Early Posthumous Releases

COL, RB, War Heroes, Loose Ends, IOW, ITW and the Sound Track recording from the film Jimi Hendrix.

  

This is a grouping of the initial releases following Jimi Hendrix’s death in late 1970.

Included here amongst the obvious of Cry Of Love, Rainbow Bridge, War Heroes and Loose Ends are the two Live albums. One drawn from a single show whiles the other is a compilation. Included along with these six albums is the Sound Track recording from the film, Jimi Hendrix.


Clearly some hit the mark better than others. It is interesting to note that Cry Of Love along with Rainbow Bridge saw re-issue over forty years later. While most of the material from the “studio” albums had been included in two compilation records in the 1990’s, the re-issue of Rainbow Bridge and Cry Of Love was more than welcome as it is felt that these releases at least had a good balance of material that was / is well laid out. They were also not an attempt to produce something that was planned by Hendrix shortly prior to his death, simply a presentation of some material he had been working on to achieve a planned album at that time.


The live material included on In The West, drawn from four different dates is considered a “tour de force” by many. So it was with little surprise that this title also made reappearance forty plus years after the original release. It did though have a surprise for many, as despite the title and duplicated art work of the gatefold album, the actual content didn’t quite match up. As good a release as it certainly is it failed to live up to the original along with leaving buyers with the thought of, “What’s the point”! Either duplicate the record and re-issue or change the content and issue it under its own steam. This is all to say, the later issue(s) of this title is a different album, not altogether but enough to challenge the thinking behind it and question the release as a re-issue.


Later Isle Of Wight releases can be found on 


Finally, the Film Sound Track Recording. Included here as this simply pre dates Alan Douglas’s tenure in charge of the catalogue.


  

* Note that with Polydor releases some stamper detail is expressed as:
> = an upside down triangle in all stamped matrix detail for the Track Records and Polydor Records pressings while V is expressed as such.
% = a diamond
^ = A triangle

  

  

This title can also be found in box sets which can be found in the Studio section.

Cry of Love

Side picture: Shows a German Polydor promotional poster.

  

POLYDOR 2459 337
 

GERMAN INTERNATIONAL ISSUE ROCK REPORT [WEST GERMANY]
 

A: 2459337 S1-2  1[P IN A CIRCLE] 1971 K71  ¯K [N ON ITS SIDE] >0<>0<[LOOKS MORE LIKE AN X OVER A NUMBER] >2<>4<>8<>0< >0<  >0<>2<>7=2< >S<>1<
 

B: 2459337 S2-3 15^  [P IN A CIRCLE] 1971 C71  ¯V [K ON ITS SIDE] >0<>0<[LOOKS MORE LIKE AN X OVER A NUMBER] >2<>4<>8<>0< >0<>2<>7=3< >S<>2<
 

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POLYDOR 2459 397
 

DUTCH PRESSING RELEASED 1971
 

A: 2459337 S1-2 [P IN A CIRCLE] 1971 K71 :0:0: :2:4:8:0:  :0:2:7: =:2: :S:1:    3
 

B: 2459337 S2=4 320    3   2
 

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TRACK RECORDS 2408 101
 

RELEASED 1971
 

A: 2408101 A//1 1111
 

B: 2408101 B//1 1111
 

MACHINE STAMPED
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REPRISE MS 2034
 

ORIGINAL US RELEASE 1971
 

A: MS-2034 31184-1 [STERLING STAMPED] RL [10 STAMPED]
 

B: MS-2034 31185-1 [STERLING STAMPED] RL [10 STAMPED]
 

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REPRISE MS 2034
 

ORIGINAL US RELEASE 1971 TWO TONE LABEL. Spine clearly reads 1970 for this Record Club Dynaflex pressing. This copy also has the original inner sleeve with the "loss leaders" cut out coupon.
 

A: 31184 1S R104240A  IB1
 

B: 31185 1S R104240B  1D1
 

MACHINE STAMPED
 

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BARCLAY 080.433U
 

THIS FRENCH ALBUM HAS 1970 AS RELEASE DATE
 

A: BAR 80433 A
 

B: BAR 80433 B
 

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SONY LEGACY / EXPERIENCE HENDRIX 88843091781
 

RELEASED 2014 THE EU PRESSING WHICH HAS 88843091781 ON THE LABEL STICKER AND IS 180 GRM
 

A: 88843091781 –ESA BEG1474-01 A1 BG
 

B: 88843091781 –ESB BEG1474-01 B2  BG
 

HAND ETCHED
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SONY LEGACY / EXPERIENCE HENDRIX 88843091781
 

RELEASED 2014 THE US PRESSING WHICH HAS 88843091781S1 ON THE LABEL STICKER AND IS 200 GRM NUMBERED ISSUE ****
 

A: 88843091781 –ESA BEG1474-A RE1 BG
 

B: 88843091781 –ESB BEG1474-B RE1  BG
 

HAND ETCHED
 

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SONY MUSIC  / LEGACY / EXPERIENCE HENDRIX / FNAC 88843091781
 

RELEASED 2018 AND CARRIES A COVER DATE OF 2014. FRENCH VIA FNAC COLOURED VINYL, BLUE.
 

