Bruce Springsteen BORN TO RUN Script Cover 1975 TEST PROMO LP Signed JPN CD - rare vinyl collector item

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Bruce Springsteen BORN TO RUN Script Cover 1975 TEST PROMO LP + Signed JPN CD

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09 Feb 2014
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Austin, Texas

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Bruce Springsteen 1975 Advance Promo - Born to Run - Script Cover

This is pretty much the Holy Grail of Springsteen collectibles - The alternate script cover for Born to Run. Distributed solely for advance media review back in 1975, the cover was withdrawn and replaced with the block letter version we're accustomed to seeing now.

As a bonus, I'm including an autographed copy of the Japanese Born to Run script cover CD sleeve. These were only available by mail order to those who purchased all 17 re-issues of the Springsteen back catalog in 2005. They are pretty rare, and rarer still to have one signed by the man himself. The Japanese sleeve even includes a replica of the red postcard that went with the original promo. I was going to frame this Japanese promo with the original US promo, but I'll leave that to the new owner to decide.

Details: US script cover promo
Released date: 1975
Title: Born to Run
Artist: Bruce Springsteen
Format: LP record
Condition: See below
Includes: Gatefold album cover, non-original sleeve, white label promo record

Details: Japanese script cover promo
Released date: 2005
Title: Born to Run
Artist: Bruce Springsteen
Format: CD
Condition: As new
Includes: Autographed by Springsteen (inscribed to a name that looks to be Amy)

Condition: US Promo: I've owned a few of these over the 30 years I've been collecting, and this is my nicest copy to date. It does not have the song order sheet, envelope or postcard, but then again, it also doesn't have any extraneous markings either - except some light pencil marks on the white record labels. The pencil marks are faint, but I'll leave it to the new owner to erase them if they want to. Frankly, they never bothered me, since I was mostly interested in the front cover. The cover is in very good+ condition with light record ring marks and wear, the spine is in solid shape, and the overall cover is fairly white. Visually, the record appears to be in very good+ shape (I have not played it in the time that I've owned it) with a lot of gloss and light scratches and scuffs. The record sleeve is not original. Overall, this is a very good plus copy and would make a great addition to your Springsteen collection.

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