Isle of Wight (album)

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Isle of Wight
Live album by Jimi Hendrix
Released November 1971
Recorded August 30, 1970 at the Isle of Wight Festival in England
Genre Rock, psychedelic rock, acid rock, blues rock
Length 34:01
Label Polydor
Producer Michael Jeffrey
Jimi Hendrix chronology
Rainbow Bridge
(1971)
Isle of Wight
(1971)
Hendrix in the West
(1972)

Isle of Wight was a posthumous live album by Jimi Hendrix, released in November 1971 by Polydor in the U.K. only. The album documents Hendrix's performance at the 1970 Isle of Wight Festival on August 30, 1970, his last performance in England before his death in September. The album was engineered by Carlos Ohlms (a British based engineer). The record company did not use a picture from the Isle of Wight concert. The cover photo is from a live concert from Berlin, Deutschlandhalle, September 4, 1970. The album spent only two weeks in the U.K. albums chart, peaking at No. 17.[1]

Isle of Wight contains just part of the concert, but this release has a unique mix compared to the Blue Wild Angel: Live at the Isle of Wight 2002 release). The entire performance was released on the 2002 album Blue Wild Angel: Live at the Isle of Wight.

Professional ratings
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Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars link

Track listing[edit]

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

Side one
No. Title Length
1. "Midnight Lightning"   7:21
2. "Foxy Lady"   8:40
3. "Lover Man"   3:18
Side two
No. Title Length
1. "Freedom"   4:21
2. "All Along the Watchtower" (Bob Dylan) 4:27
3. "In from the Storm"   6:08

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "UK chart history - Jimi Hendrix Isle of Wight". www.chartstats.com. Archived from the original on 22 July 2012. Retrieved 5 September 2011. 

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