It's the only one of its kind...
Scott Colothan

11:00 4th December 2006

A ridiculously rare Velvet Underground acetate album is on sale on eBay with the highest bidder, at the time of press, offering $106,400 for the piece.

The album is so pricey because it’s thought to be the only surviving copy of the early version of The Velvet Undergrounds’ classic eponymous album.

The 1966 recording features nine alternative versions of Velvet Underground tracks and is thought to be part of the much reported Lost Scepter Studio Recordings.

It was discovered in Montreal in 2002, when the owner purchased it for a mere 75cents in a record shop.

The auctioneer has modestly labelled it ‘The rarest and most important rock n’ roll and pop artefact in the world.’

If you’ve got the spare cash burning a hole in your back pocket, you can place a bid for it here.

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