Offered for sale is a still sealed original U.S. pressing of the pop/psych LP Fapardokly, featuring Merrell Fankhauser.
This privately pressed 1967 LP was reportedly pressed in a run of just 500 copies.
About this copy: This copy of Fapardokly is a 1967 U.S. mono pressing on the UIP label.
This LP was privately pressed and sold by the band. All copies are mono; there was no stereo pressing.
As the album is still sealed; the record is presumably new and unplayed.
While the album is still sealed, most of the wrap is missing on the front of the cover. (see photo) There is also a small 1″ (2.5 cm) break in the wrap at the lower right hand corner at the mouth of the cover.
There is very slight wear under the wrap at the top of the back cover; every copy we’ve ever seen that was still in the shrink wrap had wear like this. It likely happened at the factory as the albums were stacked to be shrink wrapped.
The wrap is otherwise tight around the outside of the cover and there is no wear at all at the areas where the wrap is missing. The white areas of the cover are pure white.
A beautiful copy of a pop/psych classic. It’s a terrific record that justifies its reputation. It’s one of those rare psych LPs that’s worth the effort it takes to find one.
Background: While titled that way, Fapardokly wasn’t really a band. It was just the name that Merrell Fankhauser and his band, the Exiles, decided to put on the record for this privately pressed 1967 LP, which was reportedly limited to a single pressing of 500 copies.
The album consists of previously released singles that were recorded from 1964-1966, along with some new tracks that were recorded for the LP in 1967.
While the album has been reissued numerous times here and there, the original pressings of Fapardokly (humorously misspelled as Fabardokly on the back cover) are quite rare.
Allmusic.com gave Fapardokly a 4 1/2 star review:
One of the most sought-after rock rarities of the ’60s, this album was stylistically uneven, as can be expected from an LP cobbled together from recordings spanning a few years. About half, however, is sparkling psychedelic folk-rock, recalling Fifth Dimension Byrds with its shimmering twelve-string guitars, multipart harmonies, and occasional trippy lyrics. Although the early material is more pop-oriented and doesn’t fit in as well, it’s pretty solid, recalling the Zombies and (in the very earliest tracks) Ricky Nelson. “Lila,” “Tomorrow’s Girl,” and “Super Market” are genuine lost ’60s treasures, and much of the rest of the album isn’t far behind.
You can hear one of the tracks from the album, “Tomorrow’s Girl” here:
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