The Ultimate Experience

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The Ultimate Experience
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Compilation album by The Jimi Hendrix Experience
Released November 2, 1992
Recorded October 23, 1966 – July 23, 1970
Genre Rock
Length 71:55
Label Polydor
Compiler Alan Douglas, Chris Griffin
The Jimi Hendrix Experience chronology
Stages
(1991)
The Ultimate Experience
(1992)
Blues
(1994)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4.5/5 stars[1]
Rolling Stone4.5/5 stars[2]

The Ultimate Experience is a 1992 compilation album of songs by songwriter and guitarist Jimi Hendrix. It includes 20 tracks, 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] It was certified as gold by the British Phonographic Industry,[5] 3× platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America,[6] and 2× platinum by Music Canada.[7] In 1997, the album was replaced by the 20 track compilation Experience Hendrix: The Best of Jimi Hendrix.

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 (Smash Hits [UK])
  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 (Kiss the Sky)
  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)" (John Stafford Smith, arr. Hendrix) – 4:05 (Woodstock, 1970)[8]
  20. "Wild Thing (live)" (Chip Taylor) – 6:54 (Monterey Pop, 1970)[9]

Notes[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. ^ "Jimi Hendrix". Official Charts. Retrieved March 17, 2018. 
  4. ^ "Jimi Hendrix: Chart history". Billboard.com. Retrieved March 5, 2017. 
  5. ^ "BPI Certified Awards – Search 'Hendrix'". British Phonographic Industry. Archived from the original on February 6, 2013. Retrieved October 1, 2014. 
  6. ^ "Gold & Platinum Search – Jimi Hendrix". RIAA. Retrieved July 21, 2018. 
  7. ^ "Gold/Platinum". Music Canada. Retrieved July 21, 2018. 
  8. ^ Shapiro & Glebbeek 1991, p. 537.
  9. ^ Shapiro & Glebbeek 1991, p. 538.

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