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The Cry of Love
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Brilliant, A Must Have For Jimi Fans!!!!!!!
Kurt Leith | Vernon, CT | 06/29/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
""The Cry Of Love" was the first of the posthumous releases in the Jimi Hendrix catalog and probably the best as it collected most of the studio tracks that were either completed or very near completion before Hendrix died. Some of these tunes, like "Angel" and "Ezy Rider," have become well-known pieces in the Hendrix canon, but they sit alongside lesser-known gems like "Night Bird Flying" and the Dylanesque "My Friend." As we all know by now, Jimi Hendrix left behind more unreleased material than just about any other rock artist. Some tracks have rated as all-time classics ("Angel," "Drifting," etc.), while other highlights that appear on "The Cry Of Love" CD include "Beginning" (which contains a riff almost identical to the Stones' "Bitch"), "Highway Chile," and "Izabella," a track premiered on a Dick Cavett TV show a year before Jimi's untimely death. If you're a newcomer to Hendrix, don't start here, but if you're a serious Jimi fan searching for some interesting obscurities, "The Cry Of Love" CD is definitely worth the price if you can find it. Jimi Hendrix was unable to read or write music, so he recorded extensively in the studio-this explains why there are so many different versions of his songs that have been released at one time or another-and many of these different versions are so strikingly different that they are practically unrecognizable aside from sharing the same title. And though the Hendrix family has released "First Rays Of The New Rising Sun" & "South Saturn Delta", albums meant to be the definitive last word, they don't adequately replace the "Cry Of Love", "War Heroes", "Midnight Lightning" or "Crash Landing" CDs. As a matter of fact, many songs included on these out of print discs are otherwise unavailable on CD and that's a shame. So, again, I recommend grabbing this disc as well as the others I've mentioned here if you are lucky enough to find them available as they have been permanently deleted. Good luck!! (Excerpts coutesy of AMG)
I can't believe this CD is out of print !!!
C. A. Collins | North Royalton, Ohio United States | 08/29/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is an endeavor where Jimi used the electronics of his Electric Ladyland studio to his best advantage. It is his rock work with some humour and upbeat offerings. Instead of being his normal otherworldly self, cuts like "My Friend" and "Belly Button Window" show Hendrix as he really was. A class A musician (perhaps the best rock guitar player of all time) and a person who could see both the seriousness of the failings of our time and the humour in that seriousness. "In From The Storm" has to be listened to several times to hear the elegance of the studio effect. Plus Emaretta Marks (of the original Hair musical cast) adds soaring vocals. I recommend it to any TRUE Hendrix fan."
Another outstanding album
Michael Wheeler | Las Vegas, Nevada United States | 12/10/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"The Cry of Love was released after Jimi's death.
It shows a new direction for him. A direction I wish he could have persued further.
Some of my absolute favorite Hendrix songs appear on this CD
Among the songs are. Freedom which opens the album in style.
Drifting is a personal favorite of mine. Drifting is slowed down and in the the vain of Little Wing.
Easy Rider picks up the tempo.
Angel which is a ballad appears next and to me is one of his very finest moments on record.
I would buy the entire CD just for Angel
In From the Storm is another great rocker and shows Jimi in top form.
The Cry of Love was his last but not necesarily his least.
One of the top albums of Jimi's career and a must for any Hendrix fan."