Various – (Barbra Streisand, Bobby Vinton, others) set of 24 1963-1966 U.S. colored vinyl Columbia promotional LPs

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Free U.S. shipping!  A complete set of 24 1963-1966 U.S. colored vinyl promotional albums on the Columbia and Epic labels.

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Offered for sale is a set of 24 U.S colored vinyl promotional albums on the Columbia and Epic labels.   We believe this to be a complete set of all colored vinyl promotional LPs issued by these labels during the 1960s.  There are thirteen different titles in the set;  there are multiple copies of some titles due to mono/stereo or vinyl color differences.

Note: While Columbia and sister label Epic released hundreds of colored vinyl singles as promotional items during the 1960s, the labels issued only a handful of colored vinyl albums.  Unlike the singles, which spanned all genres of music, the colored vinyl albums were all in the pop/easy listening categories.  As far as we know, this is a complete set.

About these copies:  The 24 albums in this set are colored vinyl albums issued only as promotional issues by Columbia Records (22 LPs) and Epic Records (2 LPs) – albums are blue, red, yellow, green, and purple.

We’ve only included a composite photo here.  If you’d like a full set of images for each title, please contact us and we will provide a download link.

Albums in the set are:

Andy Williams – Andy Williams Catalog Vol. 1 (DJ6 mono) blue vinyl – Andy Williams Catalog Vol. 1 (there was no volume 2) is a 1964 U.S. mono LP on the Columbia label. This title was not commercially released.  The cover is VG+ with slight general wear.  The blue vinyl disc is M- with one or two spindle marks on the labels, but no marks on the vinyl.  Clean disc!

Andy Williams – Andy Williams Catalog Vol. 1 (DJS 6 stereo) blue vinyl  This is a 1964 U.S. stereo LP on the Columbia label. This title was not commercially released.  The cover is VG+ with slight wear, mostly at the corners.  The blue vinyl disc is M- with one or two spindle marks on the labels, but no marks on the vinyl.  Clean disc!

Barbra Streisand – The Second Barbra Streisand Album (CL-2054 mono) blue vinyl This copy of The Second Barbra Streisand Album is a 1963 U.S. mono pressing on the Columbia label.  The cover is VG with light ring wear and a name written in ballpoint pen on the back.  There is a clean timing strip on the front.  The blue vinyl disc is M- with a few spindle marks on the labels, but no marks on the vinyl.  Clean disc!

Barbra Streisand – The Second Barbra Streisand Album (CL-8854 stereo) blue vinyl – This copy of The Second Barbra Streisand Album is a 1963 U.S. stereo pressing on the Columbia label.  The cover is VG++ and close to M- with slight wear at the bottom edge.  The words “DEMONSTRATION NOT FOR SALE” are stamped on the back cover. The blue vinyl disc is M- with a few spindle marks on the labels, but no marks on the vinyl.   A beautiful example of this LP.

Barbra Streisand – Color Me Barbra (CL-2178 mono) red vinyl – This copy of Color Me Barbra is a 1966 U.S. mono pressing on the Columbia label.  The cover is VG+ with slight general wear.  There is a VG timing strip on the front cover.  The color booklet is missing.  The red vinyl disc is VG++ and close to M- with a couple of light hairlines and a few spindle marks on the labels.  Clean disc!

Barbra Streisand – Color Me Barbra (CS-9278 stereo) red vinyl This copy of Color Me Barbra is a 1966 U.S. stereo pressing on the Columbia label.  The cover is VG with moderate general wear.  There is a VG+ timing strip on the front cover.  The color booklet is VG++ with a few wrinkles.  The red vinyl disc is M- with a few spindle marks on the labels, but no marks on the vinyl.  Clean disc!

Bobby Vinton – Blue on Blue (LN 24068 mono) blue vinyl – This copy of Blue on Blue is a 1963 U.S. mono pressing on the Epic label.  Blue vinyl copies were issued only in mono.  The cover is VG++ with slight foxing and a small corner dent.  The blue vinyl disc is VG++ with a couple of light hairlines on each side.  A clean copy of a scarce title.

