The Essential Jimi Hendrix

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The Essential Jimi Hendrix
Essential jimi vol1 1978.jpg
Compilation album by Jimi Hendrix
Released July 1978
Recorded 1966–1970
Genre Rock
Length 67:49
Label Warner Bros.
Jimi Hendrix US album chronology
Midnight Lightning
(1975)
The Essential Jimi Hendrix
(1978)
The Essential Jimi Hendrix Volume Two
(1979)
Jimi Hendrix UK album chronology
Midnight Lightning
(1975)
The Essential Jimi Hendrix
(1978)
Nine to the Universe
(1980)
Alternative cover
UK cover
UK cover
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Robert Christgau(C+)[1]

The Essential Jimi Hendrix is a compilation album released in 1978 that contains some of Jimi Hendrix's most popular songs. The US release also contained a 7-inch 33​13 rpm one-sided EP of the Jimi Hendrix Experience performing the song "Gloria".

In 1989 in the US, the album was combined with the follow-up compilation, The Essential Jimi Hendrix Volume Two, for the CD release The Essential Jimi Hendrix Volumes One and Two. All of the Essential albums have been replaced by later compilations.

Track listing[edit]

Side one[edit]

  1. "Are You Experienced?" - 4:07 (Are You Experienced?, 1967)
  2. "Third Stone from the Sun" - 6:37 (Are You Experienced?)
  3. "Purple Haze" - 2:47 (Are You Experienced?)
  4. "Little Wing" - 2:24 (Axis: Bold as Love, 1967)
  5. "If 6 Was 9" - 5:32 (Axis: Bold As Love)

Side two[edit]

  1. "Bold as Love" - 4:08 (Axis: Bold As Love)
  2. "Little Miss Lover" - 2:20 (Axis: Bold As Love)
  3. "Castles Made of Sand" - 2:45 (Axis: Bold As Love)
  4. "Gypsy Eyes" - 3:39 (Electric Ladyland, 1968)
  5. "Burning of the Midnight Lamp" - 3:35 (Electric Ladyland)
  6. "Voodoo Chile (Slight Return)" - 5:08 (Electric Ladyland)

Side three[edit]

  1. "Have You Ever Been (To Electric Ladyland)" - 2:11 (Electric Ladyland)
  2. "Still Raining, Still Dreaming" - 4:22 (Electric Ladyland)
  3. "House Burning Down" - 4:33 (Electric Ladyland)
  4. "All Along the Watchtower" - 4:00 (Electric Ladyland)
  5. "Room Full of Mirrors" - 3:16 (Rainbow Bridge, 1971)
  6. "Izabella" - 2:51 (War Heroes, 1972)

Side four[edit]

  1. "Freedom" - 3:24 (The Cry of Love, 1971)
  2. "Dolly Dagger" - 4:43 (Rainbow Bridge)
  3. "Stepping Stone" - 4:11 (War Heroes)
  4. "Drifting" - 3:46 (The Cry of Love)
  5. "Ezy Ryder" - 4:09 (The Cry of Love)

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Christgau, Robert (2011). "Robert Christgau: Album: Jimi Hendrix: The Essential Jimi Hendrix". robertchristgau.com. Retrieved 27 August 2011.