Yardbirds – Having a Rave Up With the Yardbirds U.S. stereo LP rare label

yardbirds - having a raveup with the yardbirds u.s. lp

Offered for sale is a 1972 U.S. stereo pressing of the 1965 LP Having a Rave Up With the Yardbirds by the Yardbirds, on the orange Epic label.

Having a Rave Up With the Yardbirds was the last of the band’s original albums to remain in print in the u.S.  The short-lived orange label pressing was the final pressing of this album before it was deleted.

About this copy: This copy of Having a Rave Up With the Yardbirds is a 1972 electronically reprocessed stereo pressing on the orange Epic label.

The cover is VG , with ringwear on the back cover, but no splits, tears, cutout holes, or writing.

There is a sticker on the front cover that says, “ELECTRONICALLY RE-PROCESSED TO SIMULATE STEREO.”

The rare orange label LP is M-, with a number of spindle marks on the labels, but no marks on the vinyl.  Clean disc!

A nice copy of a rare Yardbirds variation.  This is only the third copy we’ve ever seen and the first we’ve had for sale.

Background: Having a Rave Up With the Yardbirds was the second album by the Yardbirds to be released in the United States and it reached #52 on the U.S. album charts.  It also remained in print longer than any other album by the group, staying in print until 1972.

Side one of the album contains studio tracks with Jeff Beck on guitar.  Side two contains live tracks with Eric Clapton on guitar, though he isn’t pictured on the cover or credited in the liner notes.  The tracks on side two were taken from the band’s UK Five Live Yardbirds LP, which wasn’t released in the United States.

The album was originally released in mono and stereo, though the stereo pressings were partially in rechanneled (fake) stereo, making the mono pressings the more desirable version.  The mono version was deleted in early 1968, making it somewhat rarer than the stereo version, which stayed in print for a few more years.

Allmusic.com gave Having a Rave Up With the Yardbirds a 4 1/2 star review:

In its original U.S. vinyl release, this album, comprised of several singles and B-sides plus excerpts off of Five Live Yardbirds, was one of the best LPs of the entire British Invasion, ranking on a par with the greatest mid-’60s work of the Beatles and the Rolling Stones; it was also just a step away from being a best-of the Yardbirds as well. No collection has ever outdone the sheer compactness and high quality of Having a Rave Up.

You can listen to “You’re a Better Man Than I” here:

 

Country of origin: U.S.
Size: 12″
Record Label: Epic
Catalog Number:
BN 26177
Year of Release: 1972
Format: Rechanneled stereo
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Priscilla Paris – Priscilla Sings Herself sealed 1967 U.S. stereo LP

priscilla paris - priscilla sings herself u.s. stereo lp

Offered for sale is an original still sealed stereo U.S. pressing of Priscilla Sings Herself by Priscilla Paris.

While the album has a Phil Spector-type sound, it was produced by Charles Greene and Brian Stone, though Phil Spector wrote the liner notes.

About this copy: This copy of Priscilla Sings Herself is a 1967 U.S. stereo pressing on the York label.

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

The wrap is mostly intact; there are tiny breaks at the left hand corners and a small 2″ tear in the center of the bottom edge.  There is a punch hole in the lower right hand corner.

A nice copy of a very rare Paris Sisters LP and the only copy we’ve ever seen.

Background:  Priscilla Paris is best known as a member of the Paris Sisters, who had a hit in 1961 with “I Love How You Love Me,” which was produced by Phil Spector.

The Paris Sisters and Priscilla Paris as a solo artist had similar careers – they released a number of singles, but only three albums each, and all of them are rare.

Released in 1967, Priscilla Sings Herself was the first solo album by Priscilla Paris.  The album did not chart.

You can listen to “He Noticed Me” here:

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Country of origin: U.S.
Size: 12″
Record Label: York
Catalog Number:
4005
Year of Release: 1967
Format: Stereo
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Bob Dylan – Bob Dylan still sealed 1965 U.S. stereo LP

bob dylan - bob dylan u.s. stereo lp

Offered for sale is a still sealed U.S. stereo pressing of Bob Dylan’s self-titled Bob Dylan LP.

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

About this copy: This copy of Bob Dylan is a 1965 pressing of an album that was originally released in 1962.

This is technically a third pressing, with 360° Sound on the labels written in white.

