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    Jimi Hendrix / Songs For Groovy Children: The Fillmore East Concerts


    Sony’s Legacy Recordings will issue a new live Jimi Hendrix box set on vinyl this winter. Songs For Groovy Children: The Fillmore East Concerts assembles all four historic debut concerts by the legendary guitarist as originally performed.

    This is Hendrix with his ‘Band of Gypsys’ – a trio of himself, Billy Cox on bass and Electric Flag drummer Buddy Miles. They group debuted with four concerts, over two evenings, that literally marked the end of the 1960s and ushered in the 1970s. These shows were at the Fillmore East in Manhattan – two on New Year’s Eve 1969 and two on New Year’s Day 1970, each of which were professionally recorded.

    The live album Band of Gypsys album was issued only four months later, in March 1970 and was edited and sequenced from songs performed during the two Fillmore sets on 1 January 1970. But it only featured six songs. These news sets take things considerably further, as you might expect.

    Both 5CD and 8LP vinyl box sets contain the four shows in full. The audio has been newly mixed (by Eddie Kramer) and restored in sequence without edits. In total there is over two dozen tracks that have either never before been released commercially or have been newly pressed and newly remixed. All audio was mastered by Grammy-winning engineer Bernie Grundman.

    The package comes with a booklet with unseen photos and remembrances from bassist Billy Cox and sleeve notes courtesy of Nelson George.

    Songs For Groovy Children: The Fillmore East Concerts is out as a 5CD set on 22 November, with the 8LP vinyl box following on 13 December 2019.


    Tracklist:



    Jimi Hendrix – Songs For Groovy Children: The Fillmore East Concerts 5CD collection

    12/31/69 1st Set:
    CD 1
    1) Power Of Soul
    2) Lover Man
    3) Hear My Train A Comin’
    4) Changes
    5) Izabella
    6) Machine Gun
    7) Stop
    8) Ezy Ryder
    9) Bleeding Heart
    10) Earth Blues
    11) Burning Desire

    12/31/69 2nd Set:
    CD 2
    1) Auld Lang Syne%
    2) Who Knows%
    3) Fire
    4) Ezy Ryder*
    5) Machine Gun%
    6) Stone Free
    7) Changes*
    8) Message To Love*
    9) Stop*
    10) Foxey Lady

    1/1/70 1st Set:
    CD 3
    1) Who Knows
    2) Machine Gun
    3) Changes+
    4) Power Of Soul%
    5) Stepping Stone%
    6) Foxey Lady+
    7) Stop%
    8) Earth Blues+
    9) Burning Desire%

    1/1/70 2nd Set:
    CD 4
    1) Stone Free%
    2) Power Of Soul#
    3) Changes#
    4) Message To Love#
    5) Machine Gun%
    6) Lover Man*
    7) Steal Away*
    8) Earth Blues%

    CD 5
    1) Voodoo Child (Slight Return)%
    2) We Gotta Live Together#
    3) Wild Thing%
    4) Hey Joe*
    5) Purple Haze*

    *previously unreleased

    + first time on CD/LP/streaming (previously only available as part of concert film)

    # longer, unedited versions of previously released material, and newly remixed

    % back in print on CD/LP for the first time in a decade, and newly remixed




    Jimi Hendrix – Songs For Groovy Children: The Fillmore East Concerts 8LP vinyl collection

    12/31/69 1st Set:
    LP 1
    Side 1
    1) Power Of Soul
    2) Lover Man
    3) Hear My Train A Comin’
    Side 2
    1) Changes
    2) Izabella
    3) Machine Gun

    LP 2
    Side 1
    1) Stop
    2) Ezy Ryder
    3) Bleeding Heart
    Side 2
    1) Earth Blues
    2) Burning Desire

    12/31/69 2nd Set:
    LP 3
    Side 1
    1) Auld Lang Syne%
    2) Who Knows %
    3) Fire
    Side 2
    1) Ezy Ryder*
    2) Machine Gun%

    LP 4
    Side 1
    1) Stone Free
    2) Changes*
    Side 2
    1) Message To Love*
    2) Stop*
    3) Foxey Lady

    1/1/70 1st Set:
    LP 5
    Side 1
    1) Who Knows +
    2) Machine Gun+
    Side 2
    1) Changes+
    2) Power Of Soul%
    3) Stepping Stone%
    4) Foxey Lady+

