Smash Hits

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
One of the first hits compilations assembled from Jimi Hendrix's catalog, Smash Hits remains one of the best, since it keeps its focus narrow and never tries to extend its reach. Basically, this album contains the songs everybody knows from Hendrix, drawing heavily from Are You Experienced, plus adding the non-LP "Red House," "51st Anniversary," and "Highway Chile." Those non-LP selections may still make this worth seeking out, even if they've appeared on subsequent hits collections, but the main strength of Smash Hits is that it contains the best-known big-name songs in one place. Maybe not enough to make the collection essential, but still enough to make it a ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
One of the first hits compilations assembled from Jimi Hendrix's catalog, Smash Hits remains one of the best, since it keeps its focus narrow and never tries to extend its reach. Basically, this album contains the songs everybody knows from Hendrix, drawing heavily from Are You Experienced, plus adding the non-LP "Red House," "51st Anniversary," and "Highway Chile." Those non-LP selections may still make this worth seeking out, even if they've appeared on subsequent hits collections, but the main strength of Smash Hits is that it contains the best-known big-name songs in one place. Maybe not enough to make the collection essential, but still enough to make it a representative, accurate sampler.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/9/2010
  • Label: Sony Legacy
  • UPC: 886976216023
  • Catalog Number: 762160
  • Sales rank: 20,780

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Purple Haze (2:51)
  2. 2 Fire (2:45)
  3. 3 The Wind Cries Mary (3:21)
  4. 4 Can You See Me (2:33)
  5. 5 Hey Joe (3:30)
  6. 6 All Along the Watchtower (4:00)
  7. 7 Stone Free (3:36)
  8. 8 Crosstown Traffic (2:20)
  9. 9 Manic Depression (3:42)
  10. 10 Remember (2:48)
  11. 11 Red House (3:50)
  12. 12 Foxey Lady (3:18)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
The Jimi Hendrix Experience Primary Artist
Jimi Hendrix Indexed Contributor, Bass, Guitar, Piano, Kazoo, Vocals
Dave Mason Acoustic Guitar, Background Vocals
Noel Redding Bass, Bass Guitar, Background Vocals
Mitch Mitchell Percussion, Drums
The Breakaways Background Vocals
Technical Credits
Bob Dylan Composer
Chas Chandler Producer
Jimi Hendrix Composer, Producer
Eddie Kramer Engineer, Mastering
George Marino Mastering
Dave Siddle Engineer
Ed Thrasher Art Direction
Jeff Leve Photo Courtesy
Billy Roberts Composer
Mike Ross Engineer
Dezo Hoffman Cover Photo
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