Offered for sale is a sealed stereo copy of the 1966 LP, Girl on a Swing, by Gerry and the Pacemakers.
About this copy: The copy offered for sale is a still sealed stereo copy, and is virtually perfect, aside from a small dent in one corner. It looks as though it might have been pressed yesterday, with clean wrap and pure white on the back cover. If you’re looking for an unbeatable copy of this lost British Invasion artifact, this is the one for you.
Background: Gerry and the Pacemakers never got the respect they deserved, either from the critics or the public. For a short while, in 1964, they were competing adequately with their UK labelmates the Beatles, but in the end, their inability to write lots of catchy tunes caught up with them, and by 1966, the band broke up and the members went their separate ways. That’s a pity, as the songs they did write were often catchy and well-recorded.
Girl on a Swing, their 1966 swan song, had the distinction of being the only American album by the band to be released in true stereo by their label. Laurie Records, a relatively small label, was late in issuing albums in stereo, and most of their early “stereo” releases were actually electronically reprocessed mono recordings. Girl on a Swing, however, was released in true stereo. Unfortunately, it’s also the hardest American album by the band to find.
You can hear the title track here: