Archive for the ‘Jimi Hendrix’ Category

DVD Review Jimi Hendrix: Hear My Train A Comin’

November 25, 2013

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I don’t pretend to be the world’s greatest Jimi Hendrix fan. I know that thousands of devotees of the world’s greatest rock guitarist are more hip than I am to the extensive body of music he left behind and the rare and not-so-rare archival footage of him during his 1967-1970 heyday.

But I can claim this: I saw Jimi perform, at Southern Methodist University in Dallas in August of 1968. And I genuinely love his music and his talent. So that’s where I’m coming from in writing this review of Jimi Hendrix: Hear My Train A Comin’. (more…)

CD Review Jimi Hendrix ‘People, Hell and Angels’: Cross-Decades Traffic

March 4, 2013

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Four decades after his death — and after so many rare, unreleased, previously unissued, bootleg, live and otherwise unearthed tracks — it’s hard to imagine there being a “new” Jimi Hendrix album, though that’s how this is billed.

Of course, whether tracks are “previously unreleased” formally or previously unreleased at all may be two different things. But the bottom line is that People, Hell and Angels, new Tuesday, March 5 from Legacy and Experience Hendrix, is an excellent overview of the guitar great’s work after disbanding the Jimi Hendrix Experience and setting forth with aims of creating a new double album on his own called First Rays of the New Rising Sun. (more…)

Jimi Hendrix 4th wave awash in riveting live Winterland sets — and more

September 11, 2011

Can we ever get enough of Jimi Hendrix? Fortunately, it’s a question that’s credible and not just rhetorical, given the voluminous live recordings of rock’s greatest guitarist during his brief career. They include Legacy’s new releases in its fourth wave of the Jimi Hendrix Catalog Project, due Tuesday Sept. 13.

The biggie is a four-disc box set of Jimi Hendrix Experience — Winterland (also available on vinyl as an eight-disc 12-inch set and in a single-disc CD of highlights). The handsomely packaged box set features music from six 1968 concerts performed over three dates at Winterland Ballroom in San Francisco. And talk about a historic venue, which went on through the Band’s “Last Waltz” concert and an eight-hour closing show headlined by the Grateful Dead on New Year’s Eve 1978. (more…)