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 versions of songs.  The packaging was excellent and actually added to the collectible nature of the set.


The Jimi Hendrix Experience Box Set Review
The Jimi Hendrix Experience Box Set Review

I’ve reviewed each of these discs seperately on the blog in the standard CD review format that I use so I will be re-printing the star rating of each of the discs here, and combinging them to create a culmutive review of the entire set.  Each individual star rating is below and you can click the text above each cover to go directly to that discs review…

The Jimi Hendrix Experience (Box Set) Disc 1 Review

The Jimi Hendrix Experience Box Set Disc 1
5 Star Chris Elliott Rated

The Jimi Hendrix Experience (Box Set) Disc 2 Review

The Jimi Hendrix Experience Box Set Disc 2
4.5 Stars Chris Elliott Rated

The Jimi Hendrix Experience (Box Set) Disc 3 Review
The Jimi Hendrix Experience Box Set Disc 33.5 Stars Chris Elliott Rated

The Jimi Hendrix Experience (Box Set) Disc 4 Review

The Jimi Hendrix Experience Box Set Disc 4
4 Stars Chris Elliott Rated

Simple math has a total of 17 stars out of 20 possible.  Divide that by 4 and the overall rating comes to 4.25 stars.  However, the purple velvet box and the tall, full color book are awesome packaging and comes with a ton of nice pictures and liner text so I’m willing to add .25 stars more and round out the total rating 4.5 stars, in addition to my not having a 4.25 star graphic 🙂

4.5 Stars Chris Elliott Rated

This is truly an excellent box set.  In a time where most box sets that come out are nothing but re-releases of songs in greatest hits fashion, this release actually scours the vaults and brings harder to find material into an anthology like collection.  And just because this stuff is harder to find doesn’t mean it isn’t high quality.  There are some incredible gems in this collection and each disc, even disc three that received 3.5 stars are all enjoyable to listen to.

You can grab this collection at Amazon pretty affordably for a box set.  You can grab it through the Amazon link below and Amazon will kick me back a few cents if you found this review helpful…

Until next time,
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