Voodoo Child: The Jimi Hendrix Collection [Remastered]

Voodoo Child: The Jimi Hendrix Collection [Remastered]

by Jimi Hendrix
     
 
A two-disc, 30-song overview of axeman Jimi Hendrix's short but explosive career, Voodoo Child includes a 20-page color booklet with rare photos and an essay by music journalist/MTV newsman Kurt Loder. All of the tracks -- including such visionary Hendrix hits as "Purple Haze," "Are You Experienced," "Little Wing," and "The Wind Cries Mary" -- were remastered

Overview

A two-disc, 30-song overview of axeman Jimi Hendrix's short but explosive career, Voodoo Child includes a 20-page color booklet with rare photos and an essay by music journalist/MTV newsman Kurt Loder. All of the tracks -- including such visionary Hendrix hits as "Purple Haze," "Are You Experienced," "Little Wing," and "The Wind Cries Mary" -- were remastered by original Hendrix studio engineer Eddie Kramer and produced by Janie Hendrix and John McDermott.

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Lindsay Planer
Wading through the repackagings of Jimi Hendrix musical legacy is a daunting task which has not been made any easier in the digital age. This double-CD set features a disc of "studio" and "live" performances, including several alternate and hard-to-find recordings of familiar classics. While nearly impossible to include everyone's favorites, this collection is a superior primer for those seeking a thumbnail sketch of Hendrix in both a studio and concert environment. Disc one cuts a chronological path through nearly 70 minutes of peak moments from Hendrix studio recordings as the leader of the Jimi Hendrix Experience and the Band of Gypsys. The sound is impeccable and the song selection hits most of the highlights. Conspicuously absent are vital contributions such as "If 6 Was 9," "Manic Depression," and "Can You See Me." In their stead are alternate versions of "Highway Chile," "All Along the Watchtower," "Stone Free," and "Spanish Castle Magic" -- all of which are available elsewhere. The rare 45 featuring the Band of Gypsys on "Isabella" and "Stepping Stone" is a nice inclusion for collectors. Disc two highlights Hendrix concert performances, including several generation-defining moments -- such as the reinvention of the electric guitar during "Wild Thing" at the Monterey Pop Festival as well as his inimitable "Star Spangled Banner" solo from the Woodstock Music and Arts Fair. Other highlights include a couple of oft overlooked later-era pieces featuring the Band of Gypsys. "Red House" from the New York Pop Festival and the previously unissued -- on CD at least -- "Foxey Lady" from Maui, HI, are both stellar performances from July of 1970. All in all, Voodoo Child: The Jimi Hendrix Collection is a great touchstone for anyone wishing to begin their Jimi Hendrix experience.

Product Details

Release Date:
05/08/2001
Label:
Experience Hendrix
UPC:
0008811260323
catalogNumber:
112603

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Jimi Hendrix   Primary Artist,Guitar,Glockenspiel,Kazoo,Vocals
Buddy Miles   Drums
Roger Chapman   Vocals
Andy Fairweather Low   Vocals
Noel Redding   Bass,Vocals
Sweet Inspirations   Vocals
Billy Cox   Bass
Ghetto Fighters   Vocals
Juma Sultan   Percussion
Arthur Allen   Vocals

Technical Credits

Lou Adler   Producer
Chuck Boyd   Back Cover
Chas Chandler   Producer
George Chkiantz   Engineer
Bill Halverson   Engineer
Wally Heider   Engineer
Jimi Hendrix   Producer
Bob Hughes   Engineer
Eddie Kramer   Engineer
Dave Siddle   Engineer
Gary Kellgren   Engineer
Mike Neal   Engineer
John Stafford Smith   Composer
Kurt Loder   Essay
Abe Jacob   Engineer
Janie Hendrix   Recording Producer
Francis Scott Key   Composer
Public Domain   Composer
William Roberts   Composer

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