Offered for sale is a still sealed clear vinyl pressing of the Wedding Album by John Lennon and Yoko Ono, reissued in early 2019 on clear vinyl in a limited edition of 300 copies.
About this copy: This copy of Wedding Album is a still sealed clear vinyl pressing, packaged in a box set containing replicas of all of the contents that were found in the original 1969 Apple release.
The wrap is fully intact with no rips, tears or holes. There is a hype sticker on the wrap that indicates that this is a clear vinyl pressing. While the clear vinyl pressing was reportedly limited to 300 copies, they were not numbered.
Background: Originally released in 1969, Wedding Album was the second of three experimental albums released by John Lennon and Yoko Ono. Buyers expecting Beatle-esque music were likely disappointed, as side one of the album consists of John and Yoko simply repeating each other’s names, while side two features a press conference.
The packaging of the album was interesting, however, coming in a box set that included a copy of their marriage license, a plastic bag containing a photo of a slice of wedding cake, a strip of photos, and a booklet of press clippings.
The album did not chart in the UK and peaked at #178 on the U.S. album charts. Wedding Album was quite a rarity at one time until a small quantity of sealed copies turned up in a warehouse in the early 1980s. Of course, all of those copies were grabbed up long ago, and the album is again rather hard to find, especially in completely intact condition.
The new reissue by Secretly Canadian makes the material accessible once again, though they were likely smart to make it a limited edition, as this is still not an album for everyone, or even for all Beatles collectors.
Allmusic.com gave Wedding Album a somewhat generous 1 1/2 star review:
The record itself contained two selections, one of which consisted of nearly 25 minutes of Yoko Ono’s wailing, while the other, “John and Yoko,” featured the two, one in each stereo speaker, calling out the other’s name for more than 22 minutes. Employing such limited lyrics, Lennon is the more expressive, Ono the more penetrating.
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|Country of origin:||U.S.|
|Record Label:||Secretly Canadian|
|Year of Release:||2019|