Courtesy of GregorytheFish, a panoramic view of the Impulse spines in a row. You can see why some collectors like to file their collections by label and catalogue number, and not artist alphabetically (as I do). The longitudinal view of the label makes historical and musical sense
The first 100 titles:
The second 100 titles:
You have to admire the dogged determination to “own the label”.
Fewer copies here in the second 100 where as mono is dropped and stereo format dominates . Notice close up below where the “IMPULSE!” name switches to lower case “impulse!”. Somewhere along the way someone decided lower case was more cool, informal, more understated than shouty capitals. Seriously, detail, deep dive, I love it. You don’t make this connection unless you create “small-multiple” views.
GregoryTheFish for stepping up to the plate, delivering the pictures. So much of the Internet is just words. Words are often hopeless, taking paragraphs to describe things you can detect visually in a split second.
Update May 8, 2016:
Another Impulse completist, found on Flickr, posting up their almost complete spine collection. No guarantee of original status as vinyl labels may not be linked with spine info. Also mono and stereo editions are mixed together to make up the complete series. Also, there are a few turkeys in there, musically, collectors beware.