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"Jimi Hendrix, Live At The Isle of Wight - Blue Wild Angel - 180 Gram 3 LP Set #d

JIMI HENDRIX - BLUE WILD ANGEL - LIVE AT THE ISLE OF WIGHT - MCA 3-LP Set is a piece of musical audiophile history of this classic recording. The authorized Hendrix Family Edition - Numbered Limited Edition 180 Gram Triple LP Set (Only Vinyl Pressing ever) - 18 songs - entire 120 minute concert - Includes 6 Rare unreleased performances - Features Full Color Booklet with rare photos and Liner Notes Jimi Hendrix' ISLE OF WIGHT concert of August 1970 was a historic occasion, it being his last major performance before his untimely death. He had returned to the country where he had skyrocketed to fame and gave his first performance in almost two years when he headlined the ISLE OF WIGHT Festival. Less than three weeks later, he would be dead. As such, it has acquired a mythic status over time. This triple LP Set marks the first complete release of Hendrix's set at the Festival, a warts-and-all recording that reveals a guitar legend in good humor, yet restlessly exploring the broader musical directions he'd just laid down on sessions for what would become FIRST RAYS OF THE NEW RISING SUN (initially released posthumously as FREEDOM). Backed by EXPERIENCE drummer Mitch Mitchell and BAND OF GYPSIES Bassist Billy Cox, Hendrix ranges from the improvisatory cacophony of "Machine Gun" and re-workings of his standard blues workouts "Red House" and "Hey Joe" to renditions of "Dolly Dagger," "Ezy Rider," "Freedom," and "Hey Baby" that trade on the more rhythmic R&B and jazz influences he'd diligently worked into his music. At times jagged, and straining the limitations of the trio format (Hendrix had publicly mused about working with a big band shortly before his death), it is nonetheless a passionate, intriguing clue as to Hendrix's true ambitions and potential beyond his initial hype and stardom.
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