JAN & DEAN MEET BATMAN RARE ORIGINAL 1966 LIBERTY STEREO LP IN SHRINK STUNNING
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· JAN AND DEAN – JAN & DEAN MEET THE BATMAN - ORIGINAL 1966 LIBERTY RECORDS STEREO LP LST-3444
· JAN AND DEAN'S FINAL STUDIO RECORDING (ALTHOUGH NOT THE GROUP'S LAST ALBUM) AND ONE OF THE RAREST JAN & DEAN ALBUMS!!!
· ORIGINAL U.S. PRESSING
· EXTREMELY RARE STEREO PRESSING, MANY TIMES RARER THAN MONO
· ORIGINAL BLACK LIBERTY LABEL WITH MULTICOLORED STATUE OF LIBERTY LOGO ON THE LEFT-HAND SIDE
· DEEP GROOVE PRESSING
· THIS IS THE ORIGINAL, AUTHENTIC, FIRST U.S. PRESSING; THIS IS NOT A REISSUE, AN IMPORT, OR A COUNTERFEIT PRESSING.
· ORIGINAL, THICK CARDBOARD COVER (AMERICAN STYLE)
· COVER IS STILL IN ITS ORIGINAL SHRINK (CELLOPHANE) WRAP
· THICK, HEAVY VINYL PRESSING
· CLEAN, WEAR-FREE LABELS
· MACHINE-STAMPED MATRIX NUMBER IN TRAIL-OFF VINYL (DEAD WAX) OF THE RECORD
(►PLEASE SEE THE IMAGE OF THE COVER, LABEL OR BOTH, SHOWN BELOW)
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A brilliant combination of surf music, and comic book style satire. It's quite an entertaining oddity, with Jan and Dean transforming into superheros, obviously akin to Batman and Robin, but they weren't allowed to use the actual characters due to copyright restrictions.
The actual songs on here are absolutely brilliant, with Jan at his peak in production and arrangement abilities. The title track, for instance, is the best original song i've heard about the show. Unfortunately, there aren't many, as the rest of the album is devoted to hilarious satirical skits, with Jan and Dean at their absolute goofiest (especially Dean Torrence, who previously had a knack for comedy). The whole idea is quite an entertaining listen, as Jan and Dean transform into sonic comic book characters and have adventures with Batman-esque villains.
Maybe not exactly an album that will get a lot of listens besides the songs, but is definitely bound to get some laughs and entertainment whenever it IS on. Sadly, shortly after this was released, Jan's career was forever in shambles, as he experienced a near fatal car crash that kept him from even singing a note for years afterwards. It's especially tragic that we'll never know what might have been if that hadn't happened, as Jan was on top of his game and had huge potential for the future.
· THE RECORD:
(IMPORTANT NOTE: unless otherwise noted, ALL records are graded visually, and NOT play-graded!; we grade records under the strong, diffuse room light or discrete sunlight)
(a) WE GRADE THE VINYL AS EXCELLENT. This is one of those albums that are somewhat difficult to grade. It is somewhere between VG++ and NEAR MINT, just a notch below NEAR MINT. A few light abrasions ARE visible, but they are extremely shallow, superficial and only moderately visually distracting (nothing significant).For the most part, the vinyl looks impeccable without any MAJOR visual flaws or imperfections. Much of the original luster is intact, and the vinyl shines and sparkles almost like new.
(b) The record comes in the original stock inner sleeve.
(c) The record has a "deep groove" (an indent in the label about 1/2-inch from the edge of the label, which on SOME labels is associated with very early or first pressings).
(d) The record is pressed on a beautiful, thick, inflexible vinyl, which was usually used for the first or very early pressings. Usually, the sound on such thick vinyl pressings is full-bodied, vivid, and even dramatic. Do not expect to obtain such a majestic analog sound from a digital recording!
(e) Stereo pressing of this title is much rarer, and by far more preferable to its mono counterpart. The mix is more graphic, the sound resolution more precise, and the channel separation (which does not exist on mono version) adds a whole new dimension to the music. Also, the stereo mixes are (by definition) somewhat different than on the mono version. We estimate that mono copies of this album outnumber stereo copies by a ratio of at least 10:1.
(f) Of course, this is a full-bodied ANALOG recording, and not an inferior, digital recording!!!
· THE COVER
COVER IS STRONG NEAR MINT, STILL IN ITS ORIGINAL ►SHRINK WRAP
The following flaws or imperfections are noted on the cover:
- Cover has a few tiny wrinkles along the spine (nothing significant)
- Cover has two corners slightly worn / dinged (BARELY VISIBLE)
- Cover shows JUST A HINT of yellowing on back side, apparently from aging.
NO OTHER VISIBLE FLAWS OR IMPERFECTIONS ON THE COVER
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