Outsiders – Album #2 sealed 1966 mono LP

Outsiders - Album #2 sealed 1966 mono LP

Offered for sale is a sealed mono copy of the second album by The Outsiders, released in 1966 and titled Album #2.

About this record: The copy offered for sale is an original U.S. mono copy, and the album is still sealed.  The record is presumably new and unplayed.  The shrinkwrap is fully intact, with no rips or tears.  There is a cutout hole in the upper right hand corner of the cover.  The original price sticker is still attached.

A nice copy of a terrific record that will be hard to upgrade.


Background:
The Outsiders had a big hit in 1966 with “Time Won’t Let Me.”  While they’re best remembered for that song, they also had three other songs reach the American Top 40, including “Respectable,” which was included on their second album.

AllMusic.com gave Album #2 four stars:

The Outsiders launched themselves on the world with a killer single (“Time Won’t Let Me”) and an accompanying album that was one of the best debuts ever to come out of Capitol Records, at least from a U.S. band. The acid test was this, their second album which, as it turns out, was only marginally less impressive than their debut. . This album peaked at number 90 on the U.S. charts, which isn’t half as well as it ought to have done, based on the music it contained.

Video for “Respectable” here:

Monkees – Head sealed original 1968 Colgems LP

Monkees - Head sealed original 1968 Colgems LP

Offered for sale is a rare sealed original first pressing of the soundtrack album to the film Head, by The Monkees.

About this copy: The copy of Head offered for sale is an original still sealed 1968 pressing, and is the nicest example we’ve ever had or seen.  It’s still sealed in the original shrink wrap and the record is presumably new and unplayed.  The wrap is tight, with no tears, rips, or holes and the cover has no punch holes or cut corners.

This is the original first pressing of the album, with catalog number COSO-5008 and Gerry Goffin’s name misspelled as “Jerry.”  Shortly after the album was initially released, this mistake was corrected and the catalog number changed to COSO-5008 RE.

If you’re looking for an amazing copy of a terrific album, you’ll be hard pressed to find a better one.

Background: By 1968, the Monkees’ TV series was off the air and the members were looking for a way to develop a more serious image for themselves.  Working with film director Bob Rafelson and actor/writer Jack Nicholson, the group developed a film, Head, that they hoped would allow the public to view the group more seriously.

Unfortunately, the film received horrible responses in test screenings and more or less disappeared without ever receiving a wide release.  It’s hailed today as a terrific satire of war, stardom, and more, and also offered six new (and terrific) songs.  As there weren’t enough songs to justify an entire LP of music, the soundtrack album, simply titled Head, was filled out with dialogue and incidental music from the film, reportedly compiled by actor and friend-of-the-director Jack Nicholson.

The single from the album, The Porpoise Song, peaked at #62 on the charts and the album topped out at #45, making it the worst-selling album of the band’s career to that point.  That’s a pity, as the album is now regarded as perhaps the band’s best work (we concur; it’s our favorite Monkees album.)  Unfortunately, original pressings are rather difficult to find, and the very expensive and unusual foil “mirror” cover is unusually prone to ring wear.

AllMusic gave the album four stars:

“…the talents of each member are uniquely showcased — especially those of Peter Tork, whose contributions were previously too few and far between. Ironically, his acid rocker “Long Title: Do I Have to Do This All Over Again” and Eastern-flavored “Can You Dig It?” are not only among the best of the six original compositions on the soundtrack, but also among his finest Monkees offerings, period.”

This record is eligible for PayPal Credit financing by PayPal. U.S. customers may choose to pay later at checkout, and may receive up to six months financing with no interest. Click the banner below for more information. (opens in a new window)

paypal credit
 

Kingston Trio – New Frontier Japan red vinyl LP with obi

Kingston Trio - New Frontier Japan red vinyl LP with obi

Offered for sale is an early, and possibly original, Japanese pressing of the Kingston Trio’s 1963 LP, New Frontier, pressed on red vinyl and including the obi.

