Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Not More John Klein

Some of you with nice record collections and a knowledge of Christmas music may be wondering why I didn't share out this John Klein Christmas LP, A Christmas Sound Spectacular (RCA Victor LSP 2023, 1959). Well, simple. It's on CD. You can go buy it here (only $8!). I did want to show you the cover, though, since it's awesome, and point out the little RCA tags below. This in the only instance I've found where the tag is different on the mono version versus the stereo version. I'm sure you can figure out which is which. Also, I acquired a copy of this LP sometime recently, and I thought it seemed a little stiff when I picked it up. I looked in the sleeve, and there was an insert in there. It's a big long piece giving a history of bells and carillons. The first page of that insert is shown way down at the bottom of this post. And if you want to read the whole thing, you can download it here. Now, stay tuned for more John Klein!


5 comments:

Roman said...
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Roman said...

Hi Ernie,
Thanks a lot for all your great Christmas records! At Schulmerich they won´t let me buy this thing, since I´m not a US resident. Seems like I have to be satisfied with the LP then, I obtained a few years ago...
Greetings,
Roman

CaptainOT said...

The CD available from Schulmerich doesn't contain these beautiful inserts - it just reprints the liner notes!

Thanks for sharing this Ernie!


Capt

Ernie said...

Looks like Schulmerich have changed their website around. Here is a link to the site, the CDs are found under the Products menu.

http://www.schulmerichbells.com

eric said...

Love the graphics. I was really excited by this album when I came across it a couple of years ago. Given the cool cover, I expected the arrangements to be wackier than they were, but it was still a pretty satisfying album.