Well, Sony have gone down the weird route again.
It's nice to see them adding some new titles to their Original Album Classics series, which presents (normally) 5 albums in card sleeves in a slipcase (occasionally only 3). The new Doris Day release is her first entry in the series, and, rather strangely, they have chosen five early soundtracks for the collection - each one with just 8 tracks as they were originally 10 inch LPs, and with each CD lasting around twenty minutes!
While I realise the point of the series is that each original album is on a separate disc, surely someone at Sony could have picked five albums that were better suited to this kind of format? There are a number of 12 inch albums by Day that aren't currently available on shiny discs and some (though not all) are quite expensive to pick up used (Wonderful Day, With a Smile and Song, You'll Never Walk Alone, I Have Dreamed, Listen To-Day etc, Cuttin Capers, Bright and Shiny). There are also longer soundtrack albums that could have been used (Young Man with a Horn, Love Me Or Leave Me, Pajama Game). Don't get me wrong, this is a cute little set, but these are albums that would be much better served in a different format on CD. It seems that common sense is sometimes in short supply at Sony.
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