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Pure Prairie League RCA LSP-4650

 

The album cover for Pure Prairie League titled Pure Prairie League is based on Norman Rockwell's 1927 painting titled "Dreams of Long Ago."

Album - Pure Prairie League - Pure Prairie League released March 1972. Copyright (c) RCA Records Pressed By RCA Records Pressing Plant, Hollywood - Courtesy Discogs

Album Art Direction - Acy Lehman

Artwork by (Artist) - Norman Rockwell

 

Rockwell's painting was sold by Christie's in the 1970's for $2,322,500 USD

Norman Rockwell (1894-1978) Dreams of Long Ago signed 'Norman/Rockwell' -- inscribed with title (on the record) oil on canvas 32 x 27 in. (81.3 x 68.6 cm.) Painted in 1927. Acquired by the present owner circa 1970s.




Signed lithograph by Norman Rockwell of Dreams of Long Ago

 

The model for this Saturday Evening Post cover, James K. Van Brunt, was used extensively by Norman Rockwell, so much so that the Post editors started to complain about it. Van Brunt modeled for ten Post covers as well as countless other paintings used for advertisements. On this cover, he poses in front of a phonograph with a Victrolan record titled, 'Dreams of Long Ago.' This record was recorded by Enrico Caruso, an Italian tenor whom Rockwell had met during his work at the Metropolitan Opera House in 1912.

 

 

Dreams of Long Ago by Rockwell was on the August 13, 1927 cover of The Saturday Evening Post.

 

 

 

Dreams of Long Ago, Enrico Caruso, Victrola Record 88376, Shellac 12", 78 RPM, Single Sided, 1918

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Especially Composed by Enrico Caruso for Henry W. Savages Production "The Million." English Version by Earl Carroll.

Publisher: Leo Feist, New York, 1912, The Lester S. Levy Sheet Music Collection, Johns Hopkins University

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bustin' Out, 1972 Pure Prairie League

 

 

 

Two Lane Highway, 1975 Pure Prairie League

 




If the Shoe Fits, 1976 Pure Prairie League



 

 

Firin' Up, 1980 Pure Prairie League

 

 

 

 

Something in the Night, 1981 Pure Prairie League








Best of Pure Prairie League, 1995 Pure Prairie League

 








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