About this copy: This pressing of New Frontier is from 1965, with the white obi with blue print and it may represent the original Japanese issue of this 1963 LP.   The cover is VG++, with just the faintest traces of wear.

The red vinyl disc is VG++, with very faint sleeve scuffs.  This record has clearly been played only a few times, though it does have a bit of surface noise, as is common with these red vinyl pressings.

The obi is M-, and the “hojyuhyo”, or reorder tag, is still attached.  The original English lyric insert is included.

A beautiful copy of a very rare folk record.

Background: While the Kingston Trio were enormously popular in America, they sold very few albums in Japan, and their records are quite scarce there.  This copy of New Frontier, featuring the hit single “Greenback Dollar” is a beautiful example of one of their better-selling LPs.

You can listen to “Greenback Dollar” here:

 

This record is eligible for PayPal Credit financing by PayPal. U.S. customers may choose to pay later at checkout, and may receive up to six months financing with no interest. Click the banner below for more information. (opens in a new window)

paypal credit
 

BB King – Mr Blues autographed original 1963 mono LP

BB King - Mr Blues autographed original 1963 mono LP

Offered for sale is an autographed original mono pressing of BB King’s 1963 LP, Mr. Blues

About this copy: This original mono pressing of Mr Blues comes from our personal collection.  It was acquired in the mid-1980s from the estate of a former nightclub owner in Dallas, Texas.  This club frequently had popular jazz, blues and pop artists perform there, and the owner routinely had every artist sign a copy of their latest album for him.   We had quite a few pieces from this collection at one time, and kept a handful of titles for our own collection.

The back cover is inscribed, “To Charles, Best Wishes – BB King” in blue ballpoint pen.  The cover is M-, the record is VG++ with a couple of faint sleeve scuffs.  There are no other marks and no spindle marks on the label, so it’s possible that the record has never been played.  The original ABC custom inner sleeve is included, but the sleeve does have an 8″ split down one side.

A beautiful and rare signed copy of a classic BB King album.

Background: After a few years of poorly produced recordings for the Crown label, BB King moved to ABC-Paramount, and Mr Blues was his first of a number of albums he’d record for the label of the next 15 years.

This record is eligible for PayPal Credit financing by PayPal. U.S. customers may choose to pay later at checkout, and may receive up to six months financing with no interest. Click the banner below for more information. (opens in a new window)

paypal credit
 

Lesley Gore – I’ll Cry if I Want to original sealed stereo LP

Lesley Gore - I'll Cry if I Want to original sealed stereo LP

Offered for sale is a sealed stereo first pressing of Lesley Gore’s 1963 debut LP, I’ll Cry if I Want to, with the record still sealed in the plastic inner sleeve.

About this copy: The copy offered for sale is an original stereo pressing on the black Mercury label, which was discontinued shortly after the release of this LP.   The cover is VG++, with the faintest traces of wear at the bottom front.  The record is still sealed in the original plastic inner sleeve and is new and unplayed.

A rare copy of a classic 1960s pop LP.

Background: Lesley Gore’s 1963 debut, I’ll Cry if I Want to, while not her best LP, was the highest charting LP of her career, peaking at #24 on the Billboard albums chart.  While the album isn’t overly rare, stereo first pressings are fairly scarce, as most albums sold at the time, particularly by pop artists, were mono.

This record is eligible for PayPal Credit financing by PayPal. U.S. customers may choose to pay later at checkout, and may receive up to six months financing with no interest. Click the banner below for more information. (opens in a new window)

paypal credit
 

Julie London – Collection of 66 Still Sealed U.S. Albums

Julie London - Collection of 66 Still Sealed U.S. Albums

Offered for sale is a unique collection of sixty six (66) still sealed American LP releases by pop singer Julie London, issued between 1955 and 1969.  All 66 LPs in the collection are still sealed (59 in shrink wrap, and 7 without shrink but with the record still sealed in a plastic inner sleeve.)  There are 37 different titles in the collection, including two compilations.

Most of the titles include both the mono and stereo releases for that particular title.  One of the compilations, Julie’s Golden Greats, includes two different covers, in both mono and stereo.

