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Band Of Gypsys: Live [Original recording remastered, Live]

Jimi Hendrix Audio CD
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (141 customer reviews)
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1. Who Knows
2. Machine Gun
3. Changes
4. Power To Love
5. Message of Love
6. We Gotta Live Together

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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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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.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars great album Nov. 23 2006
By J
Format:Audio CD
Whats with the bashing of Mitch Mitchell? He was the perfect drummer to play with Hendrix, he went way out there but kept things grounded as well. He was the precuror to people like Billy Cobham. Buddy Miles was a standard 4/4 blues-rock drummer, people just make a big deal about it because he was black and this was Jimi "at his roots". I do prefer Cox to Redding, but if Mitchell had played on this record, it would have been 20 times as incredible.
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5.0 out of 5 stars J Hendrix this says it all Jan. 30 2014
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
One must listen to experience the magnificent talent of J Hendrix.
His guitar speaks to the listener. A great gift!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great album! Oct. 11 2013
Format:LP Record
Great album, the packaging is nice and comes in a red vinyl. Classic album to own of any Jimi Hendrix fans!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Hendrix's best live album April 12 2003
Format:Audio CD
One of Hendrix's best albums, and definitely his best live album. Who Knows is a good intro to a great album, and Machine Gun and Power to Love are both great songs also. An essential buy for Hendrix fans, and a classic for all classic rock fans.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars There is a Difference! April 13 2010
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Upon listening to this 2010 remastered re-release of the Band of Gypsys on headphones compared with the 1994 release, those in charge clearly cleaned up the sound. The audio is crisp and the live element (a.k.a. the crowd and reverb) is present throughout the songs, which is unfortunately lacking in many live albums. However, it is present here and that is what counts for the moment. So, if you do not own this album yet and dig it as you should, buy this remaster. For those that already own it, if you are a collector of re-releases, then do so, but there are no bonus features like the accompanying DVDs in the other re-releases here. That is the one letdown considering there is B&W footage of some of the performances from this concert series out there. New liner notes and photos are about all that is 'extra,' but everyone knows these liner notes are often a bit too sugary and long-winded. Indeed, this album is a gem, aside from the fact that it is Hendrix, because it blends the R&B of Buddy Miles' groove with the soaring rock 'n' roll bluesy feel of Hendrix's playing, not to mention Cox's bass pleasantly bouncing along for the ride.
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3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Very deceiving re-issue of an excellent album June 6 2010
Format:Audio CD
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 remastered version when it was made available. I own a audiophile quality audio gear and can affirm without no doubt that there is no audio difference between this 2010 and 1997 version. In fact, the remastering credits are exactly the same as the 1997 CD. It is a shame that the Hendrix family is trying to cash in on Jimi's legacy by replacing the album jewel casing by a replica of the cardbord album and adding a few photos to cash additionnal dollars with Jimi's fans.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Jimi Hendrix - 'Band Of Gypsys' (Capitol) Jan. 2 2004
Format:Audio CD
I remember when this lp first came out;my baby-sitter used to play it on the stereo all the time. So nice to hear it mastered on CD. 'Band Of Gypsys' is a 6 song / 45 minute live performance that was recorded on New Year's Eve 1969-70. It's line-up is not to be missed: Hendrix on guitar & vocals, Billy Cox on bass and Buddy Miles on drums. I specially dug "Who Knows", the nicely flowing "Power Of Love", and the two Miles compositions "Changes" and "We Gotta Live Together". If anything, this disc PROVES there'll never be another Hendrix. A really memorable listening experience.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Jimi Hendrix - 'Band Of Gypsys' (Capitol) Oct. 22 2010
Format:Audio CD
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. 'Bad Of Gypsys' is a live six track / 45 minute live performance that was recorded on New Year's Eve 1969-70. It's line-up is not to be missed - Jimi Hendrix - guitar & vocals, Billy Cox on bass and Buddy Miles - drums. I specially dug "Who Knows", the well played "Power Of Love" (has a rather nice flow to it) and the two Buddy Miles compositions - "Changes" and "We Gotta Live Together". If anything else, this title more than PROVES there will truly never be another Hendrix. Quite a memorable listening experience.
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5.0 out of 5 stars FREAKIN' AMAZING!!!
Having been born around the time this album was recorded and growing up in the 80's, I'm almost ashamed to admit that I did not discover this album until a couple of years ago. Read more
Published on Nov. 8 2007 by D. O. Donohue
5.0 out of 5 stars Jimi - The Best Ever
I have to completely agree with several others here and say this is the best Hendrix of all. Has always been on my Top 5 must-have albums on a Desert Island. Read more
Published on March 23 2007 by CrashTestDummy
5.0 out of 5 stars Hendrixes best relase /album/live performance
Im not joking when i say this album is Hendrixes best live performance or album. In my opinion, who knows is the best track on the album, and shoulfd hav been released as a single... Read more
Published on July 19 2004
5.0 out of 5 stars TRANSCENDENTAL BLUES!!!! The man's best album.....
This is the absolute BEST album by legendary guitarist Jimi Hendrix. It is widely agreed that he was the absolute best player that ever lived and this album was testament to his... Read more
Published on July 6 2004 by Marc Guin
5.0 out of 5 stars Too bad he's gone.
There's no denying that the best band Jimi would play in would be the Experience mark II (Jimi, Billy Cox, and Mitch Mitchell), but the Band of Gypsy's was a fine group. Read more
Published on June 14 2004 by John Ballantyne
5.0 out of 5 stars Visionary
There is no denying Hendrix's vision or his raw talent. His experementation in the studio and his dynamic stage shows had expanded the sonic frontiers of blues based rock. Read more
Published on June 7 2004 by KB
5.0 out of 5 stars My favorite live album EVER.
Oh, you lucky bastards who are about to listen to "Band Of Gypsys" for the first time in your lives. I envy you. Read more
Published on April 30 2004 by Danny
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