Offered for sale is a still sealed original mono pressing of The Voice by Frank Sinatra, with the record still sealed in the plastic inner sleeve.
About this copy: This copy of The Voice is an original 1955 mono pressing on the Columbia “6 eye” label.
As the record is still sealed in the plastic inner sleeve, the disc is presumably new and unplayed.
The cover is VG++, with trace wear at the edges. The back cover has a couple of what appear to be staple holes.
The deep groove disc is still sealed in the inner sleeve and the perforated closure is still fully intact.
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A beautiful copy of a classic Sinatra LP and likely to be your final upgrade.
Background: By 1955, Frank Sinatra had left Columbia Records and was starting to see success at Capitol. Columbia took advantage of that success and reissued material that Sinatra had recorded in the late 1940s and early 1950s for the label; The Voice was probably the best and most critically-acclaimed of those albums.
Allmusic.com gave The Voice a 4 star review:
Most of the Sinatra recordings available during the 1950s consisted of his contemporary work for Capitol Records. But every so often his former label, Columbia Records, would get something together on LP from among his ’40s and early-’50s sides. The Voice was one of a handful of ’50s long-players showcasing the first phase of Sinatra’s solo career, and at the time it wowed listeners — the focus is on the ballads, and the dozen represented here constitute a bumper crop of classics, all resplendent in the singer’s richest, most overpowering intonation and most delicately nuanced work. … The Columbia material tended to get neglected, both in the marketplace and most listeners’ minds, as his career extended over the decades, but hearing The Voice anew is a reminder of just how overpowering Sinatra’s sound could be, even in the early phase of his solo work.
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|Year of Release:||1955|