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

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

by Jimi Hendrix

CD(Special Edition / Bonus DVD)

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

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

Product Details

Release Date: 11/16/2010
Label: Sony Legacy
UPC: 0886977451928
catalogNumber: 774519
Rank: 36544

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
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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