Cover Art Of The Month - August 2000
Jackie Gleason presents Music to Remember Her LP
Jackie Gleason's series of Capitol LPs all have stunningly stylish and sophisticated cover art, to go with his sentimental orchestrations inside. By today's standards the music sounds a bit schmaltzy, but it's actually the ideal kind of fare for the early 60s bachelor entertaining a female guest with dimmed lights, bubbly, and the hi-fi. When I first saw one of these LPs I thought "the great one" would be performing (like playing an instrument), but he acts strictly as arranger and conductor. Most of the other LPs have similar photographic sleeves depicting a loungey setting or sultry gal, but he even had Salvador Dali paint the cover for one of em.
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