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    Fred Astaire Signed Limited Edition "The Astaire Story" Album Set Mercury MG C-1001/4 (1953). A very nice copy of a most rare Jazz collectable, the four-disk limited edition set titled The Astaire Story, which found singer-dancer Fred Astaire in the recording studio with a gang of top jazzmen led by Oscar Peterson to see where their mutual inspiration would lead. The resulting 38 tracks -- mostly Jazz versions of standards associated with Astaire -- were pressed on four blue-vinyl records with special labels and issued in a suspension-styled oversize album in red cloth with dancer logo on the front cover, plus liner notes on pebbled paper, color and b&w photographs (by Gjon Mili), and a portfolio of drawings by collectable Jazz artist David Stone Martin. His signature initials appear on one drawing, and Astaire himself numbered and signed all copies. This particular copy is #520 from a limited edition of 1,384, in Good condition with some mild soiling and fading to the cover. The records are in Very Good condition with some minor surface noise. With COA from PSA/DNA.

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    April, 2006
    14th-15th Friday-Saturday
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