Jimi Hendrix Record Value


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WOODSTOCK BOTH 1 & 2 LP VINYL RECORD ALBUM SETS 1969 TESTED VG- HENDRIX SLY CSNY, thumbnail_release159_133072217479.jpg

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     The first Woodstock album set was released in 1970 as a three lp set...catalogue number SD3-500, on Cotillion Records.  Woodstock Two was released in 1971 as a two album set...catalogue number SD2-400, on Cotillion Records. 

     In case you missed it, this year is the 50th anniversary of the three day concert.  This is a chance to get both releases in one auction!  These are NOT mint condition albums.  They would be good if you just want them as background for a party to celebrate this landmark event come August.  I actually play-tested all five albums, and there were NO skips or overly loud pops.  Yeah...some songs may sound a little scratchy, there will be pops and tics along the way...but overall, good enough if you don't have these at all.  Here's the breakdown;

     "WOODSTOCK: MUSIC FROM THE..."  --  See pictures #2 through #8.  Depending on the side, the albums are in VG-/VG condition.  Side 1 starts off a little scratchy, and continues that way through Canned Heat, Richie Havens, and Country Joe & The Fish.  Arlo Guthrie and Sha Na Na sound better.  I can say that on both these sets, you will understandably hear the light scratches more on the acoustic sides (like Joan Baez & CSNY) and less so on the rock sides (Sly and Jimi Hendrix).  Side 2 is mostly clean, with some pops at the end of "Suite: Judy Blue Eyes".  Side 3, with The Who and Joe Cocker, sounds okay.  Side 4 has light tics through Santana's song, especially during the drum solo.  Side 5 is rather clean...or maybe the intenseness of Sly & The Family Stones set just obliterates hearing any of the scratchiness!   Some pops on "I Want To Take You Higher".  Finally, Side 6 is slightly scratchy on the Butterfield Blues band cut, but sounds a little bit better during the Jimi Hendrix songs.  

     The cover is in VG- condition.  There is a 2 1/4 inch seam split along the middle right side (pic #4), and a 5/8 inch split on the top right hand corner (pic #3).  Blunted and worn corners, slight front cover ring wear, four small light creases along the left side can all be seen on the front cover.  There is a large Gold Record Award sticker on the upper left corner (pic #2).  There is writing on the back cover at the bottom of each of the side listings (that appears to be the length time in minutes of each side).  Some foxing and a thin section of paper slick wear/loss along the the open right edge of the back cover, and a small brown mark in the upper right quadrant of the back cover.  I received this with no inner sleeves, so I provided you with new white ones.

      For my money, Joe Cocker's version of the Beatles classic is the best cover version of a Beatles song...period.   That scream near the end just kills.

     "WOODSTOCK TWO"  --  This two lp set in in at least VG+ condition, and comes with the original inner sleeves.  See pics #9 through #12.

     The set starts off with Jimi Hendrix on all of Side 1, with some low pops and tics thoughout, and it's not scratchy all the way through (again, this may just be because it's a "loud" side).  Side 2 has pops here and there.  Side 3 is pretty much all acoustic, so it sounds a little more scratchy.  Finally, Side 4 sounded fine...as if the original owner rarely made it to this side to play.

     The cover is in VG condition.  Each corner has wear (pic #11 is representative), especially the bottom corners.  There is a small paper break on the bottom right corner.  Some ring wear on one of the left side inner fold out sections (pic #12, top left side of the photo).

     And if that wasn't enough for you, Rhino Records recently announced the release of a limited edition (1969 copies) whopping 38 CD boxed set of the three day festival, with hundreds of unreleased songs.  Only $800...

   If you have any questions about this item, please feel free to email me.  Also, check out my other auctions going on NOW of various other items of interest (including a 1979 WBAB radio station Woodstock 10th anniversary poster in poor condition).  Thanks again for looking...during these most very...very...very...troubled times...

SHIPPING RATES (all rates include cost of shipping materials):

United States (Domestic)

Media Mail (affordable, but can be slow - especially to the West Coast):

$ 4.00 1st LP, $ 1.00 each additional LP.

