Historic Amnesty International “The Secret Policeman’s Ball” Album Cover & Color Sep Proofs

This rare archive representing the “watershed moment” in the history of Amnesty International are the original one-of-a-kind press proofs to the benefit album released to coincide with Amnesty International’s (AI) 1979 “The Secret Policeman’s Ball,” their third in a series of benefit auctions to raise money and awareness for this Human Rights organization. It was Peter Townshend’s solo acoustic performance at AI’s Secret Policeman’s Ball benefit show of some of his most cherished compositions, including “Pinball Wizard,” and “Won’t Get Fooled Again,” (both appearing on the album) that made such a huge impact that other artists including Sting, Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, Phil Collins, Donovan, Bob Geldof and Bono would all accept invitations to perform at AI’s future benefit events. As Bono of U2 explained, “I saw ‘The Secret Policeman’s Ball’ and it became a part of me. It sowed a seed…It’s a mysterious and extraordinary event that certainly changed my life…” And as a result, membership in the organization increased exponentially. The Secret Policeman’s Ball album produced from this watershed event was Amnesty International’s second record release. The Secret Policeman’s Ball EP contains eight musical performances including three Pete Townshend songs. Available here are six great final press proofs from "The Music" 12" EP. All printed on cardstock, one is in full color, 26" x 14", and has a handwritten and initialed "QC" approval dated "3/30/81". The five other cardstock separation proofs with full registration marks are each 26" x 17" and are stapled together at top. They consist of black/magenta/ yellow, black only, magenta only, yellow only, and magenta/yellow. This is a rare one-of-a-kind archive from this historic record release. Comes with a certificate that unconditionally guarantees the authenticity of this item.

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Historic Amnesty International “The Secret Policeman’s Ball” Album Cover & Color Sep Proofs

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