Thursday, September 8, 2022

Jimi Hendrix to release 1969 Los Angeles Forum concert

Jimi Hendrix will release the “The Jimi Hendrix Experience Los Angeles Forum: April 26, 1969” on November 18.

Recorded in the spring of 1969 before a sold out audience, the performance of the original lineup – Hendrix, drummer Mitch Mitchell and bassist Noel Redding – which has never before been released in its entirety, will omes out in time for the 80th anniversary of Jimi Hendrix’s birth (November 27).

Opening their show with “Tax Free” – an obscure 1967 instrumental by Swedish duo Hansson & Karlsson, with whom the Experience had previously shared bills in Stockholm – the band’s set blended more familiar tunes such as “Foxey Lady”, “Purple Haze” and “Red House” with an early reimagining of “The Star Spangled Banner” (which Jimi would canonize four months later at Woodstock) and a unique medley of “Voodoo Child (Slight Return)” and Cream’s “Sunshine of Your Love”.

"The Jimi Hendrix Experience Los Angeles Forum” package was recorded by Wally Heider and Bill Halverson contemporaneously, and recently remixed by longtime Hendrix producer/engineer Eddie Kramer for maximum audio fidelity; it was produced by Kramer, Janie Hendrix, CEO of Experience Hendrix, L.L.C. and the sister of Jimi Hendrix, and John McDermott, who manages the Hendrix music catalog on behalf of Experience Hendrix.

The package’s liner notes are by former LA Times staff writer/critic Randy Lewis with a preface by ZZ Top’s Billy Gibbons who attended the Hendrix Forum show, having toured with the Experience as part of the Moving Sidewalks, his pre-ZZ band.

“The Jimi Hendrix Experience Los Angeles Forum” will be available in multiple formats, including 2LP vinyl, CD and all digital platforms.

The Jimi Hendrix Experience
“Los Angeles Forum: April 26, 1969”

Release date: November 18

01 - Intro
02 - Tax Free
03 - Foxey Lady
04 - Red House
05 - Spanish Castle Magic
06 - Star Spangled Banner
07 - Purple Haze
08 - I Don't Live Today
09 - Voodoo Child (Slight Return)
10 – Sunshine of Your Love
11 - Voodoo Child (Slight Return)

See also:

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