SLY AND THE FAMILY STONE - FRESH - UNRELEASED VERSION VERY DIFFERENT MIXES
  £   34
  $   47

 


£   34 Sold For
Jan 25, 2015 Sold Date
Jan 18, 2015 Start Date
£   15 Start price
4 Number Of Bids
  Great Britain Country Of Seller
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SLY AND THE FAMILY STONE - FRESH


One of the rarest LPs in my collection. This is a pre-release version of FRESH - an UNRELEASED VERSION. It was handed out by CBS for reviews. When the released version came out some months later, it was VERY DIFFERENT - different tempos, different mixes.

I'm Selling My Collection: From 1970 - 1983 I was a rock critic in the UK and US - Sounds, NME, CREEM, Rolling Stone, etc. [It's all here: http://jonh-ingham.blogspot.co.uk/]. Somewhere in the middle I did PR at EMI and Island. In 1977 I managed Generation X and in 1980 the Go-Gos. I've run a club, been a DJ, ran labels...All the time, I collected records. Now I'm selling them.

EVERY RECORD & CD I LIST IS MINE - 99% of the time I got them when they were released. I really took care of them - I had a great stereo and a Shure V-15 cartridge. I did my best to keep everything in perfect condition - not easy with some of the flimsy cardboard used for covers.

There's a lot of bs on eBay hyping up how rare the seller's records are and how perfect the condition is. I describe these records as honestly as I can. The discs are inspected in daylight. Please use the Zoom function on the photos to check for yourself.


ABOUT THIS RECORD:

One of the rarest LPs in my collection. This is a pre-release - UNRELEASED - version of FRESH. CBS pressed up VERY FEW copies and handed them out to reviewers for the UK music press - then the album didn't come out, as Sly remixed and delayed handing over the master tapes. When the released version did come out some months later, it was VERY DIFFERENT - different tempos, different mixes.

This LP: the songs are mostly uptempo with a lot less overdubs. It sounds a lot less "stoned" and closer to the vibe of 'Stand'. On the LP labels you can see there is no album title, and the song order is completely different to the released LP. "IN TIME" is not on the album. Song titles are different in spelling and in some cases different words.

I know that over the years different mixes have been released by mistake. I don't know id this LP matches any of those mixes. All I can say is that it is VERY VERY RARE.

It comes in a plain white cover.

CONDITION:
Record - 100%. No marks or scratches. Perfect. Labels are perfect. No spindle wear. Check the photo under the Zoom feature.

I had a really good stereo and cartridge and it was only played on that system.

I am selling a lot of r'n'b, funk and hip-hop LPs and 12 inches. Discounted postage on multiple buys.

Records sent in a stiff cardboard mailer. DISCOUNT POSTAGE for multiple buys. I can get 3 LPs in one mailer. UK price for 3 LPs is £3.50.

Postage is at the following rates:
UK - £3.50; EU - £5.75; USA, Asia, Australia - £7.50


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