Buddy Holly – Holly in the Hill sealed 1965 U.S. stereo LP

buddy holly - holly in the hills u.s. stereo lp

Offered for sale is a still sealed U.S. stereo pressing of the 1965 LP Holly in the Hills by Buddy Holly.

About this copy: This copy of Holly in the Hills is a 1965 U.S. stereo pressing on the Coral label.

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

The wrap is mostly intact, but there is a 1″x 3″ (3 cm x 8 cm) missing piece in the upper left hand corner and a small 1 cm x 2 cm missing piece in the lower right hand corner.  There is a punch hole in the upper right hand corner of the cover.

A nice copy of an album that is usually found in poor condition.

Background: Released in 1965, Holly in the Hills was the fourth album containing previously unreleased material to be issued after Holly’s 1959 death.

This album contained early recordings of Holly with his friend Bob Montgomery.

The album reached #13 on the UK album chart but did not chart in the U.S.

Allmusic.com gave Holly in the Hills a 3 star review:

On its face, Holly in the Hills was seemingly one of the more artistically dubious Buddy Holly albums to appear posthumously. Built around Holly’s pre-Crickets recordings circa 1955, as part of the duo of Buddy & Bob, the familiar Holly voice is present and easy to appreciate, though he’s sharing the spotlight with Bob Montgomery and doing a repertory that’s steeped thoroughly in country music, complete with fiddle accompaniment (“Baby It’s Love,” “I Gambled My Heart”). Holly was beginning to discover rock & roll and work out a sound of his own, as demonstrated by some of the cuts here, but he was still a country artist and doing a lot of ballads in that idiom as well. …it would be easy to see these Buddy & Bob sides having opened a career in country music for the two of them that could easily have carried them into the 1960s before a very different audience from the one Holly actually ended up finding.

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Country of origin: U.S.
Size: 12″
Record Label: Coral
Catalog Number:
CRL 757463
Year of Release: 1965
Format: Stereo (rechanneled)
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Sylvia Telles – Sings the Wonderful Songs of Antonio Carlos Jobim 1966 U.S. stereo LP

Sylvia Telles - Sings the Wonderful Songs of Antonio Carlos Jobim 1966 U.S. stereo LP

Offered for sale is a U.S. stereo copy of the 1966 Bossa Nova LP Sylvia Telles Sings the Wonderful Songs of Antonio Carlos Jobim by Sylvia Telles.

About this copy: This copy of Sylvia Telles Sings the Wonderful Songs of Antonio Carlos Jobim is a 1966 U.S. stereo pressing on the Kapp label.

The cover is VG, with moderate edge wear and slight ring wear.  The disc is M- with no marks on the vinyl or spindle marks on the labels.  Clean disc!

A nice copy of a pretty good Bossa Nova LP.

Background:  Released in 1966, Sylvia Telles Sings the Wonderful Songs of Antonio Carlos Jobim was the ninth LP by Brazilian singer Sylvia Telles.

Allmusic.com gave Sylvia Telles Sings the Wonderful Songs of Antonio Carlos Jobim a 4 1/2 star review:

Sylvia Telles devoted much of her career to interpreting the songs of Antonio Carlos Jobim; in fact, more than half the songs she did on record were Jobim covers. Here’s an entire album of them, recorded in the mid-’60s, not long before her premature death in a car accident. Of course, by this time Jobim was far more famous in the northern hemisphere than he’d been when Telles first cut Jobim material in the mid-’50s. Indications are that perhaps Telles was eyeing the international market as well, since seven of the twelve songs were sung in English (though the remainder were sung in Portuguese). Regardless of what tongue she’s using, it’s sumptuously produced mid-’60s bossa nova, delivered well whether in her native language or in English (which she sings fluently).

Country of origin: U.S.
Size: 12″
Record Label: Kapp
Catalog Number:
KS-3451
Year of Release: 1966
Format: Stereo
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Temptations – Greatest Hits 1966 UK stereo LP with alternate cover

Temptations - Greatest Hits 1966 UK stereo LP

Offered for sale is an original 1966 UK stereo pressing of The Temptations Greatest Hits by the Temptations, with a different cover from the U.S. release.

About this copy: This copy of The Temptations Greatest Hits is a 1966 UK stereo pressing on the Tamla/Motown label.

