Lynda Carter – Portrait rare 1978 promo-only picture disc LP

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A limited edition, promo-only picture disc pressing of the 1978 LP Portrait by Lynda Carter.

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Offered for sale is a still sealed picture disc edition of the 1978 LP Portrait by Lynda Carter.  This picture disc was released only as a promotional item and was not sold in stores.

About this copy: This copy of Portrait is an original 1978 U.S. promotional issue picture disc on the Epic label.

As the album is sealed, the record is presumably new and unplayed.

While the album is sealed, the wrap is torn along the top seam and a large portion of the wrap is missing on the back cover.  There is considerable water damage to the cover on the back, but the front is undamaged and presents well.  The cover is in good condition, but the record is unplayed.

A nice, if imperfect, copy of a rare and highly sought-after picture disc LP.

Background: Before becoming an actress, Lynda Carter worked as a singer and after the success of her Wonder Woman TV show, she was able to record an album professionally.

Portrait was the only album recorded during the prime of her career, as it received good reviews, but failed to reach the U.S. album charts, and the two songs released as singles  (“Toto” and “All Night Song”) failed to reach the singles charts.

While the album sold poorly, the promo-only picture disc edition of the album has long been sought out by collectors.

Allmusic.com gave Portrait a 3 star review:

It’s easy to discount crossover albums by Hollywood stars as either a publicity stunt or the indulgence of a celebrity at the peak of their popularity. Following the second season of her wildly successful turn as the star of CBS’s Wonder Woman television series, actress Lynda Carter crossed over into the pop world with her recording debut Portrait. Fortunately, hers was an indulgence worth taking. … Carter proves she has fine chops and the album is well-played, but perhaps with a stronger set of songs it might not have taken her another 30 years to record her follow-up. As it is, Portrait is a friendly and unassuming late-’70s pop vocal album and a curiosity for Carter’s admirers.

You can listen to “Toto (Don’t It Feel Like Paradise)” here:

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Country of origin: U.S.
Size: 12″
Record Label: Epic
Catalog Number:
JE35308
Year of Release: 1978
Format: Stereo
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Weight 8 oz
Dimensions 12.4 × 12.4 × 0.2 in