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Jimi Hendrix Axis: Bold As Love - 2nd - VG Japanese Vinyl LP

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THE JIMI HENDRIX EXPERIENCE Axis: Bold As Love (1969 Japanese-only second issue 13-track stereo vinyl LP manufactured by Nippon Grammophon, housed in a unique picture sleeve that was only used for the Japanese release, with Japanese sleeve notes & lyrics on the reverse. The sleeve is a complete departure from the familiar psychedelic imagery of the western releases & is often known as the 'cola' sleeve because of the empty bottle of a famous brand being visible. See 'More Info' forfurther details ... SMP-1398)
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It's a little known fact that this wonderful album was released twice in Japan during the 1960s. The first was in August 1968 and it carried the catalogue number SLPM-1398. This was quickly repressed and reissued in 1969 with the catalogue number prefix changed to SMP-1398.
This copy has the second issue sleeve, but retails the SLPM-1398 vinyl, meaning that this was likely to have been one of the first copies of this second issue, perhaps at the tail end of 1968.

The unique sleeve artwork depicts a seated Jimi wearing a cool pair of rainbow striped trousers. The only psychedelic touches are the flame shaped 'speech bubbles' containing the album titles & a mirror image of the same. The keen eyed amongst you will spot the unintentional product placement in the bottom right corner.

The heavy duty pasted picture sleeve is of solid construction. The front remains in decent condition, with light patches of foxing mostly on the back slick - The back cover is a very simple white background covered in black type [tiny pen mark bottom right], & all print remains clearly legible including the spine. There is some scuffing with a small crease in the bottom left corner & the sleeve grades Very Good overall [2" hairline split in top edge]. This is a nice, if not mint, example of this collectable album cover variant.

The vinyl has been professionally cleaned & grades an honest VG- with multiple spindle marks, paper scuffs & faint hairlines either side. There are no feelable scratches & playback is higher with light background surface on occasion & no jumps or sticks. A worthy collection filler.

Artist - Jimi Hendrix (click link for complete listing)
Title - Axis: Bold As Love (click link for more of the same title)
Year of Release - 1969
Format - vinyl LP album (LP record)
Record Label - Polydor
Catalogue No - SMP-1398 (click link for more)
Country of Origin - Japan
Language - Regardless of country of origin all tracks are sung in English, unless otherwise stated in our description.
Additional info - Deleted, Picture Sleeve
Global Trade Item Number (GTIN) - 5053201112527
Condition - This item is in Excellent condition or better (unless it says otherwise in the above description). We buy items as close to Mint condition as possible and many will be unplayed and as close to new as you could hope to find. Irrespective of the source, all of our collectables meet our strict grading and are 100% guaranteed. Click here for more info. Ref No - HENLPAX784254
Alternative Names - Jimmi Hendrix,Jimi Henndrix.
Related Artists - Beautiful People, Billy Cox, Buddy Miles, Curtis Knight, Eire Apparent, Ernie Graham, Lonnie Youngblood, Mitch Mitchell, Noel Redding, The Rubber Band.

60s Rock, 70s Rock, 70s Artists, Progressive, Psychedelic.

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