FROM 1965 A RARE DEEP GROOVE PRESSING IN MONO WITH GATEFOLD COVER AND ATTACHED BOOKLET INSIDE GATEFOLD AS SHOWN
LIMELIGHT WAS KNOWN IN THE 60'S FOR THEIR GATEFOLD COVER LPS WITH UNUSUAL INSERTS AND THIS ONE IS NO EXCEPTION WITH IT'S THREE DIMENSIONAL CUT OUT POP UP CENTER AS SHOWN
WITH THE ORIGINAL LIMELIGHT GREEN INNER SLEEVE AS SHOWN
PRODUCED BY JACK TRACY AND RECORDED IN HOLLYWOOD AT RADIO RECORDERS STUDIOS BY RAFAEL VALENTIN
WITH GERRY ON BARITONE SAX, PETE JOLLY ON PIANO, JOHNNY GRAY ON GUITAR, JIMMY BOND ON BASS AND HAL BLAINE ON DRUMS
10 TRACKS INCLUDE KING OF THE ROAD, ENGINE ENGINE NO. 9, HUSH HUSH SWEET CHARLOTTE, I KNOW A PLACE, CAN'T BUY ME LOVE, A HARD DAY'S NIGHT, IF I FELL, DOWNTOWN, MR. TAMBOURINE MAN, IF YOU CAN'T BEAT 'EM JOIN 'EM
THE MATTE TEXTURED GATEFOLD COVER STOCK IN VERY NICE CONDITION WITHOUT RUB OR RING WEAR OR DIRT. BOTTOM RIGHT CORNER FRONT ABOVE MONO WITH SMALL BLACK PIN DOT MARK.. SPINE EDGE CORNERS WITH SMAL,L ROUGH SPOTS ON POINT. INSIDE POP UP STILL ATTACHED AS SHOWN, ALTHOUGH TOP EDGE OF POP UP WITH SMALL CREASE LINE FROM NOT FOLDING UP COMPLETELY INSIDE LP WHEN CLOSED.
VIRGIN SPINDLE HOLE ON AN UNUSUALLY PRISTINE VINYL BLANK WITH HIGH LUSTER THAT APPEARS TO HAVE NOT BEEN PLAYED, MUCH LESS TOUCHED, BEFORE NOW.
RARELY SEEN LP WHICH NOW FETCHES 75 PLUS WHEN SEEING THE LIGHT OF DAY
PLEASE NOTE THE VINYL DESCRIPTION IS ONLY A VISUAL INSPECTION UNLESS OTHERWISE MENTIONED
FROM THE WEBSITE:
by Ken Dryden
The album title gives a strong hint to the contents of this early-'60s Limelight LP by Gerry Mulligan. Many jazz musicians were frustrated with the public's focus on rock & roll and pop music in general at the time this recording was made. So Mulligan, like many other jazzmen, decided to take a few of the hits and recast them in a jazz setting. Roger Miller 's "King of the Road" and "Engine, Engine No. 9" retain their country flavor due to the presence of guitarist Johnny Gray , yet both tracks work because they are strong melodies on which Mulligan builds strong improvisations. His arrangements of a trio of Beatles ' hits include a boogie treatment of "Can't Buy Me Love," a bluesy, loping "A Hard Day's Night," and a downright corny "If I Fell." Less successful is a pair of pieces written for British pop singer Petula Clark , including her huge hit "Downtown" and "I Know a Place." Strangest of all is the setting of Bob Dylan 's "Mr. Tambourine Man," with a long introduction by pianist Pete Jolly in a drastically revised chart......
AND, LASTLY, PLEASE DO REMEMBER SOUND QUALITY IS AFFECTED BY WHAT THE VINYL IS PLAYED ON! IF YOUR STEREO SYSTEM HAS BEEN CAREFULLY CHOSEN AND ASSEMBLED FOR IT'S AURAL QUALITIES AND YOU PERFORM BASIC MAINTENANCE LIKE CLEANING YOUR VINYL, CLEANING THE NEEDLE AFTER EACH PLAY, AND REPLACING THE CARTRIDGE WHEN NEEDED, YOUR LPS SHOULD SOUND QUITE GOOD.
PLEASE READ THE FINE PRINT CONDITIONS OF SALE:
GRADING & POLICIES : ALL RECORDS ARE VISUALLY GRADED AND THE RED GRADE REFERS ONLY TO THE STATE OF VINYL......YOU PLAY THE VINYL AND NOT THE COVER....COVER IS NOTED SEPARATELY. IF I'VE LISTENED TO THE LP IT WILL BE NOTED. The following is a general overview about grades, subject to any above notations: MINT indicates pristine vinyl without any marks on surface. MINT MINUS may contain a few very light surface rub marks from play or sleeve wear under light. If you are a real collector, you'll know that even a factory sealed LP occasionally has some light sleeve or rub marks. Anything in the VG category would contain some light and fine surface play lines and or have some other visible signs of ring or hole wear. Rarely do I offer something in the "G" state. If I do, it's usually a rare LP and priced accordingly. Values are assigned according to market availability, rarity and my experience in the business for over 25 years, not a price guide or any other standard.