Thread: The New Jimi Release

cmgst34 - 3/11/2018 at 01:57 AM

Man was I disappointed. I read some great reviews saying itís the best of the family release slate. And a few mixed who still said there were highlights.

Well. I couldnít even get all the way through. Stopped after 5 songs.

Thereís value in it for me listening to Hendrix just play the guitar and you always hear something cool. But this is the first one where the songs themselves, or the arrangements, are just weak.

Iíll give it some more shots. But when I donít even like Hear My Train, then I know itís a bummer.


robslob - 3/11/2018 at 04:27 PM

My only question to you would be why you were expecting anything more. It's been 48 years now since Jimi died and they've been mining every tape available for all this time. The Cry of Love and Rainbow Bridge both came out within a couple of years of Jimi's death and both had material on them which was good enough that I think most if not all of it would have seen the light of day even if Jimi had lived. Those records of course have been repackaged and re-released under other names.

But I never even bothered with anything after that. The little that I've heard has been massively inferior.


matt05 - 3/11/2018 at 06:20 PM

quote:
My only question to you would be why you were expecting anything more. It's been 48 years now since Jimi died and they've been mining every tape available for all this time. The Cry of Love and Rainbow Bridge both came out within a couple of years of Jimi's death and both had material on them which was good enough that I think most if not all of it would have seen the light of day even if Jimi had lived. Those records of course have been repackaged and re-released under other names.

But I never even bothered with anything after that. The little that I've heard has been massively inferior.



I always check out these new Hendrix releases. this one has 2 songs with stills and johnny winter is on at least one


CanadianMule - 3/11/2018 at 08:06 PM

Jimi better pick up the pace for the next release. He has been getting lazy in the song writing dept.

Can't rest on reputation forever. C'mon Jimi

Just teasin'


jszfunk - 3/11/2018 at 09:42 PM

X2 Canadianmules and Robslobs post


CanadianMule - 3/11/2018 at 10:04 PM

The good news is that there has been so much material over the years. Lucky as some artists have very little.

The bad part is that Jimi wouldn't have released much of it as they were just demos or jams.

Personally I am glad to have heard so much. There is plenty more out there too. Should some of what I've heard (and others trading in the cassette era) get an official release? Probably not but it will some day

I have a cassette somewhere of Jimi and Stills just noodling in some apt. Very high and not all that good. But it was probably 5 AM. LOL.


cmgst34 - 3/12/2018 at 02:05 AM

I hear yíall. But I thought South Saturn Delta and also People Hell and Angels were both quite strong. Guess that says something about what Jimi brings.

This was the first one where I felt the barrel bottom was scraped.


WarEagleRK - 3/12/2018 at 09:01 PM

Eddie Kramer said this was the last of the studio releases. Everything going forward would be a live release.

I enjoyed it, but it wasn't great.


tommars - 3/13/2018 at 06:24 PM

Anyone recall a release in the 90's called Jimi Hendrix -" Blues" Besides the live stuff I think that's the best of his posthumous releases. The rest I seem to listen to once and file away.


Stephen - 3/14/2018 at 02:32 AM

The Valleys of Neptune release from a few years ago I like, some nice alternate versions & new stuff that is pretty good, esp. that version of Fire

Loved Crash Landing when it came out mid 70s, Peace In Missisippi SMOKES, Captain Coconut I really like -- some of the stuff on War Heroes I like a lot too


griff - 3/14/2018 at 04:59 AM

Jimi had that talent to take the tapes and really get it to have his sound and have the end result worthy of Jimi.
John Lennon had that same gift.
It's not an easy thing to do which is proved once the artist is gone and can't do the production side.


cmgst34 - 3/14/2018 at 04:47 PM

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Anyone recall a release in the 90's called Jimi Hendrix -" Blues" Besides the live stuff I think that's the best of his posthumous releases. The rest I seem to listen to once and file away.


The Blues release was great. I still listen to it quite a bit.


PeachNutt - 3/14/2018 at 11:40 PM

I want the full 2 1/2- 3hour films of Live At Berkeley and Live at Royal Albert Hall!!! They exist!!


BrerRabbit - 3/15/2018 at 12:12 AM

Yeah Jimi "Blues" is a good record for sure. I remember when I first heard it, was quite a change from his official releases, great to hear him just playing some lowkey jams, rather than the ballsout bombast of his commercial stuff.

Man, would love to see that uncut Berkeley.

Jimi was such a perfectionist, I doubt he would have released any of this material.


BrerRabbit - 4/17/2018 at 08:55 PM

So glad I ignored the pans on this thread, this record rocks!


RobJohnson - 4/19/2018 at 01:41 PM

"I want the full 2 1/2- 3hour films of Live At Berkeley and Live at Royal Albert Hall!!! They exist!!"

They did put out a Berkeley DVD, and in the liner notes they basically said that the camera crew was REALLY high and a lot of the footage was unusable. It's still a worthwhile release, in my opinion, and comes with a full audio CD of the late show. Royal Albert Hall would be nice, but I have a feeling that footage is so caught up in red tape we may never see anything official.

As for the new release, it has a few nuggets, but it is exactly scraping the bottom of the barrel. There really isn't any more studio Hendrix worth releasing. I enjoyed the Stills songs and the tune with Lonnie Youngblood, just because it was Hendrix I haven't heard before, but most of it is forgettable.

At this point, the only Hendrix I really covet is a full and complete release of the Maui Rainbow Bridge show from 7/30/70. From my bootleg recordings, it sounds like the single greatest performance of Jimi's life, in my opinion. I'd love to be able to see/hear it in better quality.

Everything else on my bucket list has been released....

--Full Woodstock show. Check!
--Atlanta Pop DVD. Check!
--Winterland box set. Check!
--Complete Band Of Gypsys NYE run. Check!

Everybody gives Janie and the Hendrix estate a hard time, myself included, but they have put out some quality stuff recently. I know I'm grateful.


cmgst34 - 4/19/2018 at 03:19 PM

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Everybody gives Janie and the Hendrix estate a hard time, myself included, but they have put out some quality stuff recently. I know I'm grateful.


Totally agree. I have thoroughly enjoyed all the releases up to this one. This one just didn't do anything for me.

Really, really happy to have the full Band of Gypsy's show. By far my favorite live one.


PeachNutt - 4/19/2018 at 10:56 PM

Rob, They used play the full 2 1/2 movie Berkeley show at the St.Marx Theater in NYC. We must have seen it a least a dozen times in 1972, 73. It was definitely an excellent watchable movie with some truly majestic Jimi. I wonder if the original tapes were lost. There couldn't be any other good reason not to release it in it's entirety.

[Edited on 4/19/2018 by PeachNutt]


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