Band of Gypsys 2

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Band of Gypsys 2
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Live album by Jimi Hendrix
Released October 1986
Recorded December 31, 1969; January 1, 1970; July 4, 1970; May 30, 1970
Venue Fillmore East in New York City, Atlanta International Pop Festival in Byron, and the Berkeley Community Theatre in Berkeley
Label Capitol
Producer Alan Douglas
Jimi Hendrix chronology
Johnny B. Goode
Band of Gypsys 2
Live at Winterland

Band of Gypsys 2 is a posthumous live album by American rock musician Jimi Hendrix, released in October 1986 by Capitol Records. This was the second time producer Alan Douglas supervised a Hendrix record for the label, the first being the live mini LP Johnny B. Goode, which was released earlier the same year.

Critical reception[edit]

In a contemporary review for The Village Voice, music critic Robert Christgau gave Band of Gypsys 2 an "A–" and said he preferred it over the original Band of Gypsys (1970) record because it lacks the "brotherhood bromides" that were on that album's second side. He added that the versions of classic Hendrix songs on this record's second side "sound a lot fresher now than they would have fifteen years ago, and not just because pressing techniques have taken such a leap".[1] Paul Evans gave the album three-and-a-half out of five stars in The Rolling Stone Album Guide (1992).[2]

Track listing[edit]

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

Side one
No. Title Length
1. "Hear My Train A Comin'"   9:05
2. "Foxy Lady"   6:36
3. "Stop" (Jerry Ragovoy, Mort Shuman) 4:48
Side two
No. Title Length
4. "Voodoo Child (Slight Return)"   7:12
5. "Stone Free"   4:17
6. "Ezy Ryder"   8:02

Recording details[edit]


See also[edit]


  1. ^ Christgau, Robert (February 24, 1987). "Christgau's Consumer Guide". The Village Voice (New York). Retrieved June 1, 2014. 
  2. ^ Evans, Paul (1992). "Jimi Hendrix". In DeCurtis, Anthony; Henke, James; George-Warren, Holly. The Rolling Stone Album Guide (3rd ed.). Random House. p. 315. ISBN 0679737294. 

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