Monthly Archives: May 2015

some more command classics

Nothing much to add. This brings us up to 1965, almost the end of Command Classics.

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the next batch of Command Classics

The earliest Command Classics had remarkably high quality cover materials. The last one of those I have is below 11020. After that, the design concept did not change – Charles E Murphy designed, and an illustrator was used for the … Continue reading

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command classics begin

In 1961 Command launched its Classics line. Here are Command Classics CC1002 to CC 11010 complete. The covers of the original issues are amazingly nice – really high quality paper materials, made into bound books. Design of the series by … Continue reading

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two more command reissues

I had shown some of these reissues by Peter Whorf and Tim Bryant a while back. There is even one of these that repackages the first two Soft Machine lps, but I don’t have it. When I post my command … Continue reading

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command records- some samplers and some reissues

Two sampler albums made to be sold at the department store EJ Korvettes. Some samplers for the general market, I like the designs on these New No.4, New No. 5, etc., records. Probably by Charles E Murphy. A bargain reissue … Continue reading

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the tail end of Command records new releases

At the end, 1969-1971, Command Records was trying new things graphically. The music remained the same middle of the road schlock, except for the records released on Command Probe, which I will show later. Here are my last few Command … Continue reading

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command records 920s and 930s

Sometime after 900 the Artistic Director changed. The look did not change immediately, and Giusti is still good, but to my mind Command lost its earlier distinctiveness. On the other hand, someone created the bizarre paper folding covers like Soft … Continue reading

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