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BRENDAN H. from SANTA CRUZ, CA
Reviewed on 5/12/2010...
sound quality blows chunks.
i mean, come on, jimi needed studio-peppering on his vocals, he was no singer, even he admitted that. so please, old hippies, or now possibly know-it-all-rich-corporate-pig-yuppies, be honest, like he was -- only exaggerate your knowledge of wine (in an effort to betray your thoroughly middle class roots that you despise to the level of insult to the parents who struggled to send you to yuppie-college to beat this level).
pulease, this is an attempt by the corporate record companies to raise 'lumburg's' stock a 1/4 point by reissuing anything 'jimi'. cha-ching.
save your bread and buy a studio album which you probably already own. and spend your bread an new artist - come one haven't corporate record gotten rich enuf off of jimi and selling you the same old catalog over and over in repackaged for for decades?!
give a new artist or band a chance. buy something new! buying this only supports the corporate monster and cheating a new possibly deserving artist.
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Typo-typer | 08/18/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is the ultimate Hendrix box set. It contains about four hours of live material. The following concerts: Stockholm '67, Paris '68, San Diego '69 and Atlanta '70 are each presented in full and also in very good sonic quality. Each one is a jaw-dropping performance, to say the least. There's one from each year he toured, you can sort of get an idea of how Jimi's stage-approach changed from when he started touring as the "Jimi Hendrix Experience" to when he was calling his band the "Cry of Love Band." All these concerts were put out of print when the Hendrix family took control of all the Jimi Hendrix material in the mid-90s and formed the MCA "Experience Hendrix LLC." The people in charge decided that there were too many CDs already in print and many misrepresented the material. Especially the various releases of studio cuts, like Midnight Lightning and Voodoo Soup where some of the songs had posthumously overdubbed drum and bass parts for some reason. Therefore, they put all the Hendrix CDs out of print to start with a clean catalogue. So far, we've seen them release Jimi's concerts from Woodstock, Fillmore East (only a selection from all four shows albeit, but a good selection), Isle of Wight, a more complete BBC Sessions, the second set of Berkeley (why not the first set? nobody knows) and of course the studio material: South Saturn Delta and First Rays. The concerts that they put out of print will be released later (it's not a question of "if"), but as it is, Hendrix fans must buy this stuff used. On the other hand, you can buy new copies of many rare Hendrix comcerts, mail order, from daggerecords.com and purplehazerecords.com (even the Stockholm concert from Stages). Stages can be had for anywhere between forty and sixty dollars on ebay or Amazon. Amazon sellers are charging too much currently."
Great Overview of Jimi's Career
D. Mitchell | Palo Alto, CA USA | 01/18/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"The idea behind this box set was to take four similar concerts, one from each year he toured between '67 and '70. This gives the listener the opportunity to see how Jimi and the band changed the songs over the years. The set lists don't exactly match, but have a fair amount of overlap. The '69 and '70 shows are the best with jimi and the band playing great. The sound quality is good on all of the shows. I wouldn't recommend this as a first purchase for Jimi material, but for any fan it's worth having."