Ken Nordine – How Are Things In Your Town 1971 U.S. 2 LP with test pressing and poster

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Free U.S. shipping!  A copy of the 1971 double compilation album How Are Things In Your Town? by Ken Nordine, including a test pressing of the first disc and a promo-only poster.

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Offered for sale is a copy of the 1971 double compilation album How Are Things In Your Town? by Ken Nordine, including a test pressing of the first disc and a promo-only poster.

This set consists of the stock 2 LP set, a single-LP test pressing of the first disc of the 2 LP set (sides 1 and 4 only) in a plain white cover, and a poster.

About this copy:  This copy of How Are Things In Your Town? is a 1971 U.S. pressing on the Blue Thumb label.

The cover is VG++ and close to M- with slight corner wear.  There is a punch hole in the upper right hand corner.

The test pressing cover is VG++ with slight ring wear.  The label copy sheet is attached.  The promo-only poster is M-.

The test pressing disc is M- and has labels indicating that it was pressed at Columbia Records’ Santa Maria, California pressing plant.

A nice copy of a pretty good Ken Nordine album.

Background: Released in 1971, How Are Things In Your Town? is a double compilation album containing tracks from the following albums:

  • Word Jazz (1957)
  • Son of Word Jazz (1958)
  • Next (1959)
  • Word Jazz, Volume II (1960)

Also included is “Pacing,” which was previously unreleased.

Allmusic.com gave How Are Things In Your Town? a 4 1/2 star review:

Short of spending a zillion dollars on all of the original albums, this is one of the best ways of getting your mitts on a substantial chunk of Ken Nordine’s original Word Jazz recordings…Because Nordine’s band changed a few times over the course of those albums, there’s definitely a mixed bag approach to the album, especially since the tracks do not appear chronologically; most of the tracks feature Nordine in his usual mode (telling a story over a jazzy backing track), while a few of them have Nordine interacting with soundscapes instead.

You can listen to “Flibberty Jib” here:

Country of origin: U.S.
Size: 12″
Record Label: Blue Thumb
Catalog Number:
BTS 33
Year of Release: 1971
Format: Stereo
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Weight 25 oz
Dimensions 12.4 × 12.4 × 0.5 in