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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: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (130 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,667 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen15. Voodoo Child (Slight Return)The Jimi Hendrix Experience 5:12£0.99  Buy MP3 
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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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66 of 71 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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22 of 25 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 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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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Tony C on 21 Aug. 2012
Format: Audio CD
This one disk (family approved) compilation was released by MCA Records in 1997, during his lifetime between 1967 - 1970 he released three studio albums and a live LP (mainly original material) called Band Of Gypsys which was the name of his new backing band after The Experience disbanded.

The tracks on this compilation were lifted from the three studio albums and a family approved posthumous '4th', First Rays Of The New Rising Sun which was released in 1997 but slated for 1970, the only covers on here are Bob Dylan's "All Along The Watchtower" and The Leaves "Hey Joe"

A quarter of the songs on here are not good, or did not click with me, hence my 4 star rating, are far as I know any released Hendrix music pre-1997 was not then owned or approved by his family, but if you want a 1 disk compilation of Jimi Hendrix this is maybe the best one to go for, take note, another edition of this same compilation has an extra bonus CD
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Duncan McDonald on 22 Nov. 2009
Format: Audio CD
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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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful By S. G. Toyne on 17 Mar. 2006
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Hendrix elevated electric guitars to a higher level than ever. Every great guitarist has been measured by Jimi's standards and most of the new musicians today have been inspired by him.
This is a great collection which shows Jimi doing what he does best, wailing on the guitar. For someone who hasn't heard much of Jimi's work, this album is a brilliant place to start. Alot of his albums are very abstract with endless guitar solos that can be hard to get in to for a beginner, but this collection has all the right tunes and melodies to get that beginner strapped in and ready for some classic guitar rock. Having said that, there are a few songs which feature amazing solos and the casual listener will find these highly thrilling and be comfortable with them.
If you own all of Jimi's albums, this collection is a nice way of having alot of favourites bundled together on one cd. However, these days with mp3 players and computer libraries, it is easy to create playlists of favourite songs or albums and string them together. So, die hard fans of Hendrix would not find it necessary to purchase this as the collection holds nothing new.
If you are a Jimi virgin then this album breaks you in to his best work. Once you have devoured these pieces then you are ready to go out and buy the albums which feature longer, bigger, louder and better solos and visions by one of the greatest musicians of the twentieth century.
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