Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Jimi Hendrix: Purple Box set expanded for reissue



A newly-expanded edition of The Jimi Hendrix Experience's Purple Box four-disc box set will be released August 20.

The expanded "The Jimi Hendrix Experience" box set (a.k.a. the Purple Box) features the previous box set's tracks as well as four additional tracks. All told the box set presents 60 studio and concert recordings dating from 1966 to 1970.

First released in 2000, The Jimi Hendrix Experience box is sequenced in chronological order, beginning with the first known recordings of the Jimi Hendrix Experience in October 1966, and continuing through the recording of his studio albums as well as a variety of performances, and ending with the Hendrix's final multi-track recording session at New York's Electric Lady Studios in August 1970.

The new edition of The Jimi Hendrix Experience - which includes all the alternate versions of classics like "Purple Haze," "Foxey Lady," "Bold As Love" and "Little Wing" and stunning, unheard Hendrix music such as "It's Too Bad" and "Country Blues" contained in the original 2000 box - offers fans additional new tracks either previously unreleased such as a commanding performance of Bob Dylan's "Like A Rolling Stone" from Hendrix's unforgettable October 1968 performances at Winterland in San Francisco.

The original recording of "Peace In Mississippi" from the October 1968 sessions at TTG Studios, previously available only as the b-side of the 2010 "Valleys Of Neptune" single is a welcome addition to the collection as is a rare, recently discovered 1967 performance of "Burning Of The Midnight Lamp". The original UK single mix of "The Stars That Play With Laughing Sam's Dice" now makes its US debut as part of this special collection.

The Jimi Hendrix Experience includes an 80 page color booklet filled with rare photos, essays and annotation by Dave Marsh and John McDermott, detailed track notes and more.

The set can be ordered through the Amazon link below.

The Jimi Hendrix Experience
Release date: August 20

disc one
01. Purple Haze (Previously Unreleased Recording)
02. Killing Floor (Recorded Live At: Olympia Theater, Paris, France, October 18, 1966 Previously Unreleased Recording)
03. Hey Joe (Recorded Live At: Olympia Theater, Paris, France, October 18, 1966 Previously Unreleased Recording)
04. Foxey Lady (Previously Unreleased Recording)
05. Highway Chile (Previously Unreleased Recording)
06. Hey Joe (Previously Unreleased Recording)
07. Title #3 (Previously Unreleased Recording)
08. 3rd Stone From The Sun (Previously Unreleased Recording)
09. Taking Care Of No Business (Previously Unreleased Recording)
10. Here He Comes [Lover Man] (Previously Unreleased Recording)
11. Burning Of The Midnight Lamp (Previously Unreleased Recording)
12. If 6 Was 9 (Previously Unreleased Recording)
13. Rock Me Baby (Recorded Live At: Monterey International Pop Festival, June 18, 1967)
14. Like A Rolling Stone (Recorded Live At: Monterey International Pop Festival, June 18, 1967)
15. Burning Of The Midnight Lamp (Recorded Live At: Dee Time, London, August 22, 1967)
16. The Stars That Play With Laughing Sam's Dice (Previously Unreleased in the United States)

disc two
01. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (Recorded Live At: Stockholm, Sweden, September 5, 1967)
02. Burning Of The Midnight Lamp (Recorded Live At: Stockholm, Sweden, September 5, 1967)
03. Little Wing (Previously Unreleased Recording)
04. Little Miss Lover (Previously Unreleased Recording)
05. The Wind Cries Mary (Recorded Live At: Olympia Theater, Paris, France, October 9, 1967 Previously Unreleased Recording)
06. Catfish Blues (Recorded Live At: Olympia Theater, Paris, France, October 9, 1967 Previously Unreleased Recording)
07. Bold As Love (Previously Unreleased Recording)
08. Sweet Angel (Previously Unreleased Alternate Recording)
09. Fire (Recorded Live At: Clark University, Worcester, Ma. March 15, 1968)
10. Somewhere (Previously Unreleased Recording)
11. (Have You Ever Been To) Electric Ladyland (Previously Unreleased in the United States)
12. Gypsy Eyes (Previously Unreleased Recording)
13. Room Full Of Mirrors (Previously Unreleased Recording)
14. Gloria (Previously Unreleased Alternate Mix)
15. Peace In Mississippi
16. It's Too Bad (Previously Unreleased Recording)
17. Star Spangled Banner (Previously Unavailable on Compact Disc)

disc three
01. Stone Free (Previously Unreleased Recording)
02. Like A Rolling Stone (Recorded Live At: Winterland, San Francisco, Ca., October 10, 1968 Previously Unreleased Recording)
03. Spanish Castle Magic (Previously Unreleased Recording)
04. Hear My Train A Comin' (Previously Unreleased Recording)
05. Room Full Of Mirrors (Previously Unreleased Recording)
06. I Don't Live Today (Recorded Live At: Los Angeles Forum, Ca., April 26, 1969 Previously Unreleased Original Mix)
07. Little Wing (Recorded Live At: Royal Albert Hall, London, February 24, 1969)
08. Red House (Recorded Live At: San Diego Sports Arena, Ca., May 24, 1969)
09. Purple Haze (Recorded Live At: San Diego Sports Arena, Ca., May 24, 1969 Previously Unreleased Original Mix)
10. Voodoo Child (Slight Return) (Recorded Live At: Royal Albert Hall, London, February 24, 1969)
11. Izabella (Previously Unreleased Recording)

disc four
01. Message To Love (Previously Unreleased Alternate Mix)
02. Earth Blues (Previously Unreleased Recording)
03. Astro Man (Previously Unreleased Recording)
04. Country Blues (Previously Unreleased Recording)
05. Freedom (Previously Unreleased Recording)
06. Johnny B. Goode (Recorded Live At: Berkeley Community Theatre, Berkeley, Ca., May 30, 1970)
07. Lover Man (Previously Unreleased Recording)
08. Blue Suede Shoes (Recorded Live At: Berkeley Community Theatre, Berkeley, Ca., May 30, 1970)
09. Cherokee Mist (Previously Unreleased Recording)
10. Come Down Hard On Me (Previously Unreleased Recording)
11. Hey Baby/In From The Storm (Recorded Live At: Maui, Hawaii, July 30, 1970
Previously Unreleased Recording)
12. Ezy Ryder (Previously Unreleased Recording)
13. Night Bird Flying (Previously Unreleased Recording)
14. All Along The Watchtower (Recorded Live At: Isle Of Wight, England, August 30, 1970)
15. In From The Storm (Recorded Live At: Isle Of Wight, England, August 30, 1970)
16. Slow Blues (Previously Unreleased Recording)



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