It’s a new array of Hendrix out from Experience Hendrix and Legacy Recordings. Here’s what they have to say for themselves:
For the deluxe box set of Jimi Hendrix Experience: Winterland…
Winterland is drawn from six stellar shows recorded over three days (October 10, 11 and 12, 1968) at San Francisco’s historic Winterland Ballroom. These special performances celebrated the two year anniversary of the Jimi Hendrix Experience and came just as the groundbreaking album Electric Ladyland was released.
Winterland presents some of Hendrix’s most spectacular guitar work and the four CD set is filled with rare live versions of classic songs such as “Manic Depression,” “Are You Experienced?,” “Tax Free,” and “Little Wing” that are not part of any other Sony Legacy release. Fans will also enjoy Hendrix’s dramatic interpretations of Cream’s “Sunshine Of Your Love” and Howlin’ Wolf’s “Killing Floor”
[with the Experience joined by Jefferson Airplane bassist Jack Casady] as well his rendition of Bob Dylan’s “Like A Rolling Stone,” which has been selected as the lead track for this special release.
The deluxe edition also presents a rare interview with Hendrix recorded backstage at the Boston Garden a few weeks after the Winterland performances. This previously unreleased bonus provides fans with a unique window into Hendrix’s views about his background, his approach to the guitar and songwriting and future direction of his music. The deluxe edition also features a 36 page booked filled with previously unpublished images by acclaimed photographers Robert Knight, Allen Tannenbaum and Jim Marshall as well as an essay by noted Rolling Stone journalist David Fricke.
And there’s the CD Hendrix in the West…
Consisting of live material recorded at venues ranging from the Berkeley Community Theatre and the San Diego Sports Arena to the Isle of Wight Festival, Hendrix In The West captures the guitarist exploring new directions in sound during 1969-70. Robert Christgau, the Dean of American Rock Critics, called Hendrix’s versions of “Red House” and, “Johnny B. Goode” on this album “definitive.” Out of print in the US since 1974 and for more than two decades internationally, Hendrix In The West has remained one of the most requested albums by fans to return to the commercial marketplace. Hendrix In The West will be reissued as an expanded single disc featuring five additional, previously unavailable performances.
And in case that wasn’t enough, the DVD of Blue Wild Angel: Jimi Hendrix At The Isle Of Wight:
Experience Hendrix has also expanded this definitive presentation of Jimiâ€™s historic performance before 600,000 at the Isle of Wight Festival in August 1970. This special reissue now runs more than 180 minutes and features a newly created special features section that allows viewers to view individual camera angles of selected performances. Hendrix fans can now select individual camera angles to focus on the guitaristâ€™s incomparable fretwork and technique during such signature songs as “All Along The Watchtower,” “Spanish Castle Magic,” “Sergeant Pepperâ€™s Lonely Hearts Club Band,” “Foxey Lady,” and more. This new definitive DVD edition also features newly discovered footage of Hendrixâ€™s Isle Of Wight performance of “Hey Joe,” the single that launched his meteoric career in England in 1966.
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