with a couple of light marks, and VG++ (and close to M-) on side two with a couple of faint sleeve scuffs.  It’s a clean disc that’s had little play.

A nice copy of a scarce Dave Brubeck LP.

Background: Released in 1960, Brubeck a La Mode was one of three albums that members of the Dave Brubeck Quartet made with clarinetist Bill Smith instead of alto saxophonist Paul Desmond.

All compositions on this album were by Bill Smith, as were the liner notes.

Allmusic.com gave Brubeck a La Mode this review:

One of Brubeck’s three recordings of the 1959-61 period that featured clarinetist Bill Smith in the place of altoist Paul Desmond with the Quartet, this one finds Smith contributing ten originals that use various modes and unusual scales. The music generally swings and there are some fine solos but none of the individual pieces are all that memorable.

Country of origin: U.S.
Size: 12″
Record Label: Fantasy
Catalog Number:
3301
Year of Release: 1960
Format: Mono
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Julie London – Feeling Good U.S. mono beige label promotional LP

julie london - feeling good u.s. mono promo lp

Offered for sale is an original U.S. mono beige label promotional copy of Feeling Good by Julie London.

About this copy: This copy of Feeling Good is a 1965 U.S. mono pressing on the Liberty label.

The cover is VG++ with faint general wear.  The date “AUG 27 1965” has been stamped on the back cover.

The beige label promo disc is VG++ and close to M- with a couple of faint scuffs and a few spindle marks on the labels.

A nice copy of a scarce Julie London LP.

Background: Released in 1965, Feeling Good was the 23rd album by Julie London.

The album did not chart.

Allmusic.com gave Feeling Good a 4 star review:

Feeling Good pairs Julie London with arranger Gerald Wilson, who jettisons the spare ambience of her previous records in favor of a dynamic, big-band-inspired approach that casts the singer in an entirely different light. Make no mistake — London’s purring vocals are as sultry as ever, but they also boast a new playfulness that’s undeniably appealing.

Country of origin: U.S.
Size: 12″
Record Label: Liberty
Catalog Number:
LRP 3416
Year of Release: 1965
Format: Mono
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Julie London – Send for Me U.S. mono white label promotional LP

Julie London - Send for Me U.S. mono white label promo LP

Offered for sale is an original U.S. mono white label promotional copy of Send For Me by Julie London.

About this copy: This copy of Send for Me is a 1961 U.S. mono pressing on the Liberty label.

The cover is VG, with little general wear, but with a lot of wear on the spine.  The date “1-31-61” has been written in pen on the back cover.

The cover notes the catalog number as LRP-3171; it is DLRP-3171 on the labels.

The white label promotional disc is M- with a couple of spindle marks on the labels, but no marks on the vinyl.  Clean disc!

A nice copy of one of Julie London’s harder to find LPs.

Background: Released in early 1961, Send for Me was the thirteenth album by jazz/pop singer Julie London.

The album did not chart.

Allmusic.com gave Send for Me a 4 star review:

One of the more unique Julie London recordings, Send for Me finds the ultra-lounge chanteuse mixing it up on 12 blues-based swingers. Far afield of the guitar and bass minimalism of the deservedly famous Julie Is Her Name recordings, Send for Me goes widescreen with full band and chorus charts by pianist Jimmy Rowles. While certainly no Dinah Washington, Londo… Another in a long line of fine albums London made for Liberty between the mid-’50s and early ’60s.

Country of origin: U.S.
Size: 12″
Record Label: Liberty
Catalog Number:
DLRP-3171
Year of Release: 1961
Format: Stereo
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Frank Sinatra – Strangers in the Night sealed U.S. mono LP

Frank Sinatra - Strangers in the Night u.s. mono lp

Offered for sale is a still sealed original mono U.S. pressing of Strangers in the Night by Frank Sinatra.

While the shrink wrap has been removed from the cover, the record is still sealed in the plastic inner sleeve.

About this copy: This copy of Strangers in the Night is a 1966 U.S. mono pressing on the Reprise label.

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

The cover is VG+ with slight foxing on the top edge.

The plastic inner sleeve is fully intact with no rips, tears, or holes.  The perforated strip to open the sleeve is fully intact.

A nice copy of a classic Sinatra LP that is hard to find in mono.

Background: Released in 1966, Strangers in the Night is the 42nd studio album by Frank Sinatra.

The album reached #1 on the U.S. album charts and #4 on the UK charts, helped by the title track, which reached #1 on the U.S. pop charts.

Allmusic.com gave Strangers in the Night a 3 1/2 star review:

Strangers in the Night marked Frank Sinatra’s return to the top of the pop charts in the mid-’60s, and it consolidated the comeback he started in 1965. Although he later claimed he disliked the title track, the album was an inventive, rich effort from Sinatra, one that established him as a still-viable star to a wide, mainstream audience without losing the core of his sound. Combining pop hits (“Downtown,” “On a Clear Day [You Can See Forever],” “Call Me”) with show tunes and standards, the album creates a delicate but comfortable balance between big band and pop instrumentation.

