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4.0 out of 5 stars Very Good, But Not a Proper Album
Provided you accept this as a collection of bits instead of a proper, Hendrix-approved album, it's a very good CD.

The album features tracks from all of Jimi's bands, even the short-lived `Gypsy Sun and Rainbows' group which played Woodstock and included Larry Lee on second guitar and two percussionists.

Despite this, and the fact that the tracks...
Published on 21 Feb 2007 by Geoffrey Millar

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15 of 29 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Not this one!
I have loved the music of Jimi for 15 years now and firmly believe him to be the best guitarist who ever lived, and one of the best makers of music generally. Maybe this album would have been fair had it been called "demos, ideas and curiosites" but to pass it off as a proper album is pretty sick and surely would make the great man roll in his grave. Real fans may find...
Published on 25 July 2005


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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Very Good, But Not a Proper Album, 21 Feb 2007
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Geoffrey Millar (Brunswick Australia) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: South Saturn Delta (Audio CD)
Provided you accept this as a collection of bits instead of a proper, Hendrix-approved album, it's a very good CD.

The album features tracks from all of Jimi's bands, even the short-lived `Gypsy Sun and Rainbows' group which played Woodstock and included Larry Lee on second guitar and two percussionists.

Despite this, and the fact that the tracks span over three years, the collection hangs together well and is a good listen. Most of the tracks are officially unreleased on CD and this album is worthwhile for that factor alone.

Look over Yonder and Pali Gap are from the 1971 Rainbow Bridge LP. Pali Gap is a beautiful instrumental which was a highlight of that LP and the deleted Voodoo Soup

collection, while Look Over Yonder is a nice 1967 outtake which would have fitted in well on Axis Bold as Love..

Midnight, Tax Free and South Saturn Delta are instrumentals which illustrate Jimi's love of jamming/improvising. STP with LSD is the stereo mix at last, but I've never liked the song that much.

The other unreleased gems here are a newly discovered demo of Angel and the solo version of Midnight Lightning, which sounds rather like a young John Lee Hooker. All Along the Watchtower has Noel rather than Jimi on bass (I think) and a different mix, while Drifter's Escape, rescued from the poor Loose Ends LP, is a nice inclusion, even if it doesn't scale the heights of the other Dylan covers - how could it?

As with other Experience Hendrix releases, Eddie Kramer has the tapes sounding better than ever and the packaging is excellent, except that `Little Wing' is actually an instrumental demo of Angel.

Highly recommended, but don't start your Hendrix collection here.
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37 of 40 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent collection showing all wonderful sides of Hendrix, 8 April 2000
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This album deserves a place on any Hendrix fan's shelf as a testament to one of the greatest musicians of the 20th century. Yer blues are all here with 'Midnight Lightning' and 'Pali Gap' and the psychedelic ecstasy of 'The Stars That Play With Laughing Sam's Dice' and 'Power Of Soul' are too good to miss out on. But the real catches here are the examples of Hendrix's unsurpassable quality on guitar - for the true connoisseur the instrumental or mainly instrumental tracks 'Here He Comes' and 'Little Wing' and the freaky 'Drifter's Escape' (that exceeds Hendrix's more famous Dylan cover 'All Along The Watchtower') are the instant classics. Most importantly, this album's elegant and unseen beauty could lay to rest any claims that the man was simply hiding beneath his extravagant stage persona and convert any Hendrix agnostic into a dribbling Hendrix fanatic like the rest of us normal people.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Nice collection of jimi's many sounds, 10 Feb 2008
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Every song is pure hendrix. Admittedly the songs hav been jumbled together on one album but none the less all brilliant. Pali gap is a track every big hendrix fan should listen too, that is the sound of outer space. The album is a mixture of Blues,60's rock,psychedelia and jazz,and i seriously recommend listening to it
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4.0 out of 5 stars Hendrix!, 1 Feb 2014
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Good companion CD to go with the original Hendrix albums, Contains lots of tracks that are on much harder to find / more expenses CDs so this one fills in the gaps so to speak.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Classic Hendrix, 10 Jan 2014
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Hadn't heard these before - what genius! Worth if for Midnight Lightning on its own. And then there is Little Wing.
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5.0 out of 5 stars South Saturn Delta, 30 Sep 2012
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Anything by Hendrix is worth listening to and here is a good collection of different styles. The track Palin Gap is worth the cost of the CD alone in my opinion.
Although not "proper" album, with other tracks like Look over Yonder and Power of Soul this should be in any Hendrix fans collection.
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15 of 29 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Not this one!, 25 July 2005
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I have loved the music of Jimi for 15 years now and firmly believe him to be the best guitarist who ever lived, and one of the best makers of music generally. Maybe this album would have been fair had it been called "demos, ideas and curiosites" but to pass it off as a proper album is pretty sick and surely would make the great man roll in his grave. Real fans may find this interesting, but that is all, and the only tune I would want to play more than a couple of times is the beautiful Pali Gap.
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5 of 29 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Always good to hear "new" Hendrix music, 12 July 2005
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C. Copp (Exeter, Devonshire, UK) - See all my reviews
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Interesting though this collection is, is it me or is Jimi (whose music I have lived with and loved since he first appeared on Top of The Pops doing Hey Joe) starting to sound "dated"?! I used to listen to all the old albums and singles and be transported, but just lately I have been finding his music more and more firmly rooted in a less sophisticated time. The advent of virtuoso players like Stevie Ray Vaughan, Johnny Winter, Steve Vai, Frank Zappa, Joe Satriani, et al have moved guitar playing on from where Jimi left it. Maybe it is my ears that look for subtler techniques, maybe it is the sheer astronomical technical strides the equipment has made since 1971, recording studio techniques have changed, digital has altered the way music sounds now. I still love to put on a Jimi album, but it is for nostalgic reasons now, through no fault of his own (well, apart from not having the sense not to drink a bottle of red wine on top of sleeping tablets before you go to be and have a dingbat for a girlfriend that is) Jimi has been left behind now, a pioneer? yes, undoubtedly! Relevant today? Sadly, no!
But that aside these tracks are interesting as to how they could have appeared on the album, but how thank goodness...they did not. They are overpolished and some of the roughness was smoothed out.
Not the best place to start if you are new to Jimi. Go through his albums chronologicaly and ignore the bootlegs.
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