was released in 1985, originally, and then in 1987. It was released on CD for the first time in 1992. No complete collection of his RCA recordings have been made available...unfortunately! I have his studio albums for RCA on vinyl (1980, 1981, and 1982) and I have a cassette copies of 1980's Shriner's Convention and 1983's Greatest Hits, too. However, I have no cassette copy of his 1981 and 1982 albums nor have they ever been issued on CD or in Mp3 format. The RCA era is pretty much as scarce as his Warner Brothers era happens to be as far as availability on modern-day listening devices. The Ray Stevens vinyl albums I have are among the things I cherish the most. They're priceless...sure, the LP's can be found on eBay and other on-line auction sites but once I purchased the albums of his that I've got I've never considered putting a price on them. I still hold out hope that someday cassette copies of his 1981 and 1982 albums come up for sale...but I don't have any hope that RCA is going to release them on CD.
Following up on my previous blog entry concerning the CD release of the Ray Stevens Monument singles (1965-1970) there has since been a product page added on America's Amazon page. You can read about the CD and it's price in American dollars by clicking HERE. It's available for Pre-order...and it states that it'll be available here on March 4th. I'll post more about this CD the closer it gets to March 4th.
In the meantime wish Ray Stevens a Happy Birthday on social media today!