JIMI HENDRIX Electric Ladyland D LP 1968 1st BLUE TEXT UNCORRECTED MATRIXES - rare vinyl collector item


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JIMI HENDRIX Electric Ladyland D/LP 1968 1st! BLUE TEXT!! UNCORRECTED MATRIXES!!

Auction Details:
Code ID
#9644
Ebay Item #
361281649894
Sold Price
$2128.70
Bids
32
Auction End date
04 May 2015
Seller Location
Clifton, Bedfordshire

Item Description


ALTHOUGH I HAVE SEEN A LOT OF RECORDS OVER THE YEARS, EVERY SO OFTEN A RECORD COMES ALONG THAT STILL ASTOUNDS ME!!!! SOME RECORDS ARE 'BEYOND RARE' - AND THIS IS ONE OF THEM. IT WAS RESCUED FROM DESTRUCTION PRIOR TO RELEASE, AND IS ALMOST CERTAINLY UNIQUE!!!! IT HAS DIFFERENT 'UNCORRECTED' MATRIX'S THAT WERE NEVER USED ON THE 'RELEASED' VERSION - AND COMPLETELY DIFFERENT 'MISPRINTED' NUMBERED & 'WITHDRAWN' LABELS THAT HAVE NEVER EVER BEEN SEEN BEFORE!!!! IT IS A TRULY HISTORIC JIMI HENDRIX PIECE - AND WILL COMPLETELY CHANGE THE THINKING AND ORDER OF THIS DOUBLE LP FOREVER!!!! SO PLEASE READ ON ABOUT THIS INCREDIBLE DOUBLE LP BELOW - AS THE CHANCES OF EVER SEEING, OR BEING ABLE TO BUY ANOTHER ONE ARE VIRTUALLY ZERO!!!!
On offer here is one of the RAREST Double LPs you will EVER see (especially in this condition!!!!) by The Jimi Hendrix Experience called "Electric Ladyland" and is an ORIGINAL 1968 UK 'Earliest' 1st Pressing on the 1st Press Track labels!!!! THIS DOUBLE LP IS SERIOUSLY RARE AND VIRTUALLY IMPOSSIBLE TO FIND!!!! THIS IS ONE OF JIMI HENDRIX'S RAREST & MOST SOUGHT AFTER LPs EVER AND VIRTUALLY NEVER TURNS UP FOR SALE!!!! JUST TRY AND FIND ANOTHER ONE!!!! IT IS ONE OF THE MOST SOUGHT AFTER LPs ON THE TRACK LABEL - AND IS INCREDIBLY TOUGH TO LOCATE TODAY!!!! BUT WHAT MAKES THIS DOUBLE LP EVEN RARER STILL - IS THAT IT IS THE 'EARLIEST' 1ST PRESSING EVER MADE!!!! AND THIS IS ALMOST IMPOSSIBLE TO FIND ON THIS DOUBLE LP!!!! THIS IS A 100% GENIUNE 1968 UK ‘EARLIEST’ 1ST PRESSING - WITH MASSIVELY THICK VINYL (LATER ONES ARE THINNER), 1ST PRESS 1/1/1/1 MATRIX ENDINGS (LATER ONES DONT!), AND ULTRA RARE 'BLUE TEXT' & LARGE PICTURES OF NOEL REDDING & MITCH MITCHELL ON THE INSIDE OF THE COVER (LATER ONES DONT – THEY HAVE SMALLER PICTURES AND WHITE TEXT INSTEAD!)!!!! BARELY ANY WERE EVER MADE WITH BLUE TEXT & 'LARGER' INSIDE PICTURES - BEFORE THE COVER WAS IMMEDIATELY CHANGED IN THE VERY FIRST WEEK OF RELEASE!!!! ONLY AN ABSOLUTELY TINY HANDFUL OF THE 'EARLIEST' 1ST PRESSINGS ONLY, WERE EVER MADE LIKE THIS - AND THEY ARE NOW ALMOST IMPOSSIBLE TO LOCATE!!!!
THIS DOUBLE LP ALSO HAS THE INFAMOUS 'NUDE' COVER FRONT PICTURE, WHICH WAS BANNED IN MANY UK RECORD SHOPS AT THE TIME (AND ALSO BANNED IN MANY OTHER COUNTRIES AS WELL!)!!!! AND NOW TAKING PICTURES OF THE FRONT PICTURE HAS ALSO BEEN BANNED BY EBAY - WHICH IS WHY I CANNOT SHOW A FULL PICTURE OF THE COVER FRONT!!!! SO IF YOU ARE WONDERING WHY THERE IS NO FRONT COVER PICTURE - THATS THE REASON!!!!
HOWEVER – THERE ARE 2 OR 3 AMAZING DETAILS (SEE BELOW!) THAT MAKE THIS DOUBLE LP COMPLETELY UNIQUE AND TRULY HISTORIC!!!! INCREDIBLY IT HAS 'MISPRINTED' NUMBERED 'WITHDRAWN' LABELS AND 'UNCORRECTED' MATRIXES - WHICH WERE NEVER EVER USED ON THE 'RELEASED VERSION' AT ALL!!!! AND IT IS UNDOUBTEDLY AND FACTUALLY CORRECT TO SAY THAT WITH THESE DETAILS – THIS IS THE RAREST JIMI HENDRIX LP ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD TODAY!!!! OF COURSE, I AM QUITE RIGHTLY CALLING THIS DOUBLE LP UNIQUE – AS AT PRESENT THAT IS FACTUALLY CORRECT, AS I HAVE NEVER SEEN ANOTHER ONE EVER BEING OFFERED FOR SALE LIKE THIS - EVER!!!! AND FROM THE SOURCE THIS DOUBLE LP CAME FROM, IT IS ALMOST CERTAIN THAT THIS WAS THE ONLY ONE TO HAVE ESCAPED THE DESTRUCTION ORDER!!!!
THIS DOUBLE LP IS PROBABLY THE LAST SURVIVING EXAMPLE OF THE FIRST EVER 'PRE-RELEASE' & 'UNCORRECTED' COPIES MADE WAY BEFORE THE RELEASE DATE!)!!!! THE REST WERE ALMOST CERTAINLY DESTROYED AND SHOULD NOT HAVE MADE IT OUT OF THE FACTORY. INDEED, THIS ONE ONLY SURVIVED BECAUSE THE PREVIOUS OWNER ACTUALLY HELPED TO PUT THIS DOUBLE LP TOGETHER, AND RESCUED IT FROM DESTRUCTION!!!! AND THE IMPORTANT DIFFERENCES I WILL MENTION BELOW – WILL SIMPLY TURN ALL THOUGHTS OF THIS DOUBLE LP ON THEIR HEAD – AS IT HAS NEVER EVER BEEN SEEN BEFORE!!!! THIS DOUBLE LP WAS MADE BEFORE THE DECISION WAS MADE TO CHANGE THE SIDE ORDER OF THE RECORDS & CHANGE THE LABELS - AND IS PROBABLY THE MOST IMPORTANT JIMI HENDRIX LP EVER TO BE OFFERED FOR SALE - EVER!!!! PLEASE READ ON BELOW - FOR THE FULL DETAILS:-

