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Neil Diamond - Tap Root Manuscript - Ca 1973 US MCA label 12-track LP

€ 14
ArtistNeil Diamond
TitleTap Root Manuscript - Ca 1973 US MCA label 12-track LP
Price € 14
GenreRock & Folk & Singer/Songwriter
Record labelMCA Records
Catalogue noMCA-2013
Year of release197?
GradingVG++ (Vinyl and Labels)/ VG++ (Cover)
Stock listNeil Diamond
Additional infoCa 1973 US MCA label 12-track LP issue of Neil Diamonds 1970 UNI label album.

Vinyl has the generic black company with silver printing and Integrated top to center Rainbow logo and large fonted Company name in light blue.

This label was used from start 1973 to start 1978 - labels has both the UNI and MCA catalogue numbers and the pressing is fairly inflexible - looks more like a start 1970ies opressing than a late one.

Vinyl is held in a nice sturdy inner pasted gatefold picture cover.

Condition: VG++ (vinyl)/VG++ (labels)/VG++ (sleeve):

Vinyl is in beautifully shiny and in very close to perfect condition - has only the slightest signs of sleeve induced Wear - perfect labels.

Cover has a touch of edge and corners rubbing - but perfect back and front centres - mint inner spread - straight near mint - very nice.


Side 1:
1 Cracklin' Rosie 3:00
2 Free Life 3:11
3 Coldwater Morning 3:20
4 Done Too Soon 2:45
5 He Ain't Heavy... He's My Brother 3:59

Side 2:
1. The African Trilogy (A Folk Ballet) 19:20:
a Childsong
b I Am The Lion
c Madrigál
d Soolaimón
e Missa
f African Suite
g Childsong (Reprise)

Alexander Hale, Aubrey Porter, Bill Lee, Billie Barnum, Christopher Hale, Clydie King, Dean Porter, Donald Wyatt, Douglas Schwartz, Dwayne Moody, Ed Wallace, Ekundayo Paris, Evelyn Meyer, Fred Burton, George Bledsoe, Graynston Hale, Gwen Johnson, H.B. Barnum Jr., Jean Sewell, Jessie Kirkland, Joe Greene, John Woodson, Kevin Parker, Lewis Johnson, Mabel Bishop, Marjorie Cranford, Matthews Muhoberac, Mary Clayton, Molly Halloran, Nancy Adams, Oma Drake, Phillip Whigham, Ricky Porter, Sean Engerman, Shirlee Matthews, Sherill Atwood, Stacey Johnson - Vocals

Alvin Casey, Andrea Kostelas, Anthony Terran, Armand Kaproff, Arthur Butler, Assa Drori, Benjiman Barrett, A.D. Brisbois, David Burk, David Cohen, Dick Hyde, Donald Menza, Don Peake, Don Randi, Earl C. Palmer Sr., Emil Radocchia, Erno Neufeld, Gareth Nuttycombe, Gary Coleman, Gene Estes, George C. Poole, George Roberts, Hal Blaine, Harry Betts, Harry Bluestone, Harvey J. Newmark, Henry Roth, Henry Sigismonti, Israel Baker, Jack Shulman, Jim Arkatov, James Getzoff, Jan R. Kelley, Jay Migliori, Jesse Ehrlich, Joe Osborn, Joseph Estren, Joseph Saxon, Larry Bunker, Lawrence W. Knechtel, Larry Muhoberac, Lee Holdridge, Lee Shamburger, Lou Klaes, Louie Shelton, Martin Paich, Myron Sandler, Nathan Ross, Nathaniel Rosen, Neil Levang, Oliver Mitchell, Paul Bergstrom, Paul Hubinon, Paul Shure, Randy Cierley, Raymond J. Kelley, M.R. Pohlman, Orville Rhodes, Roger Bobo, Ronald Langinger, Roy V. Caton, Sandra Crouch, Shirley Marcus, Sidney Sharp, Thomas Scott - Instruments

Technical Credits:
Neil Diamond, Tom Catalano - Production
Armin Steiner - Engineer
Don Randi, Lee Holdridge,Marty Paitch, Nancy Adams - Arrangements

Jon Zarr Haber - Calligraphy
John C. LePrevost - Art Concept And Direction
Virginia Clark - Design
Larry Barione - Cover Photography