The Jimi Hendrix Experience (album)

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The Jimi Hendrix Experience
Compilation album by The Jimi Hendrix Experience
Released September 12, 2000
Recorded 1966 - 1970
Genre Psychedelic rock, blues rock, acid rock, hard rock
Length 4:19:55
Label MCA Records
The Jimi Hendrix Experience chronology
Morning Symphony Ideas
(2000)
The Jimi Hendrix Experience (MCA Box)
(2000)
Voodoo Child: The Jimi Hendrix Collection
(2001)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]
Rolling Stone 4.5/5 stars[2]

MCA continued the series of definitive masters of the Jimi Hendrix catalogue in 2000, releasing the self-titled box set The Jimi Hendrix Experience, consisting of four discs. The material includes alternate recordings, live performances and some rarities. Although most of the material had been released in earlier compilations, some previously unreleased material (such as live versions of "Killing Floor" and "The Wind Cries Mary") was also included.

The alternative recordings include some tracks from Hendrix's studio albums, even including some from First Rays of the New Rising Sun. This list includes "Purple Haze", "Highway Chile", "Little Wing", "Gypsy Eyes", "Stone Free", among others. The live songs are taken from performances such as the Monterey Pop Festival, the Royal Albert Hall, and the Isle of Wight and includes a near-complete version of Hendrix in the West.

On some tracks, especially on those from Hendrix in the West, the recordings have been slightly altered to clean up the sound, but even when modifications were made the result does not differ too much from the original masterings.

Another edition of this boxed set was released on 28 November 2005, which, under the Universal music group label, included an exclusive bonus DVD featuring a 30 minute documentary called "Hendrix And The Blues", originally created as part of the 'Martin Scorsese Presents The Blues' series. As well as this, this bonus DVD also includes several Live tracks, including "Johnny B. Goode" which was recorded live at Berkeley Community Theatre, Berkeley, California on May 30. 1970, "Red House" and "In From The Storm", both of which were recorded live at Isle Of Wight, England on August 30, 1970.

The set was re-issued with four bonus tracks on August 2013.

Album cover[edit]

The cover shot is by Karl Ferris, whose photos were used for the US/Canada release of Are You Experienced, the basis of the small group airbrush painting used in the cover art for Axis: Bold As Love, and the US/Canada cover of Electric Ladyland, which became the official international cover from 1997.

Track listing[edit]

Disc one[edit]

  1. "Purple Haze" (Hendrix) – 3:26
  2. "Killing Floor (Live)" (Burnett) – 3:05
  3. "Hey Joe (Live)" (Roberts) – 2:52
  4. "Foxy Lady" (Hendrix) – 3:27
  5. "Highway Chile" (Hendrix) – 3:40
  6. "Hey Joe" (Roberts) – 3:06
  7. "Title #3" (Hendrix) – 2:12
  8. "Third Stone from the Sun" (Hendrix) – 9:18
  9. "Taking Care of No Business" (Hendrix) – 3:42
  10. "Here He Comes (Lover Man)" (Hendrix) – 3:02
  11. "Burning of the Midnight Lamp" (Hendrix) – 1:30
  12. "If 6 Was 9" (Hendrix) – 5:57
  13. "Rock Me Baby (Live)" (Josea, King) – 3:20
  14. "Like a Rolling Stone (Live)" (Dylan) – 6:52
  15. "Burning of the Midnight Lamp (Live)" (2013 re-issue bonus track)
  16. "The Stars That Play With Laughing Sam's Dice" (2013 re-issue bonus track)
  • Tracks 7 and 9 are previously unreleased recordings.
  • Tracks 1, 4, 5, 6, 8, 10, 11 and 12 are previously unreleased alternate recordings.
  • Tracks 2 and 3 recorded live at Olympia Theatre, Paris, France, October 18, 1966.
  • Tracks 13 and 14 recorded live at the Monterey International Pop Festival, June 18, 1967.
  • Track 15 recorded live at Dee Time, London, August 22, 1967

Disc two[edit]

