Live at Winterland

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Live at Winterland
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Live album by The Jimi Hendrix Experience
RecordedOctober 10–12, 1968
VenueWinterland Ballroom in San Francisco
ProducerAlan Douglas, Chip Branton
The Jimi Hendrix Experience chronology
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Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic4.5/5 stars[1]
Blender4/5 stars[2]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide4/5 stars[3]
The Village VoiceA[4]

Live at Winterland is a live album by English-American rock band The Jimi Hendrix Experience. It compiles performances from the band's three concerts at the Winterland Ballroom in San Francisco, where they played two shows each night on October 10, 11 and 12, 1968. The album was released posthumously by Rykodisc in 1987 and was the first Hendrix release to be specifically conceived for the Compact Disc format.

Release and reception[edit]

Live at Winterland was released by Rykodisc in 1987 and became the best-selling album from an independent label that year. With sales of over 200,000 copies, it sold more than any other Jimi Hendrix recording had in years.[5] In a contemporary review for The Village Voice, music critic Robert Christgau was highly impressed by the performances compiled for the album, which he said is ideal for the emerging CD format and surpasses previous live recordings of Hendrix: "The sound is bigger and better in every way for an artist whose sound was his music".[4] He named Live at Winterland the tenth best album of 1987 in his year-end list for The Village Voice.[6] Christgau remarked on its significance to Hendrix's discography in a retrospective review for Blender magazine:

"It's been eclipsed sonically (Berkeley) and conceptually (Woodstock). But this pioneering digitalization, piecing together songs from three San Francisco nights in October 1968 to simulate one uninterrupted concert, redefined posthumous Hendrix and remains a surpassingly realistic live keepsake."[2]

In 1992, Live at Winterland was re-released with a bonus disc, which contained three additional songs from the same concerts.[7] A 4 disc box set (titled Winterland) drawn from all 6 performances was released on September 12, 2011. A limited edition sold exclusively on includes a 5th bonus disc containing a bootleg soundboard recording of a performance at the Fillmore Auditorium on February 4, 1968.[8]

Track listing[edit]

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

  1. "Prologue" – 0:57
  2. "Fire" (October 11, 1968, 2nd show) – 3:12
  3. "Manic Depression" (October 12, 1968, 2nd show) – 4:46
  4. "Sunshine of Your Love" (Eric Clapton, Jack Bruce, Pete Brown) (October 10, 1968, 2nd show) – 6:25
  5. "Spanish Castle Magic" (October 12, 1968, 2nd show) – 5:32
  6. "Red House" (October 11, 1968, 1st show) – 11:32
  7. "Killing Floor" (Chester Arthur Burnett) (October 10, 1968, 2nd show) – 8:05
  8. "Tax Free" (Bo Hansson, Janne Carlsson) (October 11, 1968, 2nd show) – 8:00
  9. "Foxy Lady" (October 11, 1968, 2nd show) – 4:50
  10. "Hey Joe" (Billy Roberts) (October 12, 1968, 1st show) – 6:44
  11. "Purple Haze" (October 12, 1968, 1st show) – 4:34
  12. "Wild Thing" (Chip Taylor) (October 12, 1968, 1st show) – 3:05
  13. "Epilogue" – 0:30
1992 Live at Winterland +3 bonus disc
  1. "Are You Experienced" (October 11, 1968, 1st show) – 13:28
  2. "Voodoo Child (Slight Return)" (October 11, 1968, 1st show) – 6:43
  3. "Like A Rolling Stone" (Bob Dylan) (October 11, 1968, 2nd show) – 11:48


Credits are adapted from AllMusic.[1]

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Additional personnel[edit]

See also[edit]



  • Anon. (n.d.(a)). "Jimi Hendrix - Live At Winterland + 3 CD Album". CD Universe. Retrieved January 6, 2015. Check date values in: |year= (help)
  • Anon. (n.d.(b)). "Winterland (5 CD Box Set) ( Exclusive): Jimi Hendrix Experience: Music". Retrieved January 8, 2015. Check date values in: |year= (help)
  • Christgau, Robert (1987). "Christgau's Consumer Guide". The Village Voice (September 29). New York. Retrieved January 16, 2014.
  • Christgau, Robert (1988). "Pazz & Jop 1987: Dean's List". The Village Voice (March 1). New York. Retrieved January 9, 2015.
  • Christgau, Robert (December 2005). "Back Catalogue: Jimi Hendrix". Blender. New York. Retrieved January 16, 2013.
  • Evans, Paul; Brackett, Nathan (1992). "Jimi Hendrix". In DeCurtis, Anthony; Henke, James; George-Warren, Holly. The Rolling Stone Album Guide (3rd ed.). Random House. ISBN 0679737294.
  • Morse, Steve (1988). "Jimi Hendrix Lives on 'Radio One' Album". The Boston Globe (October 30). Retrieved January 9, 2015. (subscription required)
  • Pederson, Jay P. (2007). International Directory of Company Histories. 83. St. James Press. ISBN 1558625879.
  • Wynn, Ron (n.d.). "Live at Winterland - Jimi Hendrix,The Jimi Hendrix Experience". AllMusic. Retrieved January 8, 2015.

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