The flipback cover is  VG with a lamination crack and small tear at the mouth of the cover and a faintly written name on the back cover on the right hand edge.

The disc is VG+, with a couple of faint marks and light sleeve scuffs.  It’s a clean disc that plays well.

A nice copy of a terrific LP; the UK Motown albums sound much better than the U.S. versions.

Background: Released in 1966, The Temptations Greatest Hits was the first compilation album by the Temptations.

The album reached #5 on the U.S. album chart and #17 on the UK chart.

Allmusic.com gave The Temptations Greatest Hits a 3 star review:

As the first Temptations hits package Motown released, Greatest Hits, Vol. 1 appeared a little over two years into the group’s career, but it remains an excellent hits collection. Not all of the 12 tracks were giant hits — “The Girl’s Alright with Me,” “Since I Lost My Baby,” “It’s Growing” and “I’ll Be in Trouble” never became as ubiquitous as “The Way You Do the Things You Do,” “My Girl,” “Ain’t Too Proud to Beg” and “Get Ready,” all of which are included here — but the lesser-known tracks are terrific in their own right and help make the album a dynamic experience. Nevertheless, those minor hits and album tracks date Greatest Hits, illustrating that it was released during the group’s extraordinary run.

Country of origin: UK
Size: 12″
Record Label: Tamla/Motown
Catalog Number:
STML 11042
Year of Release: 1966
Format: Stereo
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Barbra Streisand – Simply Streisand 1967 U.S. stereo LP shrink

barbra streisand simply streisand u.s. stereo LP

Offered for sale is an original U.S. stereo pressing of Simply Streisand by Barbra Streisand, with the cover still in the shrink wrap.

About this copy: This copy of Simply Streisand is a 1967 U.S. pressing on the “360° Sound” Columbia label.

The cover is M- and is still in the original shrink wrap, though the wrap is torn on the back cover.

The stereo disc is M- with a couple of faint sleeve scuffs.  Clean disc!

A nice copy of a pretty good LP that’s hard to find as a clean first pressing.

Background: Released in 1967, Simply Streisand was the ninth album by Barbra Streisand.

The album reached #12 on the U.S. album charts.

Allmusic.com gave Simply Streisand a 3 star review:

After three albums related to television specials and one of French songs, Simply Streisand was Barbra Streisand’s first “regular” new album since People three years earlier and her first new release of any kind in a year. (Before, her albums came regularly every six months.) By now, the singer was spending her time in Hollywood shooting movies, and the music scene had moved heavily into rock, developments that made this a perfunctory set and one released into an indifferent climate; unlike her previous eight albums, Simply Streisand missed the Top Ten. … If this were the only Streisand album you ever heard, you’d still think she was good. It’s only in comparison to what went before that it seems mediocre.

Country of origin: U.S.
Size: 12″
Record Label: Columbia
Catalog Number:
CS 9482
Year of Release: 1967
Format: Stereo
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Supremes – Love Child 1968 UK stereo LP

supremes love child uk stereo lp

Offered for sale is an original UK pressing of Love Child by Diana Ross and the Supremes.

About this copy: This copy of Love Child is a 1968 stereo UK pressing on the Tamla/Motown label.

The cover is VG+ with light ring wear in the front cover lamination.  There is some sticker residue in the upper right hand corner.

The disc is VG+ with a few minor sleeve scuffs, but no significant marks.  It’s a clean disc that plays well.

A nice copy of a classic Supremes LP.

Background:  Released in 1968, Love Child was the fifteenth album by the Supremes, credited to Diana Ross and the Supremes.

The album reached #14 on the U.S. album chart and #13 on the UK chart.  The title track reached #1 on the U.S. singles chart.

Allmusic.com gave Love Child a 4 star review:

 Although it’s always fun to hear Ross and the Supremes, the most interesting thing about this effort is its production. With a lack of consistently great songs, Love Child had to rely on hooks, choruses, and production values rather than magical songs. The well-produced and controversial title track proved how good Ross is with melodrama. …For the most part, Love Child’s tracks seem to run together but this offers the late-’60s Motown sound without gimmicks and is more than recommended.

