Saving up your milk money? Well, on the cusp of Magic, Bruce Springsteen & The E(bay) Street Band’s first straight-to-wax set in five years, why not invest in a rare version of Born To Run, arguably the group’s best? The Chicago-based eBay seller’s pretty excited about the whole thing: “I have been selling on eBay for the last 8 years and this is one of the RAREST RECORDS I HAVE EVER COME ACROSS!!” His caps lock, not ours. Bidding’s currently at $510…
This is a true 1st pressing “TEST PRESSING”. There is a different font used on the LP cover art. Other info like song titles..etc..are not printed on this gatefold cover, just the albums’ artist and title. And of course the iconic photo of Bruce and Clarence Clemons. The LP cover is a gatefold in excellent condition. There is a very small bend in the upper right hand corner. Please see all 12 photos I have taken. There is very slight ring wear on the back cover. No split seams or cracks.
The record vinyl iteself is NEAR MINT!!! When I received this record, I played part of the first side to confirm it is Born To Run…otherwise it appears unplayed. No scratches, marks or spindle marks.
DEADWAX INFO: Side one: P AL-33795 -1A and Side two: P BL-33795 -1A. This is a true first pressing from Columbia. I saw one of these test pressing sell a year or so ago but it had different matrix numbers and no cover. Cover was a single white generic sleeve.No Inserts. The info on that one said it was from Terre Haute, IN. leading me to believe that it was a test pressing for the “record club version”. The one I am selling is directly from Columbia and pressing plant in Pitman. New Jersey.
There is a one sheet include from Columbia Records dated 8/13/75 entitled “Album Cover Copy and Mastering” . Catalog numbers,Publisher info and Mastering Plant info. I have included 3 photos of this sheet.
There is also an 8 page insert (Xeroxed sheets with staple) , each one with the lyrics and copyright info for each of the 8 songs on this LP. 1 page for each song. I have taken two photos of this as an example.
Well, let’s get the bidding started. How much are you willing to pay for a piece of history? (Note: As of this moment, the high bidder’s name is f***u … their asterisks not ours. Totally one of you guys, isn’t it?)