In The Can - 'Unissued' Sleeve

FLASH In The Can (1973 New Zealand 5-track LP, unique front laminated gatefold picture sleeve. The second album by the hugely admired band formed by ex-Yes guitarist Peter Banks, featuring a more guitar influenced sound following the recent departure of keyboard player Tony Kaye. The sleeve shows minimal shelfwear & the vinyl remains in excellent condition with just a few light surface scuffs to show for its forty years SVNA7255)
See 'More Info' for just how rare this sleeve is....

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Price Info
Product Availability Currently Unavailable - You can request the next copy of this item
Release Year 1973 - 46 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 Sovereign
Complete Stock List Go to Flash (70s)
Product Catalogue No SVNA7255
Music Genre 70s Artists, Progressive, 70s Rock
Country Comes from New Zealand Comes from 'New Zealand'
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Tracklisting & More Information

The normal issues of this had a gatefold sleeve depicting the unadorned chest upholstery of a young blonde female of the species, with the intricate details of her busty substances being obscured by conveniently placed locks of hair.
Little known, however, is that this was not the first sleeve design.

The original sleeve design [this one] featured a Hipgnosis composition that was essentially a gatefold shot of the band in the studio, with the inside gatefold showing a suitably 'Rocktastic' on stage shot that appears to show Peter Banks levitating.
Seventies novelties aside, this sleeve is particularly remarkable because it was never meant to have been issued AT ALL. That means it doesn't even qualify as 'withdrawn' because it should not have been printed to withdraw in the first place. Some were printed as proof sleeves in the UK but none were known to have ended up on a finished retail copy - Until now.

The March 2014 issue of Record Colector magazine [#425] has a full page devoted to this under their 'Diggin' For Gold' section on page 134.
The author, Dave Watkinson, describes obtaining his proof sleeve directly from the head offices of Yes' management at 9 Hillgate Street in West London when they were moving premises and getting what he believed to be possibly the only sleeve left in the world from the archive of the Manager at the time, Brian Lane. He correctly describes this as 'The Money Shot' for Yes collectors with a value that could only be guessed at.

That's for an unissued proof sleeve with no vinyl. What price a finished retail issued sleeve WITH vinyl ?

How New Zealand happened to have and to issue this sleeve is unknown, but I suspect the vast distances between the Head Office & New Zealand may have had a lot to do with it. Being pressed in ridiculously small numbers compared to a UK press, it may have even been thought that it had not been pressed there at all. Obviously, some were.

The quantities of these sleeves that made it into the wild in New Zealand are unknown but it could be mere handfuls. Other than the one owned by Dave Watkinson, only one other has ever surfaced.

Under normal circumstances, this would go to the highest bidder, but as we offer a 'first past the post' system here, the first one that offers to buy it, gets it.

If you are a lifelong Yes & related collector, this could well be the crowning glory of your life's work.

Tracklisting [Vinyl]:
01 Lifetime 10:05
02 Monday Morning Eyes 5:03
03 Black And White 12:04
04 Stop That Banging 1:50
05 There No More 11:35

Tracklisting [According To The Sleeve]:
01 Lifetime 10:15
02 There No More 10:59
03 Black And White 11:10
04 Monday Morning Eyes 5:03

Different running order & only four tracks listed. The timings listed are also different.

Recording Artist Flash (70s)
Product Title In The Can - 'Unissued' Sleeve
Product Information Flash (70s) In The Can - 'Unissued' Sleeve New Zealand 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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