I have recently aquired a Decca test pressing of December's children and wasn't aware until I checked it out that this appears never to have been pressed up as a stock copy for export to the US. I would be grateful to anybody if this could be confirmed as I may well have a very rare record indeed! ;D
Post by Stone Relics on Apr 2, 2010 14:14:10 GMT 1
I saw that on ebay...but couldnt afford it. VERY rare. Maybe unique. And you are correct, it was never manufactured as an export to the US. 1st US pressings are boxed LONDON, maroon labels. No UK FFRR pressing has been documented. Congrats!
I have a copy of your test pressing: ARL 7031-2A B KT I AZURE/BLACK LBLS ARL 7032-2A B KT I
my other 'made in GB' test pressing for US albums are:
12x5 ARL -6493-1A B KT I AZURE/BLACK LBLS ARL- 6494-1A B KT **
NOW! (N° 3 on lbls) XARL 6691-1K B KT I PURPLE/SILVER LBLS XARL 6692-1K B KT I
Why did they put a tax code onto vinyl if these records were meant to be exported? According to the labels of my TP of 'December's Children' is was assigned LL 3420 cat. no. and, thus, it was never considered for a British release...
I got the lot by Vinyl Solution in 1992 for GPB 200,00 each. They were advertised on Record Collector together with the TP's of all the British albums: I choosed the exports as I considered they much more appealing than the other ones. Asked Vinyl Solution to keep the other ones for the a future purchase, but they refused to do so and I missed them. Those were the days... Luca
Post by janrichards on Sept 14, 2012 22:53:10 GMT 1
One reason for the Tax code on an export may be very simple. Maybe Tony Hawkins (aka Mr K) did not notice that it was an export LP that he was working on. The previous record he cut that day got the Tax code, this one got it and the next one got it as well.