Friday, March 29, 2013

Discovered: very rare Avenue white label

Ever seen a white label test pressing from the world of cover version LPs? Me neither - but the item below recently made an appearance on Ebay. It's exactly that - from the Avenue LP series, England's 12 Top Hits. One might suppose that there are a few of these in existence from the various records in production at the time, but their whereabouts - if any survive - is not known outside of the small circle of personnel involved in the original recording and pressing processes.

The LP in question here is Avenue AVE 082, which was released in the summer of 1971. The seller of this latest gem has listed a number of incredible Avenue-related items over the last year or so, some of which I have featured here before, and just a couple of weeks ago put up for sale a clutch of LPs I had never previously seen! Although this particular record did not sell, keep an eye out for possible re-listings of what surely has to be a one-off.

1 comment:

  1. i have one of these, how much is it worth?