Offered for sale is a rare Japanese double compilation album featuring one album each by The Who and Jimi Hendrix, and officially titled Battle of the Who & Jimi Hendrix, complete with all inserts.
It’s usually referred to by collectors as the “battle can,” as the albums are packaged in a metal film canister. This was part of a series by Nippon Grammophon, known as the “Rock & Rock Battle” series, each of which featured one album by two different artists, pitting them in a “battle” against one another.
About this copy: This copy of The Battle of the Who & Jimi Hendrix is a two record set, packaged in a film can as shown in the attached images.
This set is an original 1971 pressing on the Polydor label.
The can is VG+, with slight wear and a small dent. This set was issued without an obi.
The records are M- with one or two spindle marks on the labels, but no marks on the vinyl. Clean discs!
Also included in the “battle can”:
- Two 12″ foam inserts to protect the contents
- A round booklet with song titles, information and lyrics (in English and Japanese)
- A promotional flyer for the first album by Mandrill
- An additional paper insert
A beautiful copy of a very rare and very cool item that should appeal to collectors of either Jimi Hendrix or The Who.
Background: Japan is known for producing high quality records, along with albums that feature unique compilations and covers. One rarely encounters anything as strange as Nippon Grammophon’s “Rock & Rock Battle” series, which was issued in 1970/1971.
These two record sets consisted of one record each by two different artists, packaged in a large film canister such as what might be used for a 35mm theatrical film. There are ten different titles in the series, but the can featuring The Who and Jimi Hendrix is one of the more sought out examples of the series. (There are actually two different Who/Hendrix battle cans; this is the one containing studio recordings by Hendrix.)
Both discs are compilations:
The Who (MP 9365)
- Armenia City in the Sky
- I’m a Boy
- Magic Bus
- The Last Time
- I Can See For Miles
- Pinball Wizard
- Summertime Blues
- I Need You
- Call Me Lightning
- Run Run Run
- See Me, Feel Me
Jimi Hendrix (MP 9366)
- Foxy Lady
- Manic Depression
- Can You See Me
- 51st Anniversary
- Stars That Play With Laughing Sam’s Dice
- All Along the Watchtower
- Little Wing
- Gipsy Eyes
- The Wind Cries Mary
- Hey Joe
- Highway Chile
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|Country of origin:||Japan|
|Year of Release:||1971|