Offered for sale is a very rare stereo US promotional pressing of the first LP by The Fortunes, usually called “You’ve Got Your Troubles.”
While a fairly common album in mono, stereo copies are quite rare.
About this copy: This copy of The Fortunes is an original 1965 stereo pressing on the Press label.
The cover is VG++ and retains most of the original shrink wrap. There are a couple of bends in the upper right hand corner.
This is a promotional copy; while the album has stock labels, there is a sticker on the cover that says, “Promotion Copy – Not for Sale.”
The record is VG++ on side one, with faint sleeve scuffs. Side two 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 nearly impossible to find in stereo.
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.
You can listen to “You’ve Got Your Troubles” here:
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