The USA-pressed classical Londons are common, or used to be. I recall most as being in the LL 450 range. And the dull red label background, as opposed to the early glossy ones, became standard for most London LPs after about 1953.

  Blue-label Angel LPs were also USA-pressed. At least the ones I own or have seen. (It was a series devoted, at least in part, to ethnic-oriented music. I remember more than one featuring an Irish vocal group, but haven't looked the information up.) I can't get at my copies now, but the numerical series might have been 65000 for 12" discs. (There were also some 10", 45000, perhaps.)

  One of the most interesting 65000-series blue label Angels was a disc of folk songs of Corsica sung by Martha Angelici. Not only is the music striking; Martha Angelici was a superb and individual singer who made too few recordings.

  All based upon memory....

  Don Tait




-----Original Message-----
From: Roger Kulp <[log in to unmask]>
To: ARSCLIST <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Wed, Apr 24, 2013 11:38 pm
Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] LP packaging question

I have a few 50s London mono Lps that are pressed in the US.These are on a flat 
maroon label,with golden lettering.Not the glossy reds of the British 
pressings.With the advent of stereo,American Telefunken records were pressed in 
the US.In 1965,the switch was made to press US London popular records in the 
US.You can judge this by the Rolling Stones records.I think early copies of 
December's Children may have been the last one pressed in the UK for the US 
market.Either that or Out of Our Heads.I am not sure if the first Moody Blues 
album had a UK London pressing for the US or not. I do not believe the American 
Telefunken of the late 50s and early 60s had the connection to Decca/London that 
their British and German counterparts did.Did they??? Roger
 > Date: Wed, 24 Apr 2013 10:54:08 -0400
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> Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] LP packaging question
> To: [log in to unmask]
> For most of the fifties and sixties, London Records releases of UK Decca
> group product were imported pressings. The few exceptions during that time
> were pop and the Richmond and Telefunken budget lines. Thus London,
> Telefunken, Ducretet-Thomson and London International were all imported
> pressings.
> On Tue, Apr 23, 2013 at 10:47 PM, Roger Kulp <[log in to unmask]>wrote:
> > The Telefunken records I have like these are British pressings.Were these
> > imported into the US like this? Roger > Date: Tue, 23 Apr 2013 15:49:46
> > -0400> From: [log in to unmask]> Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] LP packaging
> > question> To: [log in to unmask]> >   Telefunkens, also part of
> > the Decca group, were packaged this way too in the 1950s, at least in the
> > USA. Both 12" and 10" LPs in boxes. I have checked a number of them and
> > find no independent text insert. But then it wasn't needed because the
> > backs of the LP jackets have program notes.> >   A couple of my Telefunkens
> > have the enclosed LP sleeves in very heavy clear plastic sleeves.> >   Don
> > Tait> >   > >  > >  > >  > > -----Original Message-----> From: Steve
> > Smolian <[log in to unmask]>> To: ARSCLIST <[log in to unmask]>>
> > Sent: Tue, Apr 23, 2013 4:07 am> Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] LP packaging
> > question> > > All I've seen are imports in more fragile, thinner covers
> > than we used in > the U.S. but were standard abroad.  Most are from the
> > London import group- > L'Oiseau-Lyre, Ducretet-Thompson, etc.  These were
> > specialty items, imported > in smaller numbers and tended to get lost on
> > the shelves.  The box increased > visibility and provided a printed spine
> > which the records otherwise lacked > but which U.S. records had by the time
> > these were brought in, c. 1957? > Offhand, I can't think of any that were
> > in stereo in these boxes.> > Steve Smolian> > > -----Original Message-----
> > > From: Paul Stamler> Sent: Tuesday, April 23, 2013 2:46 AM> To:
> > [log in to unmask]> Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] LP packaging question>
> > > On 4/22/2013 4:23 PM, Thomas Stern wrote:> > Anyone recognise this type
> > of package -  assuming there was NOT a booklet, > > why the additional box
> > ????> > I've seen a few of them. I think the answer is prestige.> > Peace,>
> > Paul > >
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