War Heroes

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For the comic book, see War Heroes (comics).
War Heroes
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Studio album by Jimi Hendrix
Released October 1972 (1972-10)
Recorded April 1967 to July 1970
Venue Electric Lady, Record Plant, Hit Factory, and Olmstead Sound Studios in New York, Olympic Studios in London
Genre Rock
Length 35:20
Label Polydor
Producer Jimi Hendrix, Eddie Kramer, John Jansen
Jimi Hendrix American chronology
Hendrix in the West
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Soundtrack Recordings from the Film Jimi Hendrix
Jimi Hendrix English chronology
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Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]
Robert Christgau (B)[2]

War Heroes is the sixth studio album (third studio album released posthumously) by American guitarist Jimi Hendrix, released on October 1 and December 1972 in the UK and the US, respectively. It was engineered, mixed and compiled by Eddie Kramer and John Jansen. Though Hendrix produced many of the songs, he was not credited for such.

War Heroes contains the three remaining tracks featured on First Rays of the New Rising Sun which were not included on The Cry of Love or Rainbow Bridge: "Stepping Stone", "Izabella" and "Beginnings" (listed on War Heroes as "Beginning").

The album reached #23 in the UK Albums Chart[3] and #48 on the US Billboard 200.[4]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Jimi Hendrix, except where noted. 

Side one
No. Title Length
1. "Bleeding Heart" (Elmore James) 3:12
2. "Highway Chile" (Re-processed stereo) 3:34
3. "Tax Free" (Bo Hansson, Janne Carlsson) 4:58
4. "Peter Gunn Catastrophe" (Henry Mancini, Hendrix) 2:20
5. "Stepping Stone"   4:11
Side two
No. Title Length
1. "Midnight"   5:35
2. "3 Little Bears"   4:16
3. "Beginning" (Mitch Mitchell) 4:13
4. "Izabella"   2:51

Appearances of these mixes on newer releases[edit]


Recording details[edit]

  • Track 1 recorded at Record Plant in New York City, on March 24, 1970
  • Track 2 recorded at Olympic Studios in London, on April 3, 1967
  • Track 3 recorded at Record Plant Studios, on May 1, 1968
  • Track 4 recorded at Record Plant Studios, on May 14, 1970
  • Track 5 recorded at Record Plant Studios, on November 14, 1969 and on June 26, 1970 (overdubs)
  • Track 6 recorded at Olmstead Studios, on April 3, 1969
  • Track 7 recorded at Record Plant Studios,[6] on May 2, 1968
  • Track 8 recorded at Electric Lady Studios in New York City, on June 16 and/or July 1, 1970
  • Track 9 recorded at The Hit Factory in New York City, on August 28 and 29, 1969