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Barbra Streisand – The Second Barbra Streisand Album stereo blue vinyl promotional LP

$236.00

Free U.S. shipping!  A  stereo blue vinyl white label promotional copy of the 1963 LP The Second Barbra Streisand Album by Barbra Streisand.

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Offered for sale is an original stereo blue vinyl white label promotional U.S. copy of The Second Barbra Streisand Album, by Barbra Streisand.

Stereo copies seem to be rarer than the mono ones, though neither are common.

About this copy: This copy of The Second Barbra Streisand Album is a 1963 U.S. pressing on the Columbia label.

The cover is VG++ and close to M-, with trace ring wear at the bottom of the front cover and trace wear on the photo of Barbra on the back.  The seams are all intact; there are a couple of very tiny corner dents.

The original inner sleeve is included; it has a couple of small splits on the sides.

The blue vinyl disc is M- and looks unplayed.  Beautiful disc!

A beautiful copy of a terrific record and far and away the nicest copy we’ve ever seen.

Background: The Second Barbra Streisand Album was released in August, 1963, just six months after her self-titled debut.  The album reached #2 on the Billboard album charts and was certified gold by the RIAA for sales of more then 500,000 copies.

Allmusic.com gave The Second Barbra Streisand Album a 3 star review:

Barbra Streisand’s second album might have been subtitled “The Harold Arlen Album,” asince Arlen is the composer of five of the 11 selections, including four of five on the first side. …Arlen’s bluesy music, combined with the second-rate contemporary material on the second side, makes Streisand’s second album less accomplished than her first. In fact, where the first album, with its surprising arrangements, surprising song choices, humor, and emotionalism, reconceived pop singing for a new singer, the second album, with it sameness of tone, surrenders to the old mold…. The Second Barbra Streisand Album was typically well sung, but instead of continuing the innovations of her debut, Streisand seemed to be trying simply to consolidate her triumph, and it was a bit too early for that.

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.  The earlier blue vinyl title is by far the harder of the two to find today.

You can listen to the album’s opening cut, “Any Place I Hang My Hat is Home”, here:

 

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Additional information

Weight 11 oz
Dimensions 12.4 × 12.4 × 0.25 in