Tag Archives: 1960s

More illustrations

Two more album sleeves with illustrations on the cover which I picked up recently. The Student Prince is a really nice job and looks very Sixties, but was actually issued in 1956 by Columbia.  It’s a pencil sketch drawing, with … Continue reading

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Scandinavian Songs With Alice and Svend

This album dates from 1970 and was issued on the Interdisk label in Norway, although it is sung mostly in English. The cover looked quite unusual so I thought I would investigate. The abstract image of the viking long boat … Continue reading

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It’s Smiths It Is

For those too young to remember, flexi discs were the vinyl equivalent of free MP3s or YouTube clips. Used by advertisers, magazines and groups to give people audio tracks at a relatively low cost by pressing the music on very … Continue reading

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Marchi, Italy

Always nice to have material sent in by other vinyl collectors interested in the packaging. Here is a good example of and album size record bag from the Marchi shop in Florence, Italy.  As was often the case, the shop … Continue reading

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On tape

Recording Studio Tape Boxes One of the perks of working on repackaging recordings for CD is the chance from time to time to work with the old master tapes. Normally the critical information for a reissue project – track and … Continue reading

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Spanish for beginners

I’ve already looked at the sleeves for language lesson albums on ST33 but this new find came my way the other day. It’s very typical of the smart BBC album sleeves of this genre; a monochrome snap courtesy of the … Continue reading

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Fancy knit-wear

The Clancy Brothers were a four piece Irish folk group who mostly found fame in America, where they were known for their trademark off-white Aran jumpers which one of their mothers had knitted back home in Ireland one winter and … Continue reading

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girls, guitars and ganzies

A mid-sixties German sleeve which turns out to have an interesting back-story, being an early example of designer Peter Wandrey‘s work. He also took the fabulous cover photograph…

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Joan and Ted

While “Joan and Ted” might not mean so much to us today, when this album was issued in 1961 (in glorious mono) both singers were so well known that surnames were simply not necessary. Popular singer Joan Regan was named … Continue reading

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Cassette Day

Record Store Day I understand, this one I’m less certain about. Nevertheless it has inspired me to dig out some more vintage kit, so check out three more fab cassette players on the site.

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