The Rolling Stones – ‘Black And Blue’ Test Pressing LP From Bill Wyman Archive
A rare UK test pressing of the 1976 Rolling Stones album Black and Blue, from the collection of longtime Stones’ bassist Bill Wyman, with his handwritten album title on the front cover.
Wyman is legendary both as a musician and as a collector of Rolling Stones memorabilia. This test pressing was sold by him in the Bill Wyman and his Rolling Stones Archive sale at Julien’s Auctions.
The UK Rolling Stones Records test pressing is in Near Mint condition. On the original generic white cover Wyman has handwritten “Album- ‘Black+Blue ‘ (1976).” in black pen. The matrix numbers are COC-59106 A-1 and COC-59106 B-1 (scratched) with “Rolling Stones” hand etched on each side.
With the original auction house descriptive card and hang tag, and Recordmecca’s written lifetime guarantee of authenticity, signed by Recordmecca’s Jeff Gold, who has consulted for Bill Wyman.
A rare opportunity to obtain a Rolling Stones test pressing owned by a Rolling Stone
[If you haven’t already seen the superb Bill Wyman documentary The Quiet One, we enthusiastically recommend it.]
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