Kiss the Sky (Jimi Hendrix album)

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Kiss the Sky
Kiss the sky cover.jpg
Compilation album by Jimi Hendrix
Released November 1984
Recorded 1966-1970
Genre Rock
Length 45:58
Label Polydor, Reprise
Producer Chip Branton, Alan Douglas, Kevin Laffey
Jimi Hendrix chronology
The Singles Album
(1983)The Singles Album1983
Kiss the Sky
Jimi Plays Monterey
(1986)Jimi Plays Monterey1986
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic3.5/5 stars[1]

Kiss the Sky is a compilation album by American rock guitarist, singer–songwriter Jimi Hendrix; released through Polydor Records in November 1984. The album's title is taken from the lyrics of "Purple Haze." "Red House" was listed in the liner notes as the "unedited version" which amounted to a few seconds of studio chat that preceded the song. "Stepping Stone" was purported to be the original Band of Gypsys single mix, but in fact is an alternate mix that is similar to the single mix. "Killing Floor" from the 1967 Monterey Pop Festival was unreleased at the time.[2]

The front cover artwork of the 1984 CD release on Reprise boasted "Digitally remastered from original vault tapes", whilst the Reprise cassette cover artwork stated "Special Edition Jimi Hendrix album. Digitally remastered from original vault tapes. Audiophile qualilty recording on high-qualilty cassette".

Track listing[edit]

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

  1. "Are You Experienced?" – 4:15
  2. "I Don't Live Today" (Live) – 6:43
  3. "Voodoo Child (Slight Return)" – 5:14
  4. "Stepping Stone" – 4:11
  5. "Castles Made of Sand" – 2:49
  6. "Killing Floor" (Live) (Chester Burnett) – 3:32
  7. "Purple Haze" – 2:53
  8. "Red House" – 3:57
  9. "Crosstown Traffic" – 2:20
  10. "Third Stone from the Sun" – 6:46
  11. "All Along the Watchtower" (Bob Dylan) – 3:58


Recording details[edit]


  1. ^ Eder, Bruce. "Kiss the Sky review". Allmusic. Rovi. Retrieved 26 November 2009.
  2. ^ Doggett, Peter (2004). Jimi Hendrix: The Complete Guide to His Music (2nd ed.). Omnibus Press. p. 102. ISBN 1-84449-424-1.