Offered for sale is a still sealed U.S. promotional copy of the 1984 compilation LP Kiss the Sky by Jimi Hendrix.
About this copy: This copy of Kiss the Sky is an original 1984 pressing on the Reprise label. As the album is still sealed, the record is presumably new and unplayed.
The cover has a promotional stamp in the top center of the front cover.
The loose “baggie” wrap is fully intact, with no rips or tears. The perforations on the wrap are still intact.
A nice copy of an LP that has become quite hard to find sealed.
Background: For years, this 1984 compilation LP was the only formal “audiophile” Jimi Hendrix album available for collectors. The album was a compilation of the best-known tracks from Hendrix, digitally remastered and pressed on high-quality, 150 gram vinyl.
Kiss the Sky reached #157 on the U.S. album chart.
There have since been high-quality reissues of all of Jimi’s albums, but this one is still worth having.
At the start of the 1980s, it dawned on somebody in charge of Jimi Hendrix’s musical legacy that a whole generation of new listeners had come of age since the guitarist’s demise. That meant it was time for a fresh raid on the vaults and a fresh, authorized album release to fly the flag of the Hendrix estate, amid the steady stream of bootleg, gray market, and other unauthorized collections of his early work starting to fill up record store bins and browsers. Kiss the Sky did not just resurrect and recycle old familiar recordings, but included a pair of tracks that were new to most listeners and had a lot of meaning for serious fans. The album walked a fine line, emphasizing the more challenging side of Hendrix’s work without ignoring some key elements of his mass appeal. … The audio quality is still impressive, and the music speaks for itself, very boldly.
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