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Monday, November 1, 2010

Stereo Action - It's Magic

I've Got The World On A String
Stereo Action
It's Magic
Marty Gold
RCA Victor LSA-2290

Here we have another installment in the "Stereo Action" series. As with the other releases, this is a double thick cardboard jacket with a die-cut. The square shape in the middle of the cover reveals the colorful space age image found on the gloss record sleeve.

RCA's gimmick was to "wow" record buyers with stereo. The engineers "rolled" the audio from channel to channel. Through my headphones and to my ears, this technique is pointless and annoying. However, a February 1961 "Billboard (Magazine) Pick" review favored the album saying that the technique "...should make the disk a favorite if hi-fi and stereo bugs."  It is also curious that, according to the same Billboard review, that this record was available in "monaural". I don't know if that's a mistake. Who would buy a mono version of this record?

1 comment:

  1. LOVE these stereo action LP's this is a great choice of tune. I love World on a String! FABULOUS!


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