Spilverk þjóðanna: Ísland
Folk-rock from Iceland, 1978. On green vinyl. I got it to replace the green record that turned black in my “vinyl rainbow” window.
Mel Tormé: A Time For Us
Mel’s cheeky expression reminded me of someone. Didn’t take me long to figure out who.
The Laurie Bower Singers: Look What We’ve Done To These Songs, Ma….
The Canadian Talent Library could have really used a good art director.
Alfred Newman/Ken Darby: Ports of Paradise
It’s hard to find a copy of this record cover that isn’t wrecked because of the large die-cut hole in the thin cardboard sleeve, but this one was in perfect condition. The cutout reveals the cover of a lush 16 page booklet of Hawaiian tourist scenes.
The record is a promotional item for the Matson steamship line which used to offer passenger cruises from the U.S. mainland to south seas destinations including New Zealand, Tahiti and Hawaii.
Various: The Tartan Album
The cutout in the record cover reveals:
Original London Cast: Anne of Green Gables
Design by Russell/James Associates who created many eye-catching poster designs for the London theatre:
Images from the collections of the Victoria and Albert Museum