Jimi Hendrix

This is a disjointed collection of demos, alternate takes, jam sessions & rehearsals, already released songs, instrumentals, and tracks that weren’t even Hendrix songs, but rather tracks he guest appeared on only playing guitar – All inferior to their already released counterparts. If released as an “alternate versions” collection or as a disc in a rarities box set, this would be a real gem and Hendrix completists like me would be happy to purchase an accurately billed release, aside from the few tracks that have horrible timing issues due to amateurish “cut & paste” jobs on Jimi’s vocals. However, the advertising of this being a “new studio album,” is going to do nothing but alienate many would be Jimi fans when they hear the inferior quality of these recordings and think that’s how Jimi’s “studio” material sounds.

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Chris Elliott on June 12th, 2011

Tweet This box set was created as a rarities anthology of sorts and comes with four discs, each representing around a one year period during the existence of The Jimi Hendrix Experience.  I was very happy with this collection in both it’s inclusion of quality unreleased studio tracks, as well as alternative takes and live […]

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Chris Elliott on June 11th, 2011

Tweet This is a review of the Disc 4 of The Jimi Hendrix Experience Box Set.  The tracks and live performances included on this installment of the box set are those representative of the second year of The Jimi Hendrix Experience; Late 1969 through late 1970 when Jimi passed away.  This is another excellent survey of the […]

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Chris Elliott on June 11th, 2011

Tweet This is a review of the Disc 3 of The Jimi Hendrix Experience Box Set.  The tracks and live performances included on this installment of the box set are those representative of the third year of The Jimi Hendrix Experience; 1969.  This is another excellent survey of the band that follows them through their junior year.  There […]

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Chris Elliott on June 11th, 2011

Tweet This is a review of the Disc 2 of The Jimi Hendrix Experience Box Set.  The tracks and live performances included on this installment of the box set are those representative of the second year of The Jimi Hendrix Experience; Late 1967 through early 1969.  This is another excellent survey of the band that follows them […]

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Chris Elliott on June 11th, 2011

Tweet This is a review of the Disc 1 of The Jimi Hendrix Experience Box Set.  The tracks and live performances included on this installment of the box set are those representative of the first year of The Jimi Hendrix Experience; Late 1966 through 1967.  This is an excellent survey of the band that charts their way […]

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Tweet Many of you, my readers, are audiophiles like myself. I love music and I go out of my way to buy updated, deluxe, and special editions of albums by my favorite artists so I can get bonus tracks and better quality recordings when possible. Unfortunately, lately, I’ve found that multiple record companies and music […]

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Chris Elliott on September 12th, 2010

Tweet Well, I’ve been waiting this information for a long time.  The tracklist for the West Coast Seattle Boy – The Jimi Hendrix Anthology release! UPDATE:  I’ve updated the cover art as well as added some commentary throughout about this release. Also, I’ve seen several sites on the Internet that have track-listings up for this album which are not […]

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Chris Elliott on May 11th, 2010

Tweet This album was released the same year that the First Rays Of The New Rising Sun album came out in 1997.  It represents a variety of unreleased and alternate tracks spanning Jimi Hendrix’ entire career. Next to the title of each song, you will find a parentheses that states the song type whether it be an […]

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Chris Elliott on May 10th, 2010

Tweet The last album that Jimi authorized prior to his death, Band Of Gypsys, is also an album of much controversy.  Recorded to satisfty a recording contract that Jimi signed prior to meeting Chas Chandler and forming The Jimi Hendrix Experience.  Buddy Miles replaces Mitch Mitchell on drums and Billy Cox replaces Noel Redding on […]

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