1. Nov-61 – Jan-62 Am-Par 1st inner sleeve
2. May – June 1962 (A10 – A14)
3. April – May 1963 (A26-A33) ABC-Paramount inner sleeve
4. Jun – July 64 (A54-A57) – also found with later titles in 1965
5. March – April 1966 A72 – A93 The New Wave
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I am indebted to Denis, intrepid collector and archivist, for contributing photos of inner sleeves previously missing, and sleeve appearance dates
LJC – June 2016
Does anyone know when the sleeve 5. variant stopped being used? I’ve got a record on the way to me that has that sleeve, and I’m curious. Would it still have been used in 1970?
We might have to move “2. May – June 1962 (A10 – A14)” to include January 1963 as my original “Am-Par” pressing of Coltrane Ballads A-32 has this inner sleeve.
I can confirm that A75 (More Blues and the Abstract Truth) indeed has the inner listed above. However, the release date is listed as 1964.
The session dates for More Blues is given as November 10-11, 1964, and it is common to see records dated by the session date, as that is well documented. However the time to manufacture and release is later, from a few months to sometimes several years.
Wiki lists the release date of A75 as February 1965, so I guess that the first pressing of A75 would have been in January 1965. Matching the vinyl with an inner sleeve occurred immediately after pressing, using whichever design of inner sleeve the pressing plant had in stock. A75 is pictured on Design 5, but we don’t know when exactly Design 5 inner sleeve came into use, possibly earlier than the dates suggested by Denis.
More important, we don’t know when your copy was manufactured. Possibly it is the first pressing, but more copies of A75 could have been manufactured any time, to top up dealer inventories, and they would be bagged in whatever inner sleeve was in use at the time.
As with all these things, there seem to me to be too many variables to be certain which inner sleeve is “correct”.
My A-21 has sleeve 4 but my A-66 has sleeve 2. My A-85 has sleeve 4, etc. Someone mixed up her sleeves? Unless the provenance can be unambiguously established, isn’t this a fool’s errand,
or am I missing something? (If a record has a “later” sleeve than “expected,” perhaps it’s a mis-identified later pressing, but if it has an “earlier” sleeve than “expected”….??)
Hi, I don’t really get it. Maybe I’m missing something? The Variants are not sequential and there are big gaps between them. Like betwen A26-A33 and A54-57. Are only those numbers confirmed by other collectors?
Must be aproximately appearance dates right?
This is the only information I have, supplied by another collector. The gaps in the dates are absent pictures, and I haven’t found any examples on line. The dates are certainly approximate, as I don’t think we know much about the dates of issue of titles in the way I have done with Blue Note.
I have several Impulses with original printed inner sleeves. Would you like photos of them Andy?
(Sits up and begs, yes please, woof woof) Martin, anything you have got welcome, I will flesh out the seies.
Ah, bit remiss on this – how would you like me to send them?