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Julie London - Julie Is Her Name, Vol. 1



BoxStar (Liberty)



Product No.:
ABOX 3006
UPC: 899360002027

45 RPM Vinyl Record

No. of Discs: 2

45 RPM  

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Limited edition 45 RPM double LP set

"...This two-LP set has been mastered by Bernie Grundman on his all-tube disc cutting system and the LP is pressed at RTI. Female vocals and tubes seem to go together so I'm putting this one at the top of my list. Don't be thrown off that this is a mono recording. Many of them will blow you away." — Jim Hannon,

Much like Dean Martin's 1954 debut LP (Dean Martin Sings), Julie London's recording career started on the silver screen in the 1940s. In 1955 she made her debut LP on the newly formed Liberty Records. Recorded in August of that same year, in state-of-the-art mono sound, Julie Is Her Name is regarded by jazz buffs and '50s pop enthusiasts as a genuine classic! This LP features the hit single "Cry Me A River" and her stellar performances of "I Should Care" and "No Moon At All."

Returning to the original full-track master, Boxstar's 45 RPM double LP set is mastered by Bernie Grundman on his all-tube disc cutting system and the LP is pressed by RTI on silent HQ-180 vinyl. Nothing comes between the listener and Julie. Supported by the legendary Barney Kessel on guitar and Ray Leatherwood on bass, this LP release brings back memories of the cool '50s. Whether you were a cool swinger in the '50s or you're a cool hi-fi lovin' swinger today, you will be transported to a time when a 15" coaxial speaker, a 20 watt amplifier and a girl who looks like Julie were all that mattered. These are limited edition LPs so order your copy today.

Cry Me a River
I Should Care
I'm in the Mood for Love
I'm Glad There Is You
Can't Help Lovin' That Man
I Love You
Say It Isn't So
It Never Entered My Mind
Easy Street
'S Wonderful
No Moon at All
Gone with the Wind

Customer Reviews (4.81 Stars) 16 person(s) rated this product.

Julie sounding her best

posted on 02/28/2015
5 Stars
The queen of the club scene. I have an orginal Liberty and waited a long time before buying this one and i wasn't disappointed. It is quite a bit better in all aspects than my original. Her voice is soooooo smoky and Kessel's guitar soooooo perfect. Okay, I gotta get up every 8 minutes or so but well wotrh it.

Great - but....

posted on 11/06/2013
5 Stars
This is an incredible sounding album. Definitely a demo disc. But, I can hear no noticeable improvement from my NM original mono LP. Still happy that I bought it.

Waste of time and vinyl space

posted on 10/29/2013
3 Stars
Reviewer: Jeff C - Australia
Sound 3 stars, Music 4 stars, Value 2 stars. I like Julie London and only have her on CDs. As there are so many glowing preceding reviews about the sound on this set, I was persuaded it would be a worthwhile investment. However, I am under whelmed by the sound. If the sound was vastly superior, then I would not bothered by the short play time of each 45RPM side. But in this case I fail to hear anything that makes this worth having on 45 RPM spread over 2 LPs with so much dead space. The entire album could have been fitted on a single 45RPM 12 inch and then at least you would have some time to relax with Julie before yet another flip. I get the impression that Boxstar did 2 LPs just to bump the price up on what could have sounded just as good on a single 33RPM LP. I have Analogue Productions 45RPM The Doors – LA Women and yes THAT 45RPM is justified by sounding stupendous!

Beautiful and captivating

posted on 04/23/2013
5 Stars
Reviewer: Bill E
The quality of the pressing is exceptional and the presence of the music is tangible. Hard to listen to without a martini in your hand while you imagine yourself in a nightclub. Pure joy.

a pleasant surprise

posted on 08/18/2012
5 Stars
Reviewer: Jeff
I am a female vocalist fan in general, but a generation removed from Julie London. That said, BoxStar records never fails to disappoint in the quality of their pressings, so I took a shot. Well, great singers are simply that, great singers and it really is irrelevant as to when they were at their prime! Julie London sounds wonderful and I was "knee deep" in her songs as I listened. I wish I had a mono cart on my tonearm, but even with my usual stereo cart, the record sounded powerful, a full soundstage - very surprising. I am not sure what exactly I was expecting from a mono recording, but this exceeded my expectations. Get this record. It is that good! And oh by the way, the packaging, graphics on the gatefold, etc. are 1st class!

Great remastering, distracting surface noise...

posted on 05/16/2012
4 Stars
Reviewer: mwaller
Without doubt, this release sounds MUCH better than the orginal mid-1950's release. The recording quality and remastering are great, though a certain amount of tape hiss is audible. Unfortunatley, there are quite a number of small pops and ticks that distract from my enjoyment of the music. For $50, I would have expected quieter surfaces.

Incredible Album Five Star Remastering!

posted on 07/02/2011
5 Stars
Reviewer: mrgoggin
This is an incredible album. The 45 RPM remastering is the best. Close your eye and you'll swear Julie London is in the room and singing just to you. I wish they would do this to more of her records.

Great sounds, but so much dead wax!

posted on 05/19/2011
5 Stars
Sounds great, no complaints there; but it just bothers me that when using this 45 rpm/2 lp format, you get Sooo much dead wax. Would it be crazy to suggest two/10" LPs?

Quality Sound

posted on 09/03/2010
5 Stars
Recording quality on this disc is really really good.

Add to One's Collection

posted on 04/18/2010
5 Stars
Reviewer: Mark K.
I purchased an original copy of this album at an LP show. It was pitted, but I could hear the quality of her voice. I purchased this new pressing from Acoustic Sounds (45 RPM 180 gm) and it is great. Highly recommended.


posted on 03/30/2010
5 Stars
Reviewer: Michael in NJ
Very intimate with great presence and staging. The rendition of " Cry Me a River" is worth the price alone. This is one hot album.

Wow! Was this worth the wait!

posted on 12/08/2009
5 Stars
Reviewer: Scott Wilson
I've been anticipating this release since it was announced over a year ago. I'd been listening to the original and second pressing for years, and also the great Pathe reissues of "Lonely Girl" and "Make Love To Me". When I heard the first few bars of the Box Star 45 edition, i knew Bernie had nailed her it. Julie's unique voice, the guitar and bass all sound as they should, the immaculate pressings reveal every nuance from the super clean original master tape. I even experienced a good sense of depth in this mono recording. A must have. How about "Make Love To Me" as an encore?

Hard to believe it's Mono!

posted on 11/19/2009
5 Stars
If you're a fan you need this record. Wonderful sound from a simple recording. The remastering is excellent except now you can hear some minor problems in the original recording. But forget all that and sit back and hear why Julie sold so many copies of "Cry Me A River".

Vinyl Sorcery

posted on 10/21/2009
5 Stars
Reviewer: Michael Dubrow
This 45 RPM reissue is one of the best records I have ever heard, period. It's like stepping back in time, and having Julie London -- one of the sultriest yet still innocent singers of the 1950's -- performing just for you in your living room. Intoxicating and electrifying. If you have a world class turntable, you must get this record.

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