Do I Hear a Waltz? – original Broadway cast (KOL 6470 mono) blue vinyl – This copy of Do I Hear a Waltz? is a 1965 U.S. mono copy on the Columbia label.  The cover is VG++ and close to M- with slight general wear.  The “preview” insert is VG, with some water stains.  The envelope that was attached to it is empty.  The other insert is M-.  The blue vinyl disc is M- and looks like it may have been played once.  This disc has a white promotional label. Clean disc!

Do I Hear a Waltz? – original Broadway cast (KOS 2270 stereo) blue vinyl – This copy of Do I Hear a Waltz? is a 1965 U.S. stereo copy on the Columbia label.  The cover is VG++ and close to M- with slight general wear.  The “preview” insert is missing.  The other insert is M-.  The blue vinyl disc is M- and looks like it may have been played once.  The disc has a stock label with a demonstration sticker attached.  Clean disc!

Golden Gate Strings – The Bob Dylan Song Book (LN 24158 mono) yellow vinyl – This copy of The Bob Dylan Song Book is a 1965 U.S. mono pressing on the Epic label.  The cover is VG with light general wear.  The custom inner sleeve is VG++ with slight edge wear.  The yellow vinyl disc is VG+, with a couple of light marks on each side.  A nice copy of an album that’s quite hard to find on yellow vinyl.

Joe Harnell – Golden Piano Hits (CL-2466 mono) yellow vinylThis copy of Golden Piano Hits is a 1966 U.S. mono pressing on the Columbia label.  The cover is VG+ with slight wear on the back at the top edge.  A name has been stamped on the back cover.  The yellow vinyl disc is M- with one or two spindle marks on the labels.  Clean disc!

Joe Harnell – Golden Piano Hits (CS 9266 stereo) yellow vinylThis copy of Golden Piano Hits is a 1966 U.S. stereo pressing on the Columbia label.  The cover is VG+ with tape and a stain in the lower right hand corner.  The yellow vinyl disc is M- with one or two spindle marks on the labels, but no marks on the vinyl.  The labels are VG+ with slight wear.  Clean disc!

My Fair Lady – original soundtrack (KOL 8000 mono) purple vinyl This copy of My Fair Lady is a 1964 U.S. mono pressing on the Columbia label.  The gatefold cover is VG++ and close to M- with slight edge wear.  The nearly-always-missing letter is included that says that this copy is number #877 of 8475 copies.  The purple vinyl disc is M- with one or two spindle marks on the labels, but no marks on the vinyl.  Clean disc!

My Fair Lady – original soundtrack (mono) purple vinyl – This copy of My Fair Lady is a 1964 U.S. stereo pressing on the Columbia label.  The gatefold cover is VG+ with moderate edge wear and a small repaired 2″ split.  The nearly-always-missing letter is included that says that this copy is number #5167 of 8475 copies.  The letter is VG+ with a few wrinkles and a small stain.  The purple vinyl disc is VG++ and close to M- with a couple of faint sleeve scuffs.  A nice copy of an album that’s surprisingly hard to find on purple vinyl in  stereo.

New Christy Minstrels – Tell Tall Tales, Legends & Nonsense (CL-2017 mono) red vinylThis copy of Tall Tales is a 1963 U.S. mono pressing on the Columbia label.  The cover is VG with moderate general wear.  There is a clean timing strip on the back cover.  The red vinyl disc is VG++ and close to M- with a couple of light hairlines.  Clean disc!

New Christy Minstrels – Tell Tall Tales, Legends & Nonsense (stereo) red vinyl – This copy of Tall Tales is a 1963 U.S. stereo pressing on the Columbia label.  The cover is VG++ with very slight edge general wear.  There is a sticker on the back cover that says “DEMONSTRATION NOT FOR SALE”.  The red vinyl disc is M- and may be unplayed.  A beautiful copy of an album that’s quite hard to find in stereo on red vinyl.

