The Beatles – UK Revolver LP Acetate
An original UK EMI mono acetate of their "Revolver" album. This is the rare mono first pressing version with the alternate "Remix 11" version of "Tomorrow Never Knows" as included (mistakenly) on only the very first mono pressings of this landmark album. As documented by Beatles expert Mark Lewisohn in "The Complete Beatles Recording Sessions," the version known as "Remix 11" was the original version chosen by George Martin to appear on the album. This acetate was cut sometime between June 22, 1966 when final mixing took place, and July 14, 1966 when George Martin called engineer Geoff Emerick and had him replace Remix 11 with Remix 8. Some mispressings with Remix 11 did escape the pressing plant on the first day. These are very rare and sought after, identified by the matrix number XEX-606-1 on side 2 of the LP. We know of no other acetate version of the LP with the "Remix 11" version. Perry Cox, world famous Beatles expert and author of "The Official Price Guide To Beatles Records and Memorabilia" has examined and authenticated this acetate and has written a letter guaranteeing its authenticity that is also included here. Genuine Beatles acetates are extremely rare, and album acetates are virtually impossible to find. They were expensive to make, and as such only a few were made, for the band, management, and the record company. This one is in VG+ condition, it plays well with some light surface noise (a CD of the acetate is included in the purchase price.) I have lightened the label scans a bit to enhance readability, but they are overall clean with ageing and glue stains as always. A number of US Beatles acetates have surfaced recently on Ebay, all looking virtually brand new, and many collectors have voiced concern as to their authenticity (in my opinion, shared by a number of others, these are forgeries.) The acetate we offer here has been authenticated by the man who literally "wrote the book" on Beatles collectibles, and like everything we offer, is guaranteed authentic for life. In this day and age, you should expect nothing else. Ken Scott, the legendary record producer and Beatles engineer told me the following about Beatles acetates: "Back in those days there were no cassettes, DATs or CDs and so the main way for artists and producers to be able to listen to something at home was through playback acetates. The number required varied. As did the persons receiving them. It could be producer, artist, arranger, publisher, DJ or sometimes even a promotion guy." As with everything we offer this is guaranteed authentic with no time limit. This came from an extremely large and long term European Beatles collection, and as you might imagine is incredibly rare.
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