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Jimi Hendrix's fabled Band of Gypsys Fillmore East concerts compiled for box set

Jimi Hendrix box set

Jimi Hendrix's fabled four concerts at New York's Fillmore East with his short-lived group Band of Gypsys are being released in their entirety.

Alongside bassist Billy Cox and drummer Buddy Miles, Hendrix performed four shows at the now defunct Fillmore East over two days on New Year’s Eve 1969 and New Year’s Day 1970.

Select tracks from the third and fourth gig appeared on the March 1970 live album ‘Band of Gypsys’, while select performances from across the four concerts appeared on the 1999 posthumous live album ‘Live at the Fillmore East’.

Additionally, just three years ago the first concert was released in full as ‘Machine Gun: The Fillmore East First Show 12/31/69’.

Now, NY-Experience Hendrix L.L.C. and Legacy Recordings have announced that all four historic debut concerts will be released as an expansive box set called ‘Songs For Groovy Children: The Fillmore East Concerts’.

Assembling the shows in their original performance sequence, ‘Songs For Groovy Children’ is released digitally and as a 5CD box set on Friday 22nd November, with an 8-vinyl version following on Friday 13th December.

Newly mixed by legendary studio wizard Eddie Kramer, the box set boasts over two dozen tracks that have either never before been released commercially or have been newly pressed and newly remixed.

Kramer was also on production duties for the release alongside Janie Hendrix and John McDermott - the trio that has overseen every project for Experience Hendrix since 1995. Grammy-winning engineer Bernie Grundman mastered the collection.

Alongside the veritable smorgasbord of live music, ‘Songs For Groovy Children: The Fillmore East Concerts’ features unseen photos from Fillmore East house photographer Amalie Rothschild, Jan Blom (whose iconic, color saturated images provided the original artwork for 1970’s Band of Gypsys) and Marshall Amplifier representative Marc Franklin, who had full access to the group in their dressing room backstage.

The booklet includes memories from bassist Billy Cox and liner notes by author, journalist and filmmaker Nelson George.

The 'Songs For Groovy Children: The Fillmore East Concerts' track-listing is as follows:

The Fillmore East Concerts 5CD collection:
 
12/31/69 1st Set:

DISC ONE
1) Power Of Soul
2) Lover Man
3) Hear My Train A Comin
4) Changes
5) Izabella
6) Machine Gun
7) Stop
8) Ezy Ryder
9) Bleeding Heart
10) Earth Blues
11) Burning Desire
 
12/31/69 2nd Set:

DISC TWO
1) Auld Lang Syne%
2) Who Knows%
3) Fire
4) Ezy Ryder*
5) Machine Gun%
6) Stone Free
7) Changes*
8) Message To Love*
9) Stop*
10) Foxey Lady
1/1/70 1st Set:

DISC THREE
1) Who Knows                                    
2) Machine Gun                                  
3) Changes+                                       
4) Power Of Soul%                                                                              
5) Stepping Stone%                            
6) Foxey Lady+                                               
7) Stop%                                                        
8) Earth Blues+                                   
9) Burning Desire%                                          
 
1/1/70 2nd Set:

DISC FOUR
1) Stone Free%                                   
2) Power Of Soul#                               
3) Changes#                                       
4) Message To Love#                          
5) Machine Gun%                                           
6) Lover Man*                                     
7) Steal Away*                                    
8) Earth Blues%                                              

DISC FIVE
1) Voodoo Child (Slight Return)%                     
2) We Gotta Live Together#                 
3) Wild Thing%                                   
4) Hey Joe*                                           
5) Purple Haze*                                  

*previously unreleased
+first time on CD/LP/streaming (previously only available as part of concert film)
#longer, unedited versions of previously released material, and newly remixed
%back in print on CD/LP for the first time in a decade, and newly remixed

Jimi Hendrix - Songs For Groovy Children:
The Fillmore East Concerts 8LP vinyl collection
 
12/31/69 1st Set:

DISC ONE/SIDE ONE
1) Power Of Soul                                             
2) Lover Man                                      
3) Hear My Train A Comin’                   

DISC ONE/SIDE TWO
1) Changes                                         
2) Izabella                                           
3) Machine Gun                                  

DISC TWO/SIDE ONE
1) Stop                                                                                                
2) Ezy Ryder                                       
3) Bleeding Heart                    

DISC TWO/SIDE TWO
1) Earth Blues                                     
2) Burning Desire                                
 
12/31/69 2nd Set:

DISC THREE/SIDE ONE
1) Auld Lang Syne%                            
2) Who Knows  %                               
3) Fire                                                

DISC THREE/SIDE TWO
1) Ezy Ryder*                                     
2) Machine Gun%                                           

DISC FOUR/SIDE ONE
1) Stone Free                                      
2) Changes*                                       

DISC FOUR/SIDE TWO
1) Message To Love*                          
2) Stop*                                                          
3) Foxey Lady                                     
 
1/1/70 1st Set:

DISC FIVE/SIDE ONE
1) Who Knows  +                                
2) Machine Gun+                                            

DISC FIVE/SIDE TWO
1) Changes+                                       
2) Power Of Soul%                                                                  
3) Stepping Stone%                             
4) Foxey Lady+                                               

DISC SIX/SIDE ONE
1) Stop %                                           
2) Earth Blues+                                   
3) Burning Desire%                                         
 
1/1/70 2nd Set:

DISC SIX/SIDE TWO
1) Stone Free%                                   
2) Power Of Soul#                                           

DISC SEVEN/SIDE ONE
1) Changes#                                       
2) Message To Love#                           

DISC SEVEN/SIDE TWO
1) Machine Gun%                                           
2) Lover Man*                                     
3) Steal Away*                                    

DISC EIGHT/SIDE ONE
1) Earth Blues%                                               
2) Voodoo Child (Slight Return)%                     
3) We Gotta Live Together#                 

DISC EIGHT/SIDE TWO
1) Wild Thing%                                   
2) Hey Joe*                                                        
3) Purple Haze*                                  
 
*previously unreleased
+first time on CD/LP/streaming (previously only available as part of concert film)
#longer, unedited versions of previously released material, and newly remixed
%back in print on CD/LP for the first time in a decade, and newly remixed

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