WHEN THIS DOUBLE LP WAS FINISHED IN THE STUDIO AND EVERYONE WAS HAPPY WITH THE MIX, THIS DOUBLE LP WAS PREPARED IN THE NORMAL WAY FOR RELEASE. THE FIRST BATCH OF RECORDS WERE MADE FOR APPROVAL (AROUND 50 COPIES) WITH THE NORMAL 1/2/3/4 RUNNING ORDER, AND THE COVER HAD BEEN FINISHED AND WAS IN PRODUCTION. AND IMPORTANTLY – JUST LIKE ALL PREVIOUS JIMI HENDRIX TRACK LPs (‘ARE YOU EXPERIENCED’ & ‘AXIS BOLD AS LOVE’) THE LABELS WERE AS EXPECTED LABELLED ‘SIDE 1’ ‘SIDE 2’ ‘SIDE 3’ & ‘SIDE 4’!!!! HOWEVER - AT THE LAST MOMENT, THE DECISION WAS TAKEN TO CHANGE THE ORDER OF THE SIDES TO SUIT THE NEW (AT THE TIME) 'AUTO CHANGER' RECORD MACHINES. AND AT THE SAME TIME, THE DECISION WAS ALSO TAKEN TO CHANGE THE LABELS FROM THE PREVIOUS ‘SIDE 1’ ‘SIDE 2’ ‘SIDE 3’ & ‘SIDE 4’ NUMBERING SYSTEM – TO THE 'NEW' ‘A/B/C/D’ LETTERING SYSTEM OF LABELING SIDES, TO AVOID CONFUSION!!!! AND SO AFTER THE NUMBER SYSTEM WAS DROPPED, THE NEW ‘AUTO CHANGER’ SIDE ORDER WAS A & D ON 1 RECORD, AND B & C ON THE OTHER RECORD. THIS MEANT, THAT THE 'AUTO CHANGER' MACHINES WOULD DROP THE LP DOWN IN ORDER TO PLAY THE CORRECT SIDES IN ORDER, AND 'TRACK' WOULD AVOID ANY COMPLAINTS AS TO WHY THE ‘SIDES’ WERE ON DIFFERENT RECORDS!!!! AND AT THIS POINT ALL 50 COPIES OF THIS DOUBLE LP WITH THE ‘OLD’ LABELS (‘SIDE 1’ ‘SIDE 2’ ‘SIDE 3’ & ‘SIDE 4’) WERE ORDERED TO BE DESTROYED FOREVER – WITH THIS ONE BEING RESCUED BY THE PREVIOUS OWNER (AND IS LIKELY TO BE THE ONLY SURVIVING EXAMPLE!)!!!!


