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IMPOSSIBLY RARE WITHDRAWN EARLIEST POSSIBLE FULL BLUE TEXT WITH GHOST UNFINALIZED PRE RELEASE TRACKLISTING BEHIND VIRTUALLY A PROTOTYPE - ONLY AN ABSOLUTE MINISCULE AMOUNT EXIST LIKE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 JIMI S AMPS BUZZ WITH ELECTRICITY IN QUIET PLACES SUCH AS ON THE START OF LET THE GOOD TIMES ROLL IT S LIKE HE S IN THE ROOM
HERE IS YOUR CHANCE TO OWN A TRULY SCARCE PILLAR OF MUSIC HISTORY IN IT S EARLIEST EVER PRE RELEASE WITHDRAWN FULL BLUE GHOST TEXT FORM Do not miss out on this historic masterpiece, bid now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 Traffic, Long Hot Summer Night, Gipsy Eyes, Burning Of The Midnight Lamp, All Along The Watchtower, Voodoo Chile, 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.
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
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
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