Jimi Hendrix – Smash Hits Japan LP with obi


An original issue of Smash Hits by Jimi Hendrix from Japan, complete with the original obi and Japan-only cover

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Offered for sale is 1980 Japanese issue of Smash Hits, complete with the original obi and lyric insert and a different track lineup from the U.S. release.

About this copy:  This is a 1980 Japanese pressing of Smash Hits, with the same cover as the U.S. issue, but with a different track lineup.

The cover is VG+, with wear at the corners and edges.  The obi is M- and the lyric insert is included.

The disc is M-.  It has a number of spindle marks on the label, but no marks whatsoever on the vinyl.

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

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Country of origin: Japan
Size: 12″
Record Label: Polydor
Catalog Number:
MPA 7001
Year of Release: 1980
Format: Stereo
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Additional information

Weight 12 oz
Dimensions 12.4 × 12.4 × 0.2 in