Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Little Golden Records

Given the past two days' posts on the DBR records, it seems only fitting to post about their smaller, much more common cousins, the Little Golden Records.
The Disney series of Little Golden Records was introduced very shortly before Alice was released, as can be seen in some of the S&S catalogs of the day, and by the relatively low product numbers on the Alice series of records (RD18-25).
As with most other Alice items from the original release, S&S went all out on this set, and produced eight records for the series, each with full color cover art!
Interestingly, the title song RD18 was also released in the Peter Puppet Playthings marionette theater set that I've previously posted about here.
Over the years it has become clear that some of these records are much scarcer than others.  In my experience RD22 (All in a Golden Afternoon) is the hardest to find of the set,
followed closely by RD23 (Alice in Wonderland Meets the Caterpillar and the Cheshire Cat).
My assumption is that these titles just weren't as popular with kids and they got thrown out more frequently than the others.
Additionally, all of the titles are difficult to find with their paper sleeves in any kind of decent condition, these were kids records after all, and while the records themselves were designed to suffer a great deal of abuse, the sleeves are just paper.

1 comment:

Major Pepperidge said...

Wow, these are really wonderful. So great to see the whole set, too.

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