Queen Rare Freddie Mercury (Larry Lurex) I Can Hear Music 1 Sided Test Pressing
Queen- Freddie Mercury (Larry Lurex)
I Can Hear Music 1 Sided 7” Test Pressing- commissioned by Freddie Mercury himself with excellent provenance
This record was the property of Peter ‘Ratty’ Hince, Freddie and Queen’s longest serving roadie and head of Queen’s crew and comes with his letter of provenance from him
Apparently, this test pressing was commissioned by Freddie Mercury himself later in Queen’s career as he couldn’t actually get copies of the standard original release for himself or his friends. He asked EMI to press a small quantity on white labels with white plain sleeves.
These Test pressings were produced at EMI either 1976 or 1977, 3-4 years after the original release.
The cut featured on this test pressing is around 20 seconds longer than the released version.
The record features the stamped number LL A1 in the run-off groove. The B side has a standard EMI test pressing tone for approx 2 minutes. It has ‘2’ stamped on it as well as LP FB in the run off groove
I can Hear Music was originally recorded during the Summer of 1973 by Freddie,Roger and Brian to kill time when they were waiting for available studio to work on their debut album
The record is in very good condition
From my personal Queen collection of which I will be listing other rare items
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