While some of Julie’s albums are more common than others, sealed copies of many of her titles are quite difficult to find today.

This collection isn’t complete, but all but one of her albums is represented here (missing title: Send for Me)  Nevertheless, it’s a very rare opportunity to obtain a nearly complete collection of sealed albums by this popular and photogenic artist.

The photos shown to the left are composites; we have larger photos available, including front and back cover photos of each record and for the seven titles with sealed plastic inner sleeves, photos of the records themselves.  There are more than 100 photos in all; if you would like to see them, please contact us and we will send you a download link.

As these records are sealed, label variations are unknown.

Titles and descriptions are as follows:

About the Blues (Liberty LRP-3043 mono) 2 3” splits in shrink; wear on two corners.  Label variation unknown, but it’s a thick pressing, so it may have a green label.  Two stickers on wrap.
All Through the Night/By Myself  2 record set (Liberty L2M5053 mono) Two separate LPs, packaged together by the Columbia record club.   Wrap intact.  Beautiful example!
All Through the Night/By Myself 2 record set (Liberty L2S5054 stereo)
Two separate LPs, packaged together by the Columbia record club. 2” tear in wrap
All Through the Night (Liberty LRP-3434 mono) Record still sealed in plastic inner sleeve.  Sleeve partially opened, but seal is intact.  Cover VG++ with traces of wear.
All Through the Night (Liberty LST-7434 stereo)  Record still sealed in plastic inner sleeve.  Cover VG+ with slight ring wear.
Around Midnight (Liberty LRP-3164 mono) Small tear and wear on one corner, ring wear under back cover.  May have been rewrapped by a retailer. Sticker on wrap.
Around Midnight (Liberty LSP-7164 stereo) Beautiful copy with tight wrap. Price sticker on wrap.
The Best of Julie (Liberty L5501 mono) Wrap intact; original price sticker stapled to cover.  Sticker on wrap.  Beautiful example!
The Best of Julie (Liberty S6601 stereo) – Large piece of wrap missing on upper right hand corner, foxing on back cover.  Hard record to find in stereo!
By Myself (Liberty MCR-1 mono) Cover VG+, with foxing on back cover.  Record still sealed in plastic inner sleeve, which is partially torn.  Issued only through the Columbia Record Club.
By Myself (Liberty SCR-1 stereo) Cover VG+ with slight wear on edges and corners.  Record still sealed in plastic inner sleeve.
Calendar Girl (Liberty SL9002 mono) Wrap intact. Thick wrap.  Gatefold cover. Label variation unknown, but it’s a thick pressing.  Likely the original maroon label.  Price sticker on cover.  Stunning example of a very difficult record to find sealed!
Easy Does It (Liberty LST-7546) Wrap intact except for a 2” split at the mouth of the cover.
The End of the World (Liberty LRP-3300 mono)  Cover is VG+ with a couple of small stains on back. Record still sealed in plastic inner sleeve.
The End of the World (Liberty LST-7300 stereo) Cover is VG+ with a couple of small stains on back. Record still sealed in plastic inner sleeve.
Feeling Good (Liberty LRP-3416 mono) Wrap fully intact.  Price sticker on wrap.  Beautiful example!
Feeling Good (Liberty LST-7416 stereo) Wrap fully intact.  Beautiful example!
For the Night People (Liberty LRP-3438 mono) 10 inch split in wrap on spine; 2 inch split in wrap on top of cover.  2” seam split at top of cover
For the Night People (Liberty LST-7438 stereo) Wrap fully intact.  Beautiful example!
Julie’s Golden Greats (Liberty LRP-3291 mono) First issue; black cover.  Wrap fully intact.  Beautiful example!
Julie’s Golden Greats (Liberty LST-7291 stereo) First issue; black cover.  Wrap fully intact.  Beautiful example, and perhaps the rarest version of this album.
Julie’s Golden Greats (Liberty LRP-3291 mono) Second issue with orange cover.  Wrap fully intact except for a very small (1/2″) tear in wrap on back cover.  One small corner bend.  Beautiful copy!
Julie’s Golden Greats (Liberty LST-7291 stereo) Second issue with orange cover.  2” split in wrap, otherwise beautiful example.
Gone With the Wind (Sunset SUS-5207 stereo) Small break in wrap on two corners.  Wrap is otherwise fully intact.  Price sticker on cover.
In Person at the Americana (Liberty LRP-3375 mono)  Wrap fully intact. Nice example.
In Person at the Americana (Liberty LST-7375 stereo)  2 inch split in wrap at mouth of cover; 2×2 inch piece of wrap missing on front cover.
Julie (Liberty LRP-3096 mono)  Wrap fully intact.  Absolutely gorgeous copy!
Julie (Liberty LST-7004 stereo)  Six inch tear in wrap at mouth of cover.  Label variation unknown.  Very hard title to find sealed.
