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Bill Evans - Moon Beams - 1966 US Riverside label 2nd Issue 8-track LP

€ 125
ArtistBill Evans
TitleMoon Beams - 1966 US Riverside label 2nd Issue 8-track LP
Price € 125
Record labelRiverside Records
Catalogue noRLP 9428
Year of release1966
GradingVG+(+) (Vinyl)/VG++ (Labels)/VG+ (Cover)
Stock listBill Evans
Additional infoRare 1966-7 US Riverside label 8-track stereo LP - a selection of slow, gentle and contemplative ballads displaying introverted, relaxed and lyrical virtuoso pianist and composer at his very best - at the center of his new trio featuring bassist Chuck Isreals and drummer Paul Motian.
"...selections are so well paced and sequenced the record feels like a dream... Moonbeams was a startling return to the recording sphere and a major advancement in his development as a leader." Allmusic review by Thom Jurek

Vinyl has the 1966-67 turquoise/green and silver printed labels with top fat and capital lettering large fonted company name and 'Orpheum Productions' lower rimprint - housed in a sturdy, back pasted picture cover.

Condition: VG+(+) (Vinyl)/VG++ (Labels)/VG+ (Cover):
Vinyl is wonderfully bright and lustrous - has a single superficial mark paired with just a light degree of sleeve inflicted wear.
Labels have a single or two hardly visible, simple and superficial spindlemarks - all in all signs that this was used directly from a paper inner sleeve but handled with care when played.
Vinyl is overall graded close to near mint/excellent.

Cover has a touch of wear along vinyl outline and a little more pronounced so along lower seam.
Back has a faint top-right corner rubberstamp, a light brownish stain towards lower back spine.
Seams are solid - top seam almost without wear, lower seam with a little continuos wear - but no splits or pressure points. Spine is easiluy readable and almost without wear, opening has just a little bit of rubbhing - as have corners. All in all a very nice and way above average condition cover - graded VG+.


Side 1:
1. Re: Person I Knew (Bill Evans) 5:44
2. Polka Dots and Moonbeams (Johnny Burke, Jimmy Van Heusen) 5:01
3. I Fall in Love Too Easily (Sammy Cahn, Jule Styne) 2:42
4. Stairway to the Stars (Matty Malneck, Mitchell Parish) 4:53

Side 2:
5. If You Could See Me Now (Tadd Dameron) 4:29
6. It Might as Well Be Spring (Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein II) 6:05
7. In Love in Vain (Leo Robin, Jerome Kern) 5:00
8. Very Early (Bill Evans) 5:06

Recorded at Sound Makers Studio, New York City, NY:
Track 5: May 17, 1962
Tracks 1 & 8: May 29, 1962
Tracks 2 - 4 and 6 - 7: June 2, 1962

Bill Evans - Piano
Chuck Israels - Double bass
Paul Motian - Drums

Technical Credits:
Orrin Keepnews - production
Bill Schwartau - Recording Engineer

Ken Deardoff - Album Design
Joe Goldberg - Liner Notes
Steve Schapiro - Liner Photography