HOWEVER – THERE WAS STILL 1 MORE PROBLEM TO BE ADDRESSED!!!! AND THIS WAS OF COURSE, THE MATRIX'S & RUNNING ORDER!!!! WITH THE ‘OLD’ COPIES HAVING THE NORMAL 1/2/3/4 RUNNING ORDER – THE MOTHERS TO PRESS THE RECORDS ALL HAD TO BE CHANGED!!!! SO RATHER THAN MAKING MORE MOTHERS FROM SCRATCH - THE MATRIXES ON THE RECORDS WERE COMPLETELY ‘RE WRITTEN’ (ACTUALLY 'OVERLAID' ON TOP OF THE EXISTING 'STAMPED' MATRIXES), AND THE RECORDS COMPLETELY RE-CUT ONCE AGAIN FOR THE NEW RELEASE IN THE 'AUTO CHANGER' ORDER!!!! AND IN FACT, DEPENDING ON YOUR POINT OF VIEW - THIS DOUBLE LP ACTUALLY MAKES ALL LATER 'RELEASED' COPIES OF THIS DOUBLE LP (WITH LOADS OF CORRECTIONS TO THE MATRIX'S!) ACTUALLY ALL 2ND PRESSINGS, AS THE PRESSING MACHINES WERE ACTUALLY STOPPED, AND EACH RECORD RE-CUT WITH COMPLETELY DIFFERENT MATRIX'S WITH MANY CORRECTIONS!!!! SO IN REALITY - THIS DOUBLE LP IS THE ONLY 'TRUE' 1ST PRESSING IN EXISTENCE (EVEN THOUGH IT IS PROBABLY THE ONLY ONE LEFT!) - WITH ALL LATER ONES (INCLUDING ALL THE STANDARD 'RELEASED' BLUE COVER COPIES) ACTUALLY BEING LATER PRESSINGS!!!!
I WILL NOW DESCRIBE ALL THE DIFFERENCES TO THE MATRIXES, RECORDS & LABELS BELOW - PROVING WITHOUT DOUBT THAT THIS DOUBLE LP ON SALE HERE, IS THE 'EARLIEST' & RAREST 1ST PRESSING EVER MADE (AND PROBABLY THE ONLY ONE LEFT IN EXISTENCE!)!!!!
FIRSTLY THE MATRIX DIFFERENCES:- (NORMAL 'RELEASED' PRESSING LISTED FIRST & THE RAREST & EARLIEST 'UNCORRECTED' 1ST PRESSING LISTED SECOND):-

THE NORMAL 'RELEASED' FIRST PRESSINGS HAVE THESE MATRIX'S BELOW (IN THE A/D B/C 'AUTO CHANGE' ORDER ON THE RECORDS MADE AFTER THE DECISION TO CHANGE THE SIDE ORDER):-


RECORD 1:-
SIDE A – ‘613008 (THE ‘8’ IS CROSSED THROUGH, THEN HAND CORRECTED WRONGLY AND CROSSED THROUGH AGAIN, AND FINALLY CORRECTED PROPERLY WITH A ‘HAND ETCHED’ 8) A//1
SIDE D – ‘’613009 (THE ‘9’ IS CROSSED THOUGH, AND THEN CORRECTED WITH A ‘HAND ETCHED’ 8) B//1


RECORD 2:-
SIDE B – ‘613008 (THE ‘8’ IS CROSSED THOUGH, AND THEN CORRECTED WITH A ‘HAND ETCHED’ 9) A//1 – WITH THE ‘A’ ORIGINALLY BEING STAMPED ‘B’ – BUT CORRECTED WITH A ‘HAND ETCHED’ ‘A’

SIDE C – ORIGINALLY THIS SIDE WAS STAMPED ‘613009 (THE ‘9’ IS CROSSED THOUGH, AND THEN CORRECTED WITH A ‘HAND ETCHED’ 8) A//1 – HOWEVER THERE WERE SO MANY ERRORS HERE THAT THE WHOLE OF THIS ORIGINAL MATRIX WAS CROSSED THROUGH USING ‘XXXXX’s AND EVENTUALLY COMPLETELY ‘HAND ETCHED’ 613009 B’ (LEAVING THE ORIGINAL STAMPED ‘1’ AS THE 1 IN THE B//1 MATRIX).


