When that Westminster Lp was released, texts for lieder and chanson
collections were considered *de rigeur*. EMI and DG were the leaders in
supplying them regularly, but Westminster was the most responsible US label
in that respect, along with Unicorn, while Columbia and Victor rarely
included them. Frankly, without holding said Lp album in hand, I find it
hard to summon a memory of a separate compartment for the notes as a
regular packaging feature.

Let me take this opportunity to wish the members of this list a Merry
Christmas and a Happy New Year.



On Thu, Dec 24, 2015 at 1:29 PM, Thomas Stern <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> Just came across a copy of WESTMINSTER WL 5278  Faure: La Bonne Chanson  /
> Gounod: Blondina performed by Hugues Cuenod,
> Franz Holetscher, piano.  This album was later issued as Westminster XWN
> 18707.
> The jacket is designed like the Folkways albums - a single lp size sleeve
> with an additional piece of cardboard in the jacket
> to form two pockets - one for the Lp, the other for the booklet of texts &
> translations.
> First time I've seen this from Westminster.
> Was this common with these early (WL series, pre XWN 18000 series)
> Westminster albums ??  Were other labels using this design for jackets of
> recordings which included text or notes booklets ??
> Thanks!
> Merry Christmas!
> Thomas.

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