Neil Young & Pearl Jam – Unique Prototype “Mirror Ball” Hologram Display
A truly unique Neil Young and Pearl Jam collectible–a one of a kind prototype hologram display made for their MIRROR BALL album. In 1995 Neil Young teamed with Pearl Jam and recorded the album “Mirror Ball” with Pearl Jam’s producer Brendan O’brien. Epic Records, Pearl Jam’s label, refused to let them be credited on the front cover, but this album was truly a collaboration between Neil and the band.
At the time, Recordmecca’s Jeff Gold worked at Warner Bros/Reprise, Neil’s label, and was involved with the marketing of the album. Recently, Gold purchased the collection of a former co-worker also involved in the marketing of the album, and he sold us this unique prototype. He explained this prototype was made by a vendor for Warner/Reprise and was envisioned as a 3-D record store display, however it proved too expensive to mass produce, and so this single prototype was the only one made. When it was discarded by the label, he kept it, thinking it was an interesting artifact.
It measures 36″ x 36″ and is made of plexi-glass. To the naked eye it appears dark, nearly black. But when back lit, it comes to life and becomes the colorful near 3-D holographic image you see above (to take the photos, we merely placed this in a window and photographed it illuminated by the sun. It would be best displayed like this, or backlit in a light box.) If you look carefully, you can see the image of a person holding their hands in a “V” and flashing the peace sign below the mirror ball top center. The “Mirror Ball” logo was created by well known poster artist Emek in tribute to the legendary poster artist Rick Griffin.
We will provide a letter of authenticity detailing the history of this unique artifact to the winning bidder. This weighs about 10 pounds and will need to be packed carefully; it will be shipped at cost and we’re guessing it will cost in the area of $50 US and $200 Overseas, but depending on where the winner lives, that might change.
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