Offered for sale is an exceptionally nice yellow vinyl stereo copy of the only album by actress/model/singer Sandy Warner, Fair and Warner, issued in 1961 by Mayfair Records.
About this copy: This copy of Fair and Warner is an original 1961 stereo pressing on the Mayfair label.
Most copies of this LP were pressed on black vinyl, but a few early stereo copies were pressed on yellow vinyl.
The cover is VG+, with no general wear, but with some slight wear at the edges. There’s a bit of discoloration on the back cover due to age.
Unlike most copies, this one has no seam splits. Nice cover!
The yellow vinyl disc is M- and looks like it may have been played no more than once or twice.
An exceptionally nice copy of a rare (and well-recorded) album that is usually found in poor condition.
Background: Sandy Warner was a singer, actress and model, but she’s best remembered for being the “Exotica Girl” who appeared on the covers of sixteen different albums by exotica pianist Martin Denny.
She only recorded one album as a vocalist, the 1961 LP Fair and Warner, issued on the budget Tops/Mayfair labels.
Tops and Mayfair were an odd dual label; Tops issued albums in mono and Mayfair issued their stereo counterparts. Most of the material issued by these labels were budget reissues of material previously issued by other labels.
Fair and Warner is an odd release for Tops/Mayfair in that it consists of newly-recorded material recorded especially for this release.
Tops and Mayfair have been justly criticized over the years for their poorly manufactured covers and indifferent pressing quality. Their covers were held together only by the paper slicks, making seam splits common even for newly purchased records. The labels shipped new albums without paper inner sleeves, which led to additional problems.
Fair and Warner is often sought out for its cheesecake cover, but it’s actually a well recorded album and it sounds particularly good in stereo. Had it been released on a major label, the album would likely be sought out today by audiophiles for its sound quality.
A handful of copies of Fair and Warner were pressed on colored vinyl, and nearly all of the examples we’ve seen over the years were all yellow in color.
You can listen to “In the Afternoon” here:
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