Offered for sale is a still sealed limited edition U.S. purple vinyl pressing of Smash Hits by the Jimi Hendrix Experience, including a color lithograph.
These albums were sold exclusively through Walmart stores and quickly sold out.
About this copy: This copy of Smash Hits is a 2020 pressing on the Experience Hendrix label.
As the album is still sealed, the purple vinyl disc is presumably new and unplayed.
The wrap is fully intact with no rips, tears, or holes. There is a hype sticker on the wrap that says, “Limited Edition Purple Haze Vinyl with Exclusive 12″x12″ Litho.”
The included lithograph depicts the band on horseback; this artwork was originally intended to be used as the album cover.
A nice copy of a terrific Jimi Hendrix LP.
Background: Released in July, 1969, Smash Hits was the first compilation album by Jimi Hendrix.
The album reached #4 on the UK charts and #6 in the U.S.
U.S. and UK pressings had slightly different track lineups.
One of the first hits compilations assembled of Jimi Hendrix’s catalog, Smash Hits remains one of the best, since it keeps its focus narrow and never tries to extend its reach. Basically, this album contains the songs everybody knows from Hendrix, drawing heavily from Are You Experienced?, plus adding the non-LP “Red House,” “51st Anniversary,” and “Highway Chile.” Those non-LP selections may still make this worth seeking out, even if they’ve appeared on subsequent hits collections, but the main strength of Smash Hits is that it contains the best-known big-name songs in one place.
|Country of origin:||U.S.|
|Record Label:||Experience Hendrix|
|Year of Release:||2020|