As the record is still sealed in the original inner sleeve, the disc is presumably new and unplayed.

The cover is M-.   The perforated seal on the inner sleeve is fully intact.

Stamper numbers:

Side 1: XSM 55621-1A
Side 2: XSM 55622-1L

An absolutely gorgeous copy of a classic Dylan LP, and one that’s quite hard to find in stereo as an early pressing.  It’s likely to be your final upgrade.

Background: Bob Dylan’s 1962 debut got the attention of a few critics, but didn’t do much in the way of sales until later in the decade when he became somewhat more famous.  The first album consisted mostly of cover tunes; it wasn’t until his next album, The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan, that he started to record mostly self-penned material.

Bob Dylan went almost unnoticed upon the original release in 1962, though it did reach #13 on the UK charts, likely after he had success with later efforts.

While this album has been available in stereo for decades, early stereo copies, such as this one, are actually considerably rarer than their mono counterparts.  In the mid-1960s, the vast majority of records sold were in mono, making this early stereo pressing somewhat scarce, particularly in this condition.

Allmusic.com gave Bob Dylan a 4 star review:

Bob Dylan’s first album is a lot like the debut albums by the Beatles and the Rolling Stones — a sterling effort, outclassing most, if not all, of what came before it in the genre, but similarly eclipsed by the artist’s own subsequent efforts. … Within a year of its release, Dylan, initially in tandem with young folk/protest singers like Peter, Paul & Mary and Phil Ochs, would alter the boundaries of that revival beyond recognition, but this album marked the pinnacle of that earlier phase, before it was overshadowed by this artist’s more ambitious subsequent work. In that regard, the two original songs here serve as the bridge between Dylan’s stylistic roots, as delineated on this album, and the more powerful and daringly original work that followed.

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Country of origin: U.S.
Size: 12″
Record Label: Columbia
Catalog Number:
CS 8579
Year of Release: 1965
Format: Stereo
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Petula Clark – The World’s Greatest Singer sealed original U.S. stereo LP

petula clark - the world's greatest international hits u.s. lp

Offered for sale is a still sealed U.S. stereo copy of The World’s Greatest Singer!, also known as The World’s Greatest International Hits by Petula Clark.

Note: The front side of the cover lists The World’s Greatest Singer! as the title; the back side lists The World’s Greatest International Hits as the title.  While “International Hits” is usually cited as the album’s title, The World’s Greatest Singer! is listed in a larger font on the label.  We’ll let you decide.

About this copy: This copy of The World’s Greatest Singer! is an original 1965 U.S. stereo pressing on the Warner Brothers label.

As the album is still sealed, the record is presumably new and unplayed.  Based on the weight, we think it’s likely an original gold label pressing.

The wrap is fully intact with no rips, or tears. There is a punch hole in the lower left hand corner.

A nice copy of a terrific pop LP.

Background: Released in 1965, The World’s Greatest Singer! was the third album by Petula Clark to be released that year.

The album reached #129 on the U.S. album chart.

You can listen to “The Girl from Ipanema” here:

Country of origin: U.S.
Size: 12″
Record Label: Warner Brothers
Catalog Number:
WS 1608
Year of Release: 1965
Format: Stereo
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Petula Clark – Downtown sealed U.S. stereo LP

petula clark - downtown u.s. stereo LP

Offered for sale is an original U.S. stereo pressing of Downtown by Petula Clark.

About this copy: This copy of Downtown is a 1965 pressing on the Warner Brothers label.

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

The wrap is fully intact with no rips, tears, or holes, aside from a very tiny break at the lower right hand corner.

There is an original price tag (not shown) dated 1965 on the shrink wrap, so this should be an original gold label pressing.

A nice copy of a classic pop LP.

Background: Released in 1965, Downtown was the sixteenth album by Petula Clark and the album that made her a worldwide success.

The album reached #21 on the U.S. album chart.

Allmusic.com gave Downtown a 4 star review:

Sometimes success can create its own crisis, and the number-one chart placement of “Downtown” in late 1964 was one of those times for Petula Clark and the record labels to which she was signed. Faced with a number-one hit on either side of the Atlantic, Pye Records in England and Warner Bros. in America, both needed an album to take advantage of the mega-hit, and the result was the Downtown LP, a quickly assembled collection of recent singles coupled with the title track and a handful of additions. Strangely enough, it worked, even earning a Grammy nomination despite the fact that not too much on the record resembled the sound of the hit song. As it turned out, several of Clark’s prior records, even if they weren’t as alluring as “Downtown,” did embrace a heavier beat than her purer pop numbers of the very early 1960s.

