Jimi Hendrix – Smash Hits Japan mono LP with obi


Free U.S. shipping!  A 1980 Japanese pressing of Smash Hits by Jimi Hendrix, including the original obi and the UK track listing

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Offered for sale is Japanese pressing of Smash Hits by Jimi Hendrix, including the original obi.

This version of the LP is in mono and has a different track listing from the U.S. release.

About this copy:  This is a 1980 Japanese pressing of an album that was originally released in 1969.

The cover is VG+ with slight wear at the edges and corners.  The obi is VG+, with a small tear near the top edge.

The insert is VG+ with some discoloration from age.

The disc is M- with a few spindle marks on the labels, but no marks on the vinyl.  Clean disc!

A beautiful copy of a terrific LP.

Background: You might think that while record companies sometimes disagreed about how to format an album in one country or another, they’d at least agree as to what constitutes a “hit.”  Not so with Smash Hits, the compilation LP released in 1968 in Britain and 1969 elsewhere, featuring the best of Jimi Hendrix.  The US and UK versions of the album each had four songs that weren’t included on the other country’s version of the album.

The Japanese issue has the UK track lineup, which includes a couple of rare B-sides:

Purple Haze – 2:52
Fire – 2:45
The Wind Cries Mary – 3:20
Can You See Me – 2:33
51st Anniversary – 3:16
Hey Joe  – 3:30
Stone Free – 3:36
The Stars That Play with Laughing Sam’s Dice – 4:21
Manic Depression – 3:42
Highway Chile – 3:32
Burning of the Midnight Lamp – 3:39
Foxy Lady – 3:18

Country of origin: Japan
Size: 12″
Record Label: Polydor
Catalog Number:
MPA 7001
Year of Release: 1980
Format: Mono
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Weight 10 oz
Dimensions 12.4 × 12.4 × 0.2 in