Experience Hendrix: The Best of Jimi Hendrix

Expertise Hendrix: The Better of Jimi Hendrix is a compilation album of songs by American rock musician Jimi Hendrix, launched in 1997 by Legacy Recordings. The one compact disc collects 20 songs spanning his profession, from his first recordings with the Jimi Hendrix Expertise in 1966 to his final with Billy Cox and Mitch Mitchell in 1970.

Expertise Hendrix is the primary complete assortment of Hendrix’s songs overseen by Expertise Hendrix, a household firm that took over administration of his recording legacy in 1997. Fifteen songs with the Expertise are included, in addition to 5 with Hendrix’s later backing musicians. No songs from the Band of Gypsys lineup with Buddy Miles are included.[1]

Reception and charts

In a evaluate for AllMusic, Bruce Eder gave the compilation 4 out of 5 stars.[2] He felt that the gathering “simply misses being the right single-CD Jimi Hendrix anthology”: whereas the compilation consists of a few of Hendrix’s noteworthy later work, it lacks a number of songs from his earlier Smash Hits compilation.[2]

The album reached quantity 18 within the UK[3] and quantity 133 within the US.[4] In 2006, the Recording Business Affiliation of America (RIAA) licensed it as “2× platinum” for transport two million copies.[5]

Observe itemizing

The titles and operating instances are taken from the unique Expertise Hendrix CD US launch.[6] Different releases might present totally different data. Entries underneath “Authentic launch” are for each the US and UK, until in any other case indicated.

All tracks are written by Jimi Hendrix, besides the place in any other case famous.

Expertise Hendrix: The Better of Jimi Hendrix
No. Title Authentic launch Size
1. “Purple Haze” Single A-side 2:51
2. “Fireplace” Are You Skilled 2:43
3. “The Wind Cries Mary” Single A-side (UK), B-side (US) 3:20
4. “Hey Joe” (Billy Roberts) Single A-side 3:29
5. “All Alongside the Watchtower” (Bob Dylan) Single A-side 3:58
6. “Stone Free” Single B-side of “Hey Joe” (UK) 3:35
7. “Crosstown Site visitors” Electrical Ladyland 2:19
8. “Manic Despair” Are You Skilled 3:42
9. “Little Wing” Axis: Daring as Love 2:25
10. “If 6 Was 9” Axis: Daring as Love 5:34
11. “Foxey Girl” Are You Skilled 3:18
12. “Daring as Love” Axis: Daring as Love 4:11
13. “Castles Fabricated from Sand” Axis: Daring as Love 2:47
14. “Purple Home” Are You Skilled (UK version) 3:50
15. “Voodoo Youngster (Slight Return)” Electrical Ladyland 5:12
16. “Freedom” The Cry of Love 3:25
17. “Evening Fowl Flying” The Cry of Love 3:50
18. “Angel” The Cry of Love 4:22
19. “Dolly Dagger” Rainbow Bridge 4:45
20. “Star Spangled Banner” (tailored by Hendrix[7]) Woodstock: Music from the Authentic Soundtrack and Extra (1970) 3:46

Bonus disc

The album was additionally launched in a two-CD restricted version. The bonus disc accommodates eight tracks, taken from The Jimi Hendrix Expertise field set (2000).[8]

All tracks are written by Jimi Hendrix, besides the place in any other case famous.

Expertise Hendrix bonus disc
No. Title Authentic launch Size
1. “Freeway Chile” (alternate recording) The Jimi Hendrix Expertise 3:41
2. “Gloria” (Van Morrison) bonus single with The Important Jimi Hendrix (UK) 8:54
3. “It is Too Unhealthy” (jam recording) The Jimi Hendrix Expertise 8:53
4. “Spanish Citadel Magic” (rehearsal recording) The Jimi Hendrix Expertise 5:50
5. “Hear My Prepare A Comin'” (rehearsal recording) The Jimi Hendrix Expertise 6:58
6. “Lover Man” (demo recording) The Jimi Hendrix Expertise 2:58
7. “I Do not Stay As we speak” (dwell) Lifelines: The Jimi Hendrix Story bonus disc 6:34
8. “Purple Haze” (dwell) Phases disc three 4:03

Personnel

Personnel data is taken from the unique Expertise Hendrix CD US launch;[6] different releases might present totally different data.

Musicians

  • Jimi Hendrix – guitar, vocals; bass on “All Alongside the Watchtower”; piano and kazoo on “Crosstown Site visitors”; glockenspiel on “Little Wing”; bass and harpsichord on “Daring as Love”; piano on “If 6 Was 9”, “Freedom”
  • Mitch Mitchell – drums: all tracks, besides “It is Too Unhealthy”
  • Noel Redding – bass guitar: all tracks, besides 5, 12, 16–20, bonus tracks 3, 6; backing vocals on “Purple Haze”, “Fireplace”, “Crosstown Site visitors”
  • Billy Cox – bass guitar: 16–20 and “Lover Man”
  • Buddy Miles – drums: “It is Too Unhealthy”
  • Juma Sultan – percussion on “Freedom”, “Dolly Dagger”, “Star Spangled Banner”
  • Jerry Velez – percussion on “Star Spangled Banner”
  • Larry Lee – rhythm guitar on “Star Spangled Banner”
  • The Breakaways – backing vocals on “Hey Joe”
  • Dave Mason – acoustic guitar on “All Alongside the Watchtower”; backing vocals on “Crosstown Site visitors”
  • Arthur & Albert Allen – background vocals on “Freedom”, “Dolly Dagger”

Cowl picture

  • David Montgomery – photographer (entrance cowl)

Certifications

Area Certification Licensed items/gross sales
Argentina (CAPIF)[9] Gold 30,000^
Australia (ARIA)[10] Gold 35,000^
Italy (FIMI)[11] Gold 25,000*
Norway (IFPI Norway)[12] Gold 25,000*
United Kingdom (BPI)[13] Platinum 300,000double-dagger
United States (RIAA)[14] 2× Platinum 2,000,000^

* Gross sales figures primarily based on certification alone.
^ Shipments figures primarily based on certification alone.
double-dagger Gross sales+streaming figures primarily based on certification alone.


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