1968 Jimi Hendrix ELECTRIC LADYLAND 1st Press LP Blue

£1,600.00




A really fine and rare, very good to near mint condition of an early First Pressing of Jimi Hendrix ‘Electric Ladyland’ Bouble Long Play Stereo Record by Track Record.

The 33 1/3 rpm album’s cover shows the controversial and soon censored for sale photo of 19 naked women, front and back, opening up to reveal inside a large photo of Jimi Hendrix and the larger version photos of Mitch Mitchell and Noel Redding and the Track List in blue (later examples were in white). With the code 613008, it was released on the 16th October, 1968, printed by E. Day & Co Ltd. It has a fully laminated gatefold cover. As an early first pressing the record has the matt black label with yellow silver print: The Track Record -Polydor Records Ltd. The matrix number on the label printed upside down. The matrix numbers are Side A: 613008 A#1 (Crossed OutCorrected Matrix only); Side D: 613008 B#1 (Crossed OutCorrected Matrix only 1st press); Side B: 613009 A#1 (Crossed OutCorrected Matrix only 1st press); Side C: 613009 B#1(Crossed OutCorrected Matrix only 1st press). All four sides have the matrix had to be corrected by hand, and this is only found on the earliest possible pressings. The record inner sleeve is polythene-lined.

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.

Size: 31.5 x 31.5 cm (12 3/8 x 12 3/8 inches)
Weight: 434 g