Electronic Sound LP

 

UK Release Date 9 May 1969
UK Catalogue Number Apple ZAPPLE 02
Weeks On UK Chart (to date) Failed to chart
Peak UK Chart Position
Lowest Matrix Numbers ZAPPLE 02 A 1 / APPLE 02 B 1

 

Released on 9 May 1969 in the UK and 26 May 1969 in the US, this was the second, and last, album to appear on the Zapple label – John’s Unfinished Music No 2, Life With The Lions was the other. It didn’t trouble the UK charts and only managed to make number 191 in the US.

The album is made up of just two tracks, Under The Mersey Wall and No Time Or Space, each taking up one side of the album. No Time Or Space was the first to be recorded in November 1968 with American musician Bernie Krause. According to Krause the whole track is just a 25 minute edit of a demonstration of the moog he gave to George. Krause also claimed that the track was recorded and released without his knowledge and insisted his name be removed from the cover (“Assisted by Bernie Krause” originally appeared where you can now see a silver streak under “Produced By George Harrison”). Under The Mersey Wall was recorded in February 1969 at George’s home and is basically him playing around with his newly bought moog then dubbing one recorded track over another.

One odd thing that happened with this album is that the American version placed the tracks on opposite sides to the UK record, but with the same titles retained on the labels causing some confusion as to which track is which (the UK version was correct). This mistake was corrected on the CD releases.

Details of my copy are shown below

UK First Press

The pictures below are of my original UK press which has matrix numbers ZAPPLE 02 A 1 and ZAPPLE 02 B 1. The Mothers/Stampers on side one are 1/O and on side two are 1/O. The record has some light sleeve removal marks and also has a small stain on side 2 that a proper clean may remove. It plays through with some light background static in places but no jumps or sticks. The labels are perfect with only the slightest touch of spindle wear. The fully laminated sleeve is in very good to excellent condition, only the odd small crease, some rubbing around the corners and some minor rubbing around the opening. The original inner is also in very good condition, just some minor creasing and a couple of very small stains on the rear. One side also has a 2″ seam split.

Estimated Value : £50 – £75

 

 

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