Julie…at Home (Liberty LRP-3152 mono)  Wrap fully intact; drill hole in cover. Slight wear under shrink wrap. Otherwise, a beautiful example of a difficult title to find sealed.
Julie…at Home (Liberty LST-7152 stereo)  Wrap fully intact; 2 drill holes in cover. Otherwise, a beautiful example of a difficult title to find sealed.
Julie is Her Name (Liberty  LRP-3006 mono)  Second issue.  Wrap fully intact; price sticker on wrap.
Julie is Her Name (Liberty LST-7027 stereo)  Wrap fully intact; price sticker on cover.
Julie London (Sunset SUM-1104 mono) 3×3 inch piece of wrap missing on front cover.  Small tear on cover where price sticker was removed.
Julie London (Sunset SUS-5104 stereo)  Wrap fully intact.  Beautiful example.
Julie is Her Name Volume 2 (Liberty LRP-3100 mono)  Wrap fully intact.  Beautiful example of a title that is quite hard to find sealed.  Label variation unknown.
Julie is Her Name Volume 2 (LST-7100 stereo) Wrap fully intact.  Beautiful example of a title that is quite hard to find sealed.  Label variation unknown.
Latin in a Satin Mood (Liberty LRP-3278 mono)  Small 1/4” tear in wrap at top; 1/2” tear on bottom left corner.  Otherwise, the wrap is fully intact.  Beautiful example of a difficult record to find sealed.   Price sticker on wrap.
Latin in a Satin Mood (Liberty LST-7278 stereo)  4 inch split in wrap at mouth of cover.  Otherwise, the wrap is intact.  Beautiful example of a difficult record to find sealed.  No cut out hole!
London by Night (Liberty LRP-3105 mono) One corner slightly balding; otherwise, wrap is fully intact.  Beautiful example.  Label variation unknown.  Price sticker on wrap.
London by Night (Liberty LST-7105 stereo)  2” piece of wrap missing on lower corner. Wrap otherwise intact.  Price sticker on cover.
Lonely Girl (Liberty LRP-3012 mono)  Two corners slightly balding. Wrap otherwise fully intact.  Beautiful example!
Lonely Girl (Liberty LST-7020 stereo)  Wrap fully intact.  Gorgeous example!
Love Letters (Liberty LRP-3231 mono) 2 inch piece of wrap missing.  Two price stickers on wrap.
Love Letters (Liberty LST-7231 stereo)  Wrap fully intact.  Gorgeous example!
Love on the Rocks (Liberty LRP-3249 mono)  Wrap fully intact. Price sticker on wrap. Slight foxing under wrap on back cover.  One bent corner.
Love on the Rocks (Liberty LST-7249 stereo) Wrap fully intact.  One bent corner.
Make Love to Me (Liberty LRP-3060 mono) 1/4” tear in wrap; otherwise nearly perfect.  Price sticker on wrap.  Beautiful example!
Nice Girls Don’t Stay for Breakfast (Liberty LRP-3493 mono)  2 inch and 3 inch tears in wrap near spine.  “Not for sale. Promotional use only” stamped on back cover.  We don’t know if this record has stock or promotional labels.
Nice Girls Don’t Stay for Breakfast (Liberty LRP-7493 stereo)  Wrap fully intact. “Not for sale. Promotional use only” stamped on back cover.  We don’t know if this record has stock or promotional labels.  Beautiful example!
Our Fair Lady (Liberty LST-7392) Wrap fully intact.  A beautiful copy!
Julie London Sings Soft and Sweet (Sunset SUM-1161 mono)  Wrap fully intact.  Price sticker on wrap. Beautiful example!
Julie London Sings Soft and Sweet (Sunset SUS-5161 stereo)  Wrap fully intact. Beautiful example!
Sophisticated Lady (LRP-3248 mono) 7 inch split in wrap at mouth of cover. Price sticker on wrap.
Sophisticated Lady (Liberty LST-7248 stereo)  Two ½ inch tears in wrap at corners. Price sticker on wrap.
Swing Me an Old Song (LRP-3119 mono)  Wrap fully intact; price sticker on wrap.  One very slightly bent corner.  Beautiful example of a record that is quite difficult to find sealed.
Whatever Julie Wants (LRP-3192 mono)  Three inch tear in wrap at mouth of cover.  Price sticker on wrap.  Some soiling on wrap.
Whatever Julie Wants (LST-7192 stereo) Wrap fully intact. Beautiful example!
With Body and Soul (LRP-3514 mono) Wrap fully intact; price sticker on wrap.  Beautiful example!
With Body and Soul (Liberty LST-7514 stereo) 3 inch and 2 inch tears in wrap on bottom of cover.  Cut corner.
The Wonderful World of Julie London (Liberty LRP-3324 mono)  5 inch tear in wrap at top of cover.  Price sticker on wrap.
The Wonderful World of Julie London (Liberty LST-7324 stereo) Wrap fully intact. Beautiful example!
You Don’t Have to Be a Baby to Cry (Liberty LRP-3342 mono)  2 inch tear in wrap at mouth of cover.  Wrap otherwise fully intact.
You Don’t Have to Be a Baby to Cry (Liberty LST-7342 stereo)  Wrap fully intact.  Beautiful example!
Your Number Please (Liberty LRP-3130 mono) Wrap fully intact.  Bend in cover near mouth.  Price sticker on wrap.  Label variation unknown. Crease in cover near mouth.
Your Number Please (LST-7130 stereo)  Cover VG++, with slightest bits of wear at corners.  Record still sealed in plastic inner sleeve.
Yummy, Yummy, Yummy
(LST-7609 stereo) Wrap fully intact. Beautiful example!

