World’s rarest record album to go on display in Australia

Source: BBC News [UK State Media]

“An album so rare and valuable that only a few ears have ever listened to it is set to go on display at an Australian gallery, giving the public a taste of the uber-exclusive tracks. Housed in an ornate silver box, Once Upon a Time in Shaolin – recorded in secret by the Wu-Tang Clan over six years – was designed to be a piece of fine art. Only a single CD copy exists. The record by the pioneering hip-hop group is the most expensive ever sold. Currently, it is on loan to Tasmania’s Museum of Old and New Art (Mona). Over 10 days in June, Mona will host small listening parties where members of the public can hear a curated, 30-minute sample of the album. The album is part of its Namedropping exhibition, which examines status, notoriety and ‘the human pursuit.'” (05/28/24)