Auctioned in early 2005 by It's Only Rock 'n' Roll from the Sam Feldman collection. Feldman was an engineer at Bell Sound Studios in New York City. Bell Sound produced most of The Beatles' and solo Beatles' sanctioned acetates and promo discs for use in the US from 1969 through the early 1970s.


This is a rare vinyl test pressing of the released Imagine LP by John Lennon. Pasted over plain white labels are Apple Records (New York) labels with typed track listings. These are the same labels as used on Apple acetates. Also augmenting this lot is a Bell Sound Studios LP cover and Sam Feldman’s informative EQ notes which also include production info about the acetates that were cut. Beautiful condition!! Disc VG++.


Recorded at Ascot Sound Studios
Tittenhurst Park, Ascot, Englsnd
May 1971


The Record Plant
New York City
June - July 1971