TOP HAT | SHALL WE DANCE Film Soundtrack Musicals LP Fred Astaire Ginger Rogers

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Start Date: December 2, 2019
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British gatefold+insert of the film musical soundtracks to ‘Top Hat' and 'Shall We Dance’ (1935, 1937), starring Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers.
Top Hat: Music by Irving Berlin. Musical director – Max Steiner. Shall We Dance: Music by George Gershwin. Musical director – Nathaniel Shilkret.
Produced from original soundtracks by Chris Ellis. Transferred and mastered by John Wadley.
Includes a four-sided square insert with movie captions.

Fred Astaire & Ginger Rogers ‎– Top Hat / Shall We Dance (Original Soundtracks) (1935, 1937)
Condition (refer also to notes at bottom): Vinyl: EX. Looks superbly clean on visual inspection. No sign of any scuffs, marks or hairlines across either side. This hasn't been played much. Played just pre-listing and sound clarity is great throughout. These are archival recordings so quality is limited to original source. Plays with no skipping, jumping or sticking. A decent listening experience.
Outer Sleeve (Cover): VG. Colours are clear and unfaded. Some scuffing to front mainly round disc ring. Residue where sticker once was. Tiny creases in from edges. Corners lightly worn. Spine, edges and aperture are in great shape. Reverse outer gate has small crease in bottom left and top right corners plus disc ring wear. Inner gate is clean and unmarked. Very nice.
Booklet: EX. Superb gatefold. No tears; just light nicks to corners. Colours are bright and unfaded.
Inner sleeve: EX. Original. White sleeve with curved corners. Folding and creases A few minor creases/folds through normal handling
but intact.

Label: EMI ‎– EMTC 102, EMI ‎– OC 066 o 95808
Format: Vinyl, LP, Gatefold, Album
Country: UK
Released: 1974
Genre: Jazz, Stage & Screen
Style: Soundtrack, Swing


Top Hat (Irving Berlin)
A1. Unknown Artist - Overture -
A2. Fred Astaire - No Strings -
A3. Fred Astaire - Isn't This A Lovely Day To Be Caught In The Rain -
A4. Fred Astaire - Top Hat, White Tie And Tails -
A5. Fred Astaire - Cheek To Cheek -
A6. Ginger Rogers - The Piccolino -

Shall We Dance (George Gershwin)
B1. Unknown Artist - Overture -
B2. Fred Astaire - Slap That Bass -
B3. Fred Astaire - (I've Got) Beginner's Luck -
B4. Fred Astaire - They Can't Take That Away From Me -
B5. Ginger Rogers - They All Laughed -
B6. Fred Astaire & Ginger Rogers - Let's Call The Whole Thing Off -
B7. Fred Astaire & Ginger Rogers - Shall We Dance - Finale -

Chorus – Unknown Artist (tracks: A6, B2)


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ITEM CONDITION - items are graded according to Record Collector definitions - see below:

MINT: The record itself is in brand new condition with no surface marks or deterioration in sound quality. The cover and any extra items such as the lyric sheet, booklet or poster are in perfect condition. Records advertised as Sealed or Unplayed should be Mint.

EXCELLENT: The record shows some signs of having been played, but there is very little lessening in sound quality. The cover and packaging might have slight wear and / or creasing.

The record has obviously been played many times, but displays no major deterioration in sound quality, despite noticeable surface marks and the occasional light scratch. Normal wear and tear on the cover or extra items, without any major defects, is acceptable.

GOOD: The record has been played so much that the sound quality has noticeably deteriorated, perhaps with some distortion and mild scratches. The cover and contents suffer from folding, scuffing of edges, spine splits, discolouration, etc.

The record is still just playable but has not been cared for properly and displays considerable surface noise; it may even jump. The cover and contents will be torn, stained and / or defaced.

The record will not play properly due to scratches, bad surface noise, etc. The cover and contents will be badly damaged or partly missing.

The record is unplayable or might even be broken, and is only of use as a collection filler.