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Blue Wild Angel: Jimi Hendrix Live at the Isle of Wight
Genres: Pop, Rock, Classic Rock
No Description Available No Track Information Available Media Type: CD Artist: HENDRIX,JIMI Title: BLUE WILD ANGEL/LIVE AT THE ISLE OF WIGHT Street Release Date: 11/12/2002
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Media Type: CD
Title: BLUE WILD ANGEL/LIVE AT THE ISLE OF WIGHT
Street Release Date: 11/12/2002
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Something's wrong here
o dubhthaigh | north rustico, pei, canada | 11/20/2002
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Any Hendrix is good Hendrix, but listening to this disc, I felt that something was wrong that night. Hendrix spends a good bit of time apologizing for the sound, which is usually an indication that there are technical as well as performance difficulties. The remastering is good, although I understand that the DVD is not properly in sync, i.e. lips move before song is sung. Spared that, and taken on its own merits, Hendrix seems to have a bit of an attitude at the beginning which resurfaces in the face of whatever frustrations he must have encountered.
Pity too, since this line up of Mitch MItchell and Billy Cox were the perfect trio partners for him. The playing is all very good, but this performance does not match WOODSTOCK or BAND OF GYPSIES, or his moments at MONTEREY, all of which are far more satisfying. It is a marked improvement over his appearance on Dick Cavett, which has to be one of the most absurd, surreal and bizarre moments in TV history.
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Rockinghorse Winner | Reseda, CA United States | 05/22/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
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One of the best Hendrix shows on CD
K. Skowlund | 09/07/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
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