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1967-1969 Bbc Sessions [Best of]

Jimi Experience Hendrix Audio CD
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Disc: 1
1. Foxey Lady
2. Alexis Korner Introduction
3. Can You Please Crawl Out Your Window?
4. Rhythm And Blues World Service
5. Hoochie Coochie Man, (I'm Your) - (Alexis Koerner)
6. Traveling With The Experience
7. Driving South
8. Fire
9. Little Miss Lover
10. Introducing The Experience
See all 18 tracks on this disc
Disc: 2
1. Purple Haze
2. Killing Floor
3. Radio One
4. Wait Until Tomorrow
5. Day Tripper
6. Spanish Castle Magic
7. Jammin'
8. I Was Made To Love Her
9. Foxey Lady
10. A Brand New Sound
See all 19 tracks on this disc

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The Jimi Hendrix Experience only recorded for the BBC over a two-year period, and from the tracks assembled on this two-disc set, it sounds like their on-air appearances were a constant struggle between what the Beeb wanted--for them to play their songs and be done--and what Jimi wanted, which was to mess with whatever it was the Beeb wanted. Sometimes, that took the form of jamming (as on two tracks with Stevie Wonder improbably playing drums); sometimes, it was peculiar covers (like "Day Tripper" and "Sunshine of Your Love"). Jimi's playing is, of course, impeccable, though the sonics of the set leave something to be desired, and it gets a bit repetitive--three versions of "Hey Joe"? --Douglas Wolk


Hendrix, unparalleled to date in electric guitar innovation, displays improvisational brilliance on the two-disc BBC Sessions, recorded in late 1967. His playing is provocative, stinging and otherworldly in a wide range of material, from the soulful "I Was Made to Love Her" and Cream's "Sunshine of Your Love" to three radically different treatments of the instrumental "Driving South." -- USA Today

[T]hese live performances ... must have set teacups rattling throughout the Empire. Hendrix's sound finds new life on these two CDs. -- People

