Rare Test Pressings of White Label Vinyl From The Cure, New Order, and Pulp Will Soon Be Auctioned

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NME recently shared the news that over 160 artists’ rare and collectible test pressings are up for grabs at this year’s White Label Auction.

The ‘white label’ test pressings will be available at the auction, which will be held online via Omega Auctions and in Newton-Le-Willows, Greater Manchester, on Tuesday, June 6 at 10 a.m.

Albums by Thin Lizzy, The Cure, Pulp, Led Zeppelin, New Order, Nova Twins, Robbie Williams, Sam Ryder, Steve Winwood, and The 1975 are among the white labels and test pressings up for grabs.
The auction will raise funds for The BRIT Trust. This charitable organization promotes education and well-being through music and the creative arts by supporting organizations such as the BRIT School and Nordoff and Robbins. The inaugural White Label Auction was held in October 2019 and raised £44,000 the previous year.

Highlights include The Cure’sDisintegration, Kiss Me Kiss Me Kiss Me, ‘Acoustic Hits, Greatest Hits, Wish, Three Imaginary Boys, Seventeen Seconds, Faith, Pornography, The Top and The Head on The Door  all signed by Robert Smith, along with a very rare test pressing of Frankie Goes to Hollywood’s Welcome To The Pleasuredome‘ signed by all five members.

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