Jimi Hendrix Experience - Electric Ladyland - UK 1968 1st Press DLP
- Item # 423032
- Qty Available 1
This early UK 1st pressing double album dates from initial October 1968 release on the Track Records label: 613008/9.
Disc 1 is correctly labelled side A & D and disc 2 is C & B.
Disc 1: 613008 A//1 & 613008 B//1
Disc 2: 613009 A//1 & 613009 B//1
Vinyl weights: 149g & 141g
Housed in an early version fully laminated 'Ernest J. Day' printed gatefold cover with larger portraits of Mitch & Noel inside the gatefold with the tracklisting lettering coloured blue.
Complete with original poly-lined inner-sleeves.
A & D: EXCELLENT
B & C: NEAR MINT
All playing surfaces are clean and retain all of their 'as new' deep-gloss shine. Close inspection directly beneath halogen light reveals little more than a light surface line on side C and some harmless wispy paper scuffs from the inner-sleeve, but no other significant blemishes or wear.
Audio: EXCELLENT +
A great sounding set which has received minimal play on quality equipment only. All tracks on all sides play cleanly with no traces of any groove/playwear and all of the clarity and power expected of such an early pressing. The aforementioned mark on side C causes a few very faint/soft ticks during the few of the quieter passages on that side. Difficult to find a better sounding set.
Cover: VERY GOOD +
A clean, fully intact example with moderate ring/storage wear to the the high-gloss outer panels and corners. Both panels are inside are clean & glossy with again, a touch of ring wear but no writing or or other such blemishes. The unworded spine and all seams are smooth & unstressed.