Eugene Ormandy/Philadelphia Orchestra – Greatest Hits (MS 6934 stereo) blue vinyl – This copy of Greatest Hits is a 1966 stereo pressing on the Columbia label.  The cover is VG+ with moderate edge wear.  The blue vinyl disc is M- with a few spindle marks on the labels, but no marks on the vinyl.  Clean disc!  This disc has a stock label with a “Demonstration – Not for Sale” sticker.  It appears that blue vinyl copies of this LP were issued only in stereo.

Eugene Ormandy/Philadelphia Orchestra – Greatest Hits (ML 6334 mono) purple vinyl – This copy of Greatest Hits is a 1966 mono pressing on the Columbia label.  The cover is M- and is still in the original shrink wrap.  The purple vinyl disc is VG++ and close to M- with a few faint sleeve scuffs.  Clean disc!  This disc has a stock label with a “Demonstration – Not for Sale” sticker.  

Eugene Ormandy/Philadelphia Orchestra – Greatest Hits (MS 6934 stereo) purple vinyl – This copy of Greatest Hits is a 1966 stereo pressing on the Columbia label.  The cover is VG+ with slight ring wear.  The purple vinyl disc is  M- with a one or two spindle marks on the labels, but no marks on the vinyl.  Clean disc!  This disc has a stock label with a “Demonstration – Not for Sale” sticker.  

Patti Page – Greatest Hits (CL-2526 mono) yellow vinylThis copy of Greatest Hits is a 1966 U.S. mono pressing on the Columbia label.  The cover is VG++ with slight general wear.  The timing strip is VG+.  The yellow vinyl disc is M- with many spindle marks on the labels, but no marks on the vinyl.  Clean disc!

Patti Page – Greatest Hits (stereo) yellow vinyl This copy of Greatest Hits is a 1966 U.S. stereo pressing on the Columbia label.  The cover is VG++ with slight general wear.  “DEMONSTRATION NOT FOR SALE” is stamped on the back cover.  The yellow vinyl disc is M- and may be unplayed.  Clean disc!

Various – Bits of Blarney (DJ 18 mono) green vinylBits of Blarney is a 1966 U.S. mono LP on the Columbia label. This title was not commercially released.  This promo-only release features Irish artists.  The cover is VG+ with light general wear.  The green vinyl disc is M- with one or two spindle marks on the labels, but no marks on the vinyl.  Clean disc!

Various – Latin American Catalog Vol. 1 (DJ 7 mono) yellow vinyl –  This title (there never was a Volume 2) is a 1964 U.S. mono pressing on the Columbia label.  This title was not commercially released.  The cover is VG+ with light general wear.  The yellow vinyl disc is M- with a couple of spindle marks on the labels, but no marks on the vinyl.  Clean disc!

Various – Welcome to Music City U.S.A. (CL 2590 mono) yellow vinylWelcome to Music City U.S.A. is a 1966 U.S. mono pressing on the Columbia label featuring Columbia’s country & western artists.  The cover is VG++ and close to M- with slight foxing.  The yellow vinyl disc is VG++ and close to M- with a couple of faint hairlines.  Clean disc!  Also included is an October 29, 1966 copy of Sound Format magazine and a 1967 Columbia Records Country & Western Catalog.  Both are M-.

This set came from our personal collection and was amassed over a 20 year period.

Background: During the early to mid-1960s, Columbia and Epic Records pressed a number of titles on colored vinyl for promotional use, hoping that the colored vinyl would attract the attention of radio programmers.

While the labels released hundreds of singles by artists in all genres (Andy Williams, Barbra Streisand, Simon & Garfunkel, The Byrds, Bob Dylan, for example), the label only pressed thirteen albums on colored vinyl, and all were in the pop or easy listening categories.

All were fairly limited in production and not all titles are equally common.  Welcome to Music City U.S.A. is probably the hardest title to find on colored vinyl, but the stereo (purple) pressing of My Fair Lady and the (red) stereo pressing of Tell Tall Tales by the New Christy Minstrels are also very hard to find.

This is a rare opportunity to obtain them all as a complete set.

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Country of origin: U.S.
Size: 12″
Record Label: Columbia/Epic
Catalog Number:
Various
Year of Release: 1963-1966
Format: Mono/Stereo
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Weight 256 oz
Dimensions 12.4 × 12.4 × 8 in