Unfinished Music No. 1: Two Virgins

JOHN LENNON & YOKO ONO Unfinished Music No. 1: Two Virgins (Rare original UK 1968 first press stereo vinyl LP issued on an Apple label with both an Apple catalogue number and a Track Records catalogue number & logo on the label, fully laminated controversial nude picture sleeve. Due to its bad sales and shocking cover this album did not sell well, so finding a first UK issue is very difficult & very hard indeed to find one in such good condition as this!)
See 'More Info' for further details on this stunning rarity..

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Price Info
Product Availability Currently Unavailable - You can request the next copy of this item
Release Year 1968 - 50 years ago
Condition Unless stated otherwise in the description above, all items are in at least excellent condition - so please read our descriptions carefully. We try to sell items as close to Mint condition as possible, and many will indeed be close to brand new and/or unplayed. Others may be 'used' - and all will meet our strict grading and are 100% guaranteed.
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Format vinyl LP album (LP record)
Record Label Apple/Track
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Product Catalogue No 613012/SAPCOR2
Music Genre 60s Rock, Artist / Graphic Design, POP, 70s Rock, Apple label
Country Comes from UK Comes from 'UK'
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Tracklisting & More Information

John and Yoko’s first album venture was into the realms of the avant-garde with this mysterious home made album of sound effects, tape loops, free-form vocals and snatches of slowed down or speeded up music. It was recorded in May 1968 (probably the 19th/20th) between midnight and dawn, when John had invited Yoko to his home in Weybridge.

John had been experimenting with various recordings of his own for some time in his attic music room, Yoko was naturally interested in his way-out sound collages and so they decided to record something together.

Their distant 18-month relationship was finally consummated after John audibly declared at the end of the tape “I’ve had enough now”.
The naked cover photographs for the album were later taken in the basement of Ringo's flat in Montague Square, London, with John using a delayed action shutter release as he was too embarrassed to allow a professional to take the nude pictures.

It took six months for John to persuade the other band members to allow him to release the album. When released it did not enter the UK chart selling a mere 5000 copies in total before being deleted by EMI !


The Apple labels are in stunning condition with 'Sold In The UK Subject to...' label text.

The Track Records logo is on the right hand side of the label with the catalogue number 613012 below it, the SAPCOR2 number is smaller below the Track number.

The matrix numbers are machine stamped, they are as follows

Side One : SAPCOR 2A-1
Side Two : SAPCOR 2B-1

The vinyl remains in superb condition, with barely any noticeable signs of play - not bad for a 43 year old!

The fully laminated picture sleeve was very shocking in 1968 as it showed the couple naked on the front of the sleeve. Many shops refused to stock it and in the US it was issued with a brown paper bag to hide the nudity. With 'Made In Merrie England' text on the back.

The sleeve, being predominantly white, is prone to discolouration. The discolouration to this sleeve is minimal although it is vaguely apparent along the spine and opening edge on the front of the sleeve. There is slight laminate lift/creasing on one section on the right hand side of the back of sleeve, with minor ring marking, a natural consequence of age, but even with these minor flaws we can confirm that this is the best copy of this rarity we've ever seen and you would be unlikely to find a better copy!

Tracklisting :-
1. Two Virgins No. 1
2. Together
3. Two Virgins No. 2
4. Two Virgins No. 3
5. Two Virgins No. 4
6. Two Virgins No. 5
7. Two Virgins No. 6
8. Hushabye Hushabye
9. Two Virgins No. 7
10. Two Virgins No. 8
11. Two Virgins No. 9
12. Two Virgins No. 10

Recording Artist John Lennon
Product Title Unfinished Music No. 1: Two Virgins
Product Information John Lennon Unfinished Music No. 1: Two Virgins UK vinyl LP album (LP record).
Language All tracks are sung in English, unless otherwise stated in our description.
Additional info Deleted - A deleted or out-of-print item is one that is no longer manufactured. However, we stock thousands of out-of-print formats and we specialise in tracking down out-of-print, deleted and hard-to-find releases.
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