Offered for sale is a sealed stereo pressing of the 1965 LP, I’ll Be There, by Gerry and the Pacemakers.
About this copy: This copy of I’ll Be There is an original stereo pressing and is still sealed and believed to be unplayed and perfectly mint. Aside from a small dent in one corner, this record is virtually perfect and looks brand new.
A great copy of a hard to find sealed British Invasion album by an underrated band.
Background: Like a lot of British artists, UK and US albums by Gerry and the Pacemakers differed in both title and content.
I’ll Be There was the third American album by the band, released by the small Laurie Records label. The album peaked at #120 on the Billboard albums chart and was soon deleted.
While Laurie released albums in both mono and stereo, their early “stereo” releases were actually electronically reprocessed mono recordings.
Laurie finally issued true stereo records starting just three LPs after I’ll Be There, when they released the album by the Barbarians in true stereo. Oddly enough, stereo pressings of the Barbarians album are very rare today.
You can listen to the title track here: