Hendrix in the West

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Hendrix in the West
Live album by Jimi Hendrix
Released January 1972; September 13, 2011 (reissue with bonus tracks)
Recorded

1969 - 1970

1968 - 1970 (reissue with bonus tracks)
Genre Rock, psychedelic rock, acid rock, blues rock
Length 40:21
Label Polydor
Jimi Hendrix chronology
Isle of Wight
(1971)
Hendrix in the West
(1972)
More Experience
(1972)
Singles from Hendrix in the West
  1. "Johnny B. Goode"
    Released: 1972

Hendrix in the West was a posthumous live album by Jimi Hendrix, released in January 1972 by Polydor Records, and later in February by Reprise Records. The album contains songs from Hendrix's performances at the Royal Albert Hall on February 24, 1969, the San Diego Sports Arena on May 24, 1969, Berkeley Community Theatre on May 30, 1970 and the Isle of Wight Festival on August 30, 1970. The album's credits mislabel "Little Wing" and "Voodoo Chile" as being recorded at the San Diego Sports Arena, when in fact these two tracks were recorded at the Royal Albert Hall on February 24, 1969.[1] The album reached No. 7 in the U.K. albums chart,[2] and No. 12 in the Billboard 200.[3]

This album was re-released on September 13, 2011 as part of the Hendrix family's project to remaster Hendrix's discography. Since the rights to the Royal Albert Hall performance of "Little Wing" and "Voodoo Child" on the original LP are in dispute,[4] the newly released CD contains alternate performances of the two songs.

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars link
Robert Christgau A−

Track listing[edit]

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

Side one
No. Title Length
1. "The Queen" (Traditional) 2:40
2. "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" (John Lennon, Paul McCartney) 1:16
3. "Little Wing"   3:14
4. "Red House"   13:06
Side two
No. Title Length
1. "Johnny B. Goode" (Chuck Berry) 4:45
2. "Lover Man"   3:05
3. "Blue Suede Shoes" (Carl Perkins) 4:26
4. "Voodoo Child (Slight Return)"   7:49

Recording details[edit]

  • Tracks A1 and A2 recorded at The Isle of Wight Festival on the morning of August 31, 1970 (appears on Blue Wild Angel: Live at the Isle of Wight)
  • Tracks A3 and B4 recorded at the Royal Albert Hall, London, England on February 24, 1969
  • Track A4 recorded at the San Diego Sports Arena, San Diego, California on May 24, 1969
  • Track B1 recorded at the Berkeley Community Theatre on May 30, 1970, 1st show
  • Track B2 recorded at the Berkeley Community Theatre on May 30, 1970, 2nd show (appears on Live at Berkeley)
  • Track B3 recorded at the Berkeley Community Theatre on May 30, 1970, afternoon rehearsals

2011 remastered CD edition[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Rolling Stone 4.5/5 stars[5]
No. Title Length
1. "The Queen" (Traditional) 2:59
2. "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" (John Lennon, Paul McCartney) 0:50
3. "Little Wing"   3:52
4. "Fire"   3:58
5. "I Don't Live Today"   7:21
6. "Spanish Castle Magic"   10:14
7. "Red House"   13:12
8. "Johnny B. Goode" (Chuck Berry) 4:43
9. "Lover Man"   3:00
10. "Blue Suede Shoes" (Carl Perkins) 4:27
11. "Voodoo Child (Slight Return)"   10:40

Recording details[edit]

  • Tracks 1, 2 recorded at The Isle of Wight Festival on the morning of August 31, 1970
  • Track 3 recorded at Winterland, San Francisco, California on October 12, 1968 (appears on Winterland). Original album track 7/A3 "Little Wing" is from Albert Hall, London, England on February 24, 1969
  • Tracks 4, 5, 6, 7, 11 recorded at the San Diego Sports Arena, San Diego, California on May 24, 1969. Original album track 4/B4 "Voodoo Chile" is from Albert Hall, London, England on February 24, 1969
  • Track 8 recorded at the Berkeley Community Theatre on May 30, 1970, 1st show
  • Track 9 recorded at the Berkeley Community Theatre on May 30, 1970, 2nd show
  • Track 10 recorded at the Berkeley Community Theatre on May 30, 1970, afternoon rehearsals

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Shapiro, Harry and Glebbeek, Caesar. Jimi Hendrix: Electric Gypsy. Heinemann, 1991, p. 543.
  2. ^ "UK chart history - Jimi Hendrix Hendrix in the West". www.chartstats.com. Archived from the original on 24 July 2012. Retrieved 5 September 2011. 
  3. ^ Billboard albums chart info - Jimi Hendrix Hendrix in the West at AllMusic. Retrieved 5 September 2011.
  4. ^ "The Jimi Hendrix Estate Files Lawsuit Over Royal Albert Hall Recordings". www.pastemagazine.com. Retrieved 15 December 2011. 
  5. ^ Rosen, Jody (13 September 2011). "Album review Jimi Hendrix Hendrix in the West". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 15 September 2011. 

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