Nat King Cole, The Christmas Song, Capitol SW-1967, 197?
I say it every single time. I hate re-issues. I never try to allow myself to buy them, but in a case like this I threw away $2 to actually have this music on vinyl. It doesn’t get more classic (assuming that’s a phrase) then a record like this. And it just sounds so much better on vinyl. Like I said, Christmas albums are a label’s best friend, and a perennial seller like this one is a cash cow.
Truth be told, I was in a rush and never bothered to check the record inside the jacket. That’s a huge rookie mistake to make because you never really know what’s inside a record jacket. Finding a warped classical record inside a Beatles jacket is about the ultimate fail, but buying a re-issue unknowingly is right up there.
This is the 1972-1979 Capitol label. As a kid, I bought my Beatles albums on this label. So despite it’s ugliness, I have a warm spot for it. Still, it’s not the label this record would have been issued on, so it’ll never have any value beyond what I sold it for. But I don’t mind. It’s Nat King Cole and The Christmas Song. I can re-gift it back to Goodwill when I find the real one, and until then, Let It Snow!
Cost: $1, $547 Remaining