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Complete Manhattan Tower

LP (Item 474250) Capitol, 1956 — Condition: Very Good+

A beautiful testament to the glory of New York in the postwar years – a concept album penned and conducted by Gordon Jenkins, as kind of a musical tribute to the city and its apartment culture! The core narrative is about a guy who moves to, discovers, and falls in love with and in New York City – and the whole thing's done with vocals by a male and female lead, plus a full supporting cast of players! This 1956 recording updates Jenkins' concept somewhat from the original Decca recording – and it updates the music as well, making things a bit leaner and cleaner to fit the modernist mood of New York apartment living in the 50s. Elliott Lewis plays Steven, Beverly Mahr is Julie, and some tracks feature some larger backing singers as well. Titles include "Happiness Cocktail", "Never Leave Me", "Repeat After Me", "The Magic Fire", "Married I Can Always Get", "New York's My Home", and "This Close To The Dawn".  © 1996-2020, Dusty Groove, Inc.
(Teal label pressing.)

Very Good + (plus)

  • Vinyl should be very clean, but can have less luster than near mint.
  • Should still shine under a light, but one or two marks may show up when tilted.
  • Can have a few small marks that may show up easily, but which do not affect play at all. Most marks of this quality will disappear when the record is tilted, and will not be felt with the back of a fingernail.
  • This is the kind of record that will play "near mint", but which will have some signs of use (although not major ones).
  • May have slight surface noise when played.

Additional Marks & Notes

If something is noteworthy, we try to note it in the comments — especially if it is an oddity that is the only wrong thing about the record. This might include, but isn't limited to, warped records, tracks that skip, cover damage or wear as noted above, or strictly cosmetic flaws.



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