Offered for sale is an original U.S. test pressing of Lesley Gore’s 1976 LP, Love Me By Name, including a cue sheet.
About this copy: This copy of Love Me By Name is a 1976 U.S. pressing on the A&M label.
The plain white cover is VG+ with a 2″ split at the bottom. Cue sheet is attached to the cover with cellophane tape.
The record is M-, and appears to have only been played once or twice. Clean disc!
A great copy of a terrific Lesley Gore rarity.
Background: Released in 1976, Love Me By Name was the eighth album by Lesley Gore and the only album she recorded for A&M.
The album did not chart. Produced by Quincy Jones and featuring the Brothers Johnson, the album sounded great but disappeared without a trace.
Lesley Gore and Quincy Jones reunite 11 years after their last of ten hit records with a who’s who of industry names and faces, many included in the group photo on the inner sleeve. The music is all grade-A, but given the collective star power here, this could (and should) have been a monster comeback album. Including the Brothers Johnson on “Sometimes” was smart, but the disco beat doesn’t have the charm of “I’ll Be Good to You” or “Strawberry Letter 23,” the Brothers’ own hits. …. Selling this at her shows would be a boon for those who follow Gore, but the intent of the album was to bring her back to the limelight, and Jones missed out here. A Jackson Five cover, say “Maybe Tomorrow,” “ABC,” or “I’ll Be There” the way Isaac Hayes beautifully tortured “Never Can Say Goodbye” — now that would have been something on an album too original for its own good.
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|Country of origin:||U.S.|
|Year of Release:||1976|