Jep, here we did discuss the silk sleeve before as well
For sure wiskey, I believe you. There has bee so many discussions over the years about this album, so I do believe that it really exists. The one you saw many years back together with this one.... seams as if we have to similar copies accounted for then
Jufound my other posts relating to this item Jan, September 5,8 and 9 2009. I am still trying to locate a particular phone number which hopefully will help me to locate it if still here in West Australia. I dream of seeing it again.
Post by janrichards on Nov 23, 2010 21:45:49 GMT 1
Yes Whiskey, they are on the second page on the discussion for which I posted the link here above. Been reading it a few times again
I got contacted by Record Collector Magazine today ;D They asked for a picture. I contacted Adriaan, the owner of the album and he gave me permission to send them pictures. That is done now. I have a gutfeeling there will be a story in the next issue on this, or at least a mentioning of the "new item"
I aslo asked them if they could tell me whatever information they have on the album. It seams as if RC is the only magazine / party that do consider it to be existing. Most of the guys over at IORR seams to think that it is a fake.
The bottom line is that no one knows for sure, we cannot prove today with 100% certainty that this is the real thing. But personally I think we are damn close... Probably we will never get closer than this. Well, that would be if whiskey find the copy that was for sale in the end of the 90's. A second copy would seal the deal in my opinion.
... Most of the guys over at IORR seams to think that it is a fake. ...
And I'm not one of those Jan Congrats if there's a review on it on the next issue , very well done. Btw, you were so busy with this news that i think you forgot to answer to my question on the previous page. Have you seen this sleeve held by the guy before I really never heard about this one too
Btw I'm wonderin' why the record included in it is a test-pressing. Why didn't they used the usual pressing instead of a test-pressing???
This question, right.
There is a very simple explanation to why there is a test pressing in the silk sleeve. The LP was issued in December and this silk sleeve was most probably a test done by Decca BEFORE the LP was issued. It may be that they were planning to do even a more spectacular sleeve than "only" the 3D picture.
It has always been talked of as a Promotion sleeve done before the official issue. Just the fact that this copy actually has a test pressing in it is one of the reasons why I am think it may be the real stuff. The dating of the letter that is with the LP is also another strong item. As it is dated on October 30th, more that one month before the official issue date, there was most probably NO stock copies existing at that point of time. So the only option was to put a test pressing in the sleeve
But then again, there is no way to have a 100% confirmation that it is the real thing. But I put the probability as very high.
Post by steffiestones on Nov 27, 2010 17:10:35 GMT 1
QUOTE..."What makes this LP truly amazing is that there is also a letter together with the LP. The letter is on Deccas standard stationary and has Decca name and address on the letter head. It describes the LP with rather good details. It is dated on October 30th 1967. Unfortunately there is no receiver of the letter given but there is a stamp dated November 15th 1967 that most probably is the date when the letter together with this LP was received by someone"...QUOTE
I have the decca testpressing album of Gimme Shelter with the same kind of letter. I think each decca testpressing got the similar letter but the most letters are disappeared.