War Heroes

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War Heroes
Studio album by Jimi Hendrix
Released October 1, 1972
Recorded 1967-70 at De Lane Lea Studios in London, England, Olmstead Sound Studios, The Hit Factory, Record Plant Studios and Electric Lady Studios in New York City, New York
Genre Psychedelic rock, funk rock, blues rock, hard rock, acid rock
Length 35:20
Label Polydor
Producer Jimi Hendrix, Eddie Kramer, John Jansen
Jimi Hendrix chronology
Rainbow Bridge
War Heroes
Loose Ends
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]
Robert Christgau (B)[2]

War Heroes is a posthumous sixth studio album by American guitarist Jimi Hendrix, released on October 1 and December 1972 in the UK and the US, respectively. It was the third Hendrix studio album released after his death and was engineered, mixed and compiled by Eddie Kramer and John Jansen. Though Hendrix produced many of the songs, he was not credited for such.

War Heroes contains the three remaining tracks featured on First Rays of the New Rising Sun which were not included on The Cry of Love or Rainbow Bridge: "Stepping Stone", "Izabella" and "Beginnings" (listed on War Heroes as "Beginning").

The album reached #23 in the UK Albums Chart[3] and #48 on the US Billboard 200.[4]

Track listing[edit]

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

Side one
No. Title Length
1. "Bleeding Heart" (Elmore James) 3:12
2. "Highway Chile" (Re-processed stereo) 3:34
3. "Tax Free" (Bo Hansson, Janne Karlsson) 4:58
4. "Peter Gunn Catastrophe" (Henry Mancini, Hendrix) 2:20
5. "Stepping Stone"   4:11
Side two
No. Title Length
1. "Midnight"   5:35
2. "3 Little Bears"   4:16
3. "Beginning" (Mitch Mitchell) 4:13
4. "Izabella"   2:51

Appearances of these mixes on newer releases[edit]


Recording details[edit]

  • Track 1 recorded at Record Plant Studios in New York City, New York, on March 24, 1970
  • Track 2 recorded at Olympic Studios in London, England on April 3, 1967
  • Track 3 recorded at Record Plant Studios on May 1, 1968
  • Track 4 recorded at Record Plant Studios on May 14, 1970
  • Track 5 recorded at Record Plant Studios on November 14, 1969 and on June 26, 1970 (overdubs)
  • Track 6 recorded at Olmstead Studios on April 3, 1969
  • Track 7 recorded at Record Plant Studios on May 2, 1968
  • Track 8 recorded at Electric Lady Studios in New York City, New York,on June 16 and/or July 1, 1970
  • Track 9 recorded at The Hit Factory in New York City, New York, on August 28 and 29, 1969


  1. ^ Prato, Greg (2011). "War Heroes - Jimi Hendrix | AllMusic". allmusic.com. Retrieved 27 August 2011. 
  2. ^ Christgau, Robert (2011). "Robert Christgau: Album: Jimi Hendrix: War Heroes". robertchristgau.com. Retrieved 27 August 2011. 
  3. ^ "UK chart history - Jimi Hendrix War Heroes". www.chartstats.com. Archived from the original on 23 July 2012. Retrieved 5 September 2011. 
  4. ^ Billboard album charts info - Jimi Hendrix War Heroes at AllMusic. Retrieved 5 September 2011.