Live at the Isle of Fehmarn

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Live at the Isle of Fehmarn
Live album by The Jimi Hendrix Experience
Released December 13, 2005
Recorded September 6, 1970 at the Open Air Love & Peace Festival in Fehmarn, Germany
Genre Rock, psychedelic rock, acid rock, blues rock
Length 72:11
Label Dagger
The Jimi Hendrix Experience chronology
Hear My Music
(2004)
Live at the Isle of Fehmarn
(2005)
Burning Desire
(2006)

Live at the Isle of Fehmarn is a posthumous live album by The Jimi Hendrix Experience, released on December 13, 2005 by Dagger Records. The album documents the band's performance at the Open Air Love & Peace Festival in Fehmarn, Germany on September 6, 1970: Jimi Hendrix's final concert performance. On its release a small number of copies were manufactured with a defect in playback speed. Experience Hendrix replaced the defective discs free of charge.[1]

The concert[edit]

Hendrix and MK II line up of the Experience (with Billy Cox on Bass and Mitch Mitchell on Drums) were originally scheduled to play on 5 September, but heavy rain and gale-force winds interference delayed their appearance to the next day. Hendrix could have gone home on the 5th but he decided to play a day later at noon, and duly got booed for his troubles by the festival crowd at the start of his show.

Jimi told a reporter at the festival site on the first day: "I’ll play tomorrow. Tomorrow at noon. I don’t have to, but I want to. The fans are out there in the dirt, I have to play for them. They came because of me. [Otherwise] I would have a bad conscience...”

There is no proof on hand for the long-running rumour that a stage-hand called "Rocky" (note: no JH roadie by that name exist) was shot in the leg. But Hells Angels did cause troubles and after the concert the trailer of the promoter was burned down.[citation needed] Two weeks later, Hendrix was found dead in London.

Several amateur recordings of Hendrix at Fehmarn (his last official concert) were made and released as bootlegs over the years, and after a "new" source (taped from under the stage with a mike placed in a drum) of audio from the festival's promoters surfaced, the album was mixed and produced.[2]

Track listing[edit]

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

  1. "Introduction" – 0:44
  2. "Killing Floor" (Chester Arthur Burnett) – 4:18
  3. "Spanish Castle Magic" – 5:42
  4. "All Along the Watchtower" (Bob Dylan) – 4:57
  5. "Hey Joe" (Billy Roberts) – 4:42
  6. "Hey Baby (New Rising Sun)" – 6:22
  7. "Message to Love" – 5:27
  8. "Foxy Lady" – 4:27
  9. "Red House" – 10:49
  10. "Ezy Ryder" – 3:51
  11. "Freedom" – 4:51
  12. "Room Full of Mirrors" – 3:57
  13. "Purple Haze" – 3:16
  14. "Voodoo Child (Slight Return)" – 7:13

Personnel[edit]

Literature[edit]

  • Brigitte Tast, Hans-Jürgen Tast: Fehmarn - Das Regen-Festival. Geschichten und Mythen um ein Medien-Ereignis Schellerten 2012, ISBN 978-3-88842-041-2

References[edit]

  1. ^ Announcement on the Jimi Hendrix Official Web Site>
  2. ^ "The Jimi Hendrix Experience: Live at the Isle of Fehmarn". Dagger Records. Retrieved 2008-07-11.