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article imageRecord bought at flea market fetches $155,401

By KeithLDick     Dec 10, 2006 in Entertainment
No way I'd even pay this much for an Album I recorded let alone anyone else's... It still amazes me what people with money will purchase and then sit around and just look at...
Bought for 75 cents four years ago at a Manhattan flea market, the rare recording of music that ended up on the influential New York band's first album, "The Velvet Underground & Nico," sold on eBay for a closing bid of $155,401.
But a greater mystery endures: How did the 12-inch, acetate LP end up buried in a box of records at a flea market?
From what I remember "Acetate's" were made to let all involved listen to the final mix before going to a "Master"...
"We cued it up and were stunned -- the first song was not 'Sunday Morning' as on the 'Velvet Underground & Nico' Verve LP, but rather it was 'European Son' -- the song that is last on that LP, and it was a version neither of us had ever heard before!" Isaacson wrote.
The recording turned out to be an in-studio acetate made during Velvet Underground's first recording over four days in April 1966 at New York's Scepter Studios. The record reportedly is only one of two in existence; the other is privately owned, with rumors circulating about the owner's identity. Columbia Records rejected the album.
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