Offered for sale is a Japanese pressing of the live album Isle of Wight by Jimi Hendrix, including the original obi.
About this copy: This copy of Isle of Wight is a 1980 Japanese pressing of an album that was originally released in 1971.
Where the original Japanese issue had a cover that was unique to Japan, this version of the LP has the same cover as the UK pressing.
The cover is VG++ with slight spine wear. The obi and insert are M-.
The disc is M- and looks like it may have been played once.
A beautiful copy of a terrific Hendrix LP.
Background: Isle of Wight was the first live album released after Jimi’s death. The LP reached #17 on the UK charts, but was not originally released in the United States.
Jimi Hendrix’s August 8, 1970 set at the Isle of Wight festival in England resulted in two types of posthumous LPs in the 1970s: illegal bootlegs from various underground labels, and legal releases from Polydor. One of the legal releases that Polydor put out in England was Isle of Wight, a single LP that is consistently exciting but doesn’t tell the whole story. Hendrix’s performances of “Foxy Lady,” “Lover Man,” “Midnight Lightning,” “All Along the Watchtower,” “In from the Storm” and “Freedom” are excellent and made Isle of Wight well worth the price of admission when it first came out in 1971.
|Country of origin:||Japan|
|Year of Release:||1980|