Country of origin: UK
Size: 12″
Record Label: Tamla Motown
Catalog Number:
STML 11095
Year of Release: 1968
Format: Stereo
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Strawberry Alarm Clock – Incense and Peppermints 1967 stereo LP

strawberry alarm clock incense and peppermints u.s. lp

Offered for sale is an original stereo copy of Incense and Peppermints by the Strawberry Alarm Clock.

About this copy: This copy of Incense and Peppermints is a 1967 U.S. pressing on the Universal City label.

The cover is VG++ with light ring wear on the back cover.  There is a punch hole in the lower left hand corner.

The disc is VG++ on side one, with a couple of faint sleeve scuffs.  Side two is VG+ with a couple of faint scuffs and an inaudible light scratch through the first three tracks.  It’s a clean disc that plays well.

A nice copy of a terrific LP.

Background: Psychedelic music was largely an underground phenomenon, but for a brief time in the mid-1960s, psych hit the pop charts. Incense and Peppermints by the Strawberry Alarm Clock was one of those rare occasions when psych and the top of the charts met, and the title cut from the album reached #1 on the Billboard Charts in late 1967.

The album of the same name, the band’s first, is generally regarded as their best effort and is also their best-selling LP. It’s also a terrific record, and one we’ve had in our collection for many years.

Title track here:

 

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Reiner/CSO – Pictures at an Exhibition 1958 U.S. Living Stereo LP

Reiner/CSO - Pictures at an Exhibition 1958 U.S. Living Stereo LP

Offered for sale is an original U.S. Living Stereo pressing of Mussourgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition, recorded by Fritz Reiner and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.

About this copy:  This copy of Pictures at an Exhibition is an original U.S. pressing on the “Shaded Dog” RCA Living Stereo label, issued in 1958.

The cover is VG, with moderate general wear and a 4″ (10 cm) repaired seam split at the bottom center and a 6″ (15 cm) repaired seam split at the top right edge.

The disc is VG++ with a couple of faint sleeve scuffs.  It’s a very clean disc that has had little play.

Stamper numbers are 25s/33s.  We played this copy, and the pressing is quite good, though there is a bit of surface noise, as is common with these older RCA titles.

A nice copy of a terrific LP and one of our favorite classical titles.

Background: Mussourgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition has long been a popular favorite as classical music goes, and Reiner’s recording with the CSO in 1958 has long been an audiophile favorite, as it’s a terrific recording.

 

Country of origin: U.S.
Size: 12″
Record Label: RCA
Catalog Number:
LSC-2201
Year of Release: 1958
Format: Stereo
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Al Stewart – Bedsitter Images 1967 UK stereo LP

al stewart bedsitter images uk stereo lp

Offered for sale is an original UK stereo pressing of Bedsitter Images, the debut LP by Al Stewart.

This is the original 1967 release, and not the 1970 reissue with a different track listing. (more below)

About this copy: This copy of Bedsitter Images is a 1967 UK stereo pressing on the orange CBS label.

The cover is VG+ with light lamination wear on the front cover.  There is a sticker on the back cover indicating that this copy was, at one time, part of the BBC library.

The disc is VG++ on side one, with a couple of light sleeve scuffs.  Side two is VG+ with a few light marks.  There are many spindle marks on the labels; the album has been played a lot but well cared for.  It plays with slight surface noise in between tracks.

A nice copy of a very rare Al Stewart LP.

Background: Released in 1967 to virtually no notice, Bedsitter Images was the first album by Al Stewart.

The album was released only in the UK and did not chart.

In 1970, after Stewart gained more recognition, the album was reissued with a slightly different title – The First Album (Bedsitter Images).  The reissue added two new tracks, deleted three others, and remixed the tracks that remain.

Track list:

1967 Version

Bedsitter Images
Swiss Cottage Manoeuvres
The Carmichaels
Scandinavian Girl
Pretty Golden Hair
Denise At 16
Samuel, Oh How You’ve Changed!
Cleave To Me
A Long Way Down From Stephanie
Ivich
Beleeka Doodle Day

1970 Version

Lover Man
Swiss Cottage Manoeuvers
The Carmichaels
Clifton In The Rain
Bedsitter Images
Denise At 16
Samuel, Oh How You’ve Changed!
A Long Way Down From Stephanie
Ivich
Beleeka Doodle Day

1967 Version only:

Cleave To Me
Pretty Golden Hair
Scandinavian Girl

1970 Version only:

Clifton In The Rain
Lover Man

Allmusic.com gave Bedsitter Images this review:

Bedsitter Images unveiled a promising but tentative folk-rock singer/songwriter. Al Stewart’s songs already displayed his talent for observational storytelling, though at this point he was detailing ordinary lives of British people and autobiographical romance, rather than epic historical incidents. Most of the cuts used a full orchestra, and although the folk-baroque approach worked for some folk-rock artists of the era like Judy Collins, here it seemed ill-conceived.

