Jimi Hendrix Experience ‘Smash Hits’ Numbered 12″ Vinyl To Be Released For Record Store Day
Legacy Recordings, the catalog division of Sony Music Entertainment, is pleased to announce the label’s electrifying line-up of collectible vinyl releases for Record Store Day 2016, celebrated at independent record stores worldwide on Saturday, April 16, 2015.
Now in its ninth year, Record Store Day is an annual day-long celebration of record store culture held on the third Saturday in April. RSD has named Metallica as Record Store Day Ambassadors 2016.
The Jimi Hendrix Experience – Smash Hits – 1LP 12″ Black Vinyl
Carefully restored from the original analog master tapes, featuring original poster and alternate cover art, the Legacy/RSD 2016 edition of the Jimi Hendrix Experience’s Smash Hits (created in conjunction with Experience Hendrix L.L.C.) includes timeless classics like “Purple Haze,” “Hey Joe,” “Red House” (a different take from the UK Are You Experienced version), “Fire” plus 8 more essential Hendrix tracks. First released in 1969, Smash Hits has proved to be immensely popular, serving as a critical introduction to the Hendrix canon for successive generations of fans.
This exclusive RSD 2016 edition of Smash Hits includes a recreation of the poster that came with the original U.S. LP release, depicting band members Jimi Hendrix, Mitch Mitchell and Noel Redding dressed in western attire on horseback. The photograph, taken by Grammy-winning photographer Ed Thrasher (Grateful Dead, Neil Young, the Beach Boys) at Warner Bros. film studios in Burbank, CA in early 1969, was conceived as sleeve art for the album. Now, for the first time ever, Thrasher’s photo finally graces the cover of Smash Hits, as originally intended.
The first 5,000 units of this 150 gram 12″ vinyl edition of Smash Hits will be exclusively numbered for Record Store Day.
Painstakingly restored to its original 1969 format, Smash Hits includes timeless classics like “Purple Haze,” “Hey Joe,” “Red House,” “Fire,” plus 8 more hit songs and features a recreation of the poster included in the original LP release with Jimi, Mitch, and Noel dressed as cowboys from the Warner Brothers’ film studios in early 1969. The original 5,000 copies made for Record Store Day will be numbered.
The Jimi Hendrix Experience – Smash Hits
Label: Legacy Recordings
Release date: 16 April 2016
1 Purple Haze
3 The Wind Cries Mary
4 Can You See Me
5 Hey Joe
6 All Along the Watchtower
7 Stone Free
8 Crosstown Traffic
9 Manic Depression
11 Red House
12 Foxey Lady