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    Beatles - John Lennon Roots LP (Adam VIII 8018, 1975).
    The story behind this album is at least as interesting as the album itself, which featured Lennon covering classic, mostly '50s Rock and Roll songs recorded in sessions produced by the legendary Phil Spector. An excellent account of the events leading up to the release of the album, the album's quickly being pulled from store shelves, and the ensuing court battle between Lennon and Adam VIII's owner Morris Levy, is documented in fascinating detail by William McCoy and Mitch McGeary at Because only a few copies were pressed, and most were destroyed, the relatively few copies that survived are collector's items. The album has been widely counterfeited, but this one's the real deal, with John Lennon Sings The Great Rock& Roll Hits printed on the edge of the cover. Also included: the original Adam VIII inner sleeve. Condition: EX 7 (cover)/ NM 8 (disc).

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