Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|The Jimi Hendrix Experience|
Genres: Pop, R&B, Rock, Classic Rock, Hard Rock & Metal
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Superb Remaster of Classic Original LP Compilation
Bill Anthony | North Texas United States | 07/07/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Please ignore the rantings of so many like "why another compilation" and "it's too short" -
This is simply a straight reissue of the great 12-song LP that was in every record store in America for 20 years after it's 1969 release, introducing millions to Jimi's music.
This was THE Hendrix collection while he was still alive.
If you didn't hold the records in your hands back then, and cherish the 30-40 minute LP format, you can't understand.
You're too young, you don't get it, and you shouldn't be reviewing music that was made before you were born.
**Only 2 Hendrix albums have gone Double-Platinum in sales :
Are You Experienced? and SMASH HITS.
Great Cd but...
Stef | Rock Hill Sc USA | 07/20/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"There are plenty of things about this cd that are good. The songs, and the sound quality come to mind. This cd contains classic songs by Jimi Hendricks such as "Hey Joe" "Foxy Lady" and "All Along the Watch Tower." The sound quality of this cd is great, and it's obvious that the people who remastered it did a good job. Despite all of this, I do have some cons dealing with this cd.
To start off, this cd was released in 1969. During that time, Jimi Hendricks was still recording, and that was the year he went to Woodstock and gave one of his best-known performances. Secondly, most of the songs on this cd are on the remastered version of "Are You Experienced?" or were on the original lp. The ones that are on the original lp are: "Manic Depression," "Purple Haze," "Hey Joe," "The Wind Cries Mary," "Fire," and "Foxy Lady." Others such as "Stone Free," "Remember," "Can You See Me," and "Red House" aare bonus tracks that weren't on the original lp, but are on the remastered version. That covers ten out of twelve songs on this cd. The other two are "All Along the Watch tower" and "Crosstown Traffic" are on his album Electric Ladyland. There are no songs on this cd from Axes Bold As Love such as "Voodoo Child (Slight Return)." Because of all of this, the cd doesn't provide a thorough overview of his career. That's because it was recorded while he was still alive, and it doesn't contain any songs from his Axes: Bold As Love album. Instead of buying this, buy Experience Hendricks instead. It contains some of the same songs as this cd does."