West Coast Seattle Boy - The Jimi Hendrix Anthology tracks Hendrix's remarkable journey from little-known R&B sideman to international stardom through an unprecedented assemblage of previously unavailable recordings.
This long-awaited, career-spanning box set offers 45 unissued Jimi Hendrix live and studio recordings, including demos and alternate versions of songs from Are You Experienced, Axis: Bold As Love, and Electric Ladyland. The collection also includes Hendrix's version of Bob Dylan's "Tears Of Rage," solo acoustic recordings of Electric Ladyland favorites like "Long Hot Summer Night" and "1983 (A Merman I Shall Turn To Be)," as well as live performances from Berkeley and the legendary Band Of Gypsys Fillmore East concert on New Year's Eve 1969.
The companion 90-minute DVD presents Jimi Hendrix: Voodoo Child, a documentary by Grammy winner Bob Smeaton (Beatles Anthology, Festival Express, Beatles: The Studio Recordings). The documentary tells Jimi's incredible story in his own words and features some of Jimi's greatest performances as well as rare footage and photos. Jimi Hendrix: Voodoo Child also includes examples from the Hendrix family archive of the late guitarist's personal drawings, postcards home to his father, song drafts, sketches, and lyrics. Jimi's interviews and private writings shed new light on the extraordinary life and career of the greatest guitarist of all time. From the Label