Offered for sale is an original U.S. mono pressing of California Nights by Lesley Gore.
About this copy: This copy of California Nights is a 1967 pressing on the Mercury label.
The cover is VG, with light ring wear and a small punch hole in the lower right hand corner.
The disc is M- and appears to be virtually unplayed. Clean disc!
A nice play copy of a terrific LP.
Background: Released in February 1967, California Nights was the seventh album by Lesley Gore.
The album reached #169 on the U.S. album charts. The title track reached #16 on the U.S. singles charts.
When Lesley Gore recorded California Nights in 1967, it had only been two years since her last big hit — “Sunshine, Lollipops and Rainbows,” which made it to 13 in 1965 -– but it felt like even longer due to all the shifting trends of the late ’60s. Assisted by producers Bob Crewe (who helmed seven of the LP’s ten tracks) and Quincy Jones (who is responsible for the three other cuts, all arranged by Jack Nitzche), Gore dove right into the fashionable sounds of Los Angeles in 1967. It was hardly hippie and not quite psychedelic but those trippy sounds were certainly in the air and can be heard on California Nights via fuzz guitars, mind-bending echoes, and whirling strings, but all this is tempered by a good dose of go-go beats and middle of the road pop.
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