Offered for sale is an original U.S. stereo pressing of Heavenly by Johnny Mathis, on the “6 eye” Columbia label.
This pressing sounds quite a bit better than the 1983 Mobile Fidelity half speed mastered version.
About this copy: This copy of Heavenly is a 1959 U.S. pressing on the Columbia label.
This is an original issue, without the letters “CBS” at the top of the label.
The cover is VG, with light general wear on the front cover. There is a sticker with the number “74” in the upper right hand corner of the back cover.
The disc is M- and looks unplayed. Clean disc!
A nice copy of a pretty good album that’s hard to find as a first pressing. Great recording, too!
Background: Released in 1959, Heavenly was the eighth album by Johnny Mathis.
The album reached #1 on the U.S. album charts, helped by the single “Misty,” which reached #12 on the U.S. singles charts.
Heavenly is Johnny Mathis’ most successful regular album release, exceeded in his catalog only by the compilation Johnny’s Greatest Hits and the seasonal Merry Christmas collection. It’s not hard to understand why; this record is the epitome of Mathis’ approach to music. … As a result, he was a recording veteran while still being fresh enough to give his performances real feeling. It all came together on Heavenly, Mathis’ longest running number one album which spent more than five-and-a-half years in the charts.
|Country of origin:||U.S.|
|Year of Release:||1959|