Offered for sale is a still sealed original U.S. mono promotional copy of Revolution! by Paul Revere & the Raiders, with the record still sealed in the plastic inner sleeve.
About this copy: This copy of Revolution! is an original 1967 mono pressing on the Columbia label.
The cover is VG+, with slight edge and corner wear, and a bit of ring wear on the back cover. The words “DEMONSTRATION NOT FOR SALE” are rubber-stamped on the back cover.
There were no white label promotional copies of this album; all promotional copies were stock copies with stamped covers.
The disc is still sealed in the plastic inner sleeve and is presumably new and unplayed. The perforated strip that seals the sleeve is fully intact with no tears or holes.
A nice copy of a classic LP that is hard to find in mono.
Background: Released in August, 1967, Revolution! was the seventh album by Paul Revere & the Raiders, and their fifth album for Columbia Records.
The album reached #25 on the U.S. album charts, helped by the singles “I Had a Dream,” which reached #17 on the U.S. charts, and “Him or Me – What’s It Gonna Be?,” which reached #5.
Ry Cooder, Glen Campbell, Hal Blaine, and Van Dyke Parks all played on the album, but were uncredited.
If not as consistently a knockout as Spirit of ’67, Revolution! is nevertheless right on its heels, containing as it does an even greater degree of pop experimentation within the form. Suffice to say that this group managed to make the transition from the simple, tough R&B-flavored rock they helped found to the more psychedelic popcraft/acidic majesty that soon unfolded behind the 1964-1965 Beatles’ lead. And if Spirit is the Raiders’ Revolver, then Revolution! is their less wacked-out Sgt. Pepper. …Lindsay is the glue that holds what would have been a willy-nilly collection together. Truly 1967 was the most magical year in pure pop history. But if many with-it fans have already bathed in the unbelievable sonic pleasures of that year, far too few have given the Raiders their rightful place in this pantheon, even though they certainly held such a place in their time. There can be no reason for this oversight to continue, for here is the evidence once again laid bare.
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