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Verve’s LP Reproduction Series of CDs

With the rich catalogs of A&M, Clef, Coral, Decca, Impulse!, Limelight, Mercury, Norgran and Philips, as well as its own to choose from, Verve is making a big splash in the reissue pool this spring and summer.

Their LP Reproductions series will, by August, have 30 titles under its banner. As the name says, the limited edition CD reissues are housed in LP-style jackets. These classic albums, some never before issued on CD, were remastered using 96 kHz, 24-bit digital transfer and then packaged in miniature reproductions of the original album artwork, including liner notes, photography and gatefold sleeves.

As Ken Druker, vice president of catalog development and the executive producer of the series, says, “The LP Reproduction series gives us the opportunity to reach deep into our vast catalog and to make available, in an extremely attractive and historically accurate package, music that our fans and collectors have long requested.”

This LP Reproduction series will only be available for three years following their release. The first 20 titles, which are being released in April and May, include:

Count Basie King of Swing

Willie Bobo New Dimension

Dave Brubeck & Paul Desmond 1975: The Duets

Rosemary Clooney Swing Around Rosie

Alice Coltrane Universal Consciousness

Ella Fitzgerald Whisper Not

Stan Getz Stan Getz and the Cool Sounds

Astrud Gilberto The Shadow of Your Smile

Dizzy Gillespie Afro

Woody Herman 1963

Stan Kenton The Formative Years

Carmen McRae Birds of a Feather

Sergio Mendes & Brasil ’66 Equinox

Wes Montgomery Willow Weep for Me

Gerry Mulligan and the Concert Jazz Band At the Village Vanguard

Anita O’Day Incomparable!

Oscar Peterson Soul Español

Mel Tormé Olé Tormé

Sarah Vaughan It’s a Man’s World

Margaret Whiting Sings the Jerome Kern Song Book

The LP Reproduction series will continue in August with the following 10 titles:

Ernestine Anderson My Kinda Swing

Buddy DeFranco Mr. Clarinet

Slim Gaillard Rides Again

Terry Gibbs Plays Jewish Melodies in Jazztime

The Jazztet At the Birdhouse

Sam Rivers Crystals

Lalo Schifrin Piano, Strings, & Bossa Nova

Cecil Taylor, Gigi Gryce & Donald Byrd At Newport

Sister Rosetta Tharpe Gospel Train

Cal Tjader Soul Bird: Whiffenpoof

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