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AOTW: Herb Alpert - JUST YOU AND ME (SP-4591)

What Is Your Favorite Song?

  • Promenade

    Votes: 5 25.0%
  • Musique

    Votes: 7 35.0%
  • Just You And Me

    Votes: 1 5.0%
  • Grandpa Lou

    Votes: 1 5.0%
  • Aria

    Votes: 1 5.0%
  • Yankee Doodle

    Votes: 1 5.0%
  • Spanish Nights

    Votes: 1 5.0%
  • One Night Lover

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • The Lady Needs Romance

    Votes: 1 5.0%
  • The Day Will Come

    Votes: 2 10.0%

  • Total voters
    20

Rudy

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I found another copy recently, a cheap sealed copy. The only odd thing about it is that it came in a plain white innersleeve, vs. the dark maroon sleeve my other two copies came in.
 

Harry

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I seem to have two copies of the LP. Back a few pages ago, I posted what one of them looks like. It has a hole punch in the upper right and a promo sticker lower left. Inside is a white label promo. I thought that was my only copy, but today I see a stock copy in my library - in really nice shape too. This must have been part of some bulk purchase I've forgotten about.

Both have the dark-wine colored insert with only a catalog number printed on it.
 

Mike Blakesley

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I do remember being initially disappointed that they went to the expense of making a custom inner-sleeve, but then didn't put anything on it. I guess they were just going for "classy."
 

Rudy

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Nope. I refuse to buy club pressings. It would have gone right back to the seller otherwise. I've found each and every record club vinyl pressing I've ever purchased to sound like total garbage.
 

Harry

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Agreed on that. Perhaps a promo run without markings that only got a white innersleeve. Just taking stabs in the dark.
 

Rudy

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Agreed on that. Perhaps a promo run without markings that only got a white innersleeve. Just taking stabs in the dark.
I was hoping to find a sealed promo, but they're hard enough to find sealed even on a stock copy. But at least they're inexpensive.

My other thought is that they made a limited run of the maroon innersleeve and switched to paper when those ran out. It wasn't a big seller, so I even doubt that it might have had a second pressing run. Or maybe if it did have two runs, the first one was very small to gauge interest in the record before pressing more of them.

I thought it might have been a re-seal but the record is flawless. My other good copy is a promo copy and I have to say that in terms of how they sound, they are nearly identical. So yep, that's another clue it's genuine A&M, thank goodness!

For anyone else following along, the club versions I've owned from various clubs either sound too soft (the highs are muted), or they'll have an odd tonal balance. Either way, they don't hold up to A&M's originals by a long shot, and all record club pressings use tapes at least one generation away from the original master tape...more likely two or three generations away. And sometimes, visually, things aren't right, such as using incorrect label colors or fonts (which are more helpful when visually inspecting a record). A couple of my Capitol Record Club "clones" have an olive tint to them...even a Verve record (which is black and silver). Although oddly, occasionally, the vinyl pressing itself is quieter. Those Capitol club releases did have nice quiet vinyl.
 
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