  1. "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (Live)" (Lennon–McCartney) – 1:51
  2. "Burning of the Midnight Lamp (Live)" (Hendrix) – 4:06
  3. "Little Wing" (Hendrix) – 3:23
  4. "Little Miss Lover" (Hendrix) – 2:21
  5. "The Wind Cries Mary (Live)" (Hendrix) – 4:11
  6. "Catfish Blues (Live)" (Petway) – 5:26
  7. "Bold as Love" (Hendrix) – 7:09
  8. "Sweet Angel" (Hendrix) – 4:12
  9. "Fire (Live)" (Hendrix) – 2:43
  10. "Somewhere" (Hendrix) – 3:48
  11. "Have You Ever Been (To Electric Ladyland)" (Hendrix) – 1:28
  12. "Gypsy Eyes" (Hendrix) – 3:43
  13. "Room Full of Mirrors" (Hendrix) – 1:26
  14. "Gloria" (Van Morrison) – 8:53
  15. "Peace In Mississippi" (2013 re-issue bonus track)
  16. "It's Too Bad" (Hendrix) – 8:52
  17. "Star Spangled Banner" (Francis Scott Key, John Stafford Smith, arr. Hendrix) (Studio version featuring Silver Apples) – 4:12
  • Track 15 is a previously unreleased recording.
  • Tracks 3, 4, 7, 8, 10, 11, 12, 13 and 14 are previously unreleased alternate recordings.
  • Tracks 1 and 2 recorded live at Stockholm, Sweden, September 5, 1967.
  • Tracks 5 and 6 recorded live at Olympia Theatre, Paris, France, October 9, 1967.
  • Track 9 recorded live at Clark University, Worcester, Massachusetts, March 15, 1968.

Disc three[edit]

  1. "Stone Free" (Hendrix) – 3:43
  2. "Like A Rolling Stone" (2013 re-issue bonus track)
  3. "Spanish Castle Magic" (Hendrix) – 5:50
  4. "Hear My Train A Comin'" (Hendrix) – 6:58
  5. "Room Full of Mirrors" (Hendrix) – 7:56
  6. "I Don’t Live Today (Live)" (Hendrix) – 6:33
  7. "Little Wing (Live)" (Hendrix) – 3:16
  8. "Red House (Live)" (Hendrix) – 13:07
  9. "Purple Haze (Live)" (Hendrix) – 4:03
  10. "Voodoo Child (Slight Return) (Live)" (Hendrix) – 7:53
  11. "Izabella" (Hendrix) – 3:40
  • Tracks 1, 4, 5 and 11 are previously unreleased alternate recordings.
  • Track 2 recorded live at Winterland, San Francisco, Ca., October 10, 1968.
  • Track 6 recorded live at Los Angeles Forum, California, April 26, 1969.
  • Tracks 7 and 10 recorded live at the Royal Albert Hall, London, February 24, 1969.
  • Tracks 8 and 9 recorded live at San Diego Sports Arena, California, May 24, 1969.

Disc four[edit]

  1. "Message to Love" (Hendrix) – 3:35
  2. "Earth Blues" (Hendrix) – 4:08
  3. "Astro Man" (Hendrix) – 4:11
  4. "Country Blues" (Hendrix) – 8:27
  5. "Freedom" (Hendrix) – 3:52
  6. "Johnny B. Goode (Live)" (Chuck Berry) – 4:46
  7. "Lover Man" (Hendrix) – 2:57
  8. "Blue Suede Shoes (Live)" (Carl Perkins) – 4:28
  9. "Cherokee Mist" (Hendrix) – 6:02
  10. "Come Down Hard on Me" (Hendrix) – 3:18
  11. "Hey Baby/In from the Storm (Live)" (Hendrix) – 8:56
  12. "Ezy Ryder" (Hendrix) – 3:43
  13. "Night Bird Flying" (Hendrix) – 4:24
  14. "All Along the Watchtower (Live)" (Bob Dylan) – 4:22
  15. "In from the Storm (Live)" (Hendrix) – 4:21
  16. "Slow Blues" (Hendrix) – 1:46
  • Tracks 4, 7, 9 and 16 are previously unreleased recordings.
  • Tracks 1, 2, 3, 5, 10, 12 and 13 are previously unreleased alternate recordings.
  • Tracks 6 and 8 recorded live at Berkeley Community Theatre, Berkeley, California, May 30, 1970. (First Show)
  • Track 11 recorded live at Maui, Hawaii, July 30, 1970.
  • Tracks 14 and 15 recorded live at the Isle of Wight, England, August 30, 1970.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Westergaard, Sean (2011). "The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Jimi Hendrix | AllMusic". allmusic.com. Retrieved 28 August 2011. 
  2. ^ "Jimi Hendrix: Album Guide | Rolling Stone Music". rollingstone.com. 2011. Retrieved 28 August 2011.