Offered for sale is a white label promotional copy of Lesley Gore’s 1976 LP, Love Me by Name, on A&M Records.
About this copy: The copy offered for sale is a white label promo copy. The cover is VG+, with very slight wear and a cleanly punched hole in one corner (all promo copies had this.)
There’s a partially torn promotional sticker on the cover and a bit of residue from a price sticker that has been removed. The record is a beautiful VG++, with just a couple of sleeve scuffs.
There is glue residue on the labels. The custom inner sleeve is included, but has a couple of split seams.
Background: After a four year layoff from the recording business, Lesley Gore returned to former producer Quincy Jones for her 1976 “comeback” LP, Love Me by Name. Despite terrific production and the help of the Brothers Johnson, the album sank without a trace, probably due to the fact that it really didn’t have an obvious hit single.
It’s a great-sounding record, though and all of the material was new at the time. The record sold so poorly that most of the copies you see for sale are promotional issues; actual stock copies are quite rare.