The George Martin Orchestra
"I Feel Fine"
Auctioned on eBay in January 2006
GEORGE MARTIN 1965 ACETATE"I FEEL FINE"BEATLES SONG
Item location: Norwich, United Kingdom
Here is a ONCE IN A LIFETIME OPPORTUNITY TO OWN ONE OF THE RARE BEATLES RELATED 1 SIDED ACETATE 45s IN PLAYABLE CONDITION!!!! BEATLES PRODUCER GEORGE MARTIN, Regarded by many as the 5th Beatle for his VITAL WORK shaping the group's finest recordings and direction. This is his Orchestral version of"I feel fine" which was issued by Parlophone in 1965.A DICK JAMES MUSIC LIMITED ACETATE!!!!!! The closest you might get to a Beatles one!This is one hell of an item to own!!!!!!!!!!!!
Probably only half a dozen copies exist in the world!!!!.One previous owner who was sent this in 1965 and WISELY DECIDED TO ONLY PLAY IT A COUPLE OF TIMES and then STORED IT AWAY FROM LIGHT,HEAT AND DAMP FOR OVER 40 YEARS!!!!!!!!!!!!!THERE IS SURFACE NOISE AS YOU WOULD EXPECT BUT QUITE LISTENABLE AND IN THIS INSTANCE IT IS NOT REALLY AN ITEM FOR FREQUENT PLAYING IS IT???
THATS THE BASIC STUFF and NOW HERE'S AN IN DEPTH DESCRIPTION!! .MOST ACETATES CANNOT LAST MORE THAN A FEW PLAYS DUE TO THE FRAGILE GROOVES. THE SURFACE DOES ATTRACT"MUST"PATCHES EASILY. This has some but nothing major. MOST 1960s ACETATE 45's were played on OLDER equipment with even OLDER styli, Nasty HEAVY PICKUPS, or on cheapo box type players that ENCOURAGED the use of an AUTOCHANGER which would SCUFF any disc in seconds.
ANY ACETATE THAT SURVIVES IN ANY PLAYABLE CONDITION IS A JOY TO BEHOLD AND A MUST FOR ANY SERIOUS BEATLES FAN OR AN INVESTOR LOOKING FOR A PRIME ITEM. I WILL BE SORRY TO LET IT GO BUT IT MUST BE SOLD, HOPEFULLY TO A WORTHY COLLECTOR/FAN WHO WILL TREASURE IT. MOST ACETATE 45s WERE THROWN AWAY/DAMAGED OR LOST. YOU MAY NEVER GET A CHANCE TO OWN SUCH A FANTASTIC ITEM AGAIN!!!!
LOOKING AT THE DISC ITSELF IN STRONG LIGHT>>>>>>>>>>>THERE ARE A FEW VERY LIGHT SURFACE MARKS WHICH DO NOT SOUND.I DO NOT SKIM/WORK IN DUBIOUS FLUIDS (ESPECIALLY WITH ACETATES!!!!!!!!!!) OR CHEAT LIKE SOME DEALERS.WONDERFUL SHARP, LABELS THAT LOOK AMAZING!!!!!!!! THERE IS A REFERENCE NUMBER WRITTEN IN PEN AND A FAINT TIMIMG IN PENCIL+THE WORD"ENDS".The previous owner needed to write this to be reminded that there was no"fade out".THIS HAS TO BE MENTIONED FOR THE ULTIMATE SATISFACTION AND TRUST.-MY CAMERA DOES NOT DO IT FULL JUSTICE-I TRIED A NUMBER OF TIMES TO GET A DECENT PHOTO!!!!!!! Housed in a clean and correct ORIGINAL PLAIN COVER. This disc has been selected from the collection of a FORMER BBC RADIO ONE DJ who was sent this ACETATE in 1965 AND KEPT THIS COPY AFTER JUST A FEW PLAYS(approx 3-4 only!!). It has been kept away from light and heat in a series of protective cardboard boxes that house about 50 singles for OVER 40 years!!!!!!!!! I WAS PROBABLY THE ONLY OTHER PERSON TO LOOK AT THIS DISC SINCE 1965!!!!!!!!!
EXPECT VERY KEEN BIDDING AT THE LAST MINUTE-HOLD ONTO YOUR SEATS IT COULD BE A ROLLERCOASTER OF A RIDE!!!!!!!! REMEMBER THIS IS A GENUINE BEATLES RELATED ACETATE