John McCormack Memorial   -   Empty Albums & Matching Slipcase
Item# B0784
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John McCormack Memorial   -   Empty Albums & Matching Slipcase
B0784. The JOHN McCORMACK Memorial, Limited Edition of three EMPTY 11" X 12 1/2" green leatherette with gold embossed albums (the first with a beautiful booklet with photos, discography and notes by Max de Schauensee), holding six disks each, in a matching hardboard slipcase. [NB: These empty albums and matching slipcase do NOT include the actual records. The producer, Addison Foster, ordered more of these than he had for the disks, thus these few remaining copies are empty albums and matching slipcase only!]

CRITIC REVIEW:

“About…the early 1950s, a man in Philadelphia whose name was Addison Foster approached EMI for a series of pressings to be made especially for him and his American Gramophone Society (AGS). This event marked virtually the termination of the IRCC’s and the HRS’s involvement with producing historical pressings. Addison Foster’s AGS records had mauve labels with gold lettering. Both Victor and Gramophone Company matrices were utilised, and Victor material, if not already there, was sent over to England for the pressings to be made….A fair number of hitherto unpublished things came out in the AGS series….The production of these records continued throughout the mid-1950s. Addison Foster appears to have had some arrangement with EMI such that only he could obtain pressing runs….At some point in the late 1950s, this rich vein dried up….[but not before Foster managed to produce 18 ten-inch AGS records devoted to performances of John McCormack. For these, Foster hired a Philadelphia publisher to produce a Limited Edition of three green leatherette with gold embossed albums (the first with a beautiful booklet with photos, discography and notes by Max de Schauensee), holding six disks each, in a matching hardboard slipcase. We have very few remaining mint copies of these empty albums and slipcase].”

- Tom Peel & John Stratton, SEVENTY YEARS OF ISSUES, p.9