September 17, 2023
Start Date: September 10, 2023
Final Price: $9,300.00 (USD)
Bid Count: 43
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HOLY GRAIL PROMOTIONAL VERVE RECORDS EAST COAST BLOOMINGFIELD, NEW JERSEY MONO PRESSING COPY
THE VELVET UNDERGROUND & NICO (1966)
YELLOW / BLACK “DISC JOCKEY RECORDS NOT FOR SALE” T-VERVE PROMOTIONAL MISPRINT LABELS
MINT MINUS 1st STATE UNCENSORED “TORSO” PROMOTIONAL GATEFOLD COVER IN THE ORIGINAL FACTORY SHRINK WRAP
ICONIC ANDY WARHOL CONCEPT ART BANANA STICKER
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Insanely rare original Verve Records promotional copy of The Velvet Underground & Nico’s debut album. The commercial copies of this album appeared in the retail in March, 1967. The currently listed “Disc Jockey Records” yellow label promotional copy was pressed and shipped to radio stations at the end of 1966, three months before the official release date, and it’s for this particular reason we indicated this date in the listing’s title. The gatefold cover of this copy is the Uncensored 1st State version, which is also known as the “Torso” cover that shows the fully visible and unairbrushed torso of Eric Emerson projected on the wall behind the performing band on the back cover. The beautiful Mint- cover with the legendary Andy Warhol’s concept art sticker in the form of a banana being in an absolute virgin state and unpeeled underneath the original factory shrink wrap. This promotional copy was pressed in Bloomingfield, New Jersey and contains the East Coast yellow / black promotional version “DISC JOCKEY RECORDS NOT FOR SALE” labels with the T-shape Verve Records logo, “V-5008” Mono catalog number and the misprint indicating the timing for “I’ll Be Your Mirror” as 2:01 as oppose to the correct one 2:10. The MGM Records “Made in U.S.A.” 1.25 pressing ring labels also contain the credits reading “Prod. by Andy Warhol” on both sides. Dedicated Mono mix pre-release promotional MGM Records, Bloomingfield, New Jersey plant pressing with the block-looking “S” symbol engraved in the runout groove and 1 / 1 mother stampers with the full 1st matrix number being as follows: Side 1 - V5008 SIDE1 MG558REV Block-looking "S" Symbol; Side 2 - V5008 SIDE2 MG559 11 "8" Symbol. This promotional copy comes with the original "The Jazz of America is on Verve / The Wit of America is on Verve" paper inner sleeve.
The Uncensored 1st State cover remaining in the original factory shrink wrap is in outstanding condition. The glossy vinyl is graded Very Good Plus. It retains its beautiful factory lacquer but has some light surface hairlines and marks, along with some very light scuffs from the original inner sleeve which is in Near Mint condition and doesn't have any splits or tears. The Near Mint Minus labels are in stunning clean condition and don't have any scuffs or wear, with only just a couple of very light spindle marks that could be seen under a strong light source. The vinyl sounds great with only some light occasional static and Track 4 of Side 1 having a series of very light pops which most likely would go away if the record was professionally cleaned using a VPI cleaning machine.
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