Offered for sale is a U.S. copy of the 1984 compilation LP Kiss the Sky by Jimi Hendrix.
About this copy: This copy of Kiss the Sky is an 1984 pressing on the Reprise label.
The cover is VG+ with light ring wear on the back cover. The “obi” is VG, with a repaired split at the bottom edge.
The disc is VG++ and close to M-, with a couple of faint marks. The record has clearly only been played a couple of times.
A nice play copy of a terrific LP.
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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|Year of Release:||1984|