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IN 1967 LONG STANDING WARNER BROS EXECUTIVE STAN CORNYN STARTED UP WITHIN THE COMPANY A DIVISION WHICH WAS KNOWN AS CREATIVE SERVICES. HE ORIGINATED A LOT OF ORIGINAL IDEAS AMONG THEM THE CIRCULAR MAGAZINE BUT ALSO THE HIGHLY ORIGINAL "WARNER/REPRISE LOSS LEADERS" COMPILATION LP'S.

ABOUT 25 OF THESE MOSTLY DOUBLE LP'S WAS MADE IN THE PERIOD '67-'71.

THE LP'S WERE ADVERTISED ON THE INNER BAGS OF WARNER/REPRISE RELEASES AT THE TIME AND FOR A MERE $2 ONE COULD MAIL A COUPON TO THEIR BURBANK OFFICE AND YOU WOULD WOULD RECEIVE A CLEVERLY THEMED COMPILED RECORD THAT FOCUSED ON THEIR DIVERSIFIED ARTIST ROSTER, BUT MOSTLY IT WAS AIMED AT EXPOSING THEIR MORE ODDBALL AND ECLECTIC TYPE ARTISTS, AND THERE WERE LOADS OF THOSE SUCH AS VAN DYKE PARKS, THE FUGS, WILD MAN FISCHER, PEARLS BEFORE SWINE ETC. BUT ALSO THE TOP STARS GRATEFUL DEAD, JIMI HENDRIX, NEIL YOUNG, BLACK SABBATH ETC.

AND IT WOULD INCLUDE NOT ONLY TRACKS FROM ALBUMS BUT ALSO RADIO ADS, OBSCURE SINGLES ONLY B-SIDES AND UNRELEASED TRACKS.

THE RECORDS WERE NOT FOR SALE IN RECORD STORES. THEY COULD ONLY BE OBTAINED BY ORDERING DIRECT FROM WARNER BROS AND UNFORTUNATELY THE OFFER WAS ONLY VALID TO U.S. RESIDENTS ONLY AS SOME OF THE ARTISTS WERE LICENSED BY WARNER BROS FOR THE NORTH AMERICAN MARKET ONLY.

THEY WERE REGARDED AS PRETTY HIP FOR THEIR TIME SOME 30-35 YEARS LATER THEY ARE STILL PRETTY HIP.

RECOMENDED READING: "EXPLODING: THE HIGHS, HITS, HYPE, HEROES, AND HUSTLERS OF THE WARNER MUSIC GROUP" BY STAN CORNYN WITH PAUL SCANLON PUBLISHED BY HARPER COLLINS 2002.

THIS IS THE LIST OF WHAT IS CURRENTLY IN STOCK:
ArtistTitleLabelPrefix #$CTYCommentsGrade
         
1Various: Van Dyke Parks/Neil Young/Electric Prunes/Sal Valentino etc.1969 Warner/Reprise Songbook Warner BrosPRO 331 $75 us 2LP/gfld/pro only m-/m-
2Various: Jimi Hendrix/Van Dyke Parks/Mothers of Invention/Hamilton Camp etc.1969 Warner/Reprise Record Show Warner BrosPRO 336 $75 us 2LP/gfld/pro only m-/m-
3Various: Beach Boys/Van Morrison/Fleetwood Mac/Kinks etc.Big Ball Warner BrosPRO 358 $60 us 2LP/gfld/pro only m-/m-
4Various: Herbie Hancock/Mike Post Coalition/Glenn Yarbrough/Mason Williams etc.Schlagers Warner BrosPRO 359 $35 us 2LP/gfld/pro only vg+/vg+
5Various: Jimi Hendrix/Jimmy Webb/Grateful Dead/Frank Zappa etc.Looney Tunes And Merrie Melodies Warner BrosPRO 423 $90 us 3LP box/pro only m-/vg++
6Various: Little Feat/Peter Green/Curved Air/Zephyr etc.Non-Dairy Creamer Warner BrosPRO 443 $25 us pro only vg+/vg+
7Various: Deep Purple/Ronnie Milsap/Beach Boys/Kinks etc.Hot Platters Warner BrosPRO 474 $60 us 2LP/gfld/pro only m-/m-
8Various: Crazy Horse/T.Rex/Alice Cooper/Faces etc.Together Warner BrosPRO 486 $25 us pro only vg+/vg+
9Various: Jerry Garcia/Arthur Alexander/Alice Cooper/William Truckaway etc.Whole Burbank Catalog Warner BrosPRO 512 $60 us 2LP/gfld/pro only m-/m-
10Various: Faces/Captain Beefheart/Ry Cooder/Jerry Garcia etc.Warner/Reprise Display Case Vol.3 Warner BrosPRO 516 $60 us 2lp/gfld/pro only m-/m-
11Various: Fleetwood Mac/ T.Rex/Beach Boys/Pentangle etc.Middle Of the Road Warner BrosPRO 525 $50 us 2LP/gfld/pro only vg++/vg++
12Various: Tower of Power/Van Dyke Parks/John Cale/Meters etc.Burbank Warner BrosPRO 529 $60 us 2LP/gfld/pro only m-/m-
13Various: Jethro Tull/Alexis Korner/Roxy Music/Sparks etc.Days Of Wine And Vinyl Warner BrosPRO 540 $60 us 2LP/gfld/pro only m-/m-
14Various: Little Feat/Beach Boys/Faces/Procol Harum etc.Appetizers Warner BrosPRO 569 $60 us 2LP/gfld/pro only m-/m-
15Various: Mothers/Tim Buckley/Jethro Tull/Allman Bros etc.All Singing-All Talking-All Rocking Warner BrosPRO 573 $60 us 2LP/gfld/pro only m-/m-
16Various: Beach Boys/Robin Trower/Deep Purple/Kiss etc.Hard Goods Warner BrosPRO 583 $60 us 2LP/gfld/pro only m-/m-
17Various: Allman Brothers/Johnny Jenkins/Arthur Conley/White Witch etc.Peaches Capricorn PRO 588 $30 us 2LP/gfld/pro only m-/m-
18Various: Ry Cooder/Bonnie Raitt/Van Dyke Parks/Adam Faith etc.Deep Ear Warner BrosPRO 591 $55 us 2LP/gfld/pro only m-/vg++
19Various: Ry Cooder/Bonnie Raitt/Van Dyke Parks/Adam Faith etc.Deep Ear Warner BrosPRO 591 $60 us 2LP/gfld/pro only m-/m-
20Various: Tower of Power/Foghat/Jan & Dean/Ron Wood etc.Force Warner BrosPRO 596 $60 us 2LP/gfld/pro only m-/m-
21Various: Travis Wammack/Kitty Wells/Wet Willie/Cowboy etc.Peaches Vol. 2 - Pick Of the Crop Capricorn PRO 605 $40 us 2LP/gfld/pro only m-/vg++
22Various: Ry Cooder/Van Morrison/Little Feat/Eddie Hazel etc.Limo Warner BrosPRO 691 $35 us 2LP/gfld/pro only vg+/vg+