IN SHORT ALL STANDARD 'RELEASED' COPIES HAVE MATRIXES THAT ARE A COMPLETE MESS!!!! HOWEVER – THIS ‘EARLIEST EVER’ 1ST PRESSING (MADE BEFORE THE ABOVE CORRECTIONS & AND IN THE ORIGINAL 1/2/3/4 RUNNING ORDER!) READS:-


RECORD 1:-
SIDE A - ‘613008 (THE ‘8’ IS CROSSED THROUGH, THEN HAND CORRECTED WITH A ‘HAND ETCHED’ 9) A//1

SIDE B - ‘613008 (THE ‘8’ IS CROSSED THOUGH, AND THEN CORRECTED WITH A ‘HAND ETCHED’ 9) B//1


RECORD 2:-
SIDE C - ’613009 (THE ‘9’ IS CROSSED THROUGH, AND THEN CORRECTED WITH A ‘HAND ETCHED’ 8) A//1

SIDE D - ’613009 (THE ‘9’ IS CROSSED THROUGH, AND THEN CORRECTED WITH A ‘HAND ETCHED’ 8) B//1


AND AS YOU CAN CLEARLY SEE – THIS ‘EARLIEST’ 1ST PRESSING WAS MADE, BEFORE THE DECISION WAS MADE TO CHANGE THIS DOUBLE LP’s SIDES TO MATCH AUTO CHANGERS!!!! AND THE 'EARLIEST' 1ST PRESS MATRIX'S ON THE ABOVE RECORDS ARE COMPLETELY UNCORRECTED (APART FROM 1 SINGLE NUMBER ON EACH SIDE!) AND WERE MADE BEFORE THE HORRIBLE MESSY OVERLAID HAND MADE CORRECTIONS WHICH ALL LATER 'RELEASED' COPIES HAD!!!! THEY ALSO OBVIOUSLY LOOK MUCH NEATER AND NICER THAN THE LATER MESSY CORRECTIONS THAT APPEAR ON THE 'RELEASED' VERSIONS!!!! THIS WAS THE ORIGINAL & ‘EARLIEST’ 1ST PRESSING EVER MADE, AND MIXED IN THE CORRECT 1/2/3/4 ORDER - BEFORE ANY LATER CORRECTIONS FOR THE FINAL RELEASED VERSION WERE EVER MADE!!!!
SECONDLY THE RECORD GROOVE DIFFERENCES:-
IT IS ALSO WELL WORTH NOTING THAT RECORD 1’s GROOVES LOOK VERY DIFFERENT UNDER LIGHT WHEN COMPARED TO THE LATER 'RELEASED' VERSIONS, AND THERE IS NO DOUBT AT ALL THAT AT LEAST ONE OF THESE RECORDS WAS COMPLETELY ‘RE-CUT’ BEFORE THE EVENTUAL FINAL RELEASED VERSION WAS EVER MADE!!!!


PROBABLY THE MOST IMPORTANT PART OF THIS SET IS THE ULTRA RARE WITHDRAWN 'MISPRINTED' NUMBERED LABELS!!!! SO HERE ARE THE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN THESE ‘EARLIEST’ 1ST PRESS ‘WITHDRAWN’ LABELS & THE LATER RELEASED LABELS:-


1) THE ‘EARLIEST’ 1ST PRESS ‘WITHDRAWN’ LABELS ARE NUMBERED ‘SIDE 1’ ‘SIDE 2’ ‘SIDE 3’ & ‘SIDE 4’ (RELEASED LABELS WERE A/B/C/D INSTEAD!)

2) THE ‘EARLIEST’ 1ST PRESS ‘WITHDRAWN’ LABELS WERE LABELED IN THE CORRECT ORDER ON EACH RECORD (1/2 & 3/4) (LATER RELEASED VERSIONS PLAY IN THE ‘AUTO CHANGER’ ORDER ‘A/D’ ‘B/C’ INSTEAD!)

