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BBC Sessions
The Jimi Hendrix Experience
BBC Sessions
Genres: Pop, R&B, Rock, Classic Rock, Metal
 
  •  Track Listings (18) - Disc #1
  •  Track Listings (19) - Disc #2

Some of Jimi Hendrix's live radio broadcasts for the BBC were released by Rykodisc in 1988 on Radio One, but The BBC Sessions, remastered and fleshed out into a two-disc completist's dream, is perhaps the best document of ...  more »

      
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All Artists: The Jimi Hendrix Experience
Title: BBC Sessions
Members Wishing: 9
Total Copies: 0
Label: Experience Hendrix
Original Release Date: 6/2/1998
Release Date: 6/2/1998
Album Type: Live
Genres: Pop, R&B, Rock, Classic Rock, Metal
Styles: Singer-Songwriters, Blues Rock, Rock Guitarists, Psychedelic Rock, Album-Oriented Rock (AOR)
Number of Discs: 2
SwapaCD Credits: 2
UPC: 008811174224

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Some of Jimi Hendrix's live radio broadcasts for the BBC were released by Rykodisc in 1988 on Radio One, but The BBC Sessions, remastered and fleshed out into a two-disc completist's dream, is perhaps the best document of how the Experience sounded live in 1967. From blues stomps such as Muddy Waters's "Catfish Blues" to surly R&B vamps such as the three takes of Curtis Knight's "Driving South," Hendrix explores his roots with hardscrabble passion. Meanwhile, he pushes the psychedelic-pop spectrum with surprisingly rich versions of studio-tweaked numbers like "The Burning of the Midnight Lamp." There's plenty of slop--a stumbling jam with Stevie Wonder on "I Was Made to Love Her"--and lots of horsing around and awkward interview fragments. But in its balance of pop form, interstellar improv, R&B pedigree, and sheer charm, The BBC Sessions is about as accurate and honest a snapshot of the charismatic, still-pimply 24-year-old phenom as you're likely to hear. --James Rotondi

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Kevin G. (kkg-ct) from NEW FAIRFIELD, CT
Reviewed on 1/5/2015...
for the casual fan a bit jarring,for the starved fan of the one and true guitar god . bliss. Sloppy true blues goes over the rainbow to the land of Jimi.Excellent source of covers , Sunshine of your Love, Hoochie Coochie Man , Along the Watchtower , and a weirded out take on Day Tripper....treat yourself to the real deal.

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Wrong, Danno!
Kim Porter | Australia | 03/29/2010
(4 out of 5 stars)

"The review from Danno, below, states:-


"In virtually every way, this is an improvement over the Rykodisc version. There's a better cover photo, for starters (the Ryko featured a hideous hand-tinted Jimi photo). There are better liner notes - Ryko should be downright ashamed of themselves for implying that John Lennon sang backup on Jimi's version of 'Day Tripper.' (The rumor, as anyone with ears will tell you, simply isn't true)."


Danno, if you'd ever heard the track as it appears on the John Lennon bootleg, "A Guitar's Alright, John, But You'll Never Make Your Living From It", you'd change your story pretty quick-smart!

On the bootleg, the track is preceded by Lennon, Yoko and Harry Nilsson chatting in the control room, as they listen through various Lennon/Beatles curios and oddities. Just before hitting the play button, Lennon states, "Here, I don't think anyone's ever heard this before."

And the reason that Ryko could only "imply" Lennon's invovement was solely due to legal issues.

Sadly, the Radio One version cuts short Hendrix's spoken bit at the end of the number. As the song's screaming finish fades away, Jimi states, "Baby, you just go to my mind!"
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