Friday’s Top Three – Including Jimi Hendrix, Cream and The Beatles…

Jimi Hendrix Smash Hits JIMI HENDRIX Smash Hits

Rare original 1968 Japanese 12-track stereo vinyl LP, manufactured by Nippon Grammophon including all the staple classics including Foxy Lady and Purple Haze any many more gems from the repetoire like 51st Anniversary and Manic Depression, back pasted picture sleeve with lyrics on the reverse and featuring the superb and infamous fish eye image artwork by Karl Ferris. Despite being over forty years old, the sleeve on this copy displays just a minor split less that 1" to the bottom edge with some foxing on the back and is classed as excellent. The vinyl is in wonderful near mint condition, A far above average copy of this rare pressing at a great price SMP-1413.

CREAM Before And After Cream Before And After

Rare 1972 Japanese-only red Polydor label 20-track 2-LP vinyl set – the first disc featuring classic recordings by the trio and later ventures including the staple hits Badge, Crossroads and White Room, with early solo material from the individual band members on the second disc featuring We Free Kings, Things We Like and Derek & The Dominoes' legendary Layla. Housed in a heavyweught card internal pasted gatefold picture sleeve complete with wide green Japanesetext biography/lyric insert and 'British Rock Series' obi-strip! The sleeve has some light discolouration but remains in an admirable superb shape after over 35 years of existence and both vinyl discs are MINT and unplayed! – A pristine play copy of an essential retrospective collection! MP9421/2.

The Beatles Rubber Soul THE BEATLES Rubber Soul

1965 UK first pressing black & yellow Parlophone label 14-track MONO LP with 'The Gramophone Co.' and 'Sold In The UK' label text. Side 1 matrix is XEX 579-1, stating that this is the rare LOUD CUT variant, front laminated G&L flipback picture sleeve with 'Patents Pending' text PMC1267.

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