The Secret for Perpetual Life (10:14)
Another Bert Tenzer record found it's way into my hands last year. Like his other recordings, it's an advertising record that potential customers could take home and play to build a frothing consumer desire for a product that would turn into a sale. Bring the album back, and you get a special gift from the store, along with a chance to win a Swiss watch.
No Mason Adams this time around, but Bert Tenzer himself is listed as the narrator, so one of the mysteries surrounding these records is solved. There are several voices familiar to Tenzer fans in the cast, including, if I'm not mistaken, the actor who played the father in the sublime "Marriage Union (for teen-agers)" produced by The Christophers.
I won't spoil the surprise of this dramatic adventure in salesmanship, but I will say that the choice of the word "perpetual," rather than "eternal" is a bit of a giveaway. From 1963, this has all the qualities that make Tenzer's records a real joy and a fun change of pace for those who love radio drama.