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First Rays of the New Rising Sun

First Rays of the New Rising Sun
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Jimi's last hurrah

9 years, 2 months ago at Feb 19 9:36
This is one of my favorite Jimi Hendrix projects/albums. Here he teams up with Experience drummer Mitch Mitchell and Band Of Gypsys bassist Billy Cox. It's a bit of a turn from his previous work. There's less psychadelic experimentation and more funk. I say lay it on thick Jimi, and he does. Lots of great layering of riffs by Jimi here as well as shredding solos. it also has probably one of m... read more
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Description: J J 0 0 The guy was damn ingenious with a guitar, but not half as industrious as the folks who've packaged and repackaged his posthumous material. First Rays of the New Rising Sun, however, is an attractive assortment of "spiritual, very earthy" late recordings that surfaced in the '70s via The Cry of Love, Crash Landing, Rainbow Bridge, and War Heroes. Hendrix appeared to be in transition between flamboyant showman and serious musician personas at the time (meaning his work, had he lived, might have been twice as meritorious and half as fun), and that makes many of these tracks all the more interesting. --Steven St ... (more)
Manufacturer: Experience Hendrix
Release date: 22 April 1997
Number of discs: 1
EAN: 0000881115992 UPC: 000881115992
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