Jimi Hendrix – First Rays Of The New Rising Sun

Jimi’s unfinished masterpiece revisited Within only a few months of completing his third LP, Electric Ladyland, Jimi Hendrix was already contemplating his next move. He began writing down potential titles, one of which was First Rays of the New Rising Sun. The only problem was that Hendrix himself had no idea in terms of what… Read More Jimi Hendrix – First Rays Of The New Rising Sun

Jimi Hendrix – Voodoo Child – The Jimi Hendrix Collection

Yet another compilation, albeit one with a difference In 2000, Experience Hendrix/MCA released the four CD boxed set The Jimi Hendrix Experience, a then mammoth and unprecedented compendium of previously unheard recordings made by the late guitarist between 1967 and 1970. And then, in 2001, came Voodoo Child – The Jimi Hendrix Collection, a 2CD… Read More Jimi Hendrix – Voodoo Child – The Jimi Hendrix Collection

Jimi Hendrix – The L.A. Forum Concert

Compelling live show of The Experience in their prime Originally included as part of the 1990 Lifelines box set, an intriguing if ultimately frustrating collection of interviews and previously unreleased live/studio recordings first broadcast on radio in 1989 (many tracks either fade out too quickly or are marred by voice overs), The L.A. Forum Concert remains… Read More Jimi Hendrix – The L.A. Forum Concert

Jimi Hendrix – Hear My Music

Nocturnal experiments compiled on CD for the first time While none of the recordings contained on this release were ever intended to be heard outside of Jimi’s inner sanctum, Hear My Music, issued on Experience Hendrix’s Dagger label, provides valuable insight into the ever fertile imagination of the 20th Century’s greatest electric guitarist. What has… Read More Jimi Hendrix – Hear My Music

Jimi Hendrix – Axis: Bold as Love

Jazz-rock, R&B, and a whole lot of LSD If Are You Experienced was the explosive and dynamic Mount Olympus of debuts, then Jimi Hendrix’s sophomore effort was the more subdued, more reflective, Temple of Delphi follow up. Here you’ll find nothing akin to the psychedelic freak-out of “Purple Haze”, or the misogynist libido thrust of… Read More Jimi Hendrix – Axis: Bold as Love

Jimi Hendrix – Woke Up This Morning And Found Myself Dead

No Johnny Winter, no Buddy Miles, but certainly a whole lot of Jim Morrison Of all the thousands of Hendrix bootlegs issued over the years, this would have to be one of the most infamous. Taken from a 2-track tape recording made by Jimi, Woke Up This Morning And Found Myself Dead (there are a… Read More Jimi Hendrix – Woke Up This Morning And Found Myself Dead

Jimi Hendrix – Smash Hits

All of Jimi’s pre-1968 A- and B-sides in the one package In the ‘70s, superior compilations of Hendrix’s work were presented (i.e The Essential Vols 1 and 2), although Smash Hits was the first, having been released when Jimi was still alive, and contained many non-LP tracks that had been available only as singles. Because… Read More Jimi Hendrix – Smash Hits

Jimi Hendrix – By Himself – The Home Recordings

An intimate, fascinating glimpse into Jimi’s musical sketchbook As the title suggests, these solo demos were made by Hendrix at his Manhattan apartment sometime in April 1968, in between touring and recording sessions for his third studio album Electric Ladyland. And while the tapes had been widely bootlegged, this was, and remains, their first and… Read More Jimi Hendrix – By Himself – The Home Recordings

Jimi Hendrix – People, Hell And Angels

The grave robbing continues, only to prove that there’s still enough magic left in the can While there are no shortage of 20th Century musicians who managed to break the equivalent of the musical sound barrier within their own chosen field, when it came to the electric guitar, Jimi Hendrix was akin to the speed of light,… Read More Jimi Hendrix – People, Hell And Angels