Imagine



Auctioned in early 2005 by It's Only Rock 'n' Roll from the Sam Feldman collection. Feldman was an engineer at Bell Sound Studios in New York City. Bell Sound produced most of The Beatles' and solo Beatles' sanctioned acetates and promo discs for use in the US from 1969 through the early 1970s.

AUCTION DESCRIPTION:

“Imagine” is John Lennon’s classic album and here is a highly unusual version of it. This is a set of two one-sided metal acetates of the album which have Apple Records (New York) labels. Apple acetates themselves are highly collectable, but what makes this set odd is that the acetates are not 12 inches in diameter, they are 14 inches! Also unusual is that they actually have the matrix numbers of the released LP scribed in the trail-off area, along with a Bell Sound logo. Most acetates do not have any trail-off markings. Largely scribed around the outer perimeter on each acetate are the words “Apple (for Capitol)”. A sensational Lennon artifact!! Discs VG.

Auctioned again in April 2005 by Goldberg Auctioneers. Item location: Beverly Hills, CA.

AUCTION DESCRIPTION:

(The Beatles) John Lennon's "Imagine". An unusual version of John Lennon's 1971 classic album. This is a set of two one-sided metal acetates of the album which have Apple Records (New York) labels. Apple acetates themselves are highly collectable, but what makes this set odd is that the acetates are not 12 inches in diameter; they are 14 inches! Also unusual is that they actually have the matrix numbers of the released LP scribed in the trail-off area, along with a Bell Sound logo. Most acetates do not have any trail-off markings. Largely scribed around the outer perimeter on each acetate are the words "Apple (for Capitol)." A sensational Lennon artifact!

RECORDING HISTORY:

Recorded at Ascot Sound Studios
Tittenhurst Park, Ascot, Englsnd
May 1971

and

The Record Plant
New York City
June - July 1971