October 8, 2019
Start Date: September 26, 2019
Final Price: $299.00 (USD)
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An ultra rare rejected Columbia Records test pressing of the Bob Dylan 2019 Record Store Day "Original New York Test Pressing" of Blood on the Tracks. This was pressed at the MPO Records pressing plant in France. That's right, this is a test pressing of a test pressing of a test pressing, and a rejected one at that! On Record Store Day 2019 Columbia released, for the first time, a faux test pressing of the original, unreleased original version of Blood on the Tracks [which was only ever pressed as a test pressing, in 1974]. This is an ultra rare test pressing of that Record Store day issue used in the production of the Record Store Day issue. This has different matrix numbers than the released version, and was probably rejected because of some surface noise during "If You See Her Say Hello." Matrixes: A side, etched [stamped]: 19-0007NL-19075931221 AII MPO 19 105101 [logo & No. stamped] Kr SSTMatrix / /B side, etched [stamped]: 19-0007NL-19075931221 B Kr SST MPO 19 101834 [logo & No. stamped] In near mint/near mint- condition, with a few light ticks during "Lilly, Rosemary and the Jack of Hearts." A great Dylan collectible for a fraction of the $10,000. you'd pay for an original 1974 test pressing.
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