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Friday, September 16, 2005

Brian Wilson Rarity On Auction

E-BAY lists this Brian Wilson Gold Star 45, Home Demo/Lost Demo, entitled "Thank Him" for sale. The label reads "Gold Star (with "Hollywood" written above) 45 RPM" on upper black half of label. Lower gold half has the following written in blue ink pen :

"Thank Him"
(Cut in a Living Room)
- B. Wilson

According to the seller, the record has a metal core. There is a tiny chip on one edge where the metal is visible. Back of record has no grooves and reads: "audiodisc" 241, with an upside down "A" before the 241. This is a model type for the recordable disc. Record is in very good physical condition and plays without skipping.

The first 53 seconds of this demo (2:20) has intermittent static that is considerably loud, but at no point makes the music, lyric, vocal or instrumentation inaudible. The rest of the record has a little static, but no more than any other record of similar vintage that would be rated vg/excellent condition.