3) THE TRACK ‘VOODOO CHILE (Slight Return)’ IS WRONGLY CREDITED AS ‘VOODOO CHILE’ ONLY - ON THESE ‘EARLIEST’ 1ST PRESS ‘WITHDRAWN’ LABELS (LATER RELEASED VERSIONS HAVE THIS CORRECTED TO ‘VOODOO CHILE (Slight Return)’ INSTEAD!)
4) THE TRACK ‘VOODOO CHILE’ IS WRONGLY CREDITED AS ‘VOODOO CHILD (Slight Return)’ ON THESE ‘EARLIEST’ 1ST PRESS ‘WITHDRAWN’ LABELS (LATER RELEASED VERSIONS HAVE THIS CORRECTED TO ‘VOODOO CHILE’ INSTEAD!)


5) ALTHOUGH THE MATRIXES ARE 100% CORRECT TO THE LABELS – THE TRACKS DON'T ALL MATCH (CORRECTED ON THE RELEASED VERSION!).

6) JUST LIKE ALL PREVIOUS JIMI HENDRIX LPs - THE ‘EARLIEST’ 1ST PRESS ‘WITHDRAWN’ LABELS IMPORTANTLY HAVE NO ‘UPSIDE DOWN’ MATRIXES ON THE LABELS AS THEY USED THE ‘NUMBER’ (1/2/3/4) SYSTEM (THE LATER RELEASED VERSIONS HAD THESE INTRODUCED TO MATCH THE NEW ‘A/B/C/D’ ‘LETTER’ SYSTEM!). *PLEASE NOTE – DO NOT CONFUSE THIS WITH THE MUCH LATER 1969 RE-PRESSINGS (WITH NO UPSIDE MATRIXES) – AS THEY HAD A ‘SET NUMBER’ AND MUCH LATER MATRIXES!!!! THESE ‘EARLIEST’ 1ST PRESS ‘WITHDRAWN’ LABELS DEFINITELY CAME BEFORE THE ‘UPSIDE DOWN’ MATRIX RELEASED VERSIONS – AND ARE 100% DEFINITELY THE ‘EARLIEST’ LABELS EVER MADE!!!! IN ANY CASE, I THINK THE 'UNCORRECTED MATRIXES' ON THE RECORDS (WHICH OBVIOUSLY CAME BEFORE THE OVERLAID MESSY 'CORRECTED' MATRIXES ON THE RELEASED VERSION!) SHOULD MAKE THAT OBVIOUS ANYWAY - BUT IT IS IMPORTANT TO BE CLEAR!!!!

7) THE ‘EARLIEST’ 1ST PRESS ‘WITHDRAWN’ LABELS HAVE ‘PART 1’ (FOR RECORD 1) AND ‘PART 2’ FOR RECORD 2 (LATER RELEASED VERSIONS DELETED THIS - AND IT WAS NEVER PUT ON THIS DOUBLE LP EVER AGAIN!).
*AGAIN – PLEASE DONT CONFUSE THIS WITH THE LATER SEPARATELY RELEASED ‘PART 1’ & ‘PART 2’ RE-ISSUE LPs – AS THEY OF COURSE HAD LATER & DIFFERENT CAT NUMBERS ON THE LABELS, COMPLETELY DIFFERENT MATRIXES, AND NEVER HAD THE ‘VOODOO CHILD’ MISPRINT!!!! SO THEY WERE CLEARLY MADE MUCH LATER ON - AND OBVIOUSLY NOTHING TO DO WITH THIS LP AT ALL!!!! IN ANY CASE, I THINK THE 'UNCORRECTED MATRIXES' ON THE RECORDS (WHICH OBVIOUSLY CAME BEFORE THE OVERLAID MESSY 'CORRECTED' MATRIXES ON THE RELEASED VERSION!) SHOULD MAKE THAT OBVIOUS ANYWAY - BUT IT IS IMPORTANT TO BE CLEAR!!!!


THESE ARE DEFINITIVELY THE ‘EARLIEST’ 1ST PRESS ‘WITHDRAWN’ MISPRINTED 'NUMBERED' LABELS EVER MADE – AND EXACTLY HOW THIS DOUBLE LP WAS SUPPOSED TO LOOK LIKE WHEN ORIGINALLY DESIGNED (BEFORE EVERYTHING WAS CHANGED TO FIT THE ‘AUTOCHANGERS’!)!!!! IT IS THE VERY FIRST TIME I HAVE EVER SEEN OR HEARD OF THESE LABELS EVEN EXISTING!!!! AND WHILST YOU CANNOT DISCOUNT ANOTHER ONE OF THE ORIGINAL 50 COPIES BEING RESCUED FROM DESTRUCTION LIKE THIS ONE WAS - IT IS EXTREMELY UNLIKELY TO SAY THE LEAST!!!! AND SO THESE 'WITHDRAWN' MISPRINTED 'NUMBERED' LABELS ARE ALMOST CERTAINLY COMPLETELY UNIQUE!!!!


