by Jimi Hendrix


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Like most products issued from the Jimi Hendrix archive in the '90s, several separate releases featuring identical recordings of this one performance have been issued. 1994's Jimi Hendrix: Woodstock on MCA is the first formal packaging of this most famous of rock shows. Other, more collectable discs followed, often with much more extensive track lists. The Woodstock show that these discs commemorate was supposed to be a headline performance for Hendrix and his band, but after many delays and a fan exodus, the guitarist ended up playing to only a fraction of listeners a full day after the event was scheduled to end. The first performance with new backing outfit Hendrix's Gypsy Sun & Rainbows, this expanded outfit is often difficult to hear over Hendrix and his guitar on this recording. Although very significant, this isn't one of Hendrix's best recorded performances. Relatively pedestrian versions of hits like "Purple Haze" and "Fire" are included. The redefinition of "The Star Spangled Banner" is still considered one of the most chilling rock performances ever, and funky jams like "Hear My Train a Comin'" are also very impressive. Fans might want to consider later releases of this performance that include more material, but one way or another, all devoted scholars of the greatest musician to ever plug in a Stratocaster should own at least one packaging of this performance.

Product Details

Release Date: 08/02/1994
Label: Mca
UPC: 0008811106324
catalogNumber: 11063

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Jimi Hendrix   Primary Artist,Guitar,Vocals
Larry Lee   Guitar,Background Vocals
Billy Cox   Bass
Mitch Mitchell   Drums
Juma Sultan   Percussion
Jerry Velez   Percussion

Technical Credits

Alan Douglas   Producer
Jimi Hendrix   Liner Notes
Eddie Kramer   Engineer,Contributor,Source Material
Mitch Mitchell   Source Material
John Stafford Smith   Composer
Michael Fairchild   Contributor,Liner Notes
Vartan   Contributor,Design Consultant
John Platt   Source Material
Adrian Boot   Contributor,Imaging,Electronic Imaging
Chip Monck   Contributor,Stage Announcer
Francis Scott Key   Composer
Robert Santelli   Source Material
Michael Lang   Source Material
John McDermott   Source Material
Lee Osborne   Engineer
Robert Spitz   Source Material
Joel Makower   Source Material
Nancy Carter   Source Material
Jean Young   Source Material

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