JIMI HENDRIX 'West Coast Seattle Boy – The Jimi Hendrix Anthology' [Release Date 15/11/2010]
This four CD/1 DVD collection tracks Jimi's incredible journey from R&B sideman to international acclaim. This collection presents – for the first time – the most sought after of Jimi's pre-Experience recordings as a sideman for such Rhythm & Blues stars as The Isley Brothers, Don Covay, Little Richard and others. All of the misinformation and fake purported to feature Hendrix are swept aside for fans.
The remaining three discs feature previously unreleased and commercially unavailable studio recordings from every chapter of his career, live recordings with the Experience and Band of Gypsys spanning 1967 through 1970.
The studio recordings include never before released [or even bootlegged!] alternate versions of such classic fare as 'Are You Experienced', 'Fire', 'May This Be Love', 'Love Or Confusion' and many more. In addition, new songs such as 'Hear My Freedom', 'Hound Dog Blues' and 'Lonely Avenue' make their debut as part of this special collection. To provide further insight and understanding into Hendrix's creative development, WCSB presents acoustic and electric home recordings of 'Electric Ladyland' signature songs such as 'Long Hot Summer Night', '1983 (A Merman I Shall Turn To Be)', as well as 'My Friend' and 'Angel' later featured as part of 'First Rays Of The New Rising Sun'. WCSB also features another major revelation – an electric demo version of Bob Dylan's 'Tears Of Rage'.
WCSB also features a previously unreleased version of 'Everlasting First', Jimi's 1970 celebrated collaboration with Arthur Lee & Love, an unheard 1967 studio session with Traffic's Dave Mason as well as an expanded presentation of Jimi's legendary session with jazz organist Larry Young. Four hours of rare and previously unreleased Jimi Hendrix.
The DVD features Jimi's life story told in his own words. Legendary funk bassist Bootsy Collins brings Jimi's words and story to life. Rare and never before seen footage and photos — as well as the Hendrix family archive of the late guitarist's personal drawings, postcards home to his father, song drafts, sketches, lyrics are all featured in this special 90 minute presentation.
PLUS THE FOLLOWING:
A truly essential addition to every Hendrix fan's musical arsenal, 'The Jimi Hendrix Experience: BBC Sessions' features more than 30 original recordings remastered from the original BBC tape archives. Covers all of The Jimi Hendrix Experience's British radio and television appearances and features recordings from Hendrix's studio appearances in 1967 and 1969. This double CD collection includes classic radio highlights like 'Can You Please Crawl Out Your Window?', 'Catfish Blues', 'Driving South', 'Killing Floor', 'Hear My Train A Comin' and 'Sunshine Of Your Love'.
Special 2-CD set of expanded, remixed, and remastered recordings from Hendrix's famed August 1969 performance at the Woodstock Festival. Features 35 minutes of originally unreleased music and a full-color, 24-page booklet with rare photos, complete credits, and an essay by Rolling Stone's David Fricke. Features 'Message To Love', 'Red House', 'Voodoo Child (Slight Return)' and Hendrix's historic adaptation of 'Star Spangled Banner'.
This reissued collection of 11 stinging blues classics brings Hendrix's work as a bluesman to the musical forefront. Features a brilliant 12-string acoustic rendition of 'Hear My Train A Comin'', plus Hendrix's own tributes to some of his blues forefathers, including Muddy Waters' 'Mannish Boy' and Booker T. Jones' 'Born Under A Bad Sign'.