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MATRIX'S THAT WERE NEVER USED ON THE 'RELEASED' VERSION - AND COMPLETELY DIFFERENT 'MISPRINTED' NUMBERED & 'WITHDRAWN' LABELS THAT HAVE ONLY EVER BEEN SEEN ONCE BEFORE!!!!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 ALMOST UNIQUE AND TRULY
HISTORIC (I HAVE ONLY EVER SEEN 1 OTHER COPY EXISTING)!!!! 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 ALMOST UNIQUE – AS AT PRESENT THAT IS FACTUALLY CORRECT, AS I
HAVE ONLY EVER SEEN 1 OTHER COPY EVER BEING OFFERED FOR SALE LIKE THIS -
EVER!!!! AND FROM THE SOURCE THIS DOUBLE LP CAME FROM, IT IS ALMOST CERTAIN THAT BARELY ANY CAN POSSIBLY HAVE ESCAPED THE DESTRUCTION ORDER!!!!
THIS DOUBLE LP IS PROBABLY ONE OF THE LAST SURVIVING EXAMPLES 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 ONLY EVER BEEN SEEN ONCE 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!!!! 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 ONE OF THE ONLY 'TRUE' 1ST PRESSINGS LEFT IN EXISTENCE - WITH ALL LATER ONES (INCLUDING ALL THE STANDARD 'RELEASED' BLUE COVER COPIES) ACTUALLY BEING LATER PRESSINGS!!!!
NOT ONLY THAT BUT THIS DOUBLE LP IS IN GREAT 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 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' 'DIE-CUT' 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 - SO DONT MISS OUT ON THIS AMAZING OPPORTUNITY!!!! This is the ORIGINAL Track UK 'Earliest' 1st Pressing from 1968 and is in GREAT 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 SUPERB condition (see pictures) with NO writing, only 2 or 3 fingerprint traces, 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 GREAT 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 3 or 4 VERY light hairlines, only 3 or 4 light scufflines, and only VERY few of the lightest paper scuffs only visible under light!!!! Importantly there is NOTHING feelable and NO regular sounding marks AT ALL!!!! 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 VERY NICE 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 'Die-Cut' 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 edge wear, NO rips, NO tears, some evidence of 'touching in' to the spine, NO spine splits, NO sticker tears, only slight corner wear (NOT through the colour!), NO splits, only some very VERY minor evidence of 'tipping in' to the corners, NO laminate loss, VERY shiny laminate, only a few VERY light creases (cover is VERY flat looking!), NO annotations, and NO writing!!!! The opening edges are still nice and straight with barely ANY feathering!!!! The laminated inside of the cover has NO grubbyness, 1 small indentation mark, a few creases towards the openings, NO splits, NO yellowing, and NO writing!!!! The cover must VERY strictly grade Very Good(Minus) (PROPERLY graded, NOT trashed!) if not Very Good - 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 GREAT CONDITION!!!! Dont forget to take a look at all my 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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