REST OF THE WORLD
Klaus Voormann, long time friend of The Beatles since their Hamburg days and legendary bass player (John Lennon, Ringo Starr, George Harrison, Carly Simon, Manfred Mann, Nilsson, Peter Frampton, the list is endless) agreed to have a 1971 demo of his song Lu La Le Lu, which was found on an Apple acetate, released by Apcor, under the condition that the proceeds were to go to the Intereuropean Human Aid Association (IHA). Something we at Apcor of course immediately agreed upon. Klaus himself made the drawing for the front cover (a self portrait, circa 1969) and his son Maximilian took care of the lay-out of the gatefold cover. The first 250 copies were signed by Klaus and sold out in no time. The record pressing plant, Record Industry in Haarlem, Netherlands, also made a generous donation towards this good cause.
The other side of the single contains the only previously officially released version of Klaus’s composition Lu La Le Lu as performed by Wishful Thinking and originally released in 1972 on the B&C label. The remaining members of the band generously agreed to lend their recording of the Apple acetate and to have their version reissued on this single, for which we are eternally grateful.
We are proud to announce that donations of over 8.000 Euros generated from the sales of this single were made by Apcor to the IHA organisation.
Let’s not forget that IHA still sorely needs donations:
(IHA) Intereuropean Human Aid Association, Subject: Refugees Direct!
IBAN: DE86 4306 0967 8231 2437 00, BIC: GENODEM1GLS
- Heavy 7″ double-sided vinyl single (43 grams) housed in a black die-cut cover, which in turn is housed in a full-colour gatefold cardboard cover
- Front cover shows a drawn self-portrait from circa 1969 by Klaus Voormann, cover layout by Maximilian Voormann
- A-side: Lu La Le Lu (original Klaus Voormann demo, taken from an Apple acetate)
- B-side: Lu La Le Lu (version by Wishful Thinking, originally released on B & C Records, 1972)
- Release date: April 2016
Signed copies: SOLD OUT
Regular copies: still available
Disclaimer: These recordings only exist on acetate and vinyl discs, consequently despite extensive sound restoration the quality may not be comparable to conventional sound carriers.