Interesting that the mail-in address was a P.O. Box in Beverly Hills instead of 1416 N. LaBrea.
I had a few of these innersleeves too along with the revised 6BHere's another one. This one is labeled "6a" and is just a bit different from "6b", posted a few pages earlier. The dog image is the same. This one was inside SP-4573, Nils Lofgren, CRY TOUGH. Notice that some images have little QUAD CD-4 logos added either in the cover image or just below.
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Harry, my copy of Wings(4281 also) has the sleeve that you posted on May 4 (with the boy in the field).
That is true. I have seen different sleeves in copies of Look Around and Fool On The Hill when I got them after wearing out my first copies.I'm of the firm belief that these record company innersleeves were thrown into an album somewhat randomly. A certain series might be used and when one version ran out, the next in line would do. It probably also varied by the pressing plant.
This Listen to Your World sleeve was also in Brasil'77 Primal Roots. I saw it at a used book and record store today. I am going to have to check it out some more as they got in several thousand lps recently.To this day, I would say this is my second-favorite design of inner sleeves, the first-favorite being the ones with Ansel Adams photography. A very close runner-up is the "Man's Best Friend" inner sleeve with the dog looking the flying saucers... err, records.
I am sure it cost A&M a bundle to be able to use the pictures. By doing everything in black and white, as the original pictures most likely are, they did save some money in that respect. It was always great to see the pictures though and I wish they had continued it for a longer period of time.I always thought it was kind of cool (almost anti-establishment cool) that A&M would use valuable real estate on their innersleeves for nature photos and such. They could have just plastered both sides with album cover images, like they (and every other label) did in earlier years.
That sounds like a later innersleeve for those titles. Many times dealers will change out innersleeves with others, maybe severely damaged records with good sleeves. At a thrift store you never know how many prior owners have handled the album.I was at a thrift store today and hit it at the right time. I found a copy of Burt Bacharach and Friends SP190007 and TJB Christmas Album. The inner sleeve that I found is different from those posted. It is Ansel Adams' beach scene with 15 covers on the back side with scallop shells at the top. Albums pictured include 5 TJB- South Of The Border, Whipped Cream, Warm, Brass Are Comin and Greatest Hits. Quincy Jones-Walking in Space and Gula Matari, Procol Harum-Home, Jimmy Rogers Child of Clay, Spooky Tooth-Spooky Two, Ceremony, The Last Puff, Joe Cocker- With a Little Help From My Friends, Mad Dogs and Englishmen, Joe Cocker.
Steve, I want you to know that since I found this particular thread, I have been looking at the inner sleeves of all A&M records that I see in thrift or used record stores to see if there are any of those that I do not have that are not artist specific. One thrift store had a number of A&M but all the sleeves were missing. I have enjoyed this thread.
I am sure it cost A&M a bundle to be able to use the pictures. By doing everything in black and white, as the original pictures most likely are, they did save some money in that respect.
Interesting... I never noticed that before. kind of like "The Carpenters" vs "Carpenters."I think this album cover only said THE Captain and Tennille on the first printing -- after that it quickly became just "Captain and Tennille." I always liked having "The" as part of their name, I can't really say why, it just seemed cool. I wonder if it ever showed up on an innersleeve in its "updated" version?
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I have this particular inner sleeve but never noticed "The" on the name for Captain and Tennille.I think this album cover only said THE Captain and Tennille on the first printing -- after that it quickly became just "Captain and Tennille." I always liked having "The" as part of their name, I can't really say why, it just seemed cool. I wonder if it ever showed up on an innersleeve in its "updated" version?
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