The Essential Jimi Hendrix

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The Essential Jimi Hendrix (Vol. 1)
Greatest hits album by Jimi Hendrix
Released July 1978
Recorded 1966-1970
Genre Rock
Length 67:49
Label Warner Bros.
Jimi Hendrix chronology
Re-Experienced
(1975)
The Essential Jimi Hendrix
(1978)
The Essential Jimi Hendrix Volume Two
(1980)
UK cover
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Robert Christgau (C+)[1]

The Essential Jimi Hendrix is a greatest hits package released in 1978 that has some of Jimi Hendrix's most popular songs. Some songs not included in this release would show up on the Volume 2 collection in 1979. When released on CD, volumes 1 and 2 were put together as a double-CD package. The original release came out as a double LP/single and long play cassette.

Track listing[edit]

Side one[edit]

  1. "Are You Experienced?" - 4:07 (Are You Experienced?)
  2. "Third Stone from the Sun" - 6:37 (Are You Experienced?)
  3. "Purple Haze" - 2:47 (Are You Experienced?)
  4. "Little Wing" - 2:24 (Axis: Bold As Love)
  5. "If 6 Was 9" - 5:32 (Axis: Bold As Love)

Side two[edit]

  1. "Bold As Love" - 4:08 (Axis: Bold As Love)
  2. "Little Miss Lover" - 2:20 (Axis: Bold As Love)
  3. "Castles Made of Sand" - 2:45 (Axis: Bold As Love)
  4. "Gypsy Eyes" - 3:39 (Electric Ladyland)
  5. "Burning of the Midnight Lamp" - 3:35 (Electric Ladyland)
  6. "Voodoo Chile (Slight Return)" - 5:08 (Electric Ladyland)

Side three[edit]

  1. "Have You Ever Been (To Electric Ladyland)" - 2:11 (Electric Ladyland)
  2. "Still Raining, Still Dreaming" - 4:22 (Electric Ladyland)
  3. "House Burning Down" - 4:33 (Electric Ladyland)
  4. "All Along the Watchtower" - 4:00 (Electric Ladyland)
  5. "Room Full of Mirrors" - 3:16 (Rainbow Bridge)
  6. "Izabella" - 2:51 (War Heroes)

Side four[edit]

  1. "Freedom" - 3:24 (The Cry of Love)
  2. "Dolly Dagger" - 4:43 (Rainbow Bridge)
  3. "Stepping Stone" - 4:11 (War Heroes)
  4. "Drifting" - 3:46 (The Cry of Love)
  5. "Ezy Ryder" - 4:09 (The Cry of Love)

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Christgau, Robert (2011). "Robert Christgau: Album: Jimi Hendrix: The Essential Jimi Hendrix". robertchristgau.com. Retrieved 27 August 2011.