A: 88843091781-ESA BE61474-01 A1 BG
 

B: 88843091781-ESB BE61474-01 B2 BG
 

HAND ETCHED

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REPRISE MS 2034 PROMO
 

WHITE LABEL “REPRISE RECORDS RADIO STATION SERVICE” STICKERED COPY
 

A: MS-2034-A 31184-1A [STERLING STAMPED] RL [SCRATCHED OUT D] E
 

B: MS-2034-B 31185-1A [STERLING STAMPED] RL [TINY C?]
 

HAND ETCHED

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Rainbow Bridge

  

REPRISE K44159
 

ORIGINAL UK PRESSING RELEASED 1971
 

 A: K44159A1 [SCRATCHED OUT K-54004-A1]
 

 B: K44159B1 [SCRATCHED OUT K-54004-B1]
 

MACHINE STAMPED
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REPRISE K44159
 

UK ORIGINAL PRESSING RELEASED 1971 [2ND COPY]
 

 A: K44159A1 [SCRATCHED OUT K-54004-A1]
 

 B: K44159B1 [SCRATCHED OUT K-54004-B1]
 

MACHINE STAMPED
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REPRISE K44159
 

ORIGINAL US ISSUE 1971
 

 A: MS 2040 31260.1 [STERLING STAMPED] RL
 

 B: MS-2040 31261-1 [STERLING STAMPED] RL
 

HAND ETCHED
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REPRISE K44159
 

ORIGINAL US ISSUE 1971 [2ND COPY]
 

 A: MS 2040 31260.2 [STERLING STAMPED] RL
 

 B: MS-2040 31261-1 [STERLING STAMPED] RL
 

HAND ETCHED
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SONY LEGACY / EXPERIENCE HENDRIX 88843096421
 

RELEASED 2014 THIS IS THE EU ISSUE WITH 88843096421 ON THE LABEL STICKER AND IS 180 GRM
 

A: 88843096421-ESA BE62045-01 A1 [REVERSED 5]= BG
 

B: 88843096421-ESB BE62045-01 B1 [REVERSED L]+ BG
 

HAND ETCHED
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SONY LEGACY / EXPERIENCE HENDRIX 88843096421
 

RELEASED 2014 THIS IS THE US ISSUE WITH 88843096421S1 ON THE LABEL STICKER AND IS 200 GRM NUMBERED ISSUE ****
 

A: 88843096421 A BG
 

B: 88843096421 B BG
 

HAND ETCHED
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SONY MUSIC / LEGACY / EXPERIENCE HENDRIX / FNAC 88843096421
 

RELEASED 2018 THIS ISSUE HAS A COVER DATE OF 2014. FRENCH FNAC COLOURED VINYL, TRANSLUCENT GREEN
 

A: 88843096421-ESA BE60245-01 A1 BG
 

B: 88843096421-ESB BE60245-01 A1 BG
 

HAND ETCHED

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REPRISE K44159
 

GERMAN 1980’S REISSUE
 

A: R/S ALSDORF 44159-A3
 

B: R/S ALSDORF 44159-B2
 

MACHINE STAMPED
 

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RAINBOW BRIDGE REPRISE MS 2040 PROMO
 

WHITE FACE PROMO [LOSS LEADER INNER]
 

A: MS 2040-A 31260-1B [STERLING STAMPED] RL10 A
 

B: MS 2040-B 31261-1B [STERLING STAMPED] RL B
 

HAND ETCHED

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War Heroes

  

WAR HEROES REPRISE MS 2103
 

RELEASED 1972
 

A: MS 2103 31472-1 [STERLING STAMPED] RL
 

B: MS 2103 31473-1 [STERLING STAMPED] RL
 

HAND ETCHED
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WAR HEROES REPRISE MS 2103
 

WHITE LABEL PROMO RELEASED 1972
 

A: MS2103 31472-A-1A [STERLING STAMPED]
 

B: MS-2103 31473-B-1A [STERLING STAMPED]
 

HAND ETCHED

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WAR HEROES POLYDOR 2302 020
 

RELEASED 1972
 

A: 2302020 A//2VE420 1 1 3 [RC HAND ETCHED]
 

B: 2302020 B//2VE420 11 3
 

MACHINE STAMPED

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WAR HEROES POLYDOR 2310 208                          
 

URAGUAY PRESSING. PAPER PLASTIC SLEEVE.
 

