I was digging through a stack of records today at a local second hand shop in town and came across a Canadian pressing of Band Of Gypsys on a tri color reprise label. I have collected quite a few Hendrix tittles over the past few years but have never seen this album with the tri color label.
My attempts to find out some information on this copy have been in vain and resulted in little to no luck. So I put forth the question to see if someone out there could shed some light onto this copy.
It was to my understanding that the only North American pressing were on Capitol and Polydor.
Yes, for some strange reason the first pressing Canadian copies were the tri-color reprises, which could make them quite collectible, with condition permitting of course. Yes, it is not only quite ironic how the album came out on a Canadian Reprise records label, but also what is strange is how the tri-color reprise wasn't even any longer being used in the U.S. pressing plants! But yes Josh, what you have there is a first genuine first Canadian Reprise tri-color pressing of the Jimi Hendrix "Band Of Gypsies" album.
If you want to try to get more info than what I have got, then what you need to do is go to Google and type in these exact words in your search and see if this helps:
Thanks so much for shedding a little light, much appreciated. I had my suspicions that it might be a first press. I have heard of a few different stories of Reprise using the tri-colour label in Canada up until the early 1980's in limited runs for some reason.
It's funny because I also dug out a Canadian pressing on tri- colour Reprise of Axis: Bold As Love with the original shrink wrap cover still in place, thus preserving a mint cover. It put a smile on my face.
I checked the deadwax on the b.o.g and found 1A scratched on both sides. It also has both Capitol and Reprise catalogue numbers on the label, and the reprise logo stamped onto the back cover.
The strangest part of the whole copy however is that inside the gatefold there is a stamp in blue ink saying '' Promotion sample not for resale.'' Which now has me wondering how Reprise marked their promo copies at that time? Is it possible that it is a true factory stamp that was placed on there?
How strange i have just been adding Records on to my Musicstack Account to sell at a later date. I was sorting LPs out .Did A orchestra LP and inside the LP cover was Jimi Hendrix LP Band of Gypsys ON Polydor 1970 made in England code 2480-005 But as yet dont have the main cover for this LP has inside cover and LP in Ex Cond but i wish i had the cover lol I hope i find it here as i have so much to go through.If not does anyone have a spare cover ?
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