Offered for sale is an original Japanese white label promotional pressing of the 1972 LP Someplace Else Now by Lesley Gore, including the original obi.
About this copy: This copy of Someplace Else Now is a 1972 pressing on the Tamla/Motown label.
The gatefold cover is VG+ with slight corner wear. Unlike U.S. copies, the Japanese version does not have a gatefold cover.
The obi is VG, with slight wear at the edges and moderate foxing on the back, but no tears.
The lyric insert is M-.
The white label promo disc is VG++ on side one, with an inaudible mark through two tracks. Side two is M-. Aside from the mark on side one, there are no other signs of play and no spindle marks on the labels. Clean disc!
A nice copy of a rare Lesley Gore LP.
Background: Released in 1972 on the Motown subsidiary label MoWest, Someplace Else Now is the tenth album by Lesley Gore.
The album, which was her first in five years, did not chart. The single from the album, “She Said That,” also did not chart.
Like many of the teen idols of the ’60s, Lesley Gore’s biggest challenge was adaptability; trying to shorn that sugary, bubblegum image that made her an entertainer in an attempt to be regarded as an artist. Taking a chance on helping to hone her comeback, Berry Gordy signed Gore to his MoWest imprint for this session of songs. Making the transition proves difficult for Gore, as it had been years since a record of new material emerged, and most of her fan base had matured past the sound that made her a star. Sounding similar at times to Carole King (whose Tapestry record, released a year earlier, no doubt played a major influence on Gore’s artistic direction with Someplace Else Now) and Dusty Springfield, this is mainly a blue-eyed soul session with no real standout performances.
|Country of origin:||Japan|
|Year of Release:||1972|