This was the first of the posthumous releases in the Jimi Hendrix catalog and probably the best as it collected most of the studio tracks that were either completed or very near completion before Hendrix died…
This box set was released in Germany to commemorate the tenth anniversary of the death of Jimi Hendrix. It contains the European versions of "Are You Experienced", "Axis: Bold As Love", "Electric Ladyland", "Band Of Gypsys", "Isle Of Wight", "The Cry Of Love", "In The West", "War Heroes", "Loose Ends", "Midnight Lightning", & "Crash Landing" plus a 12" single of "Gloria" b/w "Hey Joe". Part 6 of 11 includes "The Cry Of Love".
Are You Experienced?, Axis: Bold as Love, Electric Ladyland, and The Cry of Love Reprise versions without noise reduction and from low generation master tapes. Great sounding versions, a must have for any Hendrix fan.
It was fifty years ago today Thousands of young people from across the United States descended on the Haight- Ashbury district of San Francisco, igniting a cultural revolution. They were drawn by the promise of a new social order and by the music. The Sixties began before the Summer of Love and continued long afterward, but the Summer of 1967 was the moment that it all coalesced. The Summer of Love had a special look and a special feel, but above all it had a special sound. Jefferson Airplane, The Beach Boys, The Byrds, Stevie Wonder and many others!
In the summer of 1967, thousands of young people from across the country flocked to San Francisco's Haight Ashbury district to join in the hippie experience, only to discover that what they had come for was already disappearing. By 1968 the celebration of free love, music, and an alternative lifestyle had descended into a maelstrom of drug abuse, broken dreams, and occasional violence.