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Legacy Plans Jimi Hendrix Bonanza With “Miami Pop Festival” and “Hear My Train A Comin'”

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Jimi Hendrix - Miami PopThere continues to be plenty to experience from Jimi Hendrix.

On August 20, Legacy Recordings and Experience Hendrix restored the original 2000 “purple box” to the catalogue in a new reissue adding four bonus tracks (B-side “The Stars That Play with Laughing Sam’s Dice,” “Peace in Mississippi” from the “Valleys of Neptune” CD single, and live versions of “Burning of the Midnight Lamp” and “Like a Rolling Stone”) to the original 4-CD configuration.  On November 5, the ongoing Hendrix campaign will continue with two new releases.

The Miami Pop Festival took Hallandale, Florida’s Gulfstream Park by storm when The Jimi Hendrix Experience, Frank Zappa’s Mothers of Invention, Blue Cheer, The Crazy World of Arthur Brown and others took the stage on May 18, 1968.  Promoted by dolphin activist and Flipper trainer Ric O’Barry and soon-to-be Woodstock guru Michael Lang, the event drew an estimated 50,000 people and inspired Hendrix’s “Rainy Day, Dream Away” when his planned performance on the second day was cancelled due to a rainout.  Lang dubbed the event as “where the seeds of Woodstock were sown.”

The new Jimi Hendrix Experience: Miami Pop Festival preserves the closing set of Hendrix, Mitch Mitchell and Noel Redding, and introduces the first recorded stage performances of “Hear My Train A Comin'” and “Tax Free.”  Recorded by Eddie Kramer, the disc also includes the band’s spirited versions of “Fire,” “Hey Joe,” “I Don’t Live Today,” “Purple Haze” and more.  In addition to the complete finale set, Miami Pop also includes two selections from the Experience’s afternoon show (“Fire” and “Foxey Lady”).   Grammy Museum Executive Director Bob Santelli supplies a new essay, and the booklet also features rare and never-before-reprinted photographs of the event.  It is being released as both a single CD and a limited edition numbered double 12″ audiophile vinyl set cut by Bernie Grundman and pressed on 200-gram vinyl.

After the jump: we’ll look at companion release Hear My Train A Comin’!  Plus, we have complete track listings and pre-order links for both titles as well as the recently-reissued Jimi Hendrix Experience box set!

Jimi Hendrix - Hear My TrainRecently-unearthed footage of The Experience’s Miami Pop set is just one of the many highlights you’ll find on Hear My Train A Comin’, an American Masters documentary premiering on PBS on Tuesday, November 5 – the same day that the extended version of the film is released on DVD and Blu-ray from Experience Hendrix and Legacy.

Directed by Bob Smeaton (The Beatles Anthology, numerous previous Hendrix projects), Hear My Train A Comin’ draws on home movie footage taken by Hendrix and Mitchell along with other personal archive memorabilia such as photographs, drawings and letters to chronicle Hendrix’s brief but blazing journey from sideman to superstar.  The two-hour film premieres just weeks before what would have been Hendrix’s 71st birthday on November 27, and also includes interview footage with Mitchell, Redding, Kramer, Billy Cox (of Band of Gypsys), Paul McCartney, Steve Winwood, Billy Gibbons, Dweezil Zappa and Dave Mason.  Hendrix’s friend Faye Pridgeon, girlfriend Linda Keith (the girlfriend who introduced Jimi to future manager Chas Chandler), and designer Colette Mimram (who created the beaded jacket Hendrix donned at Woodstock) all offer added insight into Hendrix the man.  Hear My Train concludes with footage shot just twelve days before Hendrix’s untimely death at the age of 27, filmed at his final performance in Germany in September 1970.

The expanded DVD and BD add numerous special features highlighted by performances filmed at Miami Pop, the July 1970 New York Pop Festival and the September 6, 1970 Love & Peace Festival in Germany.   In addition, the film features new stereo and 5.1 surround mixes created by Eddie Kramer.

Hear My Train A Comin’ hits stores on November 5 in both DVD and BD formats along with the CD and vinyl issues of Miami Pop Festival!  You can order all titles just below!

The Jimi Hendrix Experience, Miami Pop Festival (Experience Hendrix/Legacy Recordings, 2013) (Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K.)

  1. Introduction
  2. Hey Joe
  3. Foxey Lady
  4. Tax Free
  5. Fire
  6. Hear My Train A’ Comin’
  7. I Don’t Live Today
  8. Red House
  9. Purple Haze
  10. Fire (Afternoon Show)
  11. Foxey Lady (Afternoon Show)

All tracks recorded on May 18, 1968 at Gulfstream Park, Hallandale, Florida.

