Loose Ends (Jimi Hendrix album)

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Loose Ends
UK and Japan cover
Studio album by Jimi Hendrix
Released February 1974 (1974-02)
Recorded June 1968 to July 1970; at
Electric Lady in Greenwich Village,
Record Plant in Times Square,
Mayfair Studios [1] in Manhattan, and
Baggys in New York City
Genre Psychedelic rock, blues rock, hard rock, funk rock, acid rock
Length 35:09
Label Polydor
Producer John Jansen
Jimi Hendrix chronology
War Heroes
(1972)
Loose Ends
(1974)
Crash Landing
(1975)
Alternative covers
French cover of "Loose Ends"
German cover of "Loose Ends"
Reissue titled "The Jimi Hendrix Album"
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[2]

Loose Ends is a posthumous seventh studio album by American guitarist Jimi Hendrix, released in February 1974 in the United Kingdom. It was the fourth and last Hendrix studio album released after his death by manager Michael Jeffery. The album features a collection of outtakes and jams, with the exception of "The Stars That Play with Laughing Sam's Dice" which is the sole authorized track by Hendrix, in a new stereo mix by Eddie Kramer.

The album was engineered, mixed and compiled by John Jansen, who is listed on the record's sleeve as "Alex Trevor" because he did not wish his name to be on the LP's credits. Additional engineering was provided by Eddie Kramer, Dave Palmer, Kim King, Gary Kellgren, Jack Adams, Tom Flye and Jim Robinson.

Reprise Records (Jimi Hendrix' label at the time), declined to issue this album in the US & Canada as they considered the material below standard. All the tracks on this LP have been subsequently re-released on other official albums, in some form, except "Blue Suede Shoes". The UK, French and Japanese pressings all had different covers.

This release was also repackaged in 1983 under the name The Jimi Hendrix Album on LP & cassette (Contour Records, UK).

Track listing[edit]

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

Side one
No. Title Length
1. "Come Down Hard on Me Baby"   2:59
2. "Blue Suede Shoes" (Carl Perkins) 3:58
3. "Jam 292"   3:49
4. "The Stars That Play with Laughing Sam's Dice"   4:20
5. "The Drifter's Escape" (Bob Dylan) 3:02
Side two
No. Title Length
1. "Burning Desire"   9:30
2. "Born A Hootchie Cootchie Man" (Willie Dixon - original Dixon title: "I'm Your Hootchie Coochie Man")) 5:59
3. "Have You Ever Been (To Electric Ladyland)"   1:32

Appearances of these tracks on newer releases[edit]

Personnel[edit]

Recording details[edit]

  • Track 1 recorded at Electric Lady Studios in New York City, New York on July 15, 1970
  • Track 2 recorded at Record Plant Studios in New York City, New York on January 23, 1970
  • Track 3 recorded at Record Plant Studios on May 14, 1969
  • Track 4 recorded at Mayfair Studios, New York City, New York on July 18 and 29, 1967
  • Track 5 recorded at Electric Lady Studios on June 17, 1970
  • Tracks 6 and 7 recorded at Baggys in New York City, New York on December 18 or 19, 1969
  • Track 8 recorded at Record Plant Studios on June 14, 1968

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