This deluxe boxed set was typical of the
time. Reader's Digest was famous for releasing similar
sets for years with a variety of themes such as "Big
Bands of the 1940's".
These sets came in approximately 1 1/2" thick boxes
with an equally thick "sleeve" that held 5 (or
more) records inside. The top part of this sleeve would drop
down to reveal the track listing. Each individual record
was housed in a deluxe plastic-lined sleeve to keep it protected
(see image below).
In this case, The Longines Symphonette Society licensed Judy's
performances from Capitol to make this set that was available
only through mail order. A special single
LP entitled "I Could Go On Singing Forever" was sent "free"
to those who ordered this box.
All in all this is a nice collection with very nice cover art.
Album cover restoration provided by "Alex
in Belgium" - thank you Alex!
are scans of the special flyer that Longines sent to
subscribers announcing this boxed set.
was an ad (see below right) for the free single LP "I
Could Go On Singing Forever".
Click on the images for pop-up windows with detailed scans.
This is the left side of the "back",
and what the reader
first sees when taking out of the envelope.
This is the main inside fold-out.
The panel at the bottom
with the track listing is
actually a bottom panel that
was folded over the
bottom part (with the photos) of
this main section.
This is the middle and right side of the "back", which
up to reveal the main section (shown at left).
The special box-insert shown above that houses the records has
a flap that comes down
to reveal the (slightly off-center)
sticker containing the track listing.
Each record is housed in a deluxe sleeve lined with plastic for