Thelonious Monk - The Unique Thelonious Monk LP - 180g Audiophile NEW

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The Unique Thelonious Monk is a 1956 album by Thelonious Monk.[5] It was his second for Riverside Records, and, like his Riverside debut, is made up of standards. It was a continuation of Riverside's strategy to broaden consumer interest in Monk by having him record cover versions of well-known material which, Riverside hoped, would help to break down the prevailing perception that Monk's original music was "too difficult" for mass-market acceptance.

Riverside, at the time of the first re-issue, printed copies of the stamp that was featured on the cover art.[2] Some of these made their way through the United States Postal Service, which issued a restraining order against the company.[2] Monk was subsequently featured on a genuine stamp, which was issued by the U.S. Postal Service in 1995.[6]

Track listing

Side One

  1. "Liza (All the Clouds'll Roll Away)" (George & Ira Gershwin, Gus Kahn) – 3:11
  2. "Memories of You" (Eubie Blake, Andy Razaf) – 4:15
  3. "Honeysuckle Rose" (Fats Waller, Andy Razaf) – 5:32
  4. "Darn That Dream" (Eddie DeLange, James Van Heusen) – 6:30

Side Two

  1. "Tea for Two" (Vincent Youmans, Irving Caesar) – 5:52
  2. "You Are Too Beautiful" (Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart) – 4:53
  3. "Just You, Just Me" (Jesse Greer, Raymond Klages) – 7:59