Jimi Hendrix – Hendrix in the West Japan LP with obi


A Japanese pressing of Hendrix in the West by Jimi Hendrix, including the original obi.

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Offered for sale is a Japanese pressing of Hendrix in the West by Jimi Hendrix, including the original obi and lyric insert.

This 1987 pressing was the final Japanese issue of the album before they stopped pressing LPs in Japan and it sold poorly.

About this copy: This copy of Hendrix in the West is a 1987 Japanese pressing of an LP that was originally released in 1972.

The cover is M-, with trace wear at the corners.

The obi is M-.  The insert is missing.

The disc is VG+ on side one, with slight scuffing through the final two tracks.  Side two is M-.

A nice copy of a terrific Jimi Hendrix live LP.

Background: Released in 1972, Hendrix in the West reached #7 on the UK charts and #12 in the U.S. where it was certified gold by the RIAA.

Allmusic.com gave Hendrix in the West a 4 star review:

 Yes, it’s a hodge-podge, made of live tracks largely from 1969 and 1970. But it’s a bunch of great live tracks, including some real rarities. The opening sequence of “God Save the Queen” and “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” is rare and excellent in itself, and Hendrix’s intro is hilarious (he was a truly funny guy). “Little Wing” and “I Don’t Live Today” (not on the original LP) were also live rarities for Hendrix, but not as rare as him covering “Blue Suede Shoes” or “Johnny B. Goode” (an absolutely blistering version that might top Chuck Berry’s).

Country of origin: Japan
Size: 12″
Record Label: Polydor
Catalog Number:
Year of Release: 1987
Format: Stereo
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Weight 12 oz
Dimensions 12.4 × 12.4 × 0.2 in