Monthly Archives: March 2013

a variant in texture

There are more ways for two record covers to be different from each other than one can imagine. There are serious collectors for some things – Elvis, for example -who care about minor differences. For something as uncollectable as Steinweiss … Continue reading

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five steinweiss everest covers, and the silver insert

The very earliest Everests had a silver edge and a silver back, and also had an elaborate inner sleeve that was a silver cardboard piece with a square wood dowel down the side. The Woody Herman shown here is one … Continue reading

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four new decca aquisitions

Four recent purchases. Eddie Lawrence I give 40% on being Steinweiss, but the others are definite to my eye.

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Wood Herman – apparently an iconic cover

Who would have predicted that this particular Steinweiss design would still be in print 60 years later? I guess there is something iconic about the image. I show my copy of the original stereo issue, plus three lp reisssues and … Continue reading

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my remaining monophonic (LPBR) Everest covers

7 more, one with two color variants. At what point did Steinweiss stop designing them? I think all of these are his, even the ones that are just mediocre. Little Train of the Capoiera is especially nice.

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five wonderful steinweiss everest covers

The one with the two violin concerti is a favorite. The one with the rainbows is reminiscent of his more famous piano/rainbow 78 rpm one. The Parsifal one is reminiscent of his work on the series of Decca opera highlights … Continue reading

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the next few Steinweiss Everest covers

The Chavez one is quite beautiful, and the range of ideas as inventive as Steinweiss ever was.

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