Offered for sale is a still sealed, blue vinyl pressing of The Complete LHI Recordings by Honey Ltd.
Honey Ltd. was a short-lived girl group that recorded a few singles for Lee Hazelwood’s LHI label in 1967. In early 1968, the label released a self-titled album by the group that compiled all of the singles they’d released to that point. The album seemingly went straight from the pressing plant to the cutout bins, and only a handful of copies have surfaced over the years.
AllMusic gave The Complete LHI Recordings 3 1/2 stars:
The Complete LHI Recordings brings together all of Detroit girl group Honey Ltd.’s recordings for singer/songwriter Lee Hazlewood during the late ’60s. Formed in Detroit in 1967 while all the members were attending Wayne State University, Honey Ltd. caught the ear of Hazlewood, who brought them to Los Angeles and produced their debut album, which also featured backing from the legendary studio group the Wrecking Crew. These are melodic, lushly produced soul and sunshine pop-influenced cuts that showcase the group’s romantic vocal harmonies. Included are such songs as “Silk ‘n Honey,” “The Warrior,” “Come Down, ” and “Eli’s Coming.”
Sample track (The Warrior):
The original album is a legendary example of girl group pop, and copies have sold for as much as $2000 in the past. In 2013, Light in the Attic Records reissued the album, along with some other unreleased material, as The Complete LHI Recordings. While most pressings were black vinyl, the label pressed 150 copies on blue vinyl.
About this copy: The copy of The Complete LHI Recordings offered for sale is a sealed copy of one of those 150 blue vinyl pressings.
While the record is sealed, new, and unplayed, we have made a 3″ cut in the wrap and inner sleeve at the mouth of the cover to verify that the record was actually pressed on blue vinyl, as neither the cover nor shrink wrap make any mention of the record being colored vinyl. The small tear in the wrap has been secured with cellophane tape.
A terrific copy of an album that’s truly one of the lost gems of the 1960s.