JOHN LENNON & YOKO ONO Unfinished Music No. 1: Two Virgins - Very Rare original Dutch issue 1968 first press 12-track stereo vinyl LP, on an Apple label with Apple catalogue number & logo (distributed by Negram in The Netherlands due to conflicts at Apple). In a fully laminated controversial nude picture sleeve, with pinched spine and'Made in Merrie England' credit on the reverse. In part due to its shocking cover the album did not sell well, therefore finding a first edition Dutch pressing is extremely difficult, this rare copy remaining in excellent shape! John and Yoko's first album venture was into the realms of the avant-garde with this mysterious home made album of sound effects, tape loops, free-form vocals and snatches of slowed down or speeded up music.
It was recorded in May 1968 (probably the 19th/20th) between midnight and dawn, when John had invited Yoko to his home in Weybridge. John had been experimenting with various recordings of his own for some time in his attic music room, Yoko was naturally interested in his way-out sound collages and so they decided to record something together. Their distant 18-month relationship was finally consummated after John audibly declared at the end of the tape "I've had enough now". The naked cover photographs for the album were later taken in the basement of Ringo's flat in Montague Square, London, with John using a delayed action shutter release as he was too embarrassed to allow a professional to take the nude pictures. It took six months for John to persuade the other band members to allow him to release the album.The Apple labels are in great condition with'NEGRAM Made in Holland' label text. There are few light spindle marks around the centre hole. The matrix numbers are machine stamped, they are as follows. The fully laminated picture sleeve was very shocking in 1968 as it showed the couple naked on the front of the sleeve.
Many shops refused to stock it and in the US it was issued with a brown paper bag to hide the nudity. With'Made In Merrie England' text on the back. This is and excellent copy of this amazing rarity, you'd be very hard-pushed to find better copies! Some light surface marks, which do not affect play. Original green Apple sticker at the bottom corner (see photo).The item "Lennon TWO VIRGINS Vinyl LP Dutch Apple NEGRAM Beatles NL1968 JESS CONRAD YOKO" is in sale since Saturday, August 10, 2019. This item is in the category "Music\Records".
The seller is "raven-records" and is located in England. This item can be shipped worldwide.