The Ultimate Experience

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The Ultimate Experience
The Ultimate Experience.jpg
Compilation album by The Jimi Hendrix Experience
Released November 1992 (UK)
April 27, 1993 (U.S.)
Recorded October 23, 1966 – July 23, 1970
Genre Rock
Length 71:55
Label MCA
The Jimi Hendrix Experience chronology
Live Isle of Wight '70
(1991)
The Ultimate Experience
(1992)
Blues
(1994)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]
Rolling Stone 4.5/5 stars[2]

The Ultimate Experience is a 1992 compilation album of songs by songwriter and guitarist Jimi Hendrix. It features 20 of his greatest hits, most of them recorded with The Jimi Hendrix Experience, and live renditions of "The Star Spangled Banner" and "Wild Thing". It was released in the U.K. in November 1992, and later on April 27, 1993 in the U.S. The album reached No. 25 in the UK Albums Chart[3] and No. 72 in the Billboard 200.[4] An HDCD remastered special edition UK picture disc version limited to 2500 copies was released in 1995. The track listing was compiled from a poll citing his most popular recordings for the European market. All songs were recorded between October 23, 1966 and July 23, 1970.

Track listing[edit]

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

  1. "All Along the Watchtower" (Bob Dylan) – 4:07 (Electric Ladyland, 1968)
  2. "Purple Haze" – 2:44 (Are You Experienced, 1967)
  3. "Hey Joe" (Billy Roberts) – 3:26 (Are You Experienced)
  4. "The Wind Cries Mary" – 3:18 (Are You Experienced)
  5. "Angel" – 4:17 (The Cry of Love, 1971)
  6. "Voodoo Child (Slight Return)" – 5:13 (Electric Ladyland)
  7. "Foxy Lady" – 3:15 (Are You Experienced)
  8. "Burning of the Midnight Lamp" – 3:35 (Electric Ladyland)
  9. "Highway Chile" – 3:30 (Are You Experienced)
  10. "Crosstown Traffic" – 2:14 (Electric Ladyland)
  11. "Castles Made of Sand" – 2:45 (Axis: Bold as Love, 1967)
  12. "Long Hot Summer Night" – 3:27 (Electric Ladyland)
  13. "Red House" – 3:54 (Are You Experienced)
  14. "Manic Depression" – 3:37 (Are You Experienced)
  15. "Gypsy Eyes" – 3:42 (Electric Ladyland)
  16. "Little Wing" – 2:24 (Axis: Bold as Love)
  17. "Fire" – 2:38 (Are You Experienced)
  18. "Wait Until Tomorrow" – 3:00 (Axis: Bold as Love)
  19. "Star Spangled Banner (Live)" (Francis Scott Key, John Stafford Smith, arr. Hendrix) – 4:05 (Live at Woodstock, 1969)
  20. "Wild Thing (Live)" (Chip Taylor) – 6:54 (Jimi Plays Monterey, 1986)

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Canada (Music Canada)[5] 2× Platinum 200,000^
France (SNEP)[6] 2× Gold 200,000*
United Kingdom (BPI)[7] Gold 100,000^
United States (RIAA)[8] 3× Platinum 3,000,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Owens, Thom (2011). "The Ultimate Experience - Jimi Hendrix | AllMusic". allmusic.com. Retrieved 28 August 2011. 
  2. ^ "Jimi Hendrix: Album Guide | Rolling Stone Music". rollingstone.com. 2011. Retrieved 28 August 2011. 
  3. ^ "UK chart history - Jimi Hendrix The Ultimate Experience". www.chartstats.com. Archived from the original on 23 July 2012. Retrieved 5 September 2011. 
  4. ^ Billboard album charts info - Jimi Hendrix The Ultimate Experience at AllMusic. Retrieved 5 September 2011.
  5. ^ "Canadian album certifications – Jimi Hendrix – The Ultimate Experience". Music Canada. 
  6. ^ "InfoDisc : Les Certifications (Albums) du SNEP (Bilan par Artiste) > "HENDRIX J." > "OK". Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique (in French). InfoDisc.fr. Archived from the original on June 1, 2009. Retrieved 2015-07-30. 
  7. ^ "British album certifications – JIMI HENDRIX – THE ULTIMATE EXPERIENCE". British Phonographic Industry.  Enter THE ULTIMATE EXPERIENCE in the field Keywords. Select Title in the field Search by. Select album in the field By Format. Select Gold in the field By Award. Click Search
  8. ^ "American album certifications – HENDRIX, JIMI – THE ULTIMATE EXPERIENCE". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH