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A&M Album Covers - Part Deux

Discussion in 'A Small Circle of Friends: The Music Forum' started by ThaFunkyFakeTation, Jun 13, 2018.

  1. ThaFunkyFakeTation

    ThaFunkyFakeTation Ah am so steel een luv weeth yoo Thread Starter

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  2. Rudy

    Rudy ᕦ(ò_óˇ)ᕤ Site Admin

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    It looks like Summertime has had a few releases over the years--I have our old tan-label version, and also the Audio Master Plus release from the 80s.
     
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  3. ThaFunkyFakeTation

    ThaFunkyFakeTation Ah am so steel een luv weeth yoo Thread Starter

    Yeah, the label on mine denotes a mid-to-late 70's press. It would have surfaced originally in ochre I'm sure. The one I have sounds great though.

    Ed
     
  4. Rudy

    Rudy ᕦ(ò_óˇ)ᕤ Site Admin

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    If you ever find one of those releases in the Audio Master Plus series, and it looks pristine, buy it! My Jobim Wave plays back dead quiet and sounds excellent. They used the KC600 vinyl on these. I wish I had bought more of these when they were released though. I have maybe four or five of these out of the series. They were numbered as SP-9-3003, for instance. A bonus is that their covers do not seem to yellow like the originals did.
     
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  5. Rudy

    Rudy ᕦ(ò_óˇ)ᕤ Site Admin

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    BTW @ThaFunkyFakeTation, I'm diggin' the blank record labels. There are a few that I could probably scan and send your way one of these days.
     
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  6. ThaFunkyFakeTation

    ThaFunkyFakeTation Ah am so steel een luv weeth yoo Thread Starter

    Cool! Most of those came from a guy on SHtv named "Grant". When the SmugMug site these were originally posted on went away, "Grant" had preserved many of them and set them off to me. Of course, I'd added to what "Grant" sent me (quite a bit - especially the 45 sleeves) but "Grant" got that whole thing started. Glad you like them and I'd love to post what you've got!

    Ed
     
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  7. Bobberman

    Bobberman Well-Known Member

    I like that Desmond cover you posted you did an excellent job on it you could have worked at A&M or any record label back in the day doing this kind of thing Very well done again Ed
     
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  8. Rudy

    Rudy ᕦ(ò_óˇ)ᕤ Site Admin

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    I was wondering where that site went! I'm glad it's been preserved. :thumbsup: I've been making watch faces for my LG Urbane and used a few from that site to get started.

    I know I have two IRS Records labels that you could add (the white/rainbow border label, plus the silver/maroon version), and there was even an A&M variation with an IRS logo on it, if I'm not mistaken. (Thinking Oingo Boingo for that one.) There are two variations on the A&M Audiophile label as well. Plus I have a couple of RCA variations--the classic Living Stereo "shaded dog" Red Seal, plus I'm pretty sure there is a "modern" RCA variation (vertical logo) that says "Red Seal" rather than Victor. There was also a black "Extended Play" 45RPM label from the early 50s, same as the two you have now with the pair of horizontal lines, but it's black and does not say "Red Seal." Some of the old RCAs don't scan well since they use silver ink. There was another run of RCA labels where the silver text was replaced with a fatter white font, and I have that in both the popular and classical Red Seal versions as well.
     
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  9. This one was always as hideous as it is weird:[​IMG]
     
  10. ThaFunkyFakeTation

    ThaFunkyFakeTation Ah am so steel een luv weeth yoo Thread Starter

    Newly added:

    Scott Grimes - "Scott Grimes" (front, back, labels)

    Scott Grimes – Scott Grimes | Vinyl Album Covers.com

    I still wonder if this had an inner sleeve at some point. Much info is missing so it makes sense that it'd have one. There's no listing of the musicians anywhere.

    Ed
     
  11. I'll bet it did, now that I see what you've got and can compare it to the CD release. The CD booklet is filled with the lyrics to each song, with musicians credited below each song. I'd guess that on the LP, these were printed on a glossy innersleeve with the same right-angular color design for a background. Here's a sample page:

    scan0001.jpg

    My guess is that one side of the innersleeve had the aqua and yellow colors and one had the fuschia and yellow. Lyrics may have been spread across both sides or perhaps on just one.
     
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  12. ThaFunkyFakeTation

    ThaFunkyFakeTation Ah am so steel een luv weeth yoo Thread Starter

    Yeah, that's what I'm thinking too. Mine might be a little later in the run when they realized that the record had bombed and they cut out the inner sleeve to save a buck.

    Ed
     
  13. Murray

    Murray Well-Known Member

    I purchased this LP within a month of its release, and mine just has the standard A&M inner sleeve (paper with plastic lining). Mine was pressed by A&M Canada if that makes any difference.
     
  14. ThaFunkyFakeTation

    ThaFunkyFakeTation Ah am so steel een luv weeth yoo Thread Starter

    Hmm. Interesting. If yours doesn't have an inner sleeve, maybe it really didn't have one. I was of the same mind as Harry and just assumed it did and that mine didn't.

    Thanks for the information!

    Ed
     

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