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FREE ESTIMATE. To buy, auction, sell or consign your master tape that is for sale, please email Nate@NateDSanders.com or call Nate D. Sanders Auctions (http://www.NateDSanders.com) at (310) 440-2982. Top dollar obtained for your master tape.

Sell Your Master Tape at Nate D. Sanders Auctions

Nate D. Sanders Auctions has sold several master tapes, including one for a 1978 Prince single that sold for $6,250. Please see below for lot details:

Prince Reel-to-Reel Master Demo Tape From 1977 Featuring “Soft and Wet” — David Rivkin’s Copy, Prince’s Long-Time Collaborator Who Engineered “Purple Rain”

Engineered by long time Prince engineer David Rivkin, this one-of-a-kind reel-to-reel master tape was recorded by Prince to demo his first solo hit single, “Soft and Wet”, released in June 1978 on his debut album, “For You”. This master tape, recorded in the summer of 1977 at the Minneapolis studio Sound 80, was used to strike all the demos sent to publicize the new, unknown superstar to record labels. This looser and “funkier” version of “Soft and Wet” differs from the subsequently re-recorded version that appears on Prince’s debut album, “For You”. Tape measures 7″ in diameter, housed in a Sound 80 box measuring 7″ square. On back of box is written “1/2 Trk / Soft & Wet” and masking tape on demo tape itself states the same. Some wear to box, otherwise near fine condition. With an LOA from David Rivkin. Sold for $6,250.

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Prince Reel-to-Reel Master Demo Tape From 1977 Featuring “Soft and Wet” — David Rivkin’s Copy, Prince’s Long-Time Collaborator Who Engineered “Purple Rain”. Click to enlarge.
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LOA for Prince Reel-to-Reel Master Demo Tape From 1977 Featuring “Soft and Wet”. Click to enlarge.

We also sold the following master tapes:

Prince Mastering Reference Tapes for His 1978 Debut Album, ”For You”

Two reel-to-reel mastering reference tapes for Prince’s first album, ”For You”. Dated 8 March 1978, the stereo tapes come housed in their original boxes, with each tape pertaining to one side of the original album. Once approved, an album ”Master” was made and used to press up the individual albums. This was the last version of the album heard before the 9 songs were pressed to vinyl. Songs were recorded at the Record Plant in Sausalito, mixed at Sound Labs LA, and mastered at A&M. Only 5 copies were likely made, making this pair of tapes extremely rare. Tapes are offered as collector’s pieces only and do not come with rights for reproduction, manufacturing or distribution. Each square box measures 7.25”. Minor wear and tearing to box, overall very good condition. With an LOA from Owen Husney. Five percent of net proceeds on this item will go to the charity, Our House LA’s Camp Erin for Grieving Children. Sold for $5,236.

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Prince Mastering Reference Tapes for His 1978 Debut Album, ”For You”. Click to enlarge.

The Beatles Production Master Tape for ”Revolver”

The Beatles production master tape for ”Revolver”, used in Australia beginning in 1970 to replace the original master issued when the album debuted in 1966. Quarter-inch tape measures 10.5” in diameter, housed in its original EMI Recording Studios box, with all 14 ”Revolver” tracks and the timelog handwritten. Master tape is one of only a small number sent to regional record companies to press the vinyl albums for their local markets, perhaps the only one extant apart from the original master. Box measures 11” x 10.75”, with the ”Revolver” record labels attached. Very good condition. Sold for $3,575.

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The Beatles Production Master Tape for ”Revolver”. Click to enlarge.

FREE ESTIMATE. To buy, auction, sell or consign your master tape that is for sale, please email Nate@NateDSanders.com or call Nate D. Sanders Auctions (http://www.NateDSanders.com) at (310) 440-2982.

Please let us know if you have a master tape that is for sale. Top dollar achieved for your master tape.

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