Jimi Hendrix: Hear My Train A Comin’ (Experience Hendrix/Legacy Recordings, 2013)

·         DVD: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. Link TBA

·         BD: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. Link TBA

Hendrix - Purple Box

The Jimi Hendrix Experience (originally released as Experience Hendrix/MCA 088 112 316-2, 2000 – reissued Experience Hendrix/Legacy 88697 62843-2, 2013) (Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. )

All tracks were previously unreleased recordings at the time of original release except where marked *
# denotes tracks exclusive to this reissue

  1. Purple Haze
  2. Killing Floor (Live @ The Olympia Theater, Paris – 10/18/1966)
  3. Hey Joe (Live) (Live @ The Olympia Theater, Paris – 10/18/1966)
  4. Foxey Lady
  5. Highway Chile
  6. Hey Joe
  7. Title #3
  8. Third Stone from the Sun
  9. Taking Care of No Business
  10. Here He Comes (Lover Man)
  11. Burning of the Midnight Lamp
  12. If 6 Was 9
  13. Rock Me Baby (Live @ The Monterey International Pop Festival – 6/18/1967) (Alternate Mix) *
  14. Like a Rolling Stone (Live @ The Monterey International Pop Festival – 6/18/1967) (Alternate Mix) *
  15. Burning of the Midnight Lamp (Live on Dee Time – 8/22/1967) #
  16. The Stars That Play with Laughing Sam’s Dice * #

Original mixes of Tracks 13-14 released on Reprise LP MS 2029, 1970
Track 16 was the B-side to “Burning of the Midnight Lamp” – Track Record 604007 (U.K.), 1967

Disc 2

  1. Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (Live in Stockholm – 9/5/1967) *
  2. Burning of the Midnight Lamp (Live in Stockholm – 9/5/1967) *
  3. Little Wing
  4. Little Miss Lover
  5. The Wind Cries Mary (Live @ The Olympia Theater, Paris – 10/9/1967)
  6. Catfish Blues (Live @ The Olympia Theater, Paris – 10/9/1967)
  7. Bold as Love
  8. Sweet Angel
  9. Fire (Live @ Clark University, Worcester, MA – 3/15/1968) *
  10. Somewhere
  11. Have You Ever Been (to Electric Ladyland) *
  12. Gypsy Eyes
  13. Room Full of Mirrors
  14. Gloria (Alternate Mix)
  15. Peace in Mississippi #
  16. It’s Too Bad
  17. Star Spangled Banner *

Tracks 1-2 released on Stages box set – Reprise 9 26732-2, 1991
Track 9 released on Live At Clark University – Dagger Records DBRD-12033, 1999
Track 11 released on Loose Ends… – Polydor 2310 301 (U.K.), 1973
Track 15 released on “Valleys of Neptune” CD single – Experience Hendrix/Legacy 88697 64874 2, 2010
Track 17 released on Rainbow Bridge – Reprise MS 2040, 1971

Disc 3

  1. Stone Free
  2. Like a Rolling Stone (Live @ Winterland, San Francisco – 10/10/1968) #
  3. Spanish Castle Magic
  4. Hear My Train A Comin’
  5. Room Full of Mirrors
  6. I Don’t Live Today (Live @ The Forum, Los Angeles – 4/26/1969) (Original Mix)
  7. Little Wing (Live @ Royal Albert Hall, London – 2/24/1969) *
  8. Red House (Live @ San Diego Sports Arena – 5/24/1969) *
  9. Purple Haze (Live @ San Diego Sports Arena – 5/24/1969) (Original Mix)
  10. Voodoo Child (Slight Return) (Live @ Royal Albert Hall, London – 2/24/1969) *
  11. Izabella

Tracks 7-8 and 10 released on Hendrix in the West – Reprise MS 2049, 1971

Disc 4

  1. Message to Love (Alternate Mix)
  2. Earth Blues
  3. Astro Man
  4. Country Blues
  5. Freedom
  6. Johnny B. Goode (Live @ Berkeley Community Theatre, Berkeley, CA – 5/30/1970) *
  7. Lover Man
  8. Blue Suede Shoes (Live @ Berkeley Community Theatre, Berkeley, CA – 5/30/1970) *
  9. Cherokee Mist
  10. Come Down Hard on Me
  11. Hey Baby/In from the Storm (Live in Maui – 7/30/1970)
  12. Ezy Ryder
  13. Night Bird Flying
  14. All Along the Watchtower (Live @ The Isle of Wight Festival – 8/30/1970)
  15. In from the Storm (Live @ The Isle of Wight Festival – 8/30/1970)
  16. Slow Blues

Tracks 6 and 8 released on Hendrix in the West – Reprise MS 2049, 1971

Written by Joe Marchese

September 9, 2013 at 14:35

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  1. The Hendrix box set is amazing, great sound, a huge book inclusive, a lot to get through, one of the best.

    peter chrisp

    September 9, 2013 at 16:00


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