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Harry

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Images of the five gatefold releases in the US in the Greatest Hits Series from A&M.

Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass - SP-4245

 
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Harry

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This is the more common green-colored Sergio Mendes entry in the series:

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Harry

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And here is a UK version of the Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass title with expanded track list:

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Mike Blakesley

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Thanks Harry, I'd never read the Baja or Sandpipers liner notes before.

It's interesting to me that even the "expanded" version of the TJB album doesn't include "What Now My Love," which was not only a single, but a Grammy winning record. Or "Casino Royale," which was also a hit single AND an award-winner.

I also enjoyed the way the Baja liner notes sort of turned the whole notion that "they didn't REALLY have a whole album full of chart hits, but somebody likes them, by gum!" into a good joke.
 

Bobberman

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I remember all of these and they are fun to read even today I only wish I was able to get the gatefold when I first had access to these lps which were all very much available in the late 70s when I started getting vinyl Thanks for the wonderful memories Harry
 

Harry

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It's interesting to me that even the "expanded" version of the TJB album doesn't include "What Now My Love," which was not only a single, but a Grammy winning record.
It seemed clear to me at the time of release that the TJB's GREATEST HITS had to be essentially a volume 1. All twelve songs hailed from the first five albums with nothing from WHAT NOW MY LOVE and beyond. That was largely born out when GHV2 finally did come out, as all of the tracks on that comp came from the later albums. SOLID BRASS almost performed that V2 function, except it did include "Acapulco 1922" from THE LONELY BULL.
 

LPJim

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Phil Ochs' GREATEST HITS came out around the same time. It was newly released songs but given that title as a satire inspired by the other label artists' compilations.

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