Jimi Hendrix Electric Ladyland 1st UK Track Blue Text Mint Audio
JIMI HENDRIX ”ELECTRIC LADYLAND” original UK 1ST UK PRESSING ((EARLIEST 1ST ISSUE BLUE TEXT GATEFOLD)) CAT 613 008\009 ((STEREO)) BARELY PLAYED DOUBLE ALBUM (ONLY PLAYED A MINIMAL AMOUNT OF TIMES THE VINYLS ARE IN NEAR PERFECT CONDITION! (NO) SCRATCHES OR AUDIO SOUNDING MARKS STUNNING MINT AUDIO ON MY SYSTEMS (FULLY LAMINATED) E.DAY & CO ‘NUDE’ GATEFOLD COVER!! RARELY EVER SEEN LIKE THIS IN THIS CONDITION LOOK SO RARE!
Electric Ladyland is the third and final album by The Jimi Hendrix Experience, released on October 16, 1968 on Reprise Records in the US and Track Labels in The UK. Written and produced by Jimi Hendrix, the album is seen as the peak of Hendrix’s mastery of the electric guitar, and is frequently cited as one of the greatest rock albums of all time. It is not only the last of his albums released as the Jimi Hendrix Experience, but also the last of Hendrix’s studio albums to be professionally produced under his own supervision. After Electric Ladyland, Hendrix spent the remaining two years of his life attempting to organize a new band and recording a breadth of new songs!
NEVER NEED TO UPGRADE YOU WILL FIND IT HARD TO FIND A BETTER 1ST ISSUE COPY EARLIEST #1#1#1#1 MATRIX ENDINGS! ALL FOUR SIDES FEATURE THE MATRIX NUMBERS CROSSED OUT AND CORRECTED!, ONLY 1ST PRESS!
Here is another from my personal collection I have owned this awesome and very rare album from new, I have decided to list this together with the others that I have listed on ebay. A rare and earliest original and 1st UK pressing featureing the withdrawn 1st issue E.day gatefold with unbeleivably rare ‘blue text’ Please note, it is so hard to even find these with the blue text in any condition but to find one like this is almost impossible! #1#1#1#1 matrix endings (all four sides) and mat textured track labels (only 1st press) This album was only ever initially played when I purchased it and then played to record to tape and then stored with the vinyls seperated from the cover the way that I have always stored my records. The vinyls look absolutely stunning, free of warps or any audio sounding marks what so ever, The audio is the real attraction to this album for me, as near perfect on my systems as it could be absolutely stunning audio seperation free from audio sounding clicks or pops, even when played at very loud volume unsurpassable top audio separation on all frequencies.! Awesome original E.Day gatefold cover in excellent plus condition, looks superb (rare AND HIGHLY COLLECTABLE complete like this) Please note! Only these earliest pressings feature corrected matrixes on all four sides, on the run off grooves and are the original thick heavy and chunky vinyls! This album is certainly an archive copy, never need to upgrade!
Released as a double album, Electric Ladyland is a cross-section of Hendrix’s wide range of musical talent. It includes samples of several genres and styles of music, including the psychedelia of “Burning of the Midnight Lamp” (previously a UK single in the summer of 1967), the bluesy guitar jam “Voodoo Chile”, the New Orleans-style rock and roll of “Come On”, the epic studio production of “1983… (A Merman I Should Turn to Be)”, and the political commentary of “House Burning Down”.
The album also features a cover version of Bob Dylan’s “All Along the Watchtower” that was widely praised by many, including Dylan himself, as well as “Voodoo Child (Slight Return)”, a staple of both radio and guitar repertoire!!
After a troubled tour of Scandinavia, a brief period of recordings for Electric Ladyland at Olympic studios in London, England and a prestigious concert at the Paris Olympia, Hendrix moved back to the USA for the start of his first proper tour there!.
Three months later he began work on the LP at the newly opened Record Plant Studios, situated close to his favorite clubs and with his favourite engineers Eddie Kramer and Gary Kellgren. During the recording of the album Jimi fell out with Chas and Noel!.
