Don’t believe the hype. It’s been released numerous times on vinyl and this is a later safety copy of the master tape.
And it’s been sold to a collector as recently as 2002 so it clearly wasn’t “lost”.
I don’t know the history of the Beatles as well as I should for being a collector of vinyl. I still don’t understand how much influence George Martin had on the music.
I heard it when I was living in London. The tape has the first rocking version of “The Ballad of John and Yoko”.
“Dont believe the hype. Its been released numerous times on vinyl and this is a later safety copy of the master tape.”
Right you are. I’ve had a copy vinyl in the original sleeve for many years. I think I received it as a gift around 1984. It’s essentially the same songs as their first couple of albums, along with some other cover versions: