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I've collected 50's, 60's, and early 70's records of almost every genre - Psych, Prog, Psychedelic Funk, Soul, Rhythm 'n' Blues, Pop, Folk, Garage, Acid, Freakbeat, Rock, Jazz e.t.c and everything in between for all my life!!! Obviously, 90% of the LP's I've ever gotten hold of are completely trashed from the hard living ways and the rock 'n' roll, drug and booze fuelled debauchery of all the wild parties of the times, but the golden 10%? Reluctantly, I've decided to offer them to all of you serious record collectors out there!!! I'm currently trying to set up a record label so unfortunately personal sacrifices have to be made when it comes to my collection, resulting in GREAT benefits for all you shrewd bidders and serious connosieurs of TRUE solid gold music history out there!!! Make no mistake, I'll try my best to consistently offer some of the VERY BEST records available on ebay, many which have taken me YEARS to find!!!
I aim to put a weekly batch up (time permitting) every Wednesday, all timed to end 10 days later on Saturday night. I'll only ever offer THE BEST, MOST AMAZING, MOST IMPORTANT, VERY RAREST UK 1ST PRESS ORIGINAL RELEASE RECORDS I've got!!! I won't insult you with later 2nd pressings unless they are of exceptional quality and rarity. I'm sure you love good music as much as me, especially when it's a 1st Press LP, direct from the master tape, as the musicians intended it to be heard (none of this "digitally remastered",weak reissued, remixed rubbish from hired hands with one eye on the mixing desk and the other on the clock! If these session men really knew how genius should sound, surely they would've been geniuses themselves?! There will only ever be one Hendrix, and that's just a tiny example).
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Title : The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Electric Ladyland
Label & year : Original Black Track 613008 / 613009 Double LP , UK Stereo 1968 IMPOSSIBLY RARE day-of-release 1st Press with FULL blue text sleeve!!!
Matrix's : Side A : 613008 A // 1, Side B (D) : 613008 B // 1, Side C (B) : 613009 A // 1, Side D (C) : 613009 A // 1 (scratched out and replaced with 613009 B)IMPOSSIBLY RARE WITHDRAWN EARLIEST POSSIBLE FULL BLUE TEXT WITH GHOST UNFINALIZED PRE RELEASE TRACKLISTING BEHIND!!! VIRTUALLY A PROTOTYPE - ONLY AN ABSOLUTE MINISCULE AMOUNT EXIST LIKE THIS!!! LATER ONES WERE CORRECTED, THEN BLUE/WHITE HYBRID THEN WHITE!!! RIDICULOUSLY HARD TO FIND LIKE THIS, BARELY ANY WERE MADE!!! ONLY AN ABSOLUTE MINISCULE AMOUNT OF THESE UNFINALIZED GHOST TRACKLISTING PRE RELEASE SLEEVES ESCAPED THE PRESSING PLANT - QUITE SIMPLY NEVER EVER TURNS UP LIKE THIS!!! AND NOT ONLY THAT, THIS IMPOSSIBLY RARE EARLIEST EVER FULL BLUE GHOST SLEEVE IS IN ABSOLUTELY MAGNIFICENT CONDITION FOR ONCE!!! TRULY OUTSTANDING!!!THIS IS THE VERY FIRST VASTLY SUPERIOR FULLER BODIED MORE DETAILED JIMI APPROVED MIX WITH MORE INTENSE PHASING EFFECTS AND IMPACT, AND NO PRIMITIVE NOISE REDUCTION DULLING THAT WAS APPLIED TO AND SUCKED THE LIFE OUT OF LATER PRESSINGS - THIS IS THE ONLY JIMI APPROVED MIX WHERE THE DETAIL IS SO GOOD, YOU CAN HEAR JIMIâ€™S AMPS BUZZ WITH ELECTRICITY IN QUIET PLACES SUCH AS ON THE START OF "LET THE GOOD TIMES ROLL"!!! ITâ€™S LIKE HEâ€™S IN THE ROOM!!!HERE IS YOUR CHANCE TO OWN A TRULY SCARCE PILLAR OF MUSIC HISTORY IN ITâ€™S EARLIEST EVER PRE RELEASE WITHDRAWN FULL BLUE GHOST TEXT FORM!!! Do not miss out on this historic masterpiece, bid now!!!DON'T underestimate the sheer PHENOMENAL rarity of this 1st press with day of release black Track labels with inverted matrixes above the catalogue number, and the IMPOSSIBLY RARE blue text sleeve which only an absolute MINISCULE amount of 1st Presses of this EVER had - apparently all the sleeves were initially planned to be the blue text version, but as it was just going to press, Noel had a bust up with the management about the size of his picture being too small on this blue text version (he possibly thought it undermined his contribution) and many other tensions that had been building into a head (like the sheer amount of hangers on in the studio e.t.c), ending in Noel quitting, and Jimi (or maybe the management) got revenge for being left in the lurch with upcoming tours being thrown into chaos e.t.c, by immediately halting the press as quickly as it began and reducing the size of Noel's picture even further!!!Petty, I know, but as a result, only an absolute TINY amount EVER had blue text, much like only a TINY amount of the first run of Are You Experienced ever had a fully laminated sleeve!!! If you were to walk into a record shop on the day this was released, chances are you'd be VERY lucky to even find ONE blue text version amongst the white sleeves on the rack!!!Just like any of the Hendrix experience albums, this is one of THE BEST of all time containing some of THE GREATEST music EVER recorded!!! Widely know as his masterpiece, the first two Experience LP's were recorded in a matter of days, this however took around a year!!! (a heck of a long time in those days) It was worth it though. It could so easily have fallen apart like many painstaking works of genius (such as Brian Wilson's unreleased (though heavily bootlegged) legendary Beach Boys classic SMiLE), but he stuck with it and created a work of pure brilliance which has and will continue to transcend ALL time! If you've never heard Hendrix's original master mix and only the CD reissue, then you're going to be blown away!!! This has got incredible psychedelic effects, MEAN bass and razor sharp lifelike clarity!!! And when Hendrix is jamming on songs like Voodoo Chile and Rainy Day, it sounds incredibly intimate as it floats over the backing band, JUST like his amp is in the room!!!It's easy to forget just how amazing this LP is what with "Experience Hendrix" doing their best to milk him dry with endless thrown together "Best Of''s" over the years. But it was here on this Track original blasting out of my speakers now where the world first heard "Crosstown Trafficâ€, Long Hot Summer Nightâ€, Gipsy Eyesâ€, Burning Of The Midnight Lampâ€, All Along The Watchtowerâ€, Voodoo Chileâ€, and all the rest, not to mention the phenomenal boundary breaking "1983 (A Merman I Should Turn To Be)" for the very first time, as they intended to be heard, all in perfect running order, and all as one piece. It must surely have secured it's place in the top 10 greatest albums of all time! And there it shall remain until the world blows up!!!Until that moment? Well, we should all listen to his records and be thankful that Jimi Hendrix was born!!!Tracklist : And The Gods Made Love, Electric Ladyland, Crosstown Traffic, Voodoo Chile, Little Miss Strange, Long Hot Summer Night, Come On (Let The Good Times Roll), Gipsy Eyes, Burning Of The Midnight Lamp, Rainy Day Dream Away, 1983 (A Merman I Should Turn To Be), Moon Turn The Tides...Gently Gently Away, Still Raining Still Dreaming, House Burning Down, All Along The Watchtower, and Voodoo Chile (Slight Return).
Musicians : Jimi Hendrix - Vocals / Guitar / Bass / Harpsichord, Noel Redding - Vocals / Bass, Mitch Mitchell - Drums, plus countless other guests such as Steve Winwood, Brian Jones, Al Kooper e.t.c.
About : Ultra Rare Original 1968 UK 1st Press!!! This MASSIVELY RARE LP initially sold barely anything (LP's were also really expensive to most people back then!!!) and therefore had a very small run, and is INCREDIBLY HARD TO FIND, especially in this condition!!! AN absolute classic LP from this incredible band!!! An astonishing album that really DESERVES to be in EVERY serious 60's / 70's record collection!!! Don't miss out on this MEGA RARE LP!!! If you like good music, bid now!!!
The LP :
Labels :Classic UK Original black Track inverted 1st Press labels!!! All sides are GREAT with minimal signs of age, NO writing, NO stickers, and NO tears whatsoever!!! Just has a small amount of light spindle marking from general light use over the years!!! BRILLIANT for a 48 year old record!!! All must grade overall at least as Very Good++!!!Record : Visual -Spectacular Original 1968 UK 1st Press Vinyls!!! Nice bright, clean and shiny as if they were just pressed!!! Fantastic jet black mirror like surfaces, they look GREAT for it's age with NO nasty deep scratches whatsoever, and NO deep groove-breaking vicious scuffs whatsoever!!! The only blemishes are just a few light scuff marks, a few light hairlines and age marks here and there, and just some of the usual light wispy sleeve traces (only visible in direct angled light) from general use and where it has sat or been removed from it's cover over the years!!! On a modern, thin LP, these marks would possibly hinder play, but because this is such an ultra thick quality 1st pressing, it plays fine with no trouble AT ALL!!! Used, but definitely AWESOME for a record of this age and rarity!!! Both must grade overall at the very least as Good++++!!! (graded STRICTLY to the UK RRPG standards, not overgraded AT ALL!!! Customer satisfaction is of 100% importance to me!!!)
