Experience Hendrix: The Best of Jimi Hendrix

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Experience Hendrix: The Best of Jimi Hendrix
Greatest hits album by Jimi Hendrix
Released September 16, 1997 (1997-09-16)
Recorded October 1966 – October 1970
Genre Psychedelic rock, psychedelic soul, blues rock, hard rock
Length 73:32
Language English
Label Sony Music Australia
Producer Chas Chandler and Jimi Hendrix
Jimi Hendrix chronology
First Rays of the New Rising Sun
(1997)
Experience Hendrix: The Best of Jimi Hendrix
(1997)
South Saturn Delta
(1997)

Experience Hendrix: The Best of Jimi Hendrix is a greatest hits career-spanning compilation of Jimi Hendrix's best known music from 1966 to 1970 released on September 16, 1997, in the United Kingdom and on November 3, 1998, in the United States.

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]
Q 4/5 stars[2]
Sputnikmusic 4/5 stars[3]

It reached #10 in the UK[4] and #133 in the US.[5] It was certified double platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) on January 13, 2006.[6]

Track listing[edit]

All songs were written by Jimi Hendrix, except where noted.

  1. "Purple Haze" – 2:52
  2. "Fire" – 2:43
  3. "The Wind Cries Mary" – 3:20
  4. "Hey Joe" (Billy Roberts) – 3:30
  5. "All Along the Watchtower" (Bob Dylan) – 3:59
  6. "Stone Free" – 3:36
  7. "Crosstown Traffic" – 2:19
  8. "Manic Depression" – 3:42
  9. "Little Wing" – 2:25
  10. "If 6 Was 9" – 5:34
  11. "Foxy Lady" – 3:19
  12. "Bold as Love" – 4:11
  13. "Castles Made of Sand" – 2:47
  14. "Red House" – 3:50
  15. "Voodoo Child (Slight Return)" – 5:12
  16. "Freedom" – 3:25
  17. "Night Bird Flying" – 3:50
  18. "Angel" – 4:22
  19. "Dolly Dagger" – 4:45
  20. "The Star Spangled Banner" (John Stafford Smith) – 3:46 [Recorded live at Woodstock]
Bonus disc

The album was also released in a two-CD limited edition. The bonus disc contains eight tracks:

  1. "Highway Chile" – 3:41
  2. "Gloria" (Morrison) – 8:54
  3. "It's Too Bad" – 8:53
  4. "Spanish Castle Magic (Live)" – 5:50
  5. "Hear My Train A-Comin'" – 6:58
  6. "Lover Man" – 2:58
  7. "I Don't Live Today" (Live) – 6:34
  8. "Purple Haze" (Live) – 4:03

Personnel[edit]

The Jimi Hendrix Experience
Additional musicians
Photograph of front cover

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Q review
  3. ^ Sputnikmusic review
  4. ^ "UK chart history - Experience Hendrix: The Best of Jimi Hendrix". www.chartstats.com. Retrieved 6 September 2011. 
  5. ^ Billboard album charts info - Experience Hendrix: The Best of Jimi Hendrix at AllMusic. Retrieved 3 March 2013.
  6. ^ "Gold and Platinum searchable database". Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). Retrieved 6 September 2011.