Blue Wild Angel: Live at the Isle of Wight

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Blue Wild Angel: Live at the Isle of Wight
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Live album by Jimi Hendrix
Released November 12, 2002 (2002-11-12)
Recorded August 31, 1970
Venue Isle of Wight Festival, Isle of Wight, England
Genre Rock
Length 119:02
Label MCA
Producer Janie Hendrix, Eddie Kramer, John McDermott
Jimi Hendrix chronology
The Baggy's Rehearsal Sessions
(2002)The Baggy's Rehearsal Sessions2002
Blue Wild Angel: Live at the Isle of Wight
(2002)
Paris 1967/San Francisco 1968
(2003)Paris 1967/San Francisco 19682003

Blue Wild Angel: Live at the Isle of Wight is a posthumous live album by Jimi Hendrix released on November 12, 2002. The album documents Hendrix's last U.K. live performance at the Isle of Wight Festival on August 31, 1970, three weeks before his death. The set list for the concert contained songs from the original Experience albums, as well as new songs. Some were previously available on Isle of Wight (1971) and Live Isle of Wight '70 (1991).

Overview[edit]

Included in the set was an adaptation of "God Save the Queen" and a cover of The Beatles' "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band", played just before launching into "Spanish Castle Magic". The 22-minute version of "Machine Gun" includes walkie-talkie interference from security personnel feeding through the sound equipment.

The CD set is more complete than the DVD release as it contains "Midnight Lightning", "Hey Baby (New Rising Sun)", and "Hey Joe", three songs omitted from the DVD. There was also a "highlights" album released as a single disc, which contained eleven songs – nine from disc one and two from disc two. It was re-released in 2003 as a three-disc "Deluxe Sound & Vision Edition" in a special box and slip cover format as part of Experience Hendrix's plan to re-release most of Jimi Hendrix's recorded material.

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]
BBC Music (mixed)[2]
Blender 2/5 stars[3]
Rolling Stone 4/5 stars[4]

Track listings[edit]

All songs were written by Jimi Hendrix, except where noted.

Disc one

  1. "God Save the Queen" (Traditional) – 3:54
  2. "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" (John Lennon, Paul McCartney) – 0:49
  3. "Spanish Castle Magic" – 5:09
  4. "All Along the Watchtower" (Bob Dylan) – 5:39
  5. "Machine Gun" – 22:10
  6. "Lover Man" – 2:58
  7. "Freedom" – 4:36
  8. "Red House" – 11:36
  9. "Dolly Dagger" – 6:01
  10. "Midnight Lightning" – 6:23

Disc two

  1. "Foxey Lady" – 9:11
  2. "Message to Love" – 6:23
  3. "Hey Baby (New Rising Sun)" – 6:58
  4. "Ezy Ryder" – 4:34
  5. "Hey Joe" (Billy Roberts) – 4:32
  6. "Purple Haze" – 3:31
  7. "Voodoo Child (Slight Return)" – 8:16
  8. "In from the Storm" – 6:14

Single disc release

  1. "God Save the Queen" (Traditional) – 3:54
  2. "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" (Lennon, McCartney) – 0:49
  3. "Spanish Castle Magic" – 5:09
  4. "All Along the Watchtower" (Dylan) – 5:39
  5. "Machine Gun" – 18:22
  6. "Lover Man" – 2:58
  7. "Freedom" – 4:36
  8. "Red House" – 11:36
  9. "Dolly Dagger" – 6:01
  10. "Hey Baby (New Rising Sun)" – 6:58
  11. "In from the Storm" – 6:14

DVD

  1. "God Save the Queen" (Traditional)
  2. "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" (Lennon, McCartney)
  3. "Spanish Castle Magic"
  4. "All Along the Watchtower" (Dylan)
  5. "Machine Gun"
  6. "Lover Man"
  7. "Freedom"
  8. "Red House"
  9. "Dolly Dagger"
  10. "Foxey Lady"
  11. "Message to Love"
  12. "Ezy Ryder"
  13. "Purple Haze"
  14. "Voodoo Child (Slight Return)"
  15. "In from the Storm"

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Westergaard, Sean. Album review Blue Wild Angel at AllMusic. Retrieved 5 September 2011.
  2. ^ Fawcett, Rob. "Album review Blue Wild Angel". BBC Music. Retrieved 5 September 2011. 
  3. ^ Christgau, Robert (December 2005). "Back Catalogue: Jimi Hendrix". Blender. New York. Retrieved January 8, 2015. 
  4. ^ Rolling Stone review Archived March 20, 2007, at the Wayback Machine.

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