With a hectic tour schedule and also trying to record a masterpiece, Hendrix still wanted to have a life, so he combined work with pleasure by inviting his friends and acquaintances to the studio. Chas obviously hated spending so much time in the studio and partly blamed it on these guests, but Jimi was determined to have his way and so his regular producer, manager and mentor Chas Chandler eventually quit in May 1968. Chandler later complained that Hendrix’s insistence on doing multiple takes of every song (“Gypsy Eyes” apparently took 43 takes, and he still wasn’t satisfied with the result), combined with what Chandler saw as Hendrix’s drugged incoherence, led him to sell his share of the management company to his partner Michael Jeffery. But then Hendrix went on to produce his most successful LP himself and several very successful tours, mostly sold out. Hendrix then died suddenly of a drug overdose in his sleep and the news was terrible for everyone!!!.
Hendrix’s studio perfectionism was indeed legendary – he reportedly made guitarist Dave Mason do over 20 takes of the acoustic guitar backing on “All Along the Watchtower” – yet he was always insecure about his voice and often recorded his vocals hidden behind studio screens. Hendrix sings all the backing vocals himself on the title track and on “Long Hot Summer Night.” He was said to be very happy with the vocal results on the title track!!!!.
Side A ”613008 A#1” (Crossed Out\Corrected Matrix only 1st press)
Side D ”613008 B#1” (Crossed Out\Corrected Matrix only 1st press)
Side B ”613009 A#1” (Crossed Out\Corrected Matrix only 1st press)
Side C ”613009 B#1′‘(Crossed Out\Corrected Matrix only 1st press)
Please note!, All four sides have the matrix that has been corrected, only found on the earliest possible pressings!Please see photos!!
The Vinyl and AudioThe 1st important note is that these are the original much thicker type of vinyls than the later pressings which are much more flimsier and less robust! Both vinyls lay perfectly flat on the turntable and are free of any warps!There isn’t much to say about the vinyls on initial inspection these look as new in my opinion, and it is hard for me to even see a blemish at all on all four sides! Any marks that could be possibly be seen looked under strong light would be sleeve removal marks\scuffs! (non audio sounding at all on my systems) in fact both vinyls look and sound like they have only ever been played less than a handful of times ever. Try to find better after 42 years!! Points to note!! These vinyls have been stored seperately in poly sleeves during its storage life which has preserved these vinyls all of these years this is how i have always stored my vinyls.
The Audio Quality
I have played all four sides of these vinyls track for track two times prior to listing at very very loud volume on a top system. In breif the audio was absolutely perfect on my systems. (Definately (no) distortion (no) clicks or pops (no) skips or jumps! Even the usual static crackle that is normally heard in between tracks is almost silent, just one place I heard three light static ticks only but in between tracks and not during the audio.To sum up this plays as a new vinyl. Unsurpassable audio seperation and vibrancy! One of the best that I have heard of this pressing! I don’t think that you could get better in any other format. The fact that these original vinyls are in virtually unplayed condition makes the difference for the best audio quality available on these pressings. THIS AUDIO WILL BE HARD TO SURPASS.
All four are awesome (no) nasty marks and are extreemely clean look almost as new in my opinion ! Quite unbeleivable for a 41 year old original 1st press!!! light spindle marks only can be seen when angled to the light this has obviously had minimal play only in my opinion. (no) spindleware the holes are perfectly round.
The CoverThis is the rarest original 1st issue, 1st UK press, FULLY laminated INSIDE AND OUT gatefold cover! Earliest only feature ‘BLUE TEXT’ on the inside of the gatefold and larger pictures! In fact this text was withdrawn due to errors during the printing stage and also that the blue text did not take well on the black surface. If you look closely the blue text is out of line and a shadow of previous incorrect text have been over printed, I can just make out the original printed text which was typed out incorrectly with the track listings for each side incorrect they tried to correct this with the blue text but it never really worked, (later issues most commonly seen had white text on the inside and have none of these errors! Very Very hard to find in this condition. Printed by E.day & co, England. Super glossy appearance with just light rubbing ware with age only to mention. Amaizingly barely any real storageware with age, just very, very minor laminate crease to mention on the front top right near the opening edge. (no) real rubbing at the edges and sharp corners and spine lovely and square with no flattening with age.! Lovely and super clean. This must grade at least excellent to excellent plus, It will be hard to find better in my op[inion! Exceptional for 45 years old!
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