Important note on shipping: The price includes free insured shipping within the United States ONLY. Cost for shipping outside the United States will be approximately $250, though it will vary slightly by country. This cost includes shipping via air, signature at delivery, and insurance and customs declaration for the full value of the item, so import duties may apply.

If you live outside the United States, we will send you a separate invoice for the shipping charge. We apologize for the cost of shipping, but this item weighs approximately 20 Kg, and must be shipped via air with full insurance to meet PayPal requirements.

This record is eligible for PayPal Credit financing by PayPal. U.S. customers may choose to pay later at checkout, and may receive up to six months financing with no interest. Click the banner below for more information. (opens in a new window)

paypal credit
 

Al Casey – Surfin’ Hootenanny blue/green vinyl stereo LP

Al Casey - Surfin' Hootenanny blue/green vinyl stereo LP

Offered for sale is a stereo pressing of Al Casey’s 1963 LP, Surfin’ Hootenanny, pressed on blue/green “surf colored” vinyl.

About this copy: The copy offered for sale is a stereo pressing on Stacy, and pressed on blue-green (mostly green) vinyl.

We think this is a second issue, as the cover is printed on posterboard (rather than constructed from a paper slick glued to cardboard) and does not have the address of Stacy Records on the label.  It is not, however, a recent reissue, such as those issued not too long ago by Sundazed.