You can listen to the title track here:

Country of origin: U.S.
Size: 12″
Record Label: Warner Brothers
Catalog Number:
WS 1590
Year of Release: 1965
Format: Stereo
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Petula Clark – Color My World sealed U.S. stereo LP

petula clark - color my world u.s. lp

Offered for sale is a still sealed original stereo pressing of Color My World by Petula Clark.

About this copy: This copy of Color My World is a 1967 pressing on the Warner Brothers label.

As the album is still sealed, the record is presumably new and unplayed. Based on the weight, we’d guess that this is a gold label first pressing.

The wrap is fully intact with no rips, tears, or holes.

A nice copy of a classic pop LP.

Background: Released in 1967, Color My World was the twenty third album by Petula Clark.

The album reached #16 on the UK album charts and #49 in the U.S.

Allmusic.com gave Color My World this review:

Pet Clark gives us interesting adult contemporary covers of the Association’s “Cherish,” the Beatles’ “Here, There and Everywhere,” the Four Tops’ “Reach Out, I’ll Be There,” New Vaudeville Band’s “Winchester Cathedral,” and even Roger Miller’s “England Swings.” If it sounds like a K-Tel mix, it isn’t, though more obscure tunes like “Please Don’t Go” and “What Would I Be” work better than “England Swings” and “Winchester Cathedral.” Still, the humor of covering those odes to Great Britain is not lost, and they add to the disc’s mystique.

You can listen to the title track here:

Country of origin: U.S.
Size: 12″
Record Label: Warner Brothers
Catalog Number:
WS 1673
Year of Release: 1967
Format: Stereo
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Paris Sisters – Sing Everything Under the Sun U.S. stereo LP

Paris Sisters - Sing Everything Under the Sun u.s. lp

Offered for sale is an original U.S. stereo pressing of The Paris Sisters Sing Everything Under the Sun by the Paris Sisters.

About this copy: This copy of The Paris Sisters Sing Everything Under the Sun is a 1967 U.S. pressing on the Reprise label.

The cover is VG++ and close to M-, with trace wear on the back cover.  There is a punch hole in the upper left hand corner.

The disc is M- and may be unplayed.  There is a “haze” on the surface of the vinyl from a chemical reaction with the paper inner sleeve that is common to mid-1960s Reprise LPs.  This does not affect the play.

A nice copy of a rare pop LP.

Background: Best known for the Phil Spector-produced single “I Love How You Love Me,” the Paris Sisters released dozens of singles between 1954 and 1968, but they only released three albums, and they are all rare.

The best known of these is The Paris Sisters Sing Everything Under the Sun, produced by Jack Nitzsche and Jimmy Bowen.  Backed by the Wrecking Crew, the album has a definite “Wall of Sound” feel to it.

Allmusic.com gave The Paris Sisters Sing Everything Under the Sun a 4 star review:

The Paris Sisters’ last official album, originally released on Reprise in 1966, was their crowning achievement. Alas, it was also ignored completely by the record-buying public, despite the fact that each of its ten songs was crafted as a potential single with mass appeal specifically in mind … The sound is excellent and the songs are so beautiful that one can overlook the 26-minute running time, and the thorough annotation by Greg Adams is worth the full price being asked for the disc.

You can listen to “My Good Friend” here:

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Country of origin: U.S.
Size: 12″
Record Label: Reprise
Catalog Number:
RS-6259
Year of Release: 1967
Format: Stereo
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(Frank Zappa) Mothers of Invention – Freak Out! sealed U.S. stereo 2 LP set

mothers of invention - freak out u.s. lp

Offered for sale is a still sealed U.S. stereo pressing of the double album Freak Out! by Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention.

About this copy: This copy of Freak Out! is a sealed U.S. pressing on the Verve label.

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

There are several tears in the wrap – a small break at each of the two right-hand corners, and a larger tear in the upper left-hand corner.  There is an original price tag attached to the shrink wrap on the back.

This copy does not have cutout marks of any kind – no drill hole, no cut corner, no saw mark.

