Offered for sale is an original Japanese white label promotional pressing of the Jimi Hendrix live album Isle of Wight, complete with original obi and a cover that was unique to the original Japanese release.
About this copy: The copy offered for sale is a 1971 Japanese pressing on the Polydor label.
The cover is VG++, with a bit of wear at the corners. It’s close to M-.
The obi is M-, with no rips, tears, or wrinkles, but slight foxing on the back. The “hojyuhyo”, or reorder tag, is still attached.
The white label promo disc is M- and may be unplayed.
A beautiful copy of a Hendrix rarity.
Background: For reasons unknown, the original pressings of several Jimi Hendrix albums had covers that were markedly different from their UK and U.S. counterparts. While Axis: Bold as Love is probably the best known of these, Electric Ladyland, Smash Hits, and Isle of Wight also had covers that were unique to Japan.
In the case of Isle of Wight, it’s also a gatefold cover.
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.
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