Gigi begins


A few months back I posted my collection of covers of records related to Anita Bryant. For the most part, I collect record covers by certain designers. The Anita Bryant records were a different approach to collecting: how did American culture market a typical singer of the 1960s, and how did that transform when she lost her mainstream contract and began recording religious music only? And, Anita Bryant records are inexpensive.
Today I start posting covers related to the movie musical Gigi. My goal with Gigi was to collect every record that had at least one song from the musical on it. These records cover a very short time span, perhaps 1958 to 1962. What were the marketing methods for the music – mainstream, schlock – of that era? I chose Gigi because Hipgnosis did: they put it on the cover of the original issue of Umma Gumma by Pink Floyd. The American lp did not picture Gigi, perhaps for contractual reasons. So, here are the two covers of Umma Gumma, a great record and a great record cover.

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2 Responses to Gigi begins

  1. rockdoc999 says:

    The live version of “Set the Controls for the Heart of the Sun” is one of my all time favourite tracks. I saw the Pink Floyd twice, in 1967 and 1970. Once with Syd Barrett & pnce without.

  2. rockdoc999 says:

    Oh, and I forgot to mention that Storm Thorgerson died 10 days ago. RIP. He made some great record covers!

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