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    Here, by the way is one I had framed and gave as a wedding present to a friend who was, hilariously, marrying an American. They loved it and its still in their living room, so was a home run:

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    Looks cracking and not bad at £35 delivered as its the sort of book that can only hold its value.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eine View Post
    Wow, indeed! Great review here: https://st33.wordpress.com/vinyl-art...-world-record/

    Seems to be £35 for a copy to the UK.
    Thanks for that Matt - a great review indeed - I now really really want a copy
    Will have to start saving
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    This one seems to be a strong candidate for my brilliant Wobbliest Cover Artwork thread.
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    Quote Originally Posted by babycart View Post

    Another WRC winner that I've never seen before.

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    In ((( VISUAL ))) Stereo

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    In ((( VISUAL ))) Stereo

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    In ((( VISUAL ))) Stereo

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    Quote Originally Posted by someblokecalledfuz View Post
    Looks like she already has
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    They love Vic Damone at the World Record Club so they do:

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    Toyed with putting this in the Brit Bossa thread but I have no idea who 'Los Bandidos' are or if indeed they are British. I'd hazard a guess its some random session dudes. Anyway not spun it for a while but don't remember it being half bad.

    Los Bandidos - It's Bossa Nova

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    Looking at my copy it has a more yellow tinge as opposed to the green in the pic. I'm just replaying it and its an odd record. Rockabilly backing with sax, swing drums and Spanish guitar over the top. Sounds like they have taken an existing session and over dubbed other instruments in an attempt to make it sound more latin or its a bunch of session musicians doing an approximation of what they think bossa nova sounds like having never heard it. Either way I find it quite endearing which is probably why I left it in the shelves.
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    Quote Originally Posted by amidar View Post
    Looking at my copy it has a more yellow tinge as opposed to the green in the pic. I'm just replaying it and its an odd record. Rockabilly backing with sax, swing drums and Spanish guitar over the top. Sounds like they have taken an existing session and over dubbed other instruments in an attempt to make it sound more latin or its a bunch of session musicians doing an approximation of what they think bossa nova sounds like having never heard it. Either way I find it quite endearing which is probably why I left it in the shelves.
    it's
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    nova!


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    As mentioned they like Vic at WRC

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    Negro spirituals

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    This one's not too exciting

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    Decent enough entry in the WRC catalogue.... good tracks inc. 'Pimples & Braces', 'I Kiss Your Hand Madame'... not to mention the immortal 'Kookie, Kookie Lend Me Your Comb'.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shere Khan View Post
    Negro spirituals

    [IMG][/IMG]
    Reissue of this fails in all the ways yours succeeds...

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    Quote Originally Posted by eine View Post
    Reissue of this fails in all the ways yours succeeds...

    Definitely something not quite right about that!
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    Some jazz I picked up yesterday:



    Georgie Auld - Jazz from Georgie Auld Stock image from when WRC records came in a plastic bag.



    Lionel Hampton - Hamp Love the simplicity of this one and not a bad album to boot.



    Charlie Barnett - Cherokee Would be considered decidedly offensive these days one for a literal album covers thread.

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    I was surprised to discover Mandingo had a WRC release. If semi-naked war painted ladies playing congas aren't your thing, then is a very tasteful/subtle alternative.

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    Beautiful!
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    That is a surprise is that one of their Australian releases?

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    Thanks for resurrecting this threat - I love these covers
    Did anyone ever get the book?
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    Quote Originally Posted by amidar View Post
    That is a surprise is that one of their Australian releases?
    Sure is

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    I saw it for the first time last weekend.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Expiry2011 View Post
    Thanks for resurrecting this threat - I love these covers
    Did anyone ever get the book?
    Yes I did. Worth getting hold of. Slightly showy design for a book showing off other designs, but full of good info and lovely sleeves. A better read then many thick books about records. I think there are (or were) some cheap copies on abebooks and worth checking Aussie Amazon I suppose.
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    Actually I meant that LP. I've never seen the book. And it suits me not to see it. Less chance of temptation.

    At last weeks fair there was a large box of WRC releases. Some wonderful sleeve action. But they were $5 a pop. I'd rather have one good thing that I can listen to.

    Perhaps if I have a windfall.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IAN View Post
    I was going to mention another WRC sleeve similar to this hoping someone could recall it, it always makes me stop when I see it in the racks - drawing of a woman with long hair, almost psychedelic/art nouveau-ish, black and red colour scheme. Then I clock that it's someone like Vic Damone or somebody like that and I leave it. Any ideas?
    Mystery solved?....this one apperently started life like this...



    ...and these days looks as drab as this...



    but for a short while in 1969, looked like THIS.......






    Amazing, huh?....It's a bit of a mystery - a British 3 album WRC issue of an old HMV box set of Debussy's opera 'Pelleas et Melisande' with 'sleeve design' credited (twice) to both F.J. Watkins and Fred Watkins - of whom I can find no evidence - the WRC issue isn't on Discogs either.

    A fortuitous find, since it was one of Medlar's opera recommendations on the classical thread, although this version (by Andre Cluytens) was frowned upon by 'Gramophone' for lacking 'symphonic' qualities and having the singers too close to the microphone.All I knew is that at £1.99, I was having it!

    There's some discolouration near the spine and the laminate edges are going too - I've cleaned it up as much as I dare for it's beauty shot. It looks like it might be related to the Coltrane album upthread, but I'd love to know more - the style and even the lettering look familiar from somewhere else, but I can't recall where...it's driving me mad....any ideas?
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    Bugger - won't let me edit - 'these days it looks as drab as this...' - shame about that number sticker too....
    you can hear colours when they rhyme...

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    I prefer the original 'Best Band in the Land' cover but another interesting one all the same:



    Kept seeing that 'Debussy' cover in Oxfam, your'e right its a thing of beauty.

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    Yes, and even the much mooted Australian branch of WRC didn't do a lot to improve the Shadows....

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    Just a few of my favourites

    Rolf Harris - Sun Arise



    Steptoe And Son:



    Spike Jones - Go Crazy With Spike Jones:



    Stanley Holloway - Champagne Charlie:



    From Europe with Love:



    Barbara Windsor and Marty Wilde - Half a Sixpence:



    Cicely Courtneidge and Jack Hulbert:


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