    LP 6
    Side 1
    1) Stop %
    2) Earth Blues+
    3) Burning Desire%

    1/1/70 2nd Set:
    Side 2
    1) Stone Free%
    2) Power Of Soul#

    LP 7
    Side 1
    1) Changes#
    2) Message To Love#
    Side 2
    1) Machine Gun%
    2) Lover Man*
    3) Steal Away*

    LP 8
    Side 1
    1) Earth Blues%
    2) Voodoo Child (Slight Return)%
    3) We Gotta Live Together#
    Side 2
    1) Wild Thing%
    2) Hey Joe*
    3) Purple Haze*

    *previously unreleased

    +first time on CD/LP/streaming (previously only available as part of concert film)

    #longer, unedited versions of previously released material, and newly remixed

    %back in print on CD/LP for the first time in a decade, and newly remixed
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  • #2
    Hear Jimi Hendrix’s Wild, Unreleased ‘Ezy Ryder’ From Fillmore East Concerts



    The Band of Gypsys work their way up to a comfortable groove on a previously unreleased recording of “Ezy Ryder,” recorded at the Fillmore East half a century ago, which will feature on a new box set. From the start, drummer Buddy Miles sets the tempo, while Jimi Hendrix and bassist Billy Cox establish the riff, all leading up to an explosion of Hendrix singing, “Ezy, Ezy Ryder, riding down the highways of desire.” The band had already played the song once already that day in an earlier set, and you can hear a new confidence in this version as they work together to give the tune a steady foundation for Hendrix to play a guitar solo that nearly levitates over the rhythm section.

    “The Band of Gypsys was a group about growth, and evolution without ego,” Cox tells Rolling Stone of the experience. “It was just musicians loving each other and loving the music. It was another way to express the music.”

    The trio’s shared musical intuition is on full display on the upcoming box set, Songs for Groovy Children: The Fillmore East Concerts. The collection, which will be available Friday digitally or as either a five-CD or eight-LP set, marks the first release of the ensemble’s legendary debut gigs in full — four performances on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day in 1969 and 1970 — which provided the raw material for Hendrix’s live album, Band of Gypsys, in 1970. It contains several previously unreleased recordings, unedited cuts of tracks that had once been trimmed down, and a number of tunes that had been out of print.
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    • #3
      Jimi Hendrix’s Band of Gypsys to be reissued on vinyl for 50th anniversary


      In honor of its 50th anniversary, the Jimi Hendrix live album Band of Gypsys will be reissued on vinyl next month.

      Released in March 1970, Band of Gypsys was recorded by legendary engineer Wally Heider and captures Hendrix’s two historic performances at New York’s Fillmore East on New Year’s Day that same year. It features powerful fan favorites like “Who Knows”, “Machine Gun”, and “Message to Love”.


      Band of Gypsys marked the first effort done without his original band, The Jimi Hendrix Experience. And compared to the rock icon’s first three studio albums, including the seminal Electric Ladyland, this live collection saw Hendrix push himself further in terms of collaboration and the fusing of blues, funk, and rock.

      “This is more than the commemoration of an anniversary,” Janie Hendrix, President and CEO of Experience Hendrix, noted in a statement, “that, of course, is something momentous, but it is also the celebration of a cathartic event in Jimi’s life… a sort of changing of the guards.”

      “He demonstrated that there was no limit to his musical landscape,” she added. “It was broad and beautiful, and like the leader of a true band of gypsies, Jimi could go anywhere on the spectrum of genres and be at home there musically! This is our way of celebrating that part of Jimi’s journey.”

      The forthcoming reissue was made by mastering the original analog stereo tapes, a process overseen by longtime Hendrix engineer Eddie Kramer. It will be available on 180-gram audiophile black vinyl, as well as limited-edition 180-gram cream, red, yellow, and green swirl vinyl. Each will come paired with a replica concert poster and an eight-page booklet brimming with rare live photos and an essay penned by John McDermott.

      The Band of Gypsys vinyl reissue is officially out March 27th and pre-orders have already begun.


      ​​​​​​​Tracklist:

      Side A

      01. Who Knows
      02. Machine Gun
      Recorded January 1, 1970 Early Show

      Side B

      01. Changes
      02. Power To Love
      03. Message To Love
      04. We Gotta Live Together
      Recorded January 1, 1970 Late Show
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      • #4
        What Jimi album is a good place to start from? I've been wanting to get into his discography but no idea where to start.
        "Is Stalin on your shoulder..."
        https://soundcloud.com/jaspervanbeveren-1/jasper-russia
        "..as he was with his composers?"

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