SO THERE IS ABSOLUTELY NO DOUBT AT ALL - THAT THIS IS THE ALL TIME 'EARLIEST' & RAREST 1ST PRESSING EVER MADE, WITH 'UNCORRECTED MATRIXES' & ‘WITHDRAWN’ MISPRINTED 'NUMBERED' LABELS - AND NONE OF THE NASTY LOOKING CORRECTIONS THAT ALL 'RELEASED' COPIES ENDED UP WITH!!!! AND EVEN THOUGH THIS IS PROBABLY THE ONLY ONE LEFT IN EXISTENCE, THIS IS ACTUALLY STRANGELY THE ONLY ONE THAT CAN REALLY BE CALLED A 'TRUE' 1ST PRESSING, AS IT WAS MADE BEFORE THE PRESSING MACHINES WERE STOPPED AND EVERYTHING WAS COMPLETELY CHANGED FOR THE FINAL 'RELEASED' VERSION!!!! AND IT IS AN AMAZING INSIGHT AS TO HOW THIS INCREDIBLE DOUBLE LP WAS SUPPOSED TO BE LIKE – BEFORE ALL THE CHANGES WERE MADE TO FIT THE ‘AUTO CHANGERS’!!!! THIS IS UNDOUBTEDLY THE ALL TIME RAREST JIMI HENDRIX LP ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD TODAY (WITH UNCORRECTED MATRIX ENDINGS & ‘WITHDRAWN’ MISPRINTED 'NUMBERED' LABELS!) - AND IT WILL SURELY BE A VERY VERY LONG TIME (IF EVER!) BEFORE YOU GET THE CHANCE TO EVER OWN ANOTHER ONE!!!! SO DONT MISS OUT ON THIS INCREDIBLE (AND ALMOST CERTAINLY UNIQUE!) OPPORTUNITY!!!!
NOT ONLY THAT BUT THIS DOUBLE LP IS IN BRILLIANT CONDITION - AND HAS BARELY BEEN PLAYED AT ALL!!!! JUST TAKE A LOOK AT THE PICTURES!!!! THIS IS THE ORIGINAL 1968 UK 'EARLIEST POSSIBLE' 1ST PRESSING (IT IS PROBABLY UNIQUE!) ON THE 'EARLIEST' 1ST PRESS 'WITHDRAWN' NUMBERED 'MISPRINTED' TRACK LABELS, 'EARLIEST' 1ST PRESS '1/2/3/4' SIDE NUMBERS ON THE LABELS, 'EARLIEST' 1ST PRESS 'UNCORRECTED' 1/1/1/1 MATRIXES, 'EARLIEST' 1ST PRESS PLAYING ORDER, 'EARLIEST' 1ST PRESS 'MATCHING' PLAIN 'DIE-CUT' FLIPBACK INNER SLEEVES, AND ULTRA RARE 'EARLIEST' 1ST PRESS 'E.J.DAY' FULLY LAMINATED 'BLUE TEXT' GATEFOLD COVER (WITH 'LARGER PICTURES' & 'BLUE TEXT' ON THE INSIDE OF THE COVER!)!!!! THIS DOUBLE LP IS SERIOUSLY RARE AND VIRTUALLY IMPOSSIBLE TO FIND LIKE THIS (ESPECIALLY AS IT IS LIKELY TO BE THE ONLY ONE LEFT IN EXISTENCE!) - SO DONT MISS OUT ON THIS AMAZING OPPORTUNITY!!!! This is the ORIGINAL Track UK 'Earliest' 1st Pressing from 1968 and is in BRILLIANT condition!!!! The records are pressed on THICK quality vinyl. The Cat. No is 613 008/9 on the ORIGINAL 1st Press 'Matt' Track Labels (see picture) and is a Stereo 1st pressing (there were NO Monos)!!!!
The record labels to BOTH records are in AWESOME condition (see pictures) with NO writing, NO wear, and barely ANY spindle marks AT ALL!!!! IT IS VERY CLEAR THAT THESE RECORDS HAVE BARELY BEEN PLAYED AT ALL!!!! The vinyl is in BRILLIANT condition!!!! Most of these 60s Double LPs had been to a lot of wild parties and are usually found totally worn out, and almost unplayable. These records are NOT and BOTH records have NO nasty concentric marks AT ALL, only 2 or 3 VERY light hairlines, NO scufflines, only 2 or 3 TINY surface marks, and only VERY few of the lightest paper scuffs only visible under light!!!! BOTH RECORDS STILL RETAIN THEIR ORIGINAL 'JUST PRESSED' LOOK AND SHINE LIKE NEW!!!! It is great to find that BOTH records play as STUNNINGLY as the visual with NO skips, barely ANY clicks, NO sticking, NO jumps, barely ANY crackle AT ALL, and only some VERY slight background sound on the run on grooves & gaps - NOT in the music AT ALL!!!! The sound quality is simply SUPERB with NO groovewear and NO distortion either!!!! These records must grade Very Good++ if not better!!!! A BRILLIANT SET OF BARELY PLAYED RECORDS!!!! Believe me these records are NOT overgraded in ANY way!!!! I use STRICT RC grading standards - it is not in my interest not to!!!! Brillant!!!! The records also come in their ORIGINAL 1st Press 'Matching' Plain 'Die-Cut' Flipback inner sleeves which are both in SUPERB condition!!!! The ULTRA RARE 'Earliest' 1st Press 'E.J.Day' FULLY Laminated 'Blue Text' Gatefold Cover is in GREAT condition - and is still a very VERY decent cover indeed!!!! It has NO annotations, NO splits, NO edge wear (apart from 2 or 3 TINY 'touching in' traces on 1 edge!), NO rips, NO tears, NO spinal wear (apart from some almost INVISIBLE traces of 'touching in'!), NO sticker tears, only slight corner wear (NOT through the colour!), some evidence of 'tipping in' to the corners, NO laminate loss, shiny laminate, only a few light creases (cover is still VERY flat looking!), NO annotations, and NO writing!!!! The opening edges are beautifully straight with barely ANY feathering AT ALL!!!! Even the laminated inside of the cover is in BRILLIANT condition with NO grubbyness, only a few VERY light creases, NO yellowing, VERY shiny laminate, and NO writing!!!! The cover must VERY strictly grade Very Good (PROPERLY graded, NOT trashed!) if not better - and is still a very VERY decent cover indeed!!!! THIS DOUBLE LP IS SERIOUSLY RARE AND VIRTUALLY IMPOSSIBLE TO FIND LIKE THIS (ESPECIALLY AS THE 'EARLIEST' 1ST PRESSING EVER MADE WITH 'BLUE TEXT' COVER, 'UNCORRECTED' MATRIX ENDINGS, AND 'WITHDRAWN' MISPRINTED 'NUMBERED' LABELS!) - SO DONT MISS OUT ON THIS INCREDIBLE OPPORTUNITY!!!!

