Les Baxter ‎– The Passions

Capitol Records ‎– LAL-486
Vinyl, LP, 10", Album
Box Set


A1 Despair
A2 Ecstasy
A3 Hate
B1 Lust
B2 Terror
B3 Jealousy
B4 Joy

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'Les Baxter's The Passions Featuring Bas Sheva' (Full Title)

Red Capitol Label.
Reads: Capitol. Reg. U.S. Pat. Off.
Full Dimensional Sound.
Manufactured by Capitol Records Inc. Hollywood California. U.S.A..

From 6-page booklet:
"The instrumentation of The Passions is as follows: 2 clarinets (doubling piccolo, flute, and alto flute. An additional clarinet was used on one recording session): 2 trumpets; 2 trombones; 1 French horn (an additional horn was used on one recording session); 10 violins; 2 violas; 2 cellos; String bass; Harp; Piano (doubling celeste); Percussion (snare, bass drum, tom toms cymbals, wood blocks, triangle, tympani, bells, vibraphone, xylophone, timbales, conga drum, bongos, guiro, tambourine, castanets cabaza, maracas, and gong); Choir: three male, three female."

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A Label): (LAL-1-486)
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B Label): (LAL-2-486)
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A Runout etched): LAL-1-486-D2
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B Runout etched): LAL=2=486=D3

Other Versions (5 of 8) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
none Les Baxter The Passions(Acetate, LP, Album) Not On Label none Unknown Sell This Version
POP-348 Les Baxter Featuring Bas Sheva Les Baxter Featuring Bas Sheva - The Passions(LP, Album, Promo, RE) Capitol Pops POP-348 Mexico 1975 Sell This Version
OP-1920-2 Les Baxter / Sabu And His Percussion Ensemble / Leda Annest Les Baxter / Sabu And His Percussion Ensemble / Leda Annest - The Passions(CD, Comp, Ltd, RE, Unofficial) Oriental Pacific OP-1920-2 US 1995 Sell This Version
LAL-486 Les Baxter The Passions(10", Album, Promo + Box) Capitol Records LAL-486 US 1954 Sell This Version
AMR 1953 Les Baxter The Passions(9xFile, MP3, Album, Mono, RE, RM, 320) Sinetone AMR AMR 1953 2011



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February 24, 2013
Fun Fact: "The Passions" was a launch title for Capitol's "Full Dimensional Sound" series, which was aimed squarely at deep-pocketed hi-fi geeks. List price when released was $6.75, which is equivalent to well over $50 today (though only a premium of a buck or two over the usual price for an LP at the time). The fancy packaging -- a 10" presentation box, full-size booklet, and polyethylene inner sleeve -- may have softened the blow a bit, but still...DAMN.