Sinatra / Reprise Sound Quality, artwork, etc.: "All Alone" - 1962

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by MLutthans, Nov 10, 2014.

  1. CBackley

    CBackley Chairman of the Bored

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  2. Hamhead

    Hamhead The Bear From Delaware

    I always thought it was because of the lawsuit from Capitol over "Swing Along With Me" to where the title was changed to "Sinatra Swings" and didn't want another lawsuit from Capitol. The title is too similar to 'Come Fly With Me".
     
  3. Hamhead

    Hamhead The Bear From Delaware

    I have it too with the blue and green "serious Frank" deep grooved label in both mono and stereo plus three mint white label promos.
    Of all...ALL of Sinatra's LP's that's one of the least played albums in my collection next to The World We Knew, Cycles and some of the Columbia's. I need to give it another listen.

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  4. CBackley

    CBackley Chairman of the Bored


    I was so excited to hear this rare test pressing of All Alone. Imagine my surprise when I put it on and I hear “Goody Goody.” I flip it over and it’s “Tangerine.” :realmad::realmad::realmad::realmad::realmad::realmad::realmad::realmad::realmad::realmad::realmad::realmad::realmad::realmad::confused::realmad::realmad::realmad::realmad::realmad::realmad::realmad::confused::shake:
     
  5. paulmock

    paulmock Forum Resident

    Location:
    Hollywood, CA
    Does the Test pressing sound any better than any of the other sources we've heard from Sinatra & Swingin' Brass ?????

    You can either enjoy a rare misprinted test pressing or return it for being "not as advertised".
     
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  6. AaronW

    AaronW Senior Member

    Location:
    Los Angeles
    Bummer, but at least its a Sinatra album!
     
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  7. AaronW

    AaronW Senior Member

    Location:
    Los Angeles
    I don't think it's misprinted, this test pressing just got put in the wrong test pressing sleeve.
     
  8. CBackley

    CBackley Chairman of the Bored

    The label is totally blank. The seller claimed to have listened to it and that it sounded great. I don’t know how they didn’t notice that the songs all seemed to have different titles than what was written on the sleeve.

    Also, it sounds crappy. It has numerous surface marks.
     
  9. AaronW

    AaronW Senior Member

    Location:
    Los Angeles
    Besides the wrong record, this alone is reason to send it back.
     
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  10. AaronW

    AaronW Senior Member

    Location:
    Los Angeles
    Interesting that there was an ad in the Oct 6 1962 Billboard for All Alone

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    Yet they were still in the test pressing stage on Oct 9 1962

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  11. paulmock

    paulmock Forum Resident

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    Hollywood, CA
    You have every right to return it. It all depends on what your collector mind feels.
     
  12. CBackley

    CBackley Chairman of the Bored

    I already got my refund. It’s all good. I’m just mad because I can’t find a really nice, quiet sounding copy of All Alone.
     
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  13. McLover

    McLover Senior Member

    Location:
    Athens, Tennessee
    CBackley, neither can I. My one time I did find one, playable but no better.
     
  14. CBackley

    CBackley Chairman of the Bored


    I finally got one! Nice playing stereo copy. What a beautiful album. And the cover art is great on an LP jacket.
     

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