Rare 1of a Kind Rush - Rush LP, SRM-1-1011 Mis-labled BTO, Ultimate 1st Pressing

Rare 1of a Kind Rush - Rush LP, SRM-1-1011 Mis-labled BTO, Ultimate 1st Pressing

Regular price $450.00 Sale

This is a ONE OF A KIND factory mis-labeled Rush self titled LP. 
 
As it turns out, Bachman-Turner Overdrive's "Not Fragile" LP was pressed in 1974, evidently immediately preceding the Rush debut Mercury pressing.  It is likely that the machine still had one pair of labels in place when the end of the BTO run was completed and the  brand new virgin Rush stampers were installed. Therefor, this is almost certainly the VERY FIRST LP produced with these stampers.  I have listened to both sides and it is definitely Rush (and a killer pressing!) and the matrix numbers (see detailed photos) are appropriate for the first pressing at the Santa Maria plant.  The condition is EXC with only a few light marks that do not affect play.  The cover is EXC with sharp corners, minimal edge wear, no spits, and only light ring wear.  Please see the pictures and enlarge them for detailed viewing.
 
It doesn't get any rarer than one-of-a-kind.
  
Artist:  Rush
Title:  Rush
First Released:  1974
Year of this Pressing:  1974
Label:  Mercury
Catalog Number: SRM-1-1011
Country of Origin:  US
Barcode/UPC:  None
Condition of Vinyl, Visual Inspection:  EXC
Play graded:  EXC
Condition of Cover:  EXC
Inner Sleeve/Inserts:  See pic, paper inner, assumed original, copyright 1973
Genre/Style:  Prog Rock
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