Saturday, January 7, 2017

Lone Ranger LP


Tracks:

Well, this was a surprise!

I got an email from new Power Pal Mike Dean with audio files for a Lone Ranger LP from Peter Pan, which I never knew existed! I probably would have bought it (as in, begged my parents to buy it for me) since I generally considered The Lone Ranger a superhero alongside the DC and Marvel stalwarts.

The stories are decent, and utilize a lot of the same voices all Power Records fans are familiar with. The cover art for the sleeve is a little on the dull side, I guess Neal Adams was busy.

Mike tells me the record was released in 1978, then re-released in 1980 to coincide with The Legend of the Lone Ranger. I did a little more digging and found a Peter Pan Lone Ranger book and record set, as well:


There's no indication which, if any, of the four LP stories are being used here, so possibly this is entirely new Lone Ranger adventure! Who knew Peter Pan got so much mileage out of the character? When I see something like this, something I didn't know existed even after decades of Peter Pan Records fandom, it makes me wonder if there isn't even more stuff like this out there--Green Hornet? The Shadow? Doc Savage?

Anyway, big thanks to Mike for sending the audio along. Hi-yo, Silver!


10 comments:

Monc said...

First of all: wow. I had no idea this existed! Super cool!

Second: I've always been surprised Power never did anything with Tarzan of the Apes. Tarzan was pretty popular in the 1970s, and I'm sure Power could have done a cool series of adventures like their Conan product.

Fer said...

Wow!! Thanks to both you and to Mike!!

Anonymous said...

This is an incredible find. So glad this blog continues to grow.

radio1342 said...

Wow, very cool! Had no idea this existed. I haven't visited in a while because I thought the site had gone dormant. Glad to see some recent posts but the well is running dry. Great find! - Power Pal Mike B.

Earth 2 Chris said...

Oddly enough, I actually saw this LP at an antique mall right after Christmas. Having never seen it before,I was tempted by it, but since I have a few Lone Ranger records with some of the old radio show audio, I assumed this was more of the same. Now I'm kicking myself for passing it up!

Chris

Kwork said...

Wow! What a find! Thank you very much to all involved in bringing this to us.

Dave said...

There is a Green Hornet record put out by Leo The Lion records. I know there is a Shadow record too, but not sure who put it out. Caedmon maybe.
Dave

Maimone Digital said...

A real find! Something new to enjoy. I never saw this one either. Thanks for sharing.

mikeydean said...

The Lone Ranger book and record is an adaptation of a Lone Ranger Little Golden Book from the 1950s.

I know I have seen the version with the movie art on the sleeve (and amended titles), but I have not been able to find it again.

mikeydean said...

Wait. I found the 1980 cover (with altered titles) here:

https://www.discogs.com/Unknown-Artist-The-Lone-Ranger/release/2932413

I knew I had seen it somewhere.

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