GENESIS Live at LEICESTER 1973 ULTRA RARE TEST PRESS ONLY DUTCH PHILIPS 2LP NM - rare vinyl collector item


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GENESIS: Live at LEICESTER 1973 ULTRA RARE TEST PRESS ONLY DUTCH PHILIPS 2LP NM

GENESIS Live at LEICESTER 1973 ULTRA RARE TEST PRESS ONLY DUTCH PHILIPS 2LP  NM
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Auction Details:
Code ID
#25734
Ebay Item #
202131301139
Sold Price
$3261.00
Bids
22
Auction End date
11 Dec 2017
Seller Location
KIFISSIA

Item Description

GENESIS: Live at LEICESTER 25/2/1973 and Live at MANCHESTER 25/2/1973

Promotional pressing, that got never released. Ultra-ultra rare double LP on Dutch PHILIPS
This is an original PHILIPS pressing, NOT a bootleg! 100% genuine. This album is part of the estate of a famous Greek radio producer, and it is one of the very few copies ever pressed.

Both records are in like new condition, shiny vinyl, looks unplayed, and promo sheets of both records are included, attached on the innersleeves. Both in great condition. Generic hand written cover is in excellent condition.

Recorded at: DeMontford Hall, Leicester, 25th February 1973, except The Return Of The Giant Hogweed: Free Trade Hall, Manchester, 24th February 1973

Line-up: Tony Banks, Phil Collins, Peter Gabriel, Steve Hackett, Mike Rutherford

Here is part of the story of this ultra rarity from the GENESISMUSEUMcom:

It is well known; that when the genesis live album was finally released in 1973 it was a single lp. It was also amazing that the best and most ambitious track "supper 's ready" was not included. For many years rumours sufaced, that a double lp version was leaked as a test pressing on the dutch philips label. However none had ever been seen and were almost impossible to find.

Some say between 20 and 50 copies were pressed, but to this day, i have only heard of about seven.

The test pressings have 4 sides with handwritten labels, but no album cover. Since they were done by hand, each label is a little different. the matrix numers on the vinyl are AA6830 140 1Y 1 670 1, 2, 3 and 4. On the included cue sheet the sides are referred to as 6830.140.1/2 and 6830.141.1/2. The cue sheets also show that all tracks were recorded in Leicester on Feb 25th 1973, except "Return of the Giant Hogweed", which was recorded in Manchester in february 24th 1973. These test pressings are the single most valuable and sought after genesis record.

One of the main reasons is that it includes recordings, that exist only on this record.

Track Listing

  • WATCHER OF THE SKIES 8:35
  • THE MUSICAL BOX 10:38
  • GET 'EM OUT BY FRIDAY 9:00
  • SUPPER'S READY 23:45
  • THE RETURN OF THE GIANT HOGWEED* 8:22
  • THE KNIFE 9:27

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