Friday, August 10, 2012

FRIDAY LIVE: Jimi Hendrix, Feb. 24, 1969, Royal Albert Hall, London

If you believe the rumors about bootlegs, this famous recording of the Jimi Hendrix Experience performing in London comes from the guitar hero's pal Eric Burdon (The Animals, War).

"Mastered from Eric Burdon's safety copies of the original master recordings, and produced by Burdon himself and originally sold by mail-order through his website," reads the post over at The Clock That Went Backwards Again.

Regardless of how this show circulated, it's superb; an excellent soundboard recording of Hendrix creating mind-blowing, spine-tingling sonics that guitarists still can't duplicate four decades later. He's also in good voice, which the recording captures wonderfully as well.

As for context, Hendrix had released "Electric Ladyland," his third and final album with the original Experience, the previous October. "Voodoo Child (Slight Return)," though, is the only song from the record performed at this Feb. 24 show in London. A large chunk of the set list comes from the group's masterful 1967 debut album "Are You Experienced?"

Other highlights include "Little Wing" from the album "Axis: Bold as Love" (also released in 1967), a killer cover of Cream's "Sunshine of Your Love" and a show closing "Star Spangled Banner," which is just about every bit as potent as the one Hendrix performed later that year at Woodstock.  

Artist: The Jimi Hendrix Experience
Date: Feb. 24, 1969
: Royal Albert Hall, London
Lineup: Jimi Hendrix (guitar, vocals), Noel Redding (bass/backing vocals) and Mitch Mitchell (drums).

Setlist: 1. Lover Man
2. Stone Free
3. Hear My Train A Coming
4. I Don't Live Today 
5. Red House
6. Foxey Lady 
7. Sunshine Of Your Love 
8. Bleeding Heart 
9. Fire 
10. Little Wing
11. Voodoo Child (Slight Return)
12. Room Full Of Mirrors jam
13. Purple Haze
14. Wild Thing
15. Star Spangled Banner 

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

where did this recording go?