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Stone Free: Tribute to Jimi Hendrix
Genres: Alternative Rock, Blues, Folk, Jazz, Special Interest, Pop, R&B, Rock, Classical, Classic Rock, Metal
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email@example.com | Bear Valley, CA | 05/09/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Move on over, let P.M. Dawn, Beck/Seal, the Cure, Body Count, Buddy Guy et al., take over. An eclectic tribute album of Hendrix's greatest tunes featuring rockers, rappers and R&B artists. The Cure's cover of "Purple Haze" or Body Count's "Hey Joe" or P.M. Dawn's "You Got me Floatin' is worth the purchase price alone. Even if you didn't grow up with Henrix as a staple diet for your rock n roll body, this offering is a fourteen course meal of his musical buffet. One is left with the feeling that this collaborative group of muscians, aside from their own creative interpretative presentations, have given great reverence to a man and his music that has enormous staying power. Two thumbs and eight fingers up!"
Jimi's Tribute CD
El Basso | Lincoln, NE USA | 09/01/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Stone Free is as good of a tribute recording as you will find. You can take any style of music and change it's genre to make a new sound but this CD was able to keep the vibe and make it fresh. All the performers were able to put their mark into the heart of each song. When I first heard The Cure doing Purple Haze, I thought "this won't work" but now I find it has all the colors and textures that Jimi was famous for. Jimi was always the first to explore new ways to get the "Love" into his music so it would be appropriate to let these artist do the same. Buddy Guy just belts out Red House, Clapton nails Stone Free just as the rest give their all to create a total package. I can listen to this entire CD and not want to stop. Jimi would play music with everyone he could so he could keep creating new ideas and in many ways that is what he has done here. I can imagine all these great musicians working with him and coming up with this experience. Jaco, Beck, Chrissie, Buddy and Jimi all jam'n up good times sure works for me."
Very good, to those with open musical tastes
M. Drost | 11/29/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This is NOT your typical tribute album. For this reason it is often times excels ( the Cure's cover, Jeff Beck/ Seal cover)
and other times I didn't find it particularly interesting. But what this album does that most don't is allow a large array of musical styles to pay tribute to one of the most influential rock musicians ever. That's the beauty of Jimi's music, not only was he an excellent and creative guitarist, but he made great music and wrote timeless songs (check out two completely different covers of "Little Wing" by Stevie Ray Vaughn and Sting, respectively).
To the typical purists and guitar nuts, this is NOT your album.
To those who can appreciate varying types of music and appreciate that Hendrix' music can be interpreted and presented in so many different ways - this is a really nice effort and a nice tribute to a great musician.