The cover is VG+, with a bit of wear on the corners.  The record is a beautiful VG++, with just a few slight marks and a couple of sleeve scuffs and has clearly had very little play. The back cover features a “Surfin’ Hootenanny” board game!

A nice copy of an album that is rightly regarded as a surf classic.

Background: Al Casey isn’t exactly a household name, but as a member of the famed Wrecking Crew of studio musicians, he played on hundreds of records over the years.  This album, Surfin’ Hootenanny, was reportedly recorded in a span of six hours in early 1963, with Lee Hazelwood producing.

The title track was a minor hit, and featured backing vocals by the “K-C-Ettes”, who were actually an uncredited Darlene Love and the Blossoms.  They also sang on one other track on the LP.

The album was originally issued in both mono and stereo on the small, Chicago-based Stacy Records and early copies were pressed on blue/green “surf colored vinyl.”

In his review at Allmusic.com, Cub Koda declared Surfin’ Hootenanny to be “one of the world’s greatest surf albums.”

You can hear the title track in the video below:

 

Lou Reed – Metal Machine Music rare 1975 Quadraphonic 2 LP set

Lou Reed - Metal Machine Music rare 1975 Quadraphonic 2 LP set

Offered for sale is a rare quadraphonic pressing of Lou Reed’s 1975 2 LP set, Metal Machine Music.

About this copy: The cover is VG+, with wear at the corners, a bit of ring wear, and a 1/2″ tear at the top near the mouth.  The discs are VG++, with just a few minor sleeve scuffs.

A rare copy of one of rock’s most unusual LPs, and only the second quad copy of this album that we have ever seen.

Background: Metal Machine Music is an enigma; no one has ever really been sure what to make of it.  Was it art?  Or a jab at the record company?  Or a joke?  Whatever it was, the album is one of the most polarizing releases ever by a major artist.  Essentially four sides of processed guitar feedback, Metal Machine Music will test the patience of all but the most die hard Lou Reed fans.

While most copies were stereo, RCA also released a limited number of copies in the quadraphonic format.  While the album will produce four channel (CD-4) sound when played back with the proper equipment, it will also offer a different mix from the stereo pressing when played back in stereo.

 

This record is eligible for PayPal Credit financing by PayPal. U.S. customers may choose to pay later at checkout, and may receive up to six months financing with no interest. Click the banner below for more information. (opens in a new window)

paypal credit
 

Beatles – The Beatles Story Rainbow Label Capitol Stereo 2 LP set

Beatles - The Beatles Story Rainbow Label Capitol Stereo 2 LP set

Offered for sale is a scarce stereo pressing of the 1964 documentary 2 LP set, The Beatles Story issued by Capitol Records.

About this copy: The copy offered for sale is in beautiful condition and is a much rarer stereo copy.  The records are M-, with no marks of any kind on either the vinyl or the label.  The cover is VG++, with the faintest traces of wear on the bottom of the front of the cover.  There are no splits or tears.

The discs are Los Angeles pressings, with the common 1-4, 2-3 labels, as the record was designed to be played in sequence on record changers.  This is an early pressing without the “subsidiary…” text that appeared on later labels.

Matrix numbers are:

SIDE 1: STBO-1-2222-A-3
SIDE 2: STBO-2-2222-A-3
SIDE 3: STBO-3-2222-A-3
SIDE 4: STBO-4-2222-A-3

One disc has a plain white inner sleeve; the other has a custom white Capitol sleeve with the word “Capitol” around the perimeter.

Background: At the height of Beatlemania, record companies couldn’t get enough Beatles product out on the shelves to satisfy consumers.  When Vee Jay records issued the interview-only album Hear the Beatles Tell All, Capitol issued their own documentary album as a two-record set, entitled The Beatles Story.  This album featured interviews, press conference excerpts, narration about the history of the band, and brief snippets of some of their songs.

 

This record is eligible for PayPal Credit financing by PayPal. U.S. customers may choose to pay later at checkout, and may receive up to six months financing with no interest. Click the banner below for more information. (opens in a new window)

paypal credit