Various - The Spirit Lives On - The Music of Jimi Hendrix Revisited (Volume 2)

Year of Release: 2004
Label: Lion Music
Catalog Number: n/a
Format: CD
Total Time: 40:06:00

Sometimes there is so much to play from an artist, that one album is not enough to pay tribute with. So, here is the follow up of the Jimi Hendrix Tribute. Again, numerous, Lion Music signed, bands and musicians cover the best songs of Hendrix. But just as on the first album, no one has covered "Voodoo Chile!" What is wrong with you people? Oh, well, fortunately there are some other great songs on the album.

Opener "Roomful of Mirrors," by Lars Eric Mattson and Chris Poland, is very good. One of my favourite songs is "Purple Haze", performed here by Winterlong, who did an excellent version, I especially like the guitar in this song! Along the names, I find a lot I never heard of, but all of them manage in some way to capture the essence of Hendrix and still make it their own song.

Just as the previous album, the songs are familiar and the album does not hold many surprises. If I compare the two, I think I like this one just a bit better, but only just a bit. If you are a Hendrix fan, both should be in your collection. If you are just interested, you can pick either or both, depending on your budget.

Oh, one last thing, Volume 2 closes also with the song "Freedom," but here in the version of Baltimoore ? I prefer the Sun Caged version!

[This review originally appeared August 2004 at the ProgPower Online review site -ed.]
Roomful Of Mirrors (Mattson & Poland) / Purple Haze (Winterlong) / Angel (Dave Martone) / Manic Depression (Project Alcazar) / Who Knows (Torben Enevoldsen) / Burning Of The Midnight Lamp (Mattson & James Byrd) / Red House


The Spirit Lives On - The Music Of Jimi Hendrix Revisited (Volume 1) (2004)
The Spirit Lives On - The Music Of Jimi Hendrix Revisited (Volume 2) (2004)

Genre: Various Genres

Origin VA

Added: November 27th 2004
Reviewer: Marcel Haster
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Language: english


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