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Experience Hendrix Best Of [Best of, Original recording remastered]

Jimi Hendrix Audio CD
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (135 customer reviews)

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1. 1. Purple Haze
2. 2. Fire
3. 3. The Wind Cries Mary
4. 4. Hey Joe
5. 5. All Along The Watchtower
6. 6. Stone Free
7. 7. Crosstown Traffic
8. 8. Manic Depression
9. 9. Little Wing
10. 10. If 6 Was 9
11. 11. Foxy Lady
12. 12. Bold As Love
13. 13. Castles Made Of Sand
14. 14. Red House
15. 15. Voodoo Child (Slight Return)
16. 16. Freedom
17. 17. Night Bird Flying
18. 18. Angel
19. 19. Dolly Dagger
20. 20. Star Spangled Banner

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The CD Slide Pack is a New Form of No-frills CD Packaging featuring an Outer Slipcase with the Original Cover Artwork, and an Inner 'slider' Including a CD. Note: There is No CD Booklet in this Package.


Experience Hendrix brings together the major singles with a stack of majestic album tracks and the career-defining live Woodstock version of "The Star Spangled Banner" on a fat 20-tracker. While best used as a sampler to direct new listeners to the immortal Are You Experienced, Electric Ladyland, and so on, the CD (which supplants the short-lived Ultimate Experience collection) does hang together as a listen. Its blend of Hendrix the rocker and Hendrix the underrated soul man is suggestive, painting a picture of a multifaceted genius and transcending its plainly mercenary origins. In the end, its effect--like that of all Hendrix's best records--is to remind us of a Jimi very, very much alive. --Rickey Wright

