Early 60s British albums have a special magic about them, collectors worldwide adore not only the high fidelity vinyl English companies were renowned for, and those protective poly-lined company inner sleeve that mostly can as standard.. It was the quality of the "laminated" cover you can see your reflection in that really enhanced the beauty of the 60's art.
What an imposing figure Gene Chandler makes in his top hat and tails. A far cry from the teenager discovered by Bernice Williams in Chicago and presented to Bunky Bill Sheppard as a possible recording artist for the "Bunky" team, he was schooled in the finer aspects of singing & stage, Bernice then wrote the song"Duke Of Earl" especially for him. It was a USA smash hit becoming a launching pad for Gene Chandler's highly successful career.
Before you today is a serious rarity, "The Duke Of Earl" 45 in the UK never achieved anything like the success in did in the USA; consequently the album sold virtually nothing.
A most elusive platter in any condition, but with pristine vinyl.. we'd say near impossible.
Laminated cover is free of any problematic flaws, except a mild crease bottom right hand front, possibly not visible from the cover images, mild cornertip dings bottom right (see scan). But we have to mention it because the labels and the vinyl are immaculate in every way. Te vinyl I was tempted to grade MINT is always a problematic grade to use, so to be on the safe side, mint minus s the grade. But we can assure you you'll never see the cleaner copy.