Jimi Hendrix - Live At Woodstock - 1969 Blues Psych Rock - Audiophile - Sealed 180 Grm 3LP + Booklet
Jimi Hendrix - Live At Woodstock
Label: Experience Hendrix
Cat#: 88697 77225 1, Legacy 88697 77225 1
Format: 180 grm 3 × Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue
Includes an 8 page booklet (although the sticker states that it is 24 pages).
Rec. live 18/8/1969 at Woodstock Music and Art Fair, Bethel, NY.
Mixed 2/1999 at NRG Recording Studios, North Hollywood, Ca.
Mastered at Sterling Sound, NY.
Edited version of tracks 2-4, 2-5 & 2-7 previously released on Atlantic 3xLP ALT 3-500
Tracks 1-8, 2-1 previously released on Cotillion 2xLP SD 2-400
© 1999 Experience Hendrix, LLC
Genre: Rock, Blues
Style: Classic Rock
A1 Introduction 2:10
A2 Message To Love 7:31
A3 Hear My Train A Comin' 9:36
B1 Spanish Castle Magic 7:20
B2 Red House 5:24
B3 Lover Man 4:58
C1 Foxey Lady 5:23
C2 Jam Back At The House 8:47
C3 Izabella 5:08
D1 Fire 3:58
D2 Voodoo Child (Slight Return) 13:43
E1 Star Spangled Banner 3:43
E2 Purple Haze 4:23
E3 Wood Stock Improvisation 3:59
F1 Villanova Junction 4:28
F2 Hey Joe 5:52
Live at Woodstock, Jimi Hendrix's headlining appearance at the most famous festival in rock music history, is rivaled only by his set at Monterey Pop for sheer legendary status. But the two are very different. The rock guitarist was a virtual unknown in America when he delivered his literally incendiary performance at Monterey in 1967. A little more than two years later he was an established star, picked to close this mammoth three-day show (he was slated to appear on Sunday night, but weather and various snafus pushed that to Monday morning).
Introduced as the Jimi Hendrix Experience, Hendrix quickly corrects that to Gypsy Sun and Rainbows, with original drummer Mitch Mitchell and new bassist Billy Cox augmented by two percussionists and a second guitarist (all three are for the most part inaudible, subsumed in the great sonic wash of Hendrix's wailing guitar and Mitchell's thrashing drums). The music had changed, too. Hendrix had started moving away from the format of short, poppy songs with the Electric Ladyland album, and while he still plays "Purple Haze," "Foxey Lady," and "Fire," much of the emphasis in this lengthy set is on extended jamming.
Not all of it works, but when it does--as on "Spanish Castle Magic" and a sped-up "Voodoo Child (Slight Return)," which leads into the feedback-drenched re-imagining of "The Star-Spangled Banner"--the performance takes off. Little more than a year later, Jimi Hendrix, still regarded as the greatest rock guitarist ever, would be dead.
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