George Harrison – Electronic Sound sealed 1969 U.S. Apple LP

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A still sealed U.S. pressing of Electronic Sound by George Harrison.

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Offered for sale is a still sealed U.S. pressing of Electronic Sound by George Harrison.

About this copy: This copy of Electronic Sound is a sealed original U.S. issue on the Zapple label.

As the album is sealed, the record is presumably new and unplayed.

The wrap is fully intact except for a 2″ break on the bottom edge, where the cover is just beginning to split.

A nice copy of a scarce Beatles-related LP and the first sealed copy we’ve had for sale in decades.

Background: Electronic Sound is an acquired taste; it’s the result of Harrison fooling around with a Moog synthesizer with the help of Bernie Krause and the results are rather interesting. The LP was issued on the Beatles’ short-lived Zapple Records label, which was intended to provide an outlet for more avant garde recordings. The label only issued two records, this one and John and Yoko’s Live With the Lions before being shut down by the Beatles’ then-manager, Allen Klein.

Allmusic.com gave Electronic Sound a 4 star review:

Hard as it is to believe, George Harrison, guitar picker, was also an electronic music pioneer, as these two lengthy, abstract tone poems for early-vintage Moog synthesizer reveal. A naif in the electronic sphere, George had a lot of help putting this music together, particularly from ace California electronic composer Bernie Krause. …Though scoffed at when they were released, these pieces can hold their own and then some with many of those of other, more seriously regarded electronic composers. And when you consider that synthesizers were only capable of playing one note at a time and sounds could not be stored or recalled with the push of a button, the achievement becomes even more remarkable. Alas, George never followed up on this direction, which, like the Zapple label, was abandoned after this release.

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Country of origin: U.S.
Size: 12″
Record Label: Zapple
Catalog Number:
ST-3358
Year of Release: 1969
Format: Stereo
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Additional information

Weight 24 oz
Dimensions 15 × 13 × 1 in
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