Thomas Stern wrote:
> There was also a Columbia Special Products release of Volume 1 on P14161,
> Does anyone know the story behind the CSP issue (i.e. was it issued as a
> premium for some company, or marketed by Columbia. )
A still sealed copy is for sale on eBay. No ads on the cover. There was a
period in the late 70s (I believe) where Columbia started reissuing a lot
of standard albums on the CSP label. I have several of them. Since they
were budget reissues I seem to remember they were sued by someone for
reissuing their material at a bargain price, causing unfair completion with
their current full priced product. Seems like at the time columbia was
trying to compete with Pickwick reissues of RCA/Mercury / and other labels.
But Columbia reused the original full priced covers etc. So the CSP product
was exactly the same as the full priced produict. Typically Pickwick would
make new covers and cut some selections from the original albums.
Oh by the way, I understand the disk is rechanneled, not true mono.