Alfred Newman/Khachaturian – Sabre Dance Japan red vinyl 45 RPM LP with obi

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A rare 1968 red vinyl 45 RPM Japanese pressing of Khachaturian’s Sabre Dance, by Alfred Newman and the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, including the original obi.

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Offered for sale is a rare Japanese red vinyl 45 RPM pressing of Khachaturian’s Sabre Dance, by Alfred Newman and the Hollywood Bowl Symphony Orchestra, including the original obi.

About this copy: This copy of Sabre Dance is an original 1968 Japanese pressing on the Capitol label, pressed on “Everclean” red vinyl.

The cover is VG++ with no wear, but a bit of foxing inside the gatefold cover.  The obi is M-, with a slight fold on the “hojyuhyo,” or reorder tag, which is still attached.

The envelope-style inner sleeve is included and is M-.  This LP was issued without an insert.

The red vinyl disc is M- and may be unplayed.  It has one minor sleeve scuff.  Beautiful disc!

Background: We don’t know much about this title, except that it was released in early 1968 and consists of Alfred Newman and the Hollywood Bowl Symphony Orchestra conducting Sabre Dance:

  • Gayne Suite
  • Masquerade Suite
  • Comedians Suite

The LP was mastered at 45 RPM, which is indicated on the cover, obi and label.  Such pressings are fairly unusual today, but were almost unknown in the 1960s.

From the few minutes we listened to it, it seems to be a pretty good recording, and is certainly a rare one.  It’s the only copy we’ve ever seen.

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Country of origin: Japan
Size: 12″
Record Label: Capitol
Catalog Number:
CA-45-9006
Year of Release: 1968
Format: Stereo
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Additional information

Weight 14 oz
Dimensions 12.4 × 12.4 × .25 in
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