Offered for sale is a set of two red vinyl LPs by Nat King Cole that were released only in Japan – Golden Series Volume 1 (aka Pretend) and Golden Series Volume 2 (L-O-V-E).
About these copies: We’re selling a set of two different LPs here, Golden Series Volume 1 (aka Pretend) and Golden Series Volume 2 (L-O-V-E).
Volume 1: The cover is M-, with a couple of very tiny corner bends. The obi is M- and includes the “hojyuhyo”, or reorder tag. This LP was issued without a lyric insert, as the lyrics are printed inside the gatefold cover.
The red vinyl disc is M- on side 1 and VG++ on side 2, with some minor scuffing through the last two tracks. The disc appears to have had little play.
Volume 2: The cover is M-, with a couple of very tiny corner bends. The obi is M- and includes the “hojyuhyo”, or reorder tag. This LP was issued without a lyric insert, as the lyrics are printed inside the gatefold cover.
The red vinyl disc is M- and appears to have had little, if any play.
Beautiful copies of two terrific records that are hard to find complete and in good condition.
Background: The unexpected death of Nat “King” Cole in 1965 from lung cancer inspired record companies around the world to re-release a lot of his material to eager buyers, and that was just as true in Japan as it was in the United States.
Among the releases issued in Japan was the Golden Series, issued in 1968, and which consisted of five different albums that were sold separately, rather than as a set.
What we’re offering for sale here are the first two volumes in the set, Golden Series Volume 1 (aka Pretend) and Golden Series Volume 2 (L-O-V-E)
Volume 1 (Pretend)
- Too Young
- Nature Boy
- Red Sails in the Sunset
- Love Is a Many Splendored Thing
- (I Love You) For Sentimental Reasons
- Mona Lisa
- Around the World
- You Are My SUnshine
- An Affair to Remember
- Papa Loves Mambo
- Lover Come Back to Me
Volume 2 (L-O-V-E)
- The Girl From Ipanema
- Those Lazy-Hazy-Crazy-Days of Summer
- I Could Have Danced All Night
- Oh, How I Miss You Tonight
- I Don’t Want to Be Hurt Anymore
- In Other Words (Fly Me to the Moon)
- My First and Only Lover
- Get Me to the Church On Time
- It’s a Lonesome Old Town
You can listen to “L-O-V-E” here:
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