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Country of origin: UK
Size: 12″
Record Label: CBS
Catalog Number:
S BPG 63087
Year of Release: 1967
Format: Stereo
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Al Stewart – The First Album (Bedsitter Images) 1974 UK stereo LP

al stewart bedsitter images uk stereo lp

Offered for sale is a copy of The First Album (Bedsitter Images), the debut album by Al Stewart.

This 1974 release has a different cover from the 1967 original and a different track listing. (more below)

About this copy: This copy of Bedsitter Images is a 1974 UK stereo pressing on the orange/yellow CBS label.

The cover is VG++ with light wear on the back cover.  The disc is M- and looks unplayed.  Clean disc!

A nice copy of a scarce Al Stewart LP.

Background: Released in 1967 to virtually no notice, Bedsitter Images was the first album by Al Stewart.

The album was released only in the UK and did not chart.

In 1970, after Stewart gained more recognition, the album was reissued with a slightly different title – The First Album (Bedsitter Images).  The reissue added two new tracks, deleted three others, and remixed the tracks that remain.

Track list:

1967 Version

Bedsitter Images
Swiss Cottage Manoeuvres
The Carmichaels
Scandinavian Girl
Pretty Golden Hair
Denise At 16
Samuel, Oh How You’ve Changed!
Cleave To Me
A Long Way Down From Stephanie
Ivich
Beleeka Doodle Day

1970 Version

Lover Man
Swiss Cottage Manoeuvers
The Carmichaels
Clifton In The Rain
Bedsitter Images
Denise At 16
Samuel, Oh How You’ve Changed!
A Long Way Down From Stephanie
Ivich
Beleeka Doodle Day

1967 Version only:

Cleave To Me
Pretty Golden Hair
Scandinavian Girl

1970 Version only:

Clifton In The Rain
Lover Man

Allmusic.com gave Bedsitter Images this review:

Bedsitter Images unveiled a promising but tentative folk-rock singer/songwriter. Al Stewart’s songs already displayed his talent for observational storytelling, though at this point he was detailing ordinary lives of British people and autobiographical romance, rather than epic historical incidents. Most of the cuts used a full orchestra, and although the folk-baroque approach worked for some folk-rock artists of the era like Judy Collins, here it seemed ill-conceived.

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Country of origin: UK
Size: 12″
Record Label: CBS
Catalog Number:
S BPG 63087
Year of Release: 1967
Format: Stereo
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Chris Connor – Chris Connor 1958 U.S. green label stereo LP

chris connor u.s. stereo LP

Offered for sale is an original U.S. stereo pressing of Chris Connor by Chris Connor, on the green Atlantic label.

About this copy: This copy of Chris Connor is a 1958 U.S. stereo pressing on the Atlantic label of an album that was originally released in 1956 in mono only.

The cover is VG+ with light general wear on the back cover.

The rare green label stereo disc is VG+, with a few light marks and sleeve scuffs on each side.

A nice copy of a great LP that is very hard to find as an original stereo pressing.

Background: Released in 1956, Chris Connor was the first of 13 albums recorded by jazz singer Chris Connor for Atlantic Records.

The album was recorded in stereo, but the original release was mono only  Two years later, the stereo issue was released. John Lewis and Connie Kay of the Modern Jazz Quartet provided piano and drums, respectively.

Allmusic.com gave Chris Connor a 4 1/2 star review:

The first jazz vocal LP ever released on Atlantic Records, Chris Connor’s self-titled album is one of her best (among considerable competition). Connor’s coarse, throaty tone, sweet phrasing, and unerring rhythm were peaking during the late ’50s, and the results are delightful tweaks of the standards “Anything Goes” and “Almost Like Being in Love.”

Country of origin: U.S.
Size: 12″
Record Label: Atlantic
Catalog Number:
SD 1228
Year of Release: 1958
Format: Stereo
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