As the album is sealed, we don’t know the label variation or cover variation (with or without the Freak Out Map ad), but the album feels fairly thick and heavy, so it’s likely pressed on the blue Verve label.

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

Background: Released in 1966, Freak Out! was the first album by Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention and only the second studio album created as a double album (after Bob Dylan’s Blonde on Blonde.)

Freak Out! sold relatively poorly, reaching #130 on the U.S. album charts, but was reviewed favorably by critics.

Allmusic.com gave Freak Out! a 5 star review:

One of the most ambitious debuts in rock history, Freak Out! was a seminal concept album that somehow foreshadowed both art rock and punk at the same time. Its four LP sides deconstruct rock conventions right and left, eventually pushing into territory inspired by avant-garde classical composers. Yet the album is sequenced in an accessibly logical progression; the first half is dedicated to catchy, satirical pop/rock songs that question assumptions about pop music, setting the tone for the radical new directions of the second half. …. Zappa would spend much of his career developing and exploring ideas — both musical and conceptual — first put forth here; while his myriad directions often produced more sophisticated work, Freak Out! contains at least the rudiments of almost everything that followed, and few of Zappa’s records can match its excitement over its own sense of possibility.

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Country of origin: U.S.
Size: 12″
Record Label: Verve
Catalog Number:
V6-5005-2
Year of Release: 1966
Format: Stereo
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Cannonball Adderley – Somethin’ Else Japan stereo LP with obi

cannonball adderley -somethin' else japan lp

Offered for sale is a Japanese stereo pressing of Somethin’ Else by Cannonball Adderley, including the original obi.

About this copy: This copy of Somethin’ Else is a 1996 Japanese pressing of an album that was originally released in 1958.

The cover is M- and looks like new.  The obi is M-.

The insert is M-.

The disc is M- with one or two spindle marks on the labels, but no marks on the vinyl.  Clean disc!

A beautiful copy of a legendary Jazz LP.

Background: Released in 1958, Somethin’ Else offers a powerhouse Jazz lineup including Adderley, Miles Davis, Hank Jones, Sam Jones and art Blakey, and the results were terrific.

Allmusic.com gave Somethin’ Else a 5 star review:

Cannonball Adderley gave up his own band in 1957 when he had the opportunity to become a sideman in Miles Davis’ epic ensemble with John Coltrane, eventually resulting in some of the greatest jazz recordings of all time (including Milestones and Kind of Blue). Davis returned the favor in March of 1958, appearing as a sideman on Adderley’s all-star quintet date for Blue Note, and the resulting session is indeed Somethin’ Else. Adderley’s lush, romantic improvisation on “Dancing in the Dark” is worthy of Charlie Parker or Johnny Hodges, while the band refurbishes “Autumn Leaves” and “Love for Sale” into cliché-free swingers. And “Alison’s Uncle” puts a boppish coda on Somethin’ Else, one of the most gloriously laid-back blowing sessions of the hard bop era.

Country of origin: Japan
Size: 12″
Record Label: Blue Note
Catalog Number:
BN 1595
Year of Release: 1996
Format: Stereo
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The J’s With Jamie – Hey Look Us Over! original U.S. stereo LP

The J's With Jamie - Hey Look Us Over! u.s. lp

Offered for sale is an original U.S. stereo copy of Hey, Look Us Over! by The J’s With Jamie.

About this copy: This copy of Hey, Look Us Over! is a 1963 U.S. pressing on the Columbia label.

The cover is VG++ and close to M-, with slight edge wear.

The disc is M- and looks unplayed.  Clean disc!

A nice copy of a pretty good and well-recorded pop LP.

Background: Released in 1963, Hey, Look Us Over! was the debut LP by The J’s With Jamie.

While the group isn’t all that well known by name, they recorded hundreds of commercials for both radio and television in the late 1950s and early 1960s.

They released only four albums – two under the name of “The J’s With Jamie” and two under the name of “Jamie With the J Silvia Singers.”  They also released a lot of non-album singles.

None of their albums charted, though their non-LP single, “Yoshiko” is quite collectible.

You can listen to an excerpt of the title track here:

Country of origin: U.S.
Size: 12″
Record Label: Columbia
Catalog Number:
CS 8805
Year of Release: 1963
Format: Stereo
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