BBC Sessions [Deluxe Edition] [2CD/1DVD]

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These are the recordings that Jimi Hendrix made for BBC radio in the late '60s. As such, they're loose, informal, and off-the-top-of-his-head improvisational fun. These versions of the hits "Foxey Lady," "Fire," two versions of "Purple Haze," and "Hey Joe" stay surprisingly close to the studio versions, but the tone of Hendrix's guitar on these is positively blistering and worth the price of admission alone. There's also a lot of blues on this two-disc collection, and Hendrix's versions of "Hoochie Coochie Man" with Alexis Korner on slide guitar, "Catfish Blues," "Killing Floor," and "Hear My Train a Comin'" find him in excellent form. But perhaps the best example of how loosely conceived these sessions were are the ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide
These are the recordings that Jimi Hendrix made for BBC radio in the late '60s. As such, they're loose, informal, and off-the-top-of-his-head improvisational fun. These versions of the hits "Foxey Lady," "Fire," two versions of "Purple Haze," and "Hey Joe" stay surprisingly close to the studio versions, but the tone of Hendrix's guitar on these is positively blistering and worth the price of admission alone. There's also a lot of blues on this two-disc collection, and Hendrix's versions of "Hoochie Coochie Man" with Alexis Korner on slide guitar, "Catfish Blues," "Killing Floor," and "Hear My Train a Comin'" find him in excellent form. But perhaps the best example of how loosely conceived these sessions were are the oddball covers that Hendrix tackles, including Stevie Wonder's "I Was Made to Love Her" featuring Wonder on drums, Dylan's "Can You Please Crawl Out Your Window?," the Beatles' "Day Tripper," and, in recognition of his immediate competition, Cream's "Sunshine of Your Love." No lo-fi bootleg tapes here everything's from the original masters and gone over by Eddie Kramer, the music and sound are class-A all the way, making a worthwhile addition to anyone's Hendrix collection. [The 2010 version contains another version of "Burning of the Midnight Lamp" from Top of the Pops as a bonus track as well as a DVD that tells the story of the BBC sessions featuring interviews with some of the original BBC producers and engineers. There is also a live version of "Voodoo Child Slight Return" and his legendary appearance on The Lulu Show.] ~ Cub Koda & Sean Westergaard
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/16/2010
  • Label: Sony Legacy
  • UPC: 886977451928
  • Catalog Number: 774519
  • Sales rank: 3,446

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Jimi Hendrix Primary Artist, Guitar, Vocals
Alexis Korner Slide Guitar
Noel Redding Bass, Background Vocals
Mitch Mitchell Drums, Background Vocals
Stevie Wonder Drums
Nigel Lees Tape
Technical Credits
Willie Dixon Composer
Jack Bruce Composer
Bob Dylan Composer
John Lennon Composer
Paul McCartney Composer
Jerry Leiber Composer
Eric Clapton Composer
Henry Cosby Composer
Jeff Griffin Producer
Jimi Hendrix Composer
Eddie Kramer Mastering
George Marino Mastering
Mike Stoller Composer
Stevie Wonder Composer
Bernie Andrews Producer
Sylvia Moy Composer
Alex Olsson Engineer
Bill Bebb Producer
Joel Elkins Cover Photo
Robert Petway Composer
David Sinclair Liner Notes, Essay
Billy Roberts Composer
John McDermott Liner Notes
Peter Brown Composer
Curtis McNear Composer
Chester Burnett Composer
Bev Phillips Producer
Lula Hardaway Composer
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