Music: Sober--Within Reason

Once upon a time, record stores were as dignified as the free public library. Popular recordings were stacked in bins, and hardly anybody thought to dignify them by collecting them in albums. Nowadays, pop albums are almost as common as paperback novels. And more and more, they are packaged with the same kind of half-dressed jacket heroines that the reprint publishers have long used to sell paperbacks.

On the current shelves, Victor's Music to Help You Sleep offers such sentimental oldies as Beautiful Dreamer, Love Walked In and several more, with a come-hither jacket...

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