HAVE A LOOK AT MY PICTURES - I DO MY BEST TO SHOW THE RECORD FROM ALL ANGLES AND MAKE THE PICTURES AS CLEAR AS POSSIBLE - THERE IS NOTHING TO HIDE!!!! It really is a GREAT looking LP and it is truly rare to find any copies of this MEGA RARE DOUBLE LP!!!! THIS WILL BE YOUR ONLY CHANCE TO BUY AN ORIGINAL 1968 UK 'EARLIEST EVER' 1ST PRESSING OF "ELECTRIC LADYLAND" BY THE JIMI HENDRIX EXPERIENCE, IN BRILLIANT CONDITION!!!! Dontforgetto take a look at allmy other items including many other TOP LPs and contact me with any queries you may have. Postal discounts for multiple buys are always available - and I guarantee to ALWAYS undercharge on postage! Paypal, Bank Transfers, Cheques, International Money Orders, and Postal Orders accepted. Thanks for looking! Cheers!!!!!
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PLEASE NOTE - Private feedback bidders must consult me first prior to bidding - due to previous problems regarding non-payment, and non-receipt.


MY POSTAGE UNDERCHARGE GUARANTEE TO ALL BUYERS (I always undercharge on postage!):- Due to UK Royal Mail's obscene price increases this year - I have had no choice but to increase postage charges a little. Until this year - I had kept them exactly the same since I joined ebay back in 2002. However this years price increases have been so obscene, that I have had no choice but to increase my postage charges for the first time ever. However PLEASE NOTE - my absolute 100% guarantee to you as a buyer - is that I will ALWAYS undercharge postage on everything I send out. Even after the increases, I am still charging you the buyer LESS than I am being charged myself. On each package I send out - the price is clearly stated on the front of the package (please check it when you recieve it!). I also do NOT charge for packaging costs - ONLY for postal costs! And should you find that I have overcharged you postage in ANY way - I will refund DOUBLE the difference. THAT IS MY 100% POSTAL GUARANTEE FOR EACH AND EVERY BUYER! No buyer EVER deserves to be overcharged on postage - and on my listings, I'll make sure they are ALWAYS undercharged. Any questions - please ask!




