Offered for sale is a red vinyl Japanese test pressing of Around Midnight by Julie London.
About this copy: This copy of Around Midnight is a 1963 Japanese pressing on the Liberty label of an album that was originally released in 1960, pressed on “Everclean” red vinyl.
The cover is VG with moderate ring wear and some wear at the edges and corners.
The obi and lyric insert are missing.
The red vinyl test pressing disc is M- with a faint inaudible scuff on side one. Clean disc!
A beautiful example of a very rare (and very good) Julie London LP.
Background: Released in 1960, Around Midnight was the twelfth album by Julie London.
The album did not chart.
In 1960, pop vocalist Julie London was really cranking out albums for the successful label Liberty Records. The success of her 1955 hit “Cry Me a River” put Liberty into overdrive and London responded by making some of the strongest records of her career. Her ability to interpret a song was at its strongest in the late ’50s and early ’60s, as is evidenced on the shimmering Around Midnight. While some of her best recordings were front of small jazz combos, Around Midnight proves that London was just as effective in front of larger orchestras and bands.
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