26th Jun 2011
| ||A nice follow up to House Party and in the same style-ish too MGM picked up the US Heritage master for the UK.|
Clearly they did a long term deal (if they did not buy the master) because as we can see when Polydor secured the Pan Euro licence for MGM (before Kirk Kirkham sold Polydor the lot>>> sad story "MGM is hotels not movies or Music" Kirkham needed dollars for the MGM Grand project and Polydor paid him>>>> EMI were glad to off-load a sinking ship to them>>>>a company is only as good as their last hit>>>> then along came One Bad Apple and EMI cried and sulked all the way to the next shareholders meeting.
Is that Polydor MGM2006 series re-issue of EM stereo? After All they did put out The Stripper re-issue in it's sexy Stereo Mix (sadly my Stripper is an IEP in "wonderful" Philips/Fontana/Avco blue which clearly needs stripping and replacing with a proper label ta!)
Label wise its a tuffie, the legendary full face Leo mono yellows or 1968 + Stereo (at times) blue and yellow gold with the 50/50 swearls with the animated Leo-ish profile? I love them both to bits , BUT if I had to choose, for me its the profile and the 50/50 swearls a dramatic and amazing label change,
IMHO I don't think those 60's US Black labels and logo did anything for MGM and were just not original or powerful enough to stand out in a pile of 45,s over the really striking and evoking yellow's"
maybe a poll over label changes could be good??
(another vile errata IHMO was the Warner Bros labels going from the vivid Reds with the multi colour little arrows to that dull bland dish-water orange label thanks 7 Arts and then those awful and only marginly better bland dull greens of Kinney Corps ah well Price Of Love or Horse With No Name (ist release) spinning for visuals on a Rock Ola ? (Not the tunes)