The Moody Blues -
In Search Of The Lost Chord
(Mobile Fidelity Sound Labs MFSL-1-195)
This is an ORIGINAL Test Pressing Half-Speed Mastered LP that was NEVER released!
It was pressed by Schallplattenfabrik Pallas in Dieholz, Germany.
Stamped in the dead wax are:
This copy was acquired by an audiophile in the 1990's from someone who worked for Mobile Fidelity. He was told that the company (which was was no longer pressing vinyl in Japan) was thinking of pressing some vinyl titles in Germany. None of these titles were ever released, but a COUPLE of test pressings have surfaced over the years.
It's possible that it was pressed in 1993, when the CD version was released. This was a year before Mobile Fidelity resumed vinyl releases with the ANADISQ 200 series.
The test pressing is NOT a heavy vinyl pressing.
This is the ONLY title of the 1967-1972 "Classic 7" Moody Blues albums that was NEVER commercially released on vinyl by Mobile Fidelity.
Vinyl is NEAR MINT (our HIGHEST grade) with NO visible flaws.
The owner played it "once or twice" and put it on the shelf.
We CAREFULLY played side one and fideily is GREAT!
We get nervous handling such rarities, so we DID NOT put it on the VPI cleaner.
It comes in its original lined plastic inner sleeve, which is stamped "Musterschallplatte..."
Translated, it means "template record."
It comes in a generic white jacket.
This is one of the RAREST artifacts from the world of Mofi!If you have any questions or need to contact us for anything, including multiple item shipping discounts, Priority Mail rate, etc... Please email us before auction ends.