Offered for sale is an original Japanese red vinyl promotional copy of the compilation LP Frank Sinatra Sings the Select Johnny Mercer by Frank Sinatra, including the original obi.
About this copy: This copy of Frank Sinatra Sings the Select Johnny Mercer is an original 1965 Japanese pressing on the Capitol label.
The cover is M- with trace wear on one corner. The rare obi is M-. This LP was issued without an insert.
The envelope-style inner sleeve is M-.
The red vinyl promo disc is M- and looks unplayed. Clean disc!
This promotional copy has printed song titles on a label that was most often used for test pressings. The name of the artist and the title of the album are misspelled on the side two label.
A gorgeous copy of a very rare (and very good) Frank Sinatra LP and the only copy, promotional or otherwise, that we have ever seen.
Background: Released in 1963 (and 1965 in Japan) Frank Sinatra Sings the Select Johnny Mercer is a compilation album by Capitol Records that was issued after Sinatra had left the label.
The album did not chart.
This isn’t a definitive collection mainly because Frank Sinatra went on to record so many more great Johnny Mercer tunes for his Reprise label. But what does make it onto this CD is top-shelf. Since Sinatra was justly renown for his sensitive way with a lyric, it makes sense to compile numbers that were by written by Mercer, his favorite lyricist. Both men excelled at throwing away jazzy, seemingly off-the-cuff lingo (“Jeepers Creepers”) or at spinning sophisticated, worldly narratives “When the World Was Young.” This may help explain why so many of these songs became the definitive versions.
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|Country of origin:||Japan|
|Year of Release:||1965|