This CD, the original unremastered release from the 1980's, is a shameful exhibit. I hope all those decades ago Polydor put a refund policy in place for anyone who bought it and was unhappy with the completely botched mastering job.
The Wind Cries Mary, Stone Free and Laughing Sam's Dice all have the first few notes randomly chopped off their intros (and the latter sounds like it was taken from a damaged tape).
This title has since been reissued and remastered, with the latest version seeing the aforementioned tracks restored to their complete form - though as with all Experience Hendrix remasters, the disc is a bit on the loud side....but I'm not reviewing that version here...
So for the original 1980's CD issue (as Amazon does not permit zero ratings) I'll give 1 star out of 5, simply because the unforgivably incompetent mastering ruins the entire listening experience.