Band of Gypsys 2

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Band of Gypsys 2
Live album by Jimi Hendrix
Released October 1986
Recorded December 31, 1969 and January 1, 1970 at the Fillmore East, New York City, New York, USA, July 4, 1970 at the Atlanta International Pop Festival, Middle Georgia Raceway, Byron, Georgia, USA and May 30, 1970 at the Berkeley Community Theatre, Berkeley, California, USA
Genre Rock, psychedelic rock, acid rock
Label Capitol
Jimi Hendrix chronology
Johnny B. Goode
(1986)
Band of Gypsys 2
(1986)
Live at Winterland
(1987)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars [1]
Robert Christgau A–[2]

Band of Gypsys 2 is a posthumous live album by Jimi Hendrix released in October 1986. This is the second time producer Alan Douglas went with Capitol Records for a Hendrix release (The first being the live mini LP "Johnny B. Goode").

Background[edit]

Though the title suggests that all songs were performed by the Band of Gypsys, there are actually only three tracks on the album which feature this band. The other songs come from Hendrix's performances at the 1970 Atlanta International Pop Festival on July 4, 1970, and the Berkeley Community Theatre on May 30, 1970. This release was deleted from the Capitol records catalogue after it was found out that "Foxy Lady" and "Stop" were lifted from a videotape of the January 1, 1970, Fillmore East show (Producer Alan Douglas did not have access to the master tapes at the time). Also a very limited run of side 2 was pressed accidentally with alternate tracks.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Jimi Hendrix, except where noted. 

Side one
No. Title Length
1. "Hear My Train A Comin'"   9:05
2. "Foxy Lady"   6:36
3. "Stop" (Jerry Ragovoy, Mort Shuman) 4:48
Side two
No. Title Length
1. "Voodoo Child (Slight Return)"   7:12
2. "Stone Free"   4:17
3. "Ezy Ryder"   8:02
Alternate rare pressing of Side two
No. Title Length
1. "Ezy Ryder" (Berkeley, May 30th 1970 (Live at Berkeley)) 8:16
2. "Hey Joe" (Atlanta Pop Fest. July, 4th 1970) 4:25
3. "Hey Baby (New Rising Sun)" (Berkeley, May 30th 1970) 6:18
4. "Lover Man" (Berkeley, May 30th 1970) 3:05

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Christgau, Robert (February 24, 1987). "Christgau's Consumer Guide". The Village Voice (New York). Retrieved June 1, 2014.