US Priority Mail (faster, but pricier):

$ 9.95 1st LP, $ 2.00 each additional


Canada (First Class International) ***

$ 16.95 1st LP, $ 3.00 each additional

Mexico (First Class International)***

$ 21.50 1st LP, $3.00 each additional

Worldwide (First Class International) ***

$ 23.95 1st LP, $ 4.00 each additional (up to 4 total).

For more than four albums, Priority Mail International (roughly double the 1st Class Costs) or insurance, contact me for specifics.

*** NOTE: SHIPPING UPGRADES ARE REQUIRED ON ALL INTERNATIONAL PACKAGES OVER $ 100 (Such as Priority with Tracking, Registered, etc. Rates and services vary by country).

Cost of postage includes $ 1.75 for shipping materials (including cardboard mailer and polysleeve).  I separate the vinyl from the cover when shipping all opened LP's.

Record Grading:

MINT (10) Perfect! Still sealed albums are presumed MINT, but covers may not be. I will not grade any opened album as "mint", since there's obviously been some handling.

NEAR MINT (9.5) ---- Close, but one or two tiny flaws that do not impact play. Vinyl may have a barely visible scuff mark, but no scratches. Label is bright, clean and unmarked. Covers close to perfect with very minor signs of wear or age just becoming evident.

EXCELLENT (9) ----Disc plays near-perfect. There could be scuffs or a hairline scratch or two that does not impact play. Vinyl is bright and shiny. Label is clean and unmarked. Cover may have some slight corner creases or minor ringwear.

VERY GOOD PLUS PLUS (8) ---- Record handled and played occasionally, but very carefully. Very minor scratches and/or scuffs that should have little impact on the sound quality, or minor label imperfection---noted, but otherwise clean. VERY GOOD PLUS PLUS records may have some light surface noise during quiet passages or between tracks. Covers: one or two minor wear issues such as writing on cover, corner creases, some ringwear, minor staining, etc. (All noted).

VERY GOOD PLUS (7) ----The record has been cared for, but has some minor flaws. Light scratches and/or marks/scuffs that won't make a big impact. Light surface noise here and there, but nothing to overwhelm the listening experience. Covers may have a few minor defects (duly noted). Those who are looking for pristine-only might not be pleased, but most music fans would be happy to have a collectible album in this condition.

VERY GOOD (6)---- The record has been played often with some care, but also a little neglect. Record displays visible surface wear---scratches or scuffs that will cause some minor to perhaps occasionally moderate surface noise. Vinyl could be "dull" at this point and not "shiny', or still perhaps shiny, but then a little more scratched-up. Usually a cover is VG when one or two of these problems are evident: ring wear, seam splits, bent corners, loss of gloss, stains, etc. Most music fans would be happy to have a highly collectible album in this condition.

VERY GOOD MINUS (5) ---- Well-played with little luster and moderate surface noise, but skip-free. Lots of scratches/scuffs or fewer but more deeper marks. Several cover flaws will be apparent, but should not obliterate the artwork---seam splits, significant ring wear, tears, cuts, taping (all noted). I will only sell RARE "VERY GOOD MINUS" records.

GOOD (4) --- Pretty beat-up with lots of scratches, but not dead yet. Record should still appear not to skip, though it's possible it can. Surface noise is moderate to occasionally heavy. Seam splits are usually a bigger issue around this level with the records better off in a plastic sleeve. I only sell VERY RARE "GOOD" records. They are certainly "good enough" until another copy comes along.

GOOD MINUS (3) --- Even more beat with tons of scratches and LOTS of surface noise. Skips are possible, though I wouldn't intentionally sell a record that does. Given the right moment, fans could probably enjoy a GOOD MINUS record, but might also be irritated by it at times. I will only sell VERY VERY RARE "GOOD MINUS" records. Covers are hanging together by a thread (seams shot) but not intentionally defaced.

FAIR (2) ----FAIR records appear and sound lousy (significant surface noise, horrific scratches). I won't sell these, unless I find something that is SO INCREDIBLY RARE. Expect skipping or a very unpleasant listen. Covers may be defaced, seamless, stained beyond belief.

POOR (1) ---- Unlistenable and undisplayable.



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Release Name Woodstock (OST)
Catalogue SD 3-500
Sold auctions 220
Running auctions 86
Maximum paid $187.5
Minimum paid $0.8
Average paid $19.28
Popularity 34% of all auctions for this release were sold.