Offered for sale is an original U.S. stereo pressing of Downtown by Petula Clark.
About this copy: This copy of Downtown is a 1965 pressing on the Warner Brothers label.
As the album is still sealed, the record is presumably new and unplayed.
The wrap is fully intact with no rips, tears, or holes, aside from a very tiny break at the lower right hand corner.
There is an original price tag (not shown) dated 1965 on the shrink wrap, so this should be an original gold label pressing.
A nice copy of a classic pop LP.
Background: Released in 1965, Downtown was the sixteenth album by Petula Clark and the album that made her a worldwide success.
The album reached #21 on the U.S. album chart.
Sometimes success can create its own crisis, and the number-one chart placement of “Downtown” in late 1964 was one of those times for Petula Clark and the record labels to which she was signed. Faced with a number-one hit on either side of the Atlantic, Pye Records in England and Warner Bros. in America, both needed an album to take advantage of the mega-hit, and the result was the Downtown LP, a quickly assembled collection of recent singles coupled with the title track and a handful of additions. Strangely enough, it worked, even earning a Grammy nomination despite the fact that not too much on the record resembled the sound of the hit song. As it turned out, several of Clark’s prior records, even if they weren’t as alluring as “Downtown,” did embrace a heavier beat than her purer pop numbers of the very early 1960s.
You can listen to the title track here:
|Country of origin:||U.S.|
|Record Label:||Warner Brothers|
|Year of Release:||1965|