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Band of Gypsys Live, Original recording remastered
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Jimi's short-lived post Experience band with Billy Cox and Buddy Miles, captured live at the Fillmore East. It may have been recorded to fulfill a contractual obligation to Capitol Records, but it proved to be one of his most powerful LPs with the menacing Machine Gun; Who Knows; Message of Love and more.
Tired of the showboating image that his early live performances had saddled him with--and that his black audience viewed as demeaning and degrading to his musical talent--Hendrix dissolved his Experience in 1969 in search of a more terra-firma-grounded, blues-oriented persona. On New Year's Eve, Hendrix, his old Army buddy bassist Billy Cox, and ex-Electric Flag drummer Buddy Miles performed a loose, jam-filled set at New York's Fillmore East (completists will want the panoramic though uneven Live at the Fillmore East). Released a few months after his New Year's Eve 1970 concert, Band of Gypsys underscored Hendrix's desired return to basics--even if his basic was at a level most guitarists could never attain in a lifetime of playing. --Billy Altman
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Band Of Gypsys is definitely NOT the Jimi Hendrix Experience. Both Noel Redding and Mitch Mitchell are gone, replaced here by Billy Cox on bass and Buddy Miles on drums and vocals. Miles, in particular, contributes to a very different sound for Hendrix. His simple but powerful drumming and fantastic vocal contributions really add soul to the recordings.
All in all, there is nothing on this album that could be classified as disappointing. Great songs, and fantastic musicianship all around. This is certainly an album which, if you don't already, will make you truly appreciate what the world lost when Hendrix passed away in 1970.
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mind boggling--what else can ya say--rock and roll we'll never hear the likes of again--hendrix,alvin lee, duane allman, jerry garcia etc.Published 24 days ago by james marshall
Excellent quality, 180g . No scratch what so ever. Jimi at his best....Published 2 months ago by Marc Erick Loiselle
One must listen to experience the magnificent talent of J Hendrix.
His guitar speaks to the listener. A great gift!
Great album, the packaging is nice and comes in a red vinyl. Classic album to own of any Jimi Hendrix fans!Published on Oct. 11 2013 by smoothaseggs
I remember when this album first came out - as my babysitter used to play it on my parent's stereo all the time. So nice to hear it remaster on CD. Read morePublished on Oct. 22 2010 by Mike Reed
When I purchased this album, I really thougth I was buying a 2010 remastered version of the album. I have purchased the first CD version of the album and re-purchased the 1997... Read morePublished on June 6 2010 by daniel babeux
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