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In his brief four-year reign as a superstar, Jimi Hendrix expanded the vocabulary of the electric rock guitar more than anyone before or since. Hendrix was a master at coaxing all manner of unforeseen sonics from his instrument, often with innovative amplification experiments that produced astral-quality feedback and roaring distortion. ... Read more in Amazon's Jimi Hendrix Store

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  • Audio CD (8 Mar 2010)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Enhanced
  • Label: Sony Music
  • ASIN: B0034CNSFU
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (109 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 979 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  9. Little WingThe Jimi Hendrix Experience 2:25£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen10. If 6 Was 9The Jimi Hendrix Experience 5:35£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Foxey LadyThe Jimi Hendrix Experience 3:18£0.99  Buy MP3 
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Listen13. Castles Made of SandThe Jimi Hendrix Experience 2:47£0.99  Buy MP3 
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Listen15. Voodoo Child (Slight Return)The Jimi Hendrix Experience 5:12£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen16. FreedomJimi Hendrix 3:26£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen17. Night Bird FlyingJimi Hendrix 3:50£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen18. AngelJimi Hendrix 4:22£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen19. Dolly DaggerJimi Hendrix 4:45£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen20. Star Spangled Banner (Live at Woodstock)Jimi Hendrix 3:46£0.99  Buy MP3 

Product Description

Digitally remastered edition of this excellent platinum-selling collection from the Rock icon. Experience Hendrix features some of the most influential and enduring Rock classics ever recorded. Experience Hendrix: The Best Of Jimi Hendrix captures 20 of Hendrix's best including ageless classics like 'Purple Haze', 'Little Wing' and Hendrix's live adaptation of 'Star Spangled Banner' from the original 1969 Woodstock Music & Art Fair.

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63 of 66 people found the following review helpful By "axmurderer" on 11 April 2005
Format: Audio CD
I actually own all the hendrix studio recordings, but sometimes (guilty admission) have to skip the odd track or two (little miss strange from Ladyland being a case in point)to get to the real cream, and often found myself wishing I had the ultimate collection of hendrix's songs, back to back, on one CD.
Well not any more, baby! As soon as I saw the track list for this bad boy I was amazed. It was just like the compilers of this record had asked me which tracks I wanted them to include! Wish granted! Problem solved! Nothing new obviously (this guy's back catalogue has been raped and pillaged since the 70's)but this package has all the 24carat classics. If you're new to Hendrix, on a tight budget etc, etc, get this beastie while it's still in stock!!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By nils on 7 Jan 2005
Format: Audio CD
5 stars, for sure - after all, this is jimi. but still, just another compilation of jimi's work ... no wonder there is hardly anything from 'Electric Ladyland' on this record. the records published in his life time in their eintirety and some performances - say band of gypsys/ life at the fillmore or the winterland or the berkeley or the san diego or the l.a. forum concerts - that's what really counts.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By J. Godding on 28 Jun 2011
Format: Audio CD
It's a bit silly writing a review for a Jimi Hendrix album, because virtually everyone looking here will know what they are dealing with, and if you haven't heard of him... where've you been hiding??

Before purchasing this, I was in the camp (being reasonably young) of being a long-term admirer of the legend, but not owning any of his original albums, so this 'best of' fits the bill exactly. Only thing is, there are so many best of's out there, so which to choose from?

Well, my view on this particular example is great selection (pretty hard not to!), but perhaps not the best re-mastering? It might be my personal preference, and I have no experience of other re-mastered Jimi Hendrix CD's to compare to, but sometimes this CD seems to be lacking the rawness of both the guitar riffs and the bass lines you hear on some original recordings, yet the overall treble seems to be quite loud..?

Like I say, it could just be my personal preference, but I feel it could have been done better. None the less, it hardly detracts from enjoying all the brilliant songs created in such an unfortunately short career.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By M. P. Campbell on 2 Jun 2011
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Nice recordings, I bought this because it was one of the few compilations that had my favourite 'All Along the Watchtower'.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Head4heights on 20 Nov 2009
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I find some of Hendrix's stuff to be somewhat self-indulgent. Brilliant I'm sure, technical masterpieces, but it grates on my ear. This album is mostly excellent with a tolerable amount of "not in my favourites" stuff. It's well worth getting because the good stuff is really very good.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Prog Rob on 24 Feb 2014
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Compared to other compilations ( for instance 'Cornerstones 1967-1970') this is very nearly perfect in all respects. 'Axis:Bold as Love' is certainly covered better than on other collections although this is somewhat at the expense of the classic double album 'Electric Ladyland' which only yields 3 tracks here. The posthumous period of Hendrix material is well represented and my only slight gripe is that the old chestnut 'The Star Spangled Banner' is once again included on a retrospective CD ~ 4 minutes that could have been far better utilized in my opinion.
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21 of 24 people found the following review helpful By Mr. M. Sanders on 25 Jun 2010
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Simply a good collection of great Jimi Hendrix tracks spanning the few short creative years in the UK that Jimi Hendrix was around.

Accompanied by a well written and researched booklet with recollections about each song, only goes to add an extra bonus to what are a collection of great songs.

Probably few realised at the time what Jimi Hendrix was doing musically until he had gone, although those in the know at the time were inspired and amazed.

Jimi Hendrix was ahead of his time and achieved a great sound with by today's standards, limited equipment, that only goes to show his amazing talent that sadly did not have the opportunity to be completely fulfilled, an almost 10 years on from Buddly Holly scenario.

Whilst Buddy Holly in his 3 years recording made music still frequently played today, so with Jimi Hendrix, we find the same high regard and reverance for the talent so sadly cut short.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Duncan McDonald on 22 Nov 2009
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As you have probably gathered this is a very good compilation of Hendrix music. Most, if not all the popular songs are included with a few lesser known tracks (unless you are a Hendrix fan). It also includes the infamous Star Spangled Banner. Perfect for those that want all the good stuff on one disc.

Stick it in the drive, relax and absorb the man's guitar work. Why else would you buy a Hendrix album?
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