LP0247. TWO’S COMPANY, Original 1952 Broadway Cast Recording, w.Bette Davis, David Burns, Bill Callahan, Ellen Hanley, Sue Hight, Peter Kelley, Deborah Remsen, Hiram Sherman. Australian RCA orange label LOC-1009.
“Once upon a time, TWO’S COMPANY was one rare recording. Only three years after it was released in February, 1953, it was taken out of print. Throughout the ‘60s, most collectors sought in vain to find LOC-1009, the catalogue number that RCA Victor had assigned to the long-playing record. Then one of the strangest events happened in the history of Original Cast albums. In 1975, TWO’S COMPANY was re-released by the Australian arm of RCA Victor. It didn’t use the show’s logo that had been seen on the original, but a picture of Davis. Bisecting the star’s head and waist was a yellow banner with orange lettering that said ‘Bette Davis with the original Broadway cast sing hits from TWO’S COMPANY’. Most curiously, this was released as LOC-1009, but with the orange label which RCA didn’t start using until the late ‘60s.”
- Peter Filichia, MASTERWORKS BROADWAY