Offered for sale is an original U.S. mono copy of I’ll Cry If I Want To, the debut LP by Lesley Gore.
This is the first issue without the blurb on the cover that says, “Including the No. 1 Hit, “It’s My Party.”
About this copy: This copy of I’ll Cry If I Want To is a 1963 pressing on the Mercury label.
The cover is VG+ with slight edge and corner wear. There is a piece of cellophane tape and a checkmark in ink on the back cover.
The disc is M- on side one and VG+ on side two, with a couple of light marks. There are a few spindle marks on the labels.
A nice copy of a scarce Lesley Gore LP.
Background: Released in June, 1963, I’ll Cry If I Want To was the debut LP by then-16 year old Lesley Gore.
The album reached #24 on the U.S. album charts, helped by the hits, “It’s My Party” and “Judy’s Turn to Cry.”
Lesley Gore’s debut album was rushed out on the heels of her debut smash, “It’s My Party,” and suffered from being made into a contrived concept album of sorts. Most of the songs were about — as the title indicated — crying, since the key hook of “It’s My Party” had Gore boasting that she could cry if she wanted to. …Aside from the hits, nothing here rocked respectably, or swung as Quincy Jones’ arrangements were capable of doing, though “Cry Me a River” wasn’t too bad. Gore would, perhaps to the surprise of many, go on to establish a respectable career with a series of hits that didn’t always milk the self-pity bucket, though this first effort gave all the indication of her being a one-hit wonder.
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