Tittenhurst Park

This Tittenhurst Park blog is dedicated to John Lennon's home in Sunningdale, near Ascot, Berkshire between 1969 and 1971. The aim is to gather as much material relating to the estate as possible - obviously with the emphasis on the Lennon-era, but also concerning Tittenhurst Park as it was before and after John Lennon's ownership. In addition, there will be posts about and associated with the Beatles, plus any other rubbish I feel like. The blog is purely meant for the entertainment of anyone (assuming there is actually anyone) who, like me, has an unhealthy interest in one particular Georgian mansion. Those with anything interesting to contribute in the way of links, photos, scans, stories etc. please do contact me: tittenhurstlennon@gmail.com
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Test Pressing for Imagine 1972 - White Label / White Sleeve

Double-sided test pressing for the album Imagine, 1972, white labels, in white paper sleeve

This test pressing had been one of John Lennon's own copies, he gave it to Ray Connolly when he visited John at his home, Tittenhurst Park in July 1971, soon after the album was recorded. Connolly recalls that after playing tracks from this test pressing to him, Lennon gave him the record as he was leaving: "Won't you need it?" I asked. "No" he replied. "I've had the gaps between the songs changed slightly. I've got another one now". So [Connolly] took the white label test pressing home and played it all that summer, until the official version was released in the UK in the autumn...

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