Offered for sale is an original UK mono pressing of Girl Talk by Lesley Gore.
All original 1960s Lesley Gore albums issued in the UK were released only in mono.
About this copy: This copy of Girl Talk is a 1964 pressing on the Mercury label.
The cover is VG+ with no wear, but with slight discoloration.
The disc is VG++ and close to M-, with a couple of faint scuffs from the inner sleeve. The record has clearly only been played a handful of times.
A nice copy of a scarce Lesley Gore LP, as her albums sold quite poorly in the UK.
Background: Released in October 1964, Girl Talk was the fourth album by Lesley Gore.
The album reached #146 on the U.S. album chart. “Maybe I Know” was the only single from the album to to reach the U.S. Top 20, peaking at #14. “Look of Love” reached #27.
Girl Talk, like all Lesley Gore’s early albums, had a few hits surrounded by songs that were somewhat less memorable and sometimes extremely less memorable. But it was also higher in quality than many would surmise, though inconsistent. The highlights, though, were the big hits, which were both mighty fine: “Maybe I Know,” her last real classically girl group-flavored smash, and the very credible Phil Spector-esque “Look of Love.” There were a couple of very low-charting songs that had their nifty points: “Hey Now” saw Gore getting more into bluesy soul than she’d ever gotten before, while “Sometimes I Wish I Were a Boy” had lyrics guaranteed to appeal to lovers of camp for decades to come. …The very best of these songs are on the better and lengthier Gore best-ofs, but on its own it’s actually a reasonable LP, and certainly one of her better ones.
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