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5.0 out of 5 stars Very nice May 28 2004
Format:Audio CD
This record is NOT a concert and is not really live. There are no new songs written by jimi inside this record. The songs were quickly produced and aired, though they are semi live. I forget the exact reason why it was done-- i think it had to with English law stating the limit of the amount of times a certain song could be aired by a single channel (they made cheap different recordings to air); im not totally sure. There are a couple exceptions i think, such as Hey Joe and Sunshine of your love, which were live broadcasts on the Lulu show, a complete (humorous) disaster as you will see by buying the record. A must for any hendrix lover, like myself. I recommend first getting all his "regular" records, that is, INCLUDING First Rays of the New Rising Sun. The record provides insight into Hendrix and what made him so great. It's cool hearing different versions of the same song you have heard before, especially when hendrix's the one doing it. Oviously, being a guitar player will increase your satisfaction with these BBC cessions.
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By Luke H.
Format:Audio CD
The Jimi Hendrix Experience BBC sessions are masterpieces. This double disc CD sounds great. Disc One includes, Foxy Lady, Alexis Korner Introduction, Can You Please Crawl Out Your Window?, Rythm And Blues World Service, Im Your Hoochie Coochie Man, Traveling With The Experience, Driving South, Fire, Little Miss Lover, Introducing The Experience, The Burning Of The Midnight Lamp, Catfish Blues, Stone Free, Love Or Confusion, Hey Joe, Hound Dog, Driving South, and Hear My Train A Comin'. The second disc includes Purple Haze, Killing Floor, Radio One, Wait Until Tommorow, Day Tripper, Spanish Castle Magic, Jammin, I Was Made To Love Her, Foxy Lady, A Brand New Sound, Hey Joe, Manic Depression, Driving South, Hear My Train A Comin', A Happening For Lulu, Voodoo Chile(Slight Return), Lulu Introduction, Hey Joe, and Sunshine Of Your Love. The sound qualtiy is truely amazing on this double disc. This is prob. the earliest Live release Experience Hendrix has had which is very cool. This derserves 5 stars a must have for a Hendrix fan.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A great addition to your Hendrix collection. Dec 22 2002
Format:Audio CD
This is an interesting view into the archives of Experience Hendrix and/or the BBC. I doubt that when the BBC instigated "needle time" that they would end up with a plethora of live recordings by some of the greatest musicians to adjust the volume on an amp. The set goes through small sets on different shows. My personal favorite being the Christmas Eve broadcast of "Hear My Train A Comin'","Raidio One","Wait Until Tomorrow","Day Tripper"
and"Spanish Castle Magic". This set has so many high points that the whole set is good, the most amusing being Jimi's crazed preformance on the show "A Happening For Lulu"(tracks 15-19 on
disc one). Some highlights of this set are: "Can You Pleas Come Crawl Out Your Window?" a Dylan tune, Lennon/McCartney's "Day Tripper" a version of "Wait Until Tommorrow" that I prefer to the
original. Jimi's blues jam "Driving South", powerful electrical renditions of "Hey Joe", and a quick and very powerful tour de force in Cream's "Sunshine Of Your Love". Also interesting are the short interviews and comments by hosts between songs.
An overall score by Experience Hendrix.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Has the great, the good and the -frankly- sloppy March 12 2002
By jumpy1
Format:Audio CD
A die-hard Hendrix fan, I had to buy this album because let's face it - he had such a short career that anything new that is at all good is a bonus. This album delivers the goods. There are several versions of the same songs, giving a better-rounded view of his thinking and ideas, especially when compared to the versions on the released albums. Also included are some lead-in announcements and short interviews by totally straight-laced-sounding BBC chaps and gals that sound retro and enthusiastic next to Jimi's laid-back responses.
The first CD has the more polished recordings and is a great example of Jimi's singularly pure, unworldly music. With such superb takes of the gamut of his repertoire, it's like having Electric-Ladyland-quality on every song. The second CD has a lot of sloppy takes and frankly bad lyrics, singing and playing (no wonder they weren't released!) As a musician, though, I found it inspiring to hear that it didn't always work perfectly, to hear him and the others working it out. There are more of the BBC voice-overs on the second CD to make up for the bad takes though. It's a great slice of history, and it's remarkable they were willing to release it. I recommend this to anyone who loves that time in music, who loves Hendrix, who plays in any kind of band, or who just loves the guitar.
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5.0 out of 5 stars God its difficult to like real music... June 6 2001
By Brian
Format:Audio CD
I'm sick of being jerked around because of my affection for classic rock. Most wouldn't care, but when people relaize I'm fourteen and my three favourite bands are Pink Floyd Led Zeppelin and Jimi Hendrix, they act like I'm an invalid. I'm not a reject, people, I just understand music.
When you play the guitar four two years as I now have been, you pick up some of the instrument's heritage. While some are content to detune their guitar to Drop Z and pick away one string patterns, I decided to delve deeper into the realm of the electric guitar.
When someone associates a name with the guitar, more often than not it's one of two people: Jimmy Page or Jimi Hendrix. Since this is a review for BBC Sessions, I'll stick to him.
Jimi Hendrix remains the most influential electric guitarist of the twentieth century. If you listen to any rock piece, you will undoubtedly hear the strains of the many innovations of Jimi Hendrix. From the wah to the Octaver, Jimi was a master of innovation, and with BBC Sessions, this fact is just exemplified further. Being too young to have ever heard the original Jimi Hendrix Radio One disc, this review is more from the eyes of a person who knew not what had happened during this time.
Although the last official Hendrix album I bought, it is undoubtedly one of the two best post-humous releases from Experience Hendrix/MCA (The other being First Rays Of The New Rising Sun).
Although many do have Radio One, or various bootlegs, that doesn't mean you still shouldn't purchase this album. The sound quality is much improved, and each piece has been remastered excellently by (who else?) Eddie Kramer. The first disc starts off in a blues rock vein, and pretty much stays that way to the final track of the first disc. Foxey Lady is better than the AYE?
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Published on Aug. 22 2001 by "centerfield2"
4.0 out of 5 stars *wistful sigh*
ahh . . . thank you Radio 1
. . . thank you Alexis Korner
. . . thank you Jimi Hendrix
Published on June 26 2001 by "silverstarling"
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Published on Sept. 6 2000 by 1.
4.0 out of 5 stars Good Hendrix album
This is a good album although the sound is not better than "Radio One". Also I don't think it was necessary to rerelease alot of the same songs. Read more
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Published on June 3 2000 by Johnson Greene
4.0 out of 5 stars 4 and 1/2 Stars Actually
This is a good album, but it's not for everyone. Some of the songs are little different from the studio versions, and there are a LOT of very short songs and radio clips here, plus... Read more
Published on May 29 2000 by Bill R. Moore
5.0 out of 5 stars An Absolute Hendrix Gem-- Thanks BBC!
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Published on April 28 2000 by "takfam"
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