Hendrix Experience, The Jimi - Live At The Oakland Coliseum


Year of Release: 1998
Label: Dagger Records
Catalog Number: 088 23532-2
Format: CD
Total Time: 87:27:00

Keith reviewed Live In Ottawa and Live At The Oakland Coliseum in the same review; they're listed here separately

These two former bootlegged concerts are now legitimized by the Hendrix family label Dagger Records. Live In Ottawa (recorded March 19, 1968 at the Capitol Theater) was a big disappointment for me. With the exception of "Tax Free" and "Fire," the sound is terrible on this disc. At one point Jimi tells the crowd that they were having some problems with the sound. That coupled with the fact that it was a bootlegged recording are the reasons that the sound quality is so poor I imagine. Live At The Oakland Coliseum (recorded April 27, 1969) is different story however. The sound quality is very good and it shows The Experience in top form, performing at their peak as a powerful well-oiled musical machine. "Voodoo Child (Slight Return)" goes on for over 18 minutes, and it's Hendrix at his jammin' best. That song alone is worth the purchase of the CDs.

If you can't get enough of the same songs by Hendrix performing live variations of those songs, you will enjoy the endless flow of music from the archives that has come out in the last several years. My hope is that more of his studio and live material is unearthed; I for one have an appetite for this music that remains unsatisfied.


Tracklisting:
Disc One: Introduction (0:42) / Fire (4:19) / Hey Joe (4:26) / Spanish Castle Magic (8:53) / Hear My Train A Comin' (10:25) / Sunshine Of Your Love (6:45) / Red House (13:12)

Disc Two: Foxey Lady (10:35) / Star Spangled Banner (2:58) / Purple Haze (4:08) / Voodoo Child (Slight Return) (18:04)

Musicians:
Jimi Hendrix - guitar
Mitch Mitchell - drums
Noel Redding - bass

Discography:
(Partial, at best)
Are You Experienced? (1967)
Axis: Bold As Love (1967)
Electric Ladyland (1968)
Smash Hits (1969/2002)
Band Of Gypsys (1970)
Jimi Hendrix Rock N Roll (1990)
Blues (1994)
Crosstown Conversation (1997)
First Rays Of The New Rising Sun (1997)
South Saturn Delta (1997)
BBC Sessions (1998)
Experience Hendrix - Best of Jimi Hendrix (1998)
Jimi Hendrix Story (1998)
NYC '68 (1998)
Woke Up This Morning/Found Myself (1998)
Live At The Oakland Coliseum (1998)
His Greatest Hits 2 (1999)
Live At Woodstock (1999)
Live At Fillmore East (1999)
Live At Clark University (1999)
Vol. 1 - His Greatest Hits (1999)
Drivin South (2000)
Early Years (2000)
Experience Hendrix (2000)
Jimi Hendrix: Audio Biography (2000)
Best Of (2001)
Summer Of Love (2001)
Voodoo Child - Jimi Hendrix Collection (2001)
Live In Ottawa (2001)
Fire (2002)
Jimi Henndrix As It Happened (2002)
Morning Symphony Ideas (2002)

The Dick Cavett Show (DVD) (2002)
Jimi Hendrix - The Last 24 Hours (DVD) (2004)
Live At Woodstock (DVD) (2005)

Genre: Rock

Origin US

Added: July 16th 2002
Reviewer: Keith "Muzikman" Hannaleck
Score:
Artist website: www.jimihendrix.com
Hits: 499
Language: english

  

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