Could this be a record club edition? I don't think my copy of this album had anything other than Command Classics on it.
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Subject: [ARSCLIST] Command Classics manufacured by Capitol with SMAS catalog number
I bought a copy of Steinberg/Pittsburgh Robert Russell Bennett "Symphonic Pictures" of "My Fair Lady" and "Sound of Music", originally issued on Command Classics. This copy has what looks like a damaged or misprinted Command Classics label (original version, not ABC/Command version) on each side of the LP and what looks like George Piros's original cut marks, but with someone else etching in a Capitol SMAS number. The gatefold jacket says Command Classics but also says Manufactured by Captiol Records and carries a Capitol SMAS catalog number on the spine.
What's the story with this? MCA is the company that acquired Command. So why would Capitol be printing Command records under their catalog numbering?
-- Tom Fine