Offered for sale is a very rare stereo US pressing of the first LP by The Fortunes, usually called “You’ve Got Your Troubles”
About this copy: The cover is VG, with moderate wear on the left side of the front and a bit of ring wear on the back side. There is some cellophane tape on the spine of the cover, but it appears that it was placed there to prevent a split, rather than to repair one. The cover has no splits. The record is VG+, with just a couple of light marks and a few scuffs from the paper sleeve. It plays very well and this is a surprisingly well recorded album.
A nice copy of a record that’s a whole lot harder to find than most people realize.
Background: The Fortunes had scattered success on the charts in both the US and Britain, but their first hit, “You’ve Got Your Troubles, I’ve Got Mine” was a big success in both countries in 1965, reaching the Top 10 in both countries. The single, along with it’s follow-up, “Here It Comes Again” were included on their self-titled debut LP issued that same year. For whatever reason, the small label that issued the album in the United States, Press Records, manufactured very few copies of the album in stereo, making it one of the hardest albums of the 1960s to find in the stereo format. We’ve seen exactly two stereo copies of this album in the past 40 years and this is the only copy we’ve ever had for sale. That’s a shame, because it’s a great-sounding record.