Saturday, June 4, 2011

Rhino Test Pressings *5 LP lot* Unplayed!

Rhino Test Pressings *5 LP lot* Beautiful! ~ $175

Wham! A lot of test pressings of the Monkees first 5 albums on Rhino Records. In 1985 into 1986 Rhino beat MTV to the Monkee punch by reissuing all 9 of the original albums on LP. This lot includes- Meet The Monkees, More Of..., Headquarters, Pisces Aquarius Capricorn & Jones, Ltd. AND The Birds The Bees & The Monkees. The blank label on each of these has a notatation of either "A" and "B" for the respective album sides, or gives the Rhino catalog number "70143" for Headquarters. These black vinyl test pressings come in a generic album sleeve. Because I'm a nice guy, I've included a proper Rhino album flat with each LP. As display pieces, these 'album flats' were used to promote the albums in a retail store. All LP's are mint condition. Perfect!

NOTE: I should add that test pressings are typically made in quantities of less that 10 copies as they are meant for the artist, producer, engineers to review prior to mass production. So while the original albums may be common (on Colgems OR Rhino), in this test pressing form they are an absolute rarity!

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