Sunday, May 8, 2011

Rare 8 Track Tape - John Lennon / Yoko Ono: Unfinished Music No. 1, Two Virgins

This rare 8 track tape is John Lennon / Yoko Ono's Unfinished Music No. 1, Two Virgins. This tape is rare for a number of reasons. First, it is a very early 8 track tape released in 1968, in the infancy of the 8 track tape cartridge. Secondly, the tape has its original cardboard sleeve, 99%+ of tapes that you find today do not retain their sleeve, regardless of title. Also, the tape apparently was one of those tapes that was recalled by the manufacturer. This one it seems was recalled due to moral concerns.

Now, if you've never seen the vinyl copy of this album, and seeing this 8 track make you partially realize a lifelong dream of seeing Yoko Ono nude....well then you are in luck, my friend, because the actual 8 track tape itself had a label affixed to it that shows Yoko all naked in all her glory.

Which is the last thing that makes this 8 track rare, the label was not ripped off or blacked out with marker by parents trying to protect their young-ins from the future disappointment of seeing less attractive humans naked after seeing Yoko's perfection. Appearing on the cover label as well is a nude John Lennon.

The particular copy pictured above recently sold on eBay for a mere $350, which we think is quite a steal. For those interested, the original label artwork appears below.

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