Offered for sale is a rare red and black marbled vinyl mono white label promotional copy of Color Me Barbra by Barbra Streisand. The colored vinyl pressings of this LP were issued only to radio stations as promotional items.
This copy is particularly unusual, in that the vinyl isn’t solid red like most copies. This one is mostly red with a fair amount of black vinyl mixed in with it to create a marbled effect.
About this copy: This copy of Color Me Barbra is a rare mono white label promotional copy pressed on red and black marbled vinyl. While a number of copies were pressed on red vinyl for promotional use, this one is possibly unique with its mixture of black and red vinyl.
This may have been done by a pressing plant employee for their own use, or it may have been a transitional copy that was pressed as manufacturing was switching from pressing red copies to black ones. Regardless of origin, it’s a unique item that’s dramatically different from every other copy of this LP we’ve ever seen.
The cover is VG+, with no wear to speak of but it has a couple of bent corners. The original photo booklet is included. The original timing strip is attached to the cover and has no writing on it.
The red and black mono disc is M- and appears to have had little, if any, play.
A beautiful copy of a very rare and unusual Barbra Streisand LP.
Background: Color Me Barbra is the seventh album by Barbra Streisand, released in March, 1966. The album reached #3 on the U.S. album charts and was certified gold. The album was a soundtrack to a television special of the same name.
While Columbia Records released hundreds of promotional singles on colored vinyl during the 1960s, including titles by artists across the musical spectrum from easy listening to hard rock, the label was far more conservative in their use of colored vinyl for albums.
During the decade, Columbia released only about 15 titles on colored vinyl as promotional items, and all of them were in the easy listening vein.
There were two Barbra Streisand titles issued on colored vinyl during the 1960s – The Second Barbra Streisand Album, on blue vinyl, and 1967’s Color Me Barbra, which was pressed on red vinyl.
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