A: 2310208 A 5756
 

B: 2310208 B 5756
 

MACHINE STAMPED

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Loose Ends

  

LOOSE ENDS POLYDOR SUPER 2310 301
 

RELEASED 1973. SENT FROM THE US
 

A: 2310301 A//1VE420 04 12 4 [DB HAND ETCHED]
 

B: 2310301 B//1 11 5 420 04 [DB HAND ETCHED]
 

MACHINE STAMPED
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LOOSE ENDS POLYDOR SUPER 2310 301
 

RELEASED 1973
 

A: 2310301 A//5VE420 11 2
 

B: 2310301 B//1VE420 14
 

MACHINE STAMPED

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LOOSE ENDS POLYDOR 2459 393
 

[WEST] GERMAN PRESSING
 

A: 2310 301 S1=2 320 [^ ON ITS SIDE] [B ON ITS SIDE]
 

B: 2310 301 S2=2 320 C
 

MACHINE STAMPED

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LOOSE ENDS FORUM  2831 103

GERMAN RECORD CLUB RELEASED 1973

A: 2310 301 S1  [P IN A CIRCLE] 1973 320 I G

B: 2310 301 S2 [P IN A CIRCLE] 1973 320 I G

MACHINE STAMPED

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VOODOO CHILE KARUSSELL 2499 012
 

GERMAN PRESSING
 

A: 1 [P IN A CIRCLE] 1968 C71 ^V [C ON ITS SIDE] 00 2499 012 S1
 

B: 2 [P IN A CIRCLE] 1968 C71 ^V [M ON ITS SIDE] 00 2499 012 S2
 

MACHINE STAMPED

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In The West

  

IN THE WEST REPRISE MS2049
 

RELEASED 1971
 

A: T1 MS2049 31296-1-1 [STERLING STAMPED] RL
 

B: T1 MS2049 31296-1-2
 

HAND ETCHED
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IN THE WEST POLYDOR 2302 018 DELUXE
 

RELEASED 1971
 

A: 2302018 A//1V 420  11 14
 

B: 2302018 B//1V 420 05 11
 

MACHINE STAMPED

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IN THE WEST SONY LEGACY / EXPERIENCE HENDRIX 88697934291
 

RELEASED 2011
 

A: 88697-93429-1A RJ [STERLING STAMPED]
 

B: 88697-93429-1B RJ [STERLING STAMPED
 

C: 88697-93429-1C RJ [STERLING STAMPED]
 

D: 88697-93429-1D RJ [STERLING STAMPED]
 

HAND ETCHED

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Isle Of Wight

This section excludes all other Isle of Wight releases, they can be found in the Live section.


  

  

ISLE OF WIGHT POLYDOR SUPER 2302 016
 

RELEASED 1971 UK PRESSING
 

A: 2302016 A//1V420 119
 

B: 2302016 B//1V420 119 04
 

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ISLE OF WIGHT POLYDOR SUPER 2302 016
 

INITIAL RELEASE 1971 UK PRESSING. LATER PRESSING
 

A: 2302016 A//6E 420 [RC HAND ETCHED]
 

B: 2302016 B//2 420 05 1 2 1
 

MACHINE STAMPED
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ISLE OF WIGHT POLYDOR JAPAN MP 2217
 

RELEASED 1972 CARLOS OLMS
 

A: [UNKNOWN SYMBOL] MP-2217A A-2-4
 

B: MP-2217B A-1-5
 

MACHINE STAMPED

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Additional Information

  

SOUND TRACK RECORDINGS FROM THE FILM JIMI HENDRIX REPRISE REP 64 017
 

RELEASED 1973 UK PRESSING [SEE STRAWBERRY STAMP IN DEAD WAX]
 

A: R/S Alsdorf [GB WEA 64017 A-4x RME HAND ETCHED]
 

B: R/S Alsdorf 64017 B-4 STRAWBERRY (6)
 

C: [GB HAND ETCHED] R/S Alsdorf 64017 C4 STRAWBERRY (6) [29? HAND ETCHED]
 

D: [ALL HAND ETCHED] WEA 64017-DXX PF 21
 

MIX OF MACHINE STAMP AND HAND ETCHED

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