Fourth wave of recent Hendrix releases includes piles of unreleased and rare live material
A brand new raft of reissues includes the 4 disc collection WINTERLAND, an expanded reissue of live classic HENDRIX IN THE WEST, a new uncut edition of BLUE WILD ANGEL: JIMI HENDRIX AT THE ISLE OF WIGHT and a new edition of THE DICK CAVETT SHOW on DVD.
All of the reissues are due on 12 September.
Winterland is released as a 4 Disc Deluxe Box Set or 8 12" 180 gram Vinyl Audiophile LP Deluxe Box Set or 1 CD Winterland "Highlights. It is is drawn from six shows recorded over three days (10, 11 & 12 October 1968) at San Francisco's historic Winterland Ballroom. These performances celebrated the two year anniversary of the Jimi Hendrix Experience and came just as the groundbreaking album Electric Ladyland was released.
This special deluxe box set features never before released music from each of the six unforgettable Winterland performances. The new standard and deluxe editions of Winterland are markedly different from a single disc compilation, long out of print, that was briefly issued by Rykodisc in 1987 and 1988.
The deluxe edition also presents a rare interview with Hendrix recorded backstage at the Boston Garden a few weeks after the Winterland performances. This previously unreleased bonus provides fans with a window into Hendrix's views about his background, his approach to the guitar and songwriting and future direction of his music.
The deluxe edition also features a 36 page booked filled with previously unpublished images by acclaimed photographers Robert Knight, Allen Tannenbaum and Jim Marshall as well as an essay by noted Rolling Stone journalist David Fricke.
Here's the tracklist:
Jimi Hendrix - Hendrix In The West - available as single CD or 2-Disc 12" 180 gram Vinyl Audiophile LP Vinyl version
Consisting of live material recorded at venues ranging from the Berkeley Community Theatre and the San Diego Sports Arena to the Isle of Wight Festival, Hendrix In The West captures the guitarist exploring new directions in sound during 1969-70.
Hendrix In The West will be reissued as an expanded single disc featuring five additional, previously unavailable performances.
Hendrix In The West
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
I Don't Live Today
Spanish Castle Magic
Johnny B. Goode
Blue Suede Shoes
Voodoo Child (Slight Return)
Blue Wild Angel: Jimi Hendrix At The Isle of Wight captures Jimi's historic performance before 600,000 at the Isle of Wight Festival in August 1970.
Directed by Academy Award-winning American documentary/experimental filmmaker Murray Lerner, this special reissue now runs more than 180 minutes and features a newly created special features section that allows viewers to view individual camera angles of selected performances. Hendrix fans can now select individual camera angles to focus on the guitarist's incomparable fretwork and technique during such signature songs as "All Along The Watchtower," "Spanish Castle Magic," "Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band," "Foxey Lady," and more.
This new definitive DVD edition also features newly discovered footage of Hendrix's Isle Of Wight performance of "Hey Joe," the single that launched his meteoric career in England in 1966.
Blue Wild Angel: Jimi Hendrix Live At The Isle Of Wight features both stereo and 5.1 surround soundtracks mixed by Eddie Kramer, Hendrix's original recording engineer.
The Jimi Hendrix: The Dick Cavett Show features all of Hendrix's performances from the US TV show including Jimi's US network television debut. This special documentary, directed by multiple Grammy Award winner Bob Smeaton [Beatles Anthology, Band Of Gypsys], features complete live performances of "Izabella", "Machine Gun", and "Hear My Train A Comin'" as well as new interviews with Cavett, Experience band members Mitch Mitchell and Billy Cox, and others.