On 28-Apr-15 at 00:38:24 BST, seller added the following information:

I HAVE HAD A FEW QUESTIONS COME IN - MOST OBVIOUSLY ASKING WHAT ARE THE STAMPERS? WELL AS MOST PEOPLE KNOW - ON MOST COPIES OF THIS LP - THE 'EXTRA NUMBERS' ON EACH SIDE AFTER THE MATRIXES (KNOWN AS THE STAMPERS) ARE USUALLY VERY HIGH INDEED. SOMETHING LIKE - 1 3 5 2 OR 1 1 6 ETC!!!! HOWEVER - AS THIS ONE IS THE 'EARLIEST POSSIBLE' WITHDRAWN 1ST PRESSING EVER MADE - THE STAMPERS AFTER THE UNCORRECTED MATRIXES ARE INDEED THE LOWEST POSSIBLE!!!! ON RECORD 1 AFTER THE MATRIXES - IT SIMPLY HAS THE SINGLE NUMBER '1' AND NO OTHER NUMBERS!!!! AND ON RECORD 2 IT SIMPLY HAS THE NUMBER '1' FOLLOWED BY THE NUMBER '2' TO INDICATE THE SECOND RECORD!!!! AND SO IN DETAIL THE UNCORRECTED MATRIXES AND STAMPERS ARE:-

RECORD 1:-
SIDE 1 - ‘613008 A//1 1 (YES JUST ONE SINGLE NUMBER '1' STAMPER!)

SIDE 2 - ‘613008 B//1 1 (YES JUST ONE SINGLE NUMBER '1' STAMPER!)


RECORD 2:-
SIDE 3 - ’613009 A//1 1 2 (THE '1' INDICATING STAMPER ONE & THE '2' INDICATING THE SECOND RECORD!)

SIDE 4 - ’613009 B//1 1 2 (THE '1' INDICATING STAMPER ONE & THE '2' INDICATING THE SECOND RECORD!)
THESE ARE UNDOUBTEDLY THE EARLIEST POSSIBLE STAMPERS EVER MADE FOR THIS DOUBLE LP EVER!!!!
On 28-Apr-15 at 00:46:45 BST, seller added the following information:

PLEASE NOTE - I ALSO INCORRECTLY LISTED THE ULTRA RARE 'EARLIEST' 1ST PRESS MATRIXES USING THE LATER LETTERING SYSTEM (A/B/C/D) INSTEAD OF THE 'EARLIEST' NUMBERING SYSTEM (SIDE 1 SIDE 2 SIDE 3 SIDE 4) ON THE WITHDRAWN LABELS!!!! I ALSO GOT THE ORDER COMPLETELY WRONG - AS THIS 'EARLIEST' WITHDRAWN 1ST PRESSING PLAYS IN A COMPLETELY DIFFERENT ORDER TO THE RELEASED VERSIONS!!!! IT SHOULD HAVE READ:-

RECORD 1:-
SIDE 1 - ‘613008 (THE ‘9’ IS CROSSED THROUGH, THEN HAND CORRECTED WITH A ‘HAND ETCHED’ 8) A//1

SIDE 2 - ‘613008 (THE ‘9’ IS CROSSED THOUGH, AND THEN CORRECTED WITH A ‘HAND ETCHED’ 8) B//1


RECORD 2:-
SIDE 3 - ’613009 (THE ‘8’ IS CROSSED THROUGH, AND THEN CORRECTED WITH A ‘HAND ETCHED’ 9) A//1
SIDE 4 - ’613009 (THE ‘8’ IS CROSSED THROUGH, AND THEN CORRECTED WITH A ‘HAND ETCHED’ 9) B//1
On 28-Apr-15 at 00:50:25 BST, seller added the following information:

I HAVE CHECKED THE PLAYING ORDER AFTER A QUESTION - AND AS FAR AS I CAN TELL, ALL SIDES PLAY EXACTLY AS LABELLED!!!! EXCEPT THAT EVEN THOUGH THE MATRIX RELATES PERFECTLY TO THE LABELS - ON RECORD 1:-
SIDE 1 ACTUALLY PLAYS WHAT IS LISTED ON THE SIDE 2 LABEL, AND SIDE 2 PLAYS WHAT IS LISTED ON THE SIDE 1 LABEL!!!!
ON RECORD 2:- EVERYTHING PLAYS EXACTLY AS LISTED ON THE LABELS!!!!