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5.0 out of 5 stars True Rock. July 11 2004
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
This album definitly has a lot of great material, and will appeal to any Jimi Hendrix fan and most other people as well. Although some may argue about which song should or should not have been placed on this disk, it doesn't really matter, because almost everything Jimi played was good anyway. Please disregard "seawasp" if you are considering buying this album. He either has extremely poor taste in music or has never listened to the CD and just writes reviews for fun.
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By Frances
Format:Audio CD
I confess, I was not a Hendrix fan when I bought this album. I had heard ONE song, and only 30 seconds worth of it. However, what I heard I KNEW was something worth listening to. I bought Experience Hendrix, and fell in love with Classic Rock.
This album starts off with "Purple Haze." Probably Jimi's most famous song, and everyone STILL loves it today. It has all the elements of a perfect rock song. Next, we have "Fire." It's fast, it's catchy, and it shows off his skill. "The Wind Cries Mary" is mellow and sweet and absolutely gorgeous. I personally love "Hey Joe." It's rather slow, but it has a great melody. The following song is GENIUS! Poor Bob Dylan, Jimi really upstaged him here. "All Along the Watchtower" is the quintessential Jimi Hendrix song. It's musical bliss! Listen to the Bob Dylan's version, then listen to Jimi's. One ncan only pity poor Bob. "Stone Free" is also a great song. Jimi shows off his guitarmanship, and I must add that it has quite a good bass line. Time for a paragraph break so you folks don't get bored.
Ah, "Crosstown Traffic," if only rock songs nowadays could be as good as this. It really is quite an addictive song. "Manic Depression" is next. You might think from the title that this song is slow and, well, depressing. It is NOT. It has good lyrics, and the song is fast, catchy and has some great guitaring in it. I also must add that the drumming here super. OH MY FAVOURITE SONG IS NEXT. There are not words to describe my devotion to this song. It is musical PERFECTION. It's so sweet and so beautiful. The lyrics are fantastic and gorgeous, as is the melody. This song is too short. "If 6 was 9" is another one of Jimi's finest.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great compilation! May 1 2004
By Danny
Format:Audio CD
This CD basically singlehandedly changed my views on what great music truly is. It was the first "album" of Jimi's I bought and have since gotten 30+ more. He is my favorite artist of all time.
I already wrote a review for the CD, giving it only three stars, but I decided to give it a solid five. The reason being a greatest hits compilation of any artist could never, ever be perfect. You take what you can get. And this CD just so happens to feature most of Jimi's best songs. Some might disgrace Jimi by calling the tunes on this album "nothing but Jimi's pop songs." Some might even call you a fool for starting here (just check out a few of these reviews), but it's how I got my foot in the door. I don't regret purchasing it at all.
Glaring omissions? You betcha. Machine Gun. Like A Rolling Stone. Burning Of The Midnight Lamp. Are You Experienced. Third Stone From The Sun. Hear My Train A Comin'. My Friend. The list is endless. But, as I said, greatest hits albums are never perfect, especially in Jimi's case.
Start here. Go further. Get experienced.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Get Experienced! April 12 2004
Format:Audio CD
Jimi Hendrix forever changed the face of rock n roll his music was truely amazing. Hendrix did more things on guitar in a short 4 year career that most guitarist could not do in 20 years. He is the best guitarist, and shall ever remain the best. Not one single person in 30+ years has toped Jimi Hendrix. Jimi Hendrix was the man to get me into playing the electric guitar now he got me experienced, and I have a band all thanks to Jimi Hendrix. Experience Hendrix will get you turned on to Jimi Hendrix's music. This greatest hits compilation includes all of the hits like Purple Haze, Foxy Lady, and Hey Joe. Also songs from Axis Bold As Love like Spanish Castle Magic, Little Wing, and Bold As Love.
Then their is the songs from the masterpiece that changed the face of rock n roll Electric Ladyland.....Songs like All Along The Watchtower, Crosstown Traffic, and Voodoo Child(Slight Return). So far this includes all of the three complete studio albums Are You Experienced, Axis Bold As Love, and Electric Ladyland. Then their is the songs most people have never heard like Dolly Dagger, and Freedom from First Rays Of The New Rising Sun Hendrix's last album that was uncomplete when he died. Then their is also the Star Spangled Banner performed Live at Woodstock.
This album covers all of hendrix's known greatest hits that everybody loves. I recomend this to all of the early hendrix listeners this one is for you. I do think their should have been some songs added to this including Machine Gun a highlight from Hendrix's career he performed at the new year of 1970. But wait their is more Jimi Hendrix albums that are either rare studio work or live like South Sentra Delta, BBC Sessions, and The Band Of Gypsy's. Once again BUY THIS~Highly Recomened!
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5.0 out of 5 stars All the Hendrix you'll ever need April 10 2004
Format:Audio CD
Jimi Hendrix. This man is a guitar god - no questions asked. Many will call Hendrix the greatest guitar player of all time, and who can blame them? During the sixties and seventies, he shelled out a number of early hard rock masterpieces that have changed rock and roll forever. As with any popular rock star, a number of Hendrix compilations have been released over the years. Read on for my review of this one, Experience Hendrix.
-If you're a casual fan of Jimi Hendrix who doesn't want to shell out the cash for every last one of his studio albums, this compilation makes a fine alternative. Purple Haze, Hey Joe, Fire, Foxey Lady, and all of the other big hits you've come to know and love over the years are here for your listening pleasure.
-In addition to all the big hits, you get several lesser-known gems, like Manic Depression, Crosstown Traffic, and Dolly Dagger. These songs are every bit as good as the big hits are.
-This compilation is readily available in a number of stores.
-The compilation is priced right for a casual fan,
-Unless you're some Hendrix die hard, who thinks certain tracks being omitted hurts the compilation, you're not going to find a whole lot wrong with this set.
What more can I say? Hendrix is a guitar mastermind, and this compilation more than does him justice. No rock and roll collection is complete without Jimi Hendrix. Whether you get a hits compilation like this or all of his albums, if you're a rock and roll fan, you need to get some of his material!
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4.0 out of 5 stars What can I say
I was a Hendrix fan since day one. He revolutionized the way music was played and I still have memories of seeing him play once at the Capitol Theatre in Ottawa, Canada.
Published 10 months ago by Ruby
5.0 out of 5 stars Talent wasted...Gone too soon
Most if Hendrix music was brilliant...very few songs I don't care for. BUT, ONCE AGAIN, DEAD & BURIED MUCH TO YOUNG. AND easily predictable too.
Published 12 months ago by mrs. beeton
5.0 out of 5 stars Historically Jimi!
If someone were to ask me who I missed the most in the genre of Rock it would be hands down Jimi Hendrix. Read more
Published on June 20 2012 by C. Preston
5.0 out of 5 stars Starting point
Jimi is THE MAN. I bought it 3 years ago and my life was never the same again. also buy LENNY KRAVITZ GREATEST HITS
Published on July 4 2004 by Domenico
5.0 out of 5 stars Godly
This is the first Jimi Hendrix CD I bought.After hearing these songs I was left wanting somewhat more. Read more
Published on May 1 2004 by "hendrixfan"
5.0 out of 5 stars The best way to put a foot into Jimi universe
This is (for me) the greatest compilation of Jimi music, it has all his commercial hits, so it will get ya right away. Read more
Published on March 22 2004 by Alejandro Caputi
5.0 out of 5 stars Well chosen samples
Naturally growing up with Jimmy Hendrix I would prefer the original albums. Usually leaving the choice of what is "best" to someone else is precarious at best. Read more
Published on March 18 2004 by bernie
5.0 out of 5 stars The Legend
Jimi hendrix is one of the best rock and roll musicians of all time. Some of the stuff he did with the guitar has never been duplicated, even today. Read more
Published on March 6 2004
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