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A new Discogs record has been set for a single at auction: 30k for this Velvet Underground Rarity

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A rare pressing of the Velvet Underground & Nico single has shattered records on Discogs, fetching a staggering $30,000. This isn’t just any old pressing, mind you; it’s a relic from the annals of music history, a treasure coveted by collectors worldwide.

Originally unleashed upon the world as a promo single back in the psychedelic haze of 1966, this gem is a true rarity, with fewer than ten known copies of the 7-inch still kicking around. And what’s on this precious platter, you ask? None other than the mesmerizing tunes “All Tomorrow’s Parties” and “I’ll Be Your Mirror,” captured in all their mono mix glory.

But it’s not just the music that’s got aficionados salivating—it’s the whole package. The picture sleeve that comes bundled with this pressing is a sight to behold, a piece of art unto itself. As collector extraordinaire Andy Davis explains, “The sleeve to ‘All Tomorrow’s Parties’ was never commercially released, existing only in the realm of promotional materials. Rumor has it, this cover never even hugged an actual vinyl. It’s a unicorn of sorts, surfacing only as a paper relic, and in minuscule quantities at that.”

For vinyl enthusiasts and Velvet Underground disciples alike, this sale is more than just a transaction; it’s a testament to the enduring allure of music’s most enigmatic pioneers. And as the needle drops on this rare piece of sonic history, one can’t help but wonder what other treasures lie waiting to be unearthed in the dusty crates of yesteryear.

Written by: jamric

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