Seems you have something of a unique resource, fortunate indeed, kudos. You can see the record company dilemma, launching stereo editions at a time when not many record buyers had bought the necessary new stereogram to play them, sticking with mono until, over several years, stereo became the definitive format.
According to the trade press, record stores found it a burden to stock both mono and stereo copies of each record. Hard for the struggling record label to incur the cost of printing different covers and labels for the fledgling stereo format, so stickers and all round fudges were to be expected. I figured as much. Many thanks for your comments! The pressings I have must be very early indeed then.
They are in archival condition and sound great. VJ did produce excellent stereo sonics in the day. Again, my thanks for your insight. Another question please, without seeing the LPs but Esquire - Esquire (Vinyl in mind the pristine state of the product and the early stereo versions, what would be the value of these two pressings?
VeeJay are undervalued in general. Thanks for your reply. Not selling it however. Are they deep groove? Vee Jay is a wonderful Chicago label and, like Argo, released some excellent sessions featuring primarily Chicago based groups and leaders. You are commenting using your WordPress.
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You might say that the way Nikki sings is somewhat similar with the way Jon sings. The melody of all songs contained here is quite good and makes it easy for everyone to repeat.
Look at the example of 'Hourglass' 6th track that reminds you to the Yes' "Onward". The composition is quite good with managed changes from one piece to another. The overall style of the music for each track is quite uniform and it makes the music is quite cohesive. The sonic quality is excellent. Overall, I think this is a very good album and very enjoyable. Keep on proggin'.! Esquire is a band led by Chris Squire's wife at the time Nikki Squire and is of some interest to fans of Yes because of the contributions of Chris Squire on backing vocals and bass.
Chris is also credited as co-producer of the opening track To The Rescue while Trevor Horn is credited for the mix. Also, Alan White is one of several drummers credited on the album though unclear on which tracks he plays.
Yet, any similarities with the music of Yes are superficial as Esquire is primarily a Pop group and not a progressive Rock band. However, imagine an emasculated version of era Yes or Asia without any muscular guitars and you might get an idea. Perhaps The Buggles is a better comparison. There is some merit to some of these songs, but in the end each song sounds too similar to the previous one and it is hard to maintain interest to the end of the album.
Ultimately, Esquire is just a curiosity for devoted Yes fans. However, I will say, without hyperbole, that this is prog-pop at its finest.
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