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Vinyl: THE BEATLES GENUINE UK REVOLVER LP 1966 ORIGINAL MONO EMIDISC ACETATE

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6,100.00 GBP
(8,798.37 USD)
1,000.00 GBP
08 May 2016
28 Apr 2016
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United Kingdom
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The Beatles
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Pop & Beat: 1960s
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BEATLES - SUPERB HISTORIC POP CULTURE RARITY


GENUINE UK REVOLVER LP 1966 ORIGINAL MONO EMIDISC ACETATE WITH PSYCHEDELIC LABEL DESIGNS

A surviving original UK mono acetate of one of the most important albums of all time.

Recorded between April and June 1966 with George Martin again serving as producer, Revolver was the seventh studio album of The Beatles and marked an adventurous progression from the group's 1965 Rubber Soul in terms of style and experimentation and heralded the band's arrival as studio innovators. The album's sounds include the the incorporation of tape loop and backward guitar recordings on the psychedelic, influential "Tomorrow Never Knows", the use of a classic string octet on "Eleanor Rigby", and the Indian music backing of "Love To You". Aside from varispeeding, reversed tapes, and close audio miking, the sessions for the album resulted in the invention of automatic double tracking which was soon adopted throughout the music industry. This album saw a new maturity in McCartney writing, challenging the Lennon-McCartney song writing dominance, and with Harrison's interest in the musical culture of India, there were now 3 prolific songwriting Beatles

The album was ranked first in Colin Larkin's book @All Time Top 1000 Albums and third in Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time

Genuine Beatles acetates are extreamely rare and album acetates are virtually impossible to find. Only a few were made for the band, management and the record company

What makes this even more interesting is that the labels have been decorated in psychedelic blue, green and red felt pen markings

This is similar to that of Alexis Mardas's Sgt Pepper LP emidisc acetate which sold at Christies back in 2004 for £15,535

The Sgt Pepper label design can be seen here
http://www.christies.com//lotfinder/lot/the-beatles-4276698-details.aspx?from=searchresults&intObjectID=4276698&sid=41bbae1a-d349-4ca9-a764-7f225b372c69

I cannot confirm a link with this disc to Magic Alex, only the similarities. This record has been authenticated by Christies fine art auctioneers and i will include relevant paperwork from them with the disc

The handwriting on the labels is the same hand as that of the "Til There Was You/Hello Little Girl acetate which was reported to be that of Brian Epstein. This superb early acetate sold for £77,500. See details here
https://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=2&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwiMkdHj6J3MAhVCXBoKHXvFBJIQFggiMAE&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.bbc.co.uk%2Fnews%2Fuk-england-merseyside-35870751&usg=AFQjCNGzJmi9L4MCeDUFFXi5G4KeQzdmOg&bvm=bv.119745492,d.d2s

Acetates should only be played to a minimum and as this disc is nearly 50 years old and is extreamly fragile it has not been played by me. (Christies have had it played and confirmed it is the mono version) Visually the LP is very good with some scuffs and marks as you would expect of a disc of this age.

The importance of this acetate in music history cannot be underestimated and as a blue chip Pop Culture investment, its value will continue to rise

Stored in a temperature controlled, smoke and pet free enviroment

Bid with confidence, i have sold many high end pop rarities, see my other listings

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