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Jimi Hendrix Purple Box Set Out Now!

Guest Author - Michele Misurelli-Gillis


Jimi Hendrix Purple Box Set Expanded For Reissue

Get ready Hendrix fans, an newly expanded edition of The Jimi Hendrix Experience's Purple Box four-disc box set was just released August 20th by Legacy Recordings. The album, "The Jimi Hendrix Experience" contains all the previous tracks on the album plus an additional four new tracks. The previous boxed set first released in 2009, contained four CDs with 56 rare or previously unreleased recordings, some of which were recorded during live Hendrix performances, an 80 page color booklet with fantastic photos and liner notes. All of the four disc's jewel cases are loaded with rare and never before seen photo's of Jimi and the band. The 80 page book that is provided with the set is cover to cover filled with rare photo's and unique perspectives into the life and sounds of Jimi. To take advantage of the these extras in the box set, you would definitely want to purchase the hard copy set as opposed to the ITunes or MP3 downloads.

On the box set are several recordings from Hendrix’s live performance in Stockholm, Sweden, on September 5, 1967; A Hendrix rendition of the Beatles Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band and Burning Of The Midnight Lamp. Hendrix also pays tribute to Elvis in a cover of Blue Seude Shoes as well as Chuck Berry by putting the Experience spin on Johnny B Goode. These recordings are from his Berkeley concert on May 30, 1970. Other live recordings consist of Voodoo Child (Slight Return) and Little Wing from the Royal Albert Hall, London, on February 24, 1969.

If you are new to Hendrix, you would be better to start with one of the other greatest hits albums first, as these previously unreleased tracks and live recordings would be most appealing for the Hendrix aficionado. The hard core fans will truly appreciate this new collection and it will quickly become a staple in the collection of every fan.

Tracks Listings

Disc 1

1. Purple Haze (Previously Unreleased Alternate Recording)
2. Killing Floor (Previously Unreleased Recording)
3. Hey Joe (Previously Unreleased Recording)
4. Foxy Lady (Previously Unreleased Alternate Recording)
5. Highway Chile (Unreleased Alternate Recording)
6. Hey Joe (Previously Unreleased Alternate Recording)
7. Title #3 (Previously Unreleased Recording)
8. Third Stone From The Sun (Previously Unreleased Recording)
9. Taking Care Of No Business (Previously Unreleased Recording)
10. Here He Comes (Lover Man) (Previously Unreleased Recording)
11. Burning Of The Midnight Lamp (Previously Unreleased Recording)
12. If 6 Was 9 (Previously Unreleased Alternate Recording)
13. Rock Me Baby (Previously Unreleased Alternate Mix)
14. Like A Rolling Stone (Previously Unreleased Alternate Mix)

Disc 2

1. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (Live in Stockholm)
2. Burning Of The Midnight Lamp (Live in Stockholm)
3. Little Wing (Previously Unreleased Recording)
4. Little Miss Lover (Previously Unreleased)
5. The Wind Cries Mary (Previously Unreleased)
6. Catfish Blues (Previously Unreleased Recording)
7. Bold As Love (Previously Unreleased Recording)
8. Sweet Angel (Previously Unreleased Alternate Recording)
9. Fire (Live at Clark University, Worcester, MA, March 15, 1968)
10. Somewhere (Previously Unreleased Alternate Version)
11. (Have You Ever Been To) Electric Ladyland (Record Plant, NY, June 14, 1968)
12. Gypsy Eyes (Previously Unreleased Alternate Version)
13. Room Full Of Mirrors (Previously Unreleased Recording)
14. Gloria (Previously Unreleased Alternate Mix)
15. It's Too Bad (Previously Unreleased Recording)
16. Star Spangled Banner (Record Plant, New York, NY, March 18, 1969)

Disc 3

1. Stone Free (Previously Unreleased Alternate Version)
2. Spanish Magic Castle (Previously Unreleased Recording)
3. Hear My Train A Comin' (Previously Unreleased Recording)
4. Room Full Of Mirrors (Previously Unreleased Recording)
5. I Don't Live Today (Previously Unreleased Original Mix)
6. Little Wing (Live at the Royal Albert Hall, London, UK, February 24, 1969) (Live At Royal Albert Hall, London)
7. Red House (Live at the San Diego Sports Arena, CA, May 25, 1969) (Live At San Diego Sports Arena, CA)
8. Purple Haze (Previously Unreleased Original Mix)
9. Voodoo Child (Slight Return) (Live at the Royal Albert Hall, London, UK, February 24, 1969) (Live At Royal Albert Hall, London)
10. Izabella (Previously Unreleased Recording)

Disc 4

1. Message To Love (Previously Unreleased Alternate Version)
2. Earth Blues (Previously Unreleased Alternate Version)
3. Astro Man (Previously Unreleased Recording)
4. Country Blues (Previously Unreleased Recording)
5. Freedom (Previously Unreleased Recording)
6. Johnny B. Goode (Live at the Berkeley Community Theater, Berkeley, CA, May 30, 1970) (Live At Berkeley Community Theater, Berkeley, CA)
7. Lover Man (Previously Unreleased Recording)
8. Blue Suede Shoes (Live at the Berkeley Community Theater, Berkeley, CA, May 30, 1970) (Live At Berkeley Community Theater, Berkeley, CA)
9. Cherokee Mist (Previously Unreleased Recording)
10. Come Down Hard On Me (Previously Unreleased Alternate Version)
11. Hey Baby/In From The Storm (Previously Unreleased Recording)
12. Ezy Ryder (Previously Unreleased Alternate Version)
13. Night Bird Flying (Previously Unreleased Alternate Version)
14. All Along The Watchtower (Previously Unreleased Alternate Mix)
15. In From The Storm (Previously Unreleased Alternate Mix)
16. Slow Blues (Previously Unreleased Recording)
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