Country of origin: U.S.
Size: 12″
Record Label: Reprise
Catalog Number:
F 1017
Year of Release: 1966
Format: Mono
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Julie London – All Through the Night U.S. mono beige label promotional LP

Julie London - All Through the Night U.S. promo lp

Offered for sale is an original U.S. beige label mono promotional copy of All Through the Night: Julie London Sings the Choicest of Cole Porter by Julie London.

About this copy: This copy of All Through the Night is a 1965 U.S. mono pressing on the Liberty label.

The cover is VG++ with slight corner wear.

The beige label promo disc is VG++ and close to M- with a couple of faint sleeve scuffs, but no significant marks.  Clean disc!

A nice copy of one of Julie London’s better albums.

Background: Released in 1965, All Through the Night was the 24th album by Julie London.

The album did not chart.

Allmusic.com gave All Through the Night a 4 1/2 star review:

It doesn’t get much better than this, either for the recording career of Julie London or the whole concept of a vocalist doing standards with a good jazz combo providing backup. Listeners who like these sorts of songs but don’t enjoy the over-arranged sounds of studio big bands and orchestras will no doubt take an immediate liking to having players such as Joe Pass and the terrific drummer Colin Bailey swinging away instead. Most of the room is left to London, who is in great form here.

Country of origin: U.S.
Size: 12″
Record Label: Liberty
Catalog Number:
LRP-3434
Year of Release: 1965
Format: Mono
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Beatles – White Album 1981 UK mono 2 LP set complete

beatles -white album uk mono lp

Offered for sale is a 1981 UK limited edition mono pressing of the double album The Beatles, also known as The White Album by the Beatles, complete with all inserts.

The mono mix of the album is considerably different from the stereo version and was not released in the U.S.

About this copy: This copy of The Beatles is a 1981 UK mono pressing on the Apple label.

This version differs from the original 1968 release in that the labels say “Mono” on them, the front cover is not numbered, and the records remove from the cover on the right side, rather than the top.

The cover is VG+, with some minor creases and a bent corner at the lower right.  This cover is embossed with the title of the album, but is not numbered.

The poster and photos are M-.

The discs are VG++ with a couple of faint sleeve scuffs and a couple of spindle marks on the labels, but no significant marks on the vinyl.  Clean discs!

A nice copy of a fairly scarce Beatles LP.

Background:  The Beatles, aka the “White Album”, was the ninth studio album by the Beatles (by the UK method of counting, anyway.)  Released in late 1968, the album reached #1 on the charts pretty much everywhere and is the largest-selling album in the band’s history, as a sale of a double album counts as two albums sold.

Allmusic.com gave The Beatles a 5 star review:

Each song on the sprawling double album The Beatles is an entity to itself, as the band touches on anything and everything it can. This makes for a frustratingly scattershot record or a singularly gripping musical experience, depending on your view, but what makes the so-called White Album interesting is its mess. …None of it sounds like it was meant to share album space together, but somehow The Beatles creates its own style and sound through its mess.

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Country of origin: UK
Size: 12″
Record Label: Apple
Catalog Number:
PMC 7067-8
Year of Release: 1981
Format: Mono
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Chantays – Pipeline U.S. Dot mono LP autographed by full band

chantays - pipeline autographed U.S. mono lp

Offered for sale is a U.S. mono copy of the 1963 surf classic, Pipeline, by the Chantays.

This copy has been signed on the back cover by all five original band members, one of whom is now deceased.

About this copy: This copy of Pipeline is a 1963 U.S. pressing on the Dot label.  This is the second issue after the original pressing on the small Downey label.

The cover is VG, with edge and corner wear.  The disc is VG++ on side one, with a couple of minor sleeve scuffs.  Side two is VG and close to VG+, with a few light marks.  It’s a fairly clean disc that should play well.

The back cover has been signed by all five original members over their photos:

  • Bob Spickard – guitar – added “Best Wishes Surfs Up!!
  • Bob Welch  – drummer (not the Fleetwood Mac guitarist)
  • Brian Carman  – guitar (died 2015)
  • Warren Waters – bass guitar
  • Rob Marshall – piano

Included are two of Bob Spickard’s business cards, a letter from a collector (dated 2001) asking for the autographs, a certificate of authenticity from James Spence Authentication (JSA) and a letter of authenticity from Rockaway Records in Los Angeles.

A nice example of a classic surf LP.

Background: The Chantays had a brief recording career, releasing just six singles and two albums in the 1960s, but their 1963 instrumental, “Pipeline”, reached #4 on the U.S. charts and has been covered by dozens, if not hundreds of artists.  There aren’t a lot of songs that qualify as surf classics, but “Pipeline” definitely qualifies.

The Pipeline album was originally released on Downey Records, a small label in the Los Angeles area.  When sales picked up, arrangements were made to have the album distributed nationally by Dot Records.

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