Record : Audio -
Thankfully, it plays BRILLIANTLY with fantastic stereo separation and clarity!!! It really sounds awesome with NO hops, hisses, distortion, sticks, or skips!!! Only (like pretty much all records) has low level static in places such as on the run in grooves, just a few light ticks here and there only on occasions and just a hint of ULTRA mild and light "bluesman's fag" static in few and far between places such as on some of the quieter sections, but it truly doesn't overshadow the music AT ALL!!! I'd even argue it gives it added soul!!! An outstanding listen - The music is TRULY loud and clear with that bass, depth, warmth and clarity you can only get from UK 1st Press vinyl!!! Absolutely essential!!! FANTASTIC for a record of this age and rarity!!! Must grade overall audiably at least as Very Good++!!! (graded STRICTLY to the UK RRPG standards, not trashed or overgraded AT ALL!!! Customer satisfaction is of 100% importance to me)
Sleeve :Original UK 1st Press fully laminated 1968 WITHDRAWN gatefold E.J Day EARLIEST FULL BLUE GHOST TEXT sleeve complete with original inners!!! IMPOSSIBLE to find this sleeve in anything approaching a good condition - most are spent, torn and worn due to age and the lifestyles of the buyers of this particular LP!!! This one is NOT, and looks FANTASTIC, especially considering the nature of these fragile sleeves!!! NO tears, NO writing, NO graffiti, NO splits, NO really bad marks AT ALL, and still ULTRA strong and solid after all these years!!! Only has a few signs of minor ageing such as only a small amount of ultra light creases and a mere hint of a record imprint, a very minor knock to the top right corner tip and only some general near invisible ultra light surface glazing from where it has sat between sleeves over the years (being very picky here), a touch of denting to the four corners which basically ALL vintage LP's have, and POSSIBLY (just to be sure!!!) one or two other minor signs of age here and there, though nothing that really stands out to note at all!!! And that's truly about it!!! I tend to bring it down by listing the most minor negatives I can possibly find, but this is an absolutely MAGNIFICENT full blue ghost sleeve, and a SERIOUS rarity to find one as fantastic as this - most have been virtually destroyed or are just about being held together, but not this one!!! The awesome inside pics also look AMAZING with minimal ageing!!! It remains ultra strong, solid, unsplit and unspoilt, and even the spine remains ultra strong, solid, unworn and 100% unsplit!!! Must grade overall at least as Very Good++++!!! (graded STRICTLY to the UK RRPG standards, not trashed or overgraded AT ALL!!! Customer satisfaction is of 100% importance to me)*Sorry for not having a photo of the front - ebay won't let me!*Summary : An AWESOME example of this iconic INCREDIBLY RARE classic UK 1st Press LP with the IMPOSSIBLY RARE withdrawn full blue pre release ghost text sleeve!!! Hard to find in ANY condition, but SERIOUSLY RARE TO FIND ONE AS OUTSTANDING AS THIS!!! YOU MAY NEVER GET THE CHANCE AGAIN, so don't miss out on this scarce opportunity to own a true piece of 60's/70's music history!!! Bid now!!!Please take a look at all my other auctions for many other ultra rare classic LPs, and feel free to contact me with any questions you may have. Thanks again for looking, it's truly appreciated!! Cheers!!!I've realized that most countries have their own unique grading system. I base mine strictly on the UK RRPG grading system (occasionally with a + or a - to indicate the higher and lower ends of the grade, though I only use these if i'm having real trouble deciding!), so please check their chart for further clarity if you are unsure of what my grades mean. As a general rule, a mint record will be 100% perfect, an excellent record will be in fantastic clean condition with the occasional mild mark and minor use from the years, and a very good record will have noticeable, yet light visual markings and obvious signs of age and use, but will still remain clean with relatively light wear and will play fantastically well with plenty of life remaining in it. I very rarely offer records below the very good region unless they are of an EXCEPTIONAL rarity and playing quality...I hope this helps!Postage and packing (UK bidders) will be Â£4.49 for the first item, Â£3.00 for every item after that. International buyers, postage is Â£8.99 for the first item, Â£3.00 for every item after that. Contact is expected to be made within 3 days, and payment usually expected within 7 days of the auction ending, otherwise you may lose priority over the item and it may be relisted e.t.c. UK bidders, I accept paypal or postal orders. I will reluctantly accept cheques, although they will take at least a week to clear. That is why I prefer the other methods, as it means I can get your item to you faster. International bidders, I can only accept Paypal, IMO, or Bank Transfer! I only accept Â£s. Unfortunately, I cant accept any other internet payment other than paypal.Please just ask if you have any questions or if you require further information. The photos below are of the genuine item, apologies for the occasional blurryness or glare from the light in some of them. If you would like further pictures or details, please ask.If you are not happy with your item, please let me know within 3 days. I pride myself on my 100% feedback so if there are any problems, I will do my very best to sort them out.All my auctions start from a bare minimum price, so there is always plenty of opportunity for a bargain!Please check my other auctions for many more of the rarest, most awesome Vinyl Record items ever!!!
Thanks for your time, happy bidding!