Sugarhill Gang - Test Pressing

SUGARHILL GANG Sugarhill Gang (Super Rare Test Pressing for the Debut 1980 UK 6-track LP by the pioneering group who brought hip-hop to wider attention with their hit single, 'Rapper's Delight', the first of its kind to hit the US Top.40 & top 3 in the UK, presented here in its full 15:34 minutes. The labels are plain white with just an 'A' sticker for the first side & the earliest A-1/B-1 matrices are etched in the run-outs. Strictly pressed in tiny numbers, this test issue comes housed in a plain card sleeve with the catalogue number stamped on the back & forty year old tape still holds up the original label copy sheet to the front [resulting in a couple of edge splits to the paper]. All the publishing details for the tracks are clear & you can see a settlement was reached with Chic Music Inc. for the pinching of 'Good Times'! There is a '31st Jan 1980' review date as well as Dave McAleer's name at the bottom, the UK record executive/DJ behind the first ever rap hit here, as well as an authorisation signature. Only a small handful of these test pressings would have survived, made for the intentions of sonic review only, & were never intended for sale to the general public. The vinyl remains in Excellent to Near Mint condition with merely the lightest evidence of a couple of plays in its life. Should be a future collectable! SHLP245)

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Price Info
Product Availability Currently Unavailable - You can request the next copy of this item
Release Year 1980 - 40 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 Sugar Hill
Complete Stock List Go to Sugarhill Gang
Product Catalogue No SHLP245
Music Genre Rap & Hip Hop, Electronica
Country Comes from UK Comes from 'UK'
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Tracklisting & More Information

A1 Rapper's Delight
A2 Bad News
A3 Here I Am
B1 Sugar Hill Groove
B2 Passion Play
B3 Rapper's Reprise (Jam-Jam)

Recording Artist Sugarhill Gang
Product Title Sugarhill Gang - Test Pressing
Product Information Sugarhill Gang Sugarhill Gang - Test Pressing 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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