Jimi Hendrix - Smash Hits - 1968 Audiophile Psych-Rock LP
The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Smash Hits
Experience Hendrix – 88985303081, Legacy – 88985303081
Vinyl, LP, Compilation, Reissue, Remastered
Pop Rock, Psychedelic Rock, Blues Rock
Sticker on shrink wrap reads: "The Authorized Hendrix Family Edition. Remastered from the original 2-track master tapes. The classic original album & poster. Alternate original cover artwork. All analogue mastering by Bernie Grundman. Pressed on audiophile vinyl."
Made in the E.U.
Also marketed in Canada
A1 Purple Haze 2:50
A2 Fire 2:43
A3 The Wind Cries Mary 3:20
A4 Can You See Me 2:33
A5 Hey Joe 3:30
A6 All Along The Watchtower 3:59
B1 Stone Free 3:36
B2 Crosstown Traffic 2:12
B3 Manic Depression 3:42
B4 Remember 2:48
B5 Red House 3:50
B6 Foxey Lady 3:18
Phonographic Copyright (p) Experience Hendrix, L.L.C.
Copyright (c) Experience Hendrix, L.L.C.
Licensed To Sony Music Entertainment
Distributed By Sony Music Entertainment
Pressed By MPO
Art Direction, Photography Ed Thrasher
Bass Noel Redding
Drums Mitch Mitchell
Lead Vocals, Guitar Jimi Hendrix
Mastered By [Analogue] Bernie Grundman
Smash Hits was the first compilation album released by The Jimi Hendrix Experience in 1968 in the UK and 1969 in the United States. Containing nothing but the band's biggest successes, both editions of the albums have proven to be long and popular sellers.
The UK version first appeared in April 1968, only 4 months after the band's second studio album, Axis: Bold as Love, and while they were working on their third. Containing their first 4 UK singles (and their respective B-sides) in addition to 4 standout tracks from Are You Experienced, Smash Hits became exactly that - a #5 album in the UK and one that had a long chart life. It also marked the first appearance on album of "Burning of the Midnight Lamp", 5 months ahead of its placement on Electric Ladyland.
In the U.S., however, things were done a little differently. Jimi's then-record label, Reprise Records, felt that a greatest hits collection was far too premature and waited until mid-1969 (and, coincidentally, the break-up of the band once Noel Redding suddenly quit) to issue a different version of the same album. Now with Electric Ladyland in the mix, there was more to choose from. There were also tracks that had been elbowed off of the UK edition of Are You Experienced in 1967 to make way for "Hey Joe", "Purple Haze" and "The Wind Cries Mary". As a result, the U.S. version of Smash Hits - which reached #6 in its territory - is more balanced and more representative of the band's career.
Jimi Hendrix - Crosstown Traffic
Believe it or not Mitch Mitchell and Noel Redding do the backing vocals on this!
miss the New York this vid cameos - mad, edgy, vibrant, dirty and alive. Some cities should never be cleaned up. Give me the freaks, the panhandlers, the vagrants and the smokers. There's nothing more boring than cleanliness and perfection... I think you need a bit of dirt and clash and excitement in anything. :)
Jimi Hendrix - Foxy Lady
Jimi Hendrix dramatically expanded the scope of the blues without violating its purity. This is an astonishing artistic achievement, in my opinion. Listen to his brilliance here. Don't let the visual displays distract you from what he is playing. His guitar solo - every moment of it - is a tour de force of the purest blues expressions expanded into Jimi's unprecedented musical concepts.
He died forty years ago. But, he is still intensely alive in my mind and in the minds of musicians everywhere.
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