Hendrix in the West

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Hendrix in the West
Live album by Jimi Hendrix
ReleasedJanuary 1972; September 13, 2011 (reissue with bonus tracks)
Recorded

1969 - 1970

1968 - 1970 (reissue with bonus tracks)
GenreRock, psychedelic rock, acid rock, blues rock
Length40:21
LabelPolydor
Jimi Hendrix chronology
Isle of Wight
(1971)
Hendrix in the West
(1972)
More Experience
(1972)
Singles from Hendrix in the West
  1. "Johnny B. Goode"
    Released: 1972
 
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Hendrix in the West
Live album by Jimi Hendrix
ReleasedJanuary 1972; September 13, 2011 (reissue with bonus tracks)
Recorded

1969 - 1970

1968 - 1970 (reissue with bonus tracks)
GenreRock, psychedelic rock, acid rock, blues rock
Length40:21
LabelPolydor
Jimi Hendrix chronology
Isle of Wight
(1971)
Hendrix in the West
(1972)
More Experience
(1972)
Singles from Hendrix in the West
  1. "Johnny B. Goode"
    Released: 1972

Hendrix in the West was a posthumous live album by Jimi Hendrix, released in January 1972 by Polydor Records, and later in February by Reprise Records. The album contains songs from Hendrix's performances at the Royal Albert Hall on February 24, 1969, the San Diego Sports Arena on May 24, 1969, Berkeley Community Theatre on May 30, 1970 and the Isle of Wight Festival on August 30, 1970. The album's credits mislabel "Little Wing" and "Voodoo Chile" as being recorded at the San Diego Sports Arena, when in fact these two tracks were recorded at the Royal Albert Hall on February 24, 1969.[1] The album reached No. 7 in the U.K. albums chart,[2] and No. 12 in the Billboard 200.[3]

This album was re-released on September 13, 2011 as part of the Hendrix family's project to remaster Hendrix's discography. Since the rights to the Royal Albert Hall performance of "Little Wing" and "Voodoo Chile" [sic] on the original LP are in dispute,[4] the newly released CD contains alternative performances of the two songs.

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4/5 stars link
Robert ChristgauA−

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Jimi Hendrix, except where noted

Side one
No.TitleLength
1."The Queen" (Traditional)2:40
2."Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" (John Lennon, Paul McCartney)1:16
3."Little Wing"  3:14
4."Red House"  13:06
Side two
No.TitleLength
1."Johnny B. Goode" (Chuck Berry)4:45
2."Lover Man"  3:05
3."Blue Suede Shoes" (Carl Perkins)4:26
4."Voodoo Child (Slight Return)"  7:49

Recording details[edit]

2011 remastered CD edition[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Rolling Stone4.5/5 stars[5]
No.TitleLength
1."The Queen" (Traditional)2:59
2."Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" (John Lennon, Paul McCartney)0:50
3."Little Wing"  3:52
4."Fire"  3:58
5."I Don't Live Today"  7:21
6."Spanish Castle Magic"  10:14
7."Red House"  13:12
8."Johnny B. Goode" (Chuck Berry)4:43
9."Lover Man"  3:00
10."Blue Suede Shoes" (Carl Perkins)4:27
11."Voodoo Child (Slight Return)"  10:40

Recording details[edit]

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Shapiro, Harry and Glebbeek, Caesar. Jimi Hendrix: Electric Gypsy. Heinemann, 1991, p. 543.
  2. ^ "UK chart history - Jimi Hendrix Hendrix in the West". www.chartstats.com. Archived from the original on 24 July 2012. Retrieved 5 September 2011. 
  3. ^ Billboard albums chart info - Jimi Hendrix Hendrix in the West at AllMusic. Retrieved 5 September 2011.
  4. ^ "The Jimi Hendrix Estate Files Lawsuit Over Royal Albert Hall Recordings". www.pastemagazine.com. Retrieved 15 December 2011. 
  5. ^ Rosen, Jody (13 September 2011). "Album review Jimi Hendrix Hendrix in the West". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 15 September 2011. 

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