The Beatles’ “Abbey Road” and George Michael’s “Faith” - Latest titles added to the ‘White Label’ LP auction for National Album Day - Nearly 150 lots of rare and collectible test pressings go under the hammer on 5th October30 September 2019 - Press release
A rare white label test pressing of Abbey Road – The Beatles’ 11th studio album, which this week celebrated the 50th anniversary of its release on 26th September 1969, is the latest title to be added to a “white label” auction planned for 5th October as part of the celebrations in the run up to National Album Day on Saturday 12th October.
This test pressing of the 2019 50th anniversary edition of the iconic album (Apple/EMI 7791512, half speed mastered) has been generously donated by Paul McCartney and Apple Records.
Bidding among collectors of Beatles memorabilia is likely to be intense, and will contribute to the funds being raised on the day for music industry charity The BRIT Trust.
Also added to the sale is a 1987 original test pressing of George Michael’s debut solo album – the Grammy Award-winning Faith, alongside a signed white label LP of Collide, the debut release from up and coming new artist Tom Speight.
These latest special additions join around 150 lots featuring titles ranging from signed copies of Ed Sheeran’s No.6 Collaborations Project, Coldplay’s The Butterfly Package and The Specials’ self-titled album to collectible work by David Bowie, Liam Gallagher, The Jam, Arctic Monkeys, Oasis, Kylie, Sex Pistols, Dusty Springfield, Genesis, The Specials, Lenny Kravitz, Manic Street Preachers, Lianne La Havas, Mark Ronson, Arctic Monkeys, and The Who, to name just a few.