Offered for sale is an original Japanese pressing of the 1966 LP Alfie by Sonny Rollins, including the original obi.
This LP features a different cover from the U.S. release.
About this copy: This copy of Alfie is a 1966 Japanese pressing on the Impulse! label.
The flipback cover is VG+, with slight edge wear and a small tear in the lower flap on the back cover. The obi is VG++, with slight discoloration from age and a tiny tear at the bottom edge.
This LP was issued without an insert.
The disc is M- with a couple of spindle marks on the labels, but no marks on the vinyl. Clean disc!
A nice copy of an album that’s hard to find as a complete original pressing.
Background: Released in 1966, Alfie was the twenty-sixth album by Sonny Rollins.
The album reached #17 on the U.S. R&B chart.
Tenor saxophonist Sonny Rollins loaned his flair for the dramatic to the score for the film Alfie, accompanying the story of what the liner notes describe as “the involuntary education of a hipster.” Arranged by Oliver Nelson, the soundtrack follows the character’s evolution from the carefree, rakish Lothario of “Alfie’s Theme” to the contemplative, somewhat broken man reflected in “Alfie’s Theme Differently.” Rollins attempts to capture the textures of life through his incisive and energetic playing, his coherent improvisations, and variations on musical themes.
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