Hendrix Experience, The Jimi - Smash Hits

Year of Release: 2002
Label: MCA
Catalog Number: 1130072
Format: CD
Total Time: 36:55:00

Smash Hits made its debut in 1969 at the height of Jimi Hendrix's career. This year you can experience again all of those classic Hendrix rock masterpieces in fabulous remastered form. It goes without saying ... none of these songs ever loses their appeal and timelessness, now to hear them all like they were recorded just yesterday is quite a sensation. New listeners are fortunate to come onboard and enjoy the Hendrix legacy in such a bright new way.

The sound is just unbelievable; I noticed details in each song that I have never heard before. Universal has done a wonderful job with this set of songs, and they should be highly commended for their tremendous efforts in bringing all of this music out in its full-unadulterated glory.

There have been countless bootlegs, greatest hits packages, and various other sundry releases from the Hendrix archives. This is the real deal and the very first hit collection that ever hit the racks of your local brick and mortar store. If you already have the original copy, put it to the side and listen to the difference on this CD, you will not believe it.

Aug 2009: MCA is now part of Universal Music Group

Purple Haze (2:52) / Fire (2:45) / The Wind Cries Mary (3:21) / Can You See Me (2:33) / Hey Joe (3:30) / All Along The Watchtower (4:00) / Stone Free (3:36) / Crosstown Traffic (2:19) / Manic Depression (3:42) / Remember (2:48) / Red House (3:50) / Foxey Lady (3:19)

Noel Redding - bass and backing vocals
Jimi Hendrix - bass, guitar, kazoo, vocals, producer
Mitch Mitchell - drums

(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: October 13th 2002
Reviewer: Keith "Muzikman" Hannaleck
Artist website: www.jimihendrix.com
Hits: 532
Language: english


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