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  • First Rays of the New Rising Sun (Awaiting Repress) First Rays of the New Rising Sun (Awaiting Repress) Quick View

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    First Rays of the New Rising Sun (Awaiting Repress)

    Cut from the Analog Masters by Legendary Engineer George Marino at Sterling Sound and Pressed on 180-gram Vinyl at RTI!


    First-Ever Audiophile Edition of this Seminal Collection, Hendrix's Final Studio Album!


    The Hendrix Family is Committed to Bringing you the Best Sound Quality Possible: Do Not Miss This Collection!


    Set Joins Exquisitely Remastered Versions of Are You Experienced?, Axis: Bold As Love, Electric Ladyland, and the previously unreleased Valleys of Neptune!


    Hendrix Has NEVER Sounded Better on Any Format or Pressing!


    First Rays Of The New Rising Sun, the last graceful gesture by pioneering guitarist Jimi Hendrix, is the first album prepared under the supervision of his family. It compiles 17 songs whose creation span from March of 1968 to the last sessions at Electric Lady Studios in August of 1970, and which Hendrix inteded for release on this album, which was being made at the time of his tragic death. The material finds Hendrix expanding upon the parameters of his voice, concentrating on his singing while also embracing soul music more than he had on his other recordings. Hence, listeners hear funkier, bluesier, and R&B-slanted elements on this staggering set, which in no way comes off as a cheaply thrown-together posthumous release. Rather, given the level of experimental psychedelic exploration and dreamlike tones throughout, First Rays of the New Rising Sun rightly takes its place as Hendrix's final studio album. And it's never sounded so amazing.


    Mastered from the original analog tapes, cut by legendary engineer George Marino on upgraded equipment at Sterling Sound, and pressed on 180-gram virgin vinyl at RTI, this LP is a sonic knockout on par with the very best audiophile recordings. It's no wonder that this release helps spearhead Legacy Recordings' unprecented 2010 Jimi Hendrix Catalog Project of reissues and new releases from the greatest guitar player in history. Albums don't get more essential than this.


    Originally released in 1997, First Rays Of The New Rising Sun boasts many of Hendrixs most creative musical achievements, including Night Bird Flying, Angel, Dolly Dagger, Hey Baby (New Rising Sun), and In From The Storm. Finally, here is the link that connects Hendrix's involvement with the Isley Brothers with his own groundbreaking solo fare, now on a truly glorious-sounding pressing. An absolute must for any music fan.

    1. Freedom
    2. Izabella
    3. Night Bird Flying
    4. Angel
    5. Room Full Of Mirrors
    6. Dolly Dagger
    7. Ezy Ryder
    8. Drifting
    9. Beginnings
    10. Stepping Stone
    11. My Friend
    12. Straight Ahead
    13. Hey Baby (New Rising Sun)
    14. Earth Blues
    15. Astro Man
    16. In From The Storm
    17. Belly Button Window
    Jimi Hendrix
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    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
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    Rainbow Bridge (Soundtrack)


    Remastered By Bernie Grundman From The Original Analog Masters


    Rainbow Bridge is being reissued on vinyl, reintroduced with original album art and track orders and remastered by Bernie Grundman from the original analog masters.


    Rainbow Bridge was compiled and mixed by Eddie Kramer and Mitch Mitchell in 1971, with the help of Electric Lady Studios engineer John Jansen. Most of the tracks were recorded in 1969 and 1970, during the same sessions that spawned The Cry Of Love. Rainbow Bridge is often misconstrued as being an entirely live album, being that the film of the same name features excerpts of a live Jimi Hendrix performance in Maui. However, Hendrix had no role in the creation of the rambling, unfocused 1971 film which was directed by Chuck Wein. The film was not a Hendrix project in any way but instead an independent vision of his manager Michael Jeffery. After Hendrix's death in September 1970, Jeffery scrapped Hendrix's original vision of a double studio album titled First Rays Of The New Rising Sun and called for Kramer, Mitchell and Jansen to compile two posthumous albums-including one that would that would serve as a soundtrack for the Rainbow Bridge film.


    Mitchell, Kramer and Jansen drew upon Hendrix's rich trove of studio recordings that the guitarist had been developing at Electric Lady Studios. Songs such as ''Dolly Dagger'' and ''Room Full Of Mirrors'' were bright examples of Hendrix's new creative direction. Other standouts on the album included a studio rendition of ''Star Spangled Banner'' as well as the majestic ''Hey Baby (New Rising Sun).'' The one live track on the album, an extraordinary rendition of Hendrix's original blues composition ''Hear My Train A Comin''' is taken from a performance at Berkeley Community Theatre in May of 1970, and not in the film at all. Buddy Miles and Noel Redding both appear on one track each, and the Ronettes provide backing vocals on ''Earth Blues.''


    After Hendrix's death in September 1970, First Rays Of The New Rising Sun was scrapped and instead two posthumous albums were created from the sessions, including one that would serve as a soundtrack for the Rainbow Bridge film.

    1. Dolly Dagger
    2. Earth Blues
    3. Pali Gap
    4. Room Full of Mirrors
    5. Star Spangled Banner (studio version)
    6. Look Over Yonder
    7. Hear My Train A Comin' (live)
    8. Hey Baby (New Rising Sun)
    Jimi Hendrix
    $24.99
    200 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
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    The Cry Of Love

    Remastered By Bernie Grundman From The Original Analog Masters


    Originally released in 1971, and last issued on CD in 1992, The Cry Of Love was compiled and mixed by Hendrix's longtime engineer Eddie Kramer and Experience drummer Mitch Mitchell. The bulk of these tracks were recorded between December 1969 and the summer of 1970 at Electric Lady Studios in New York, and were intended to be part of an ambitious double LP tentatively titled First Rays of the New Rising Sun. Commercially, The Cry Of Love was a huge success, reaching #3 in the U.S. and #2 in the UK, and spawned favorites such as ''Angel,'' ''Freedom,'' and ''Ezy Ryder.'' While Mitch Mitchell and bassist Billy Cox comprised the rhythm section on the lion's share of the tracks, Buddy Miles played drums on ''Ezy Ryder'' and Noel Redding played bass on ''My Friend'' (recorded in 1968, before his departure from the Jimi Hendrix Experience). The Cry Of Love also includes the participation of notable guest musicians including Steve Winwood, Chris Wood and Buzzy Linhart among others.

    1. Freedom
    2. Drifting
    3. Ezy Ryder
    4. Night Bird Flying
    5. My Friend
    6. Straight Ahead
    7. Astro Man
    8. Angel
    9. In From the Storm
    10. Belly Button Window
    Jimi Hendrix
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    200 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Electric Ladyland (Awaiting Repress) Electric Ladyland (Awaiting Repress) Quick View

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    Electric Ladyland (Awaiting Repress)

    Ranked 54/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.


    Cut from the Analog Masters by Legendary Engineer George Marino at Sterling Sound and Pressed on 180-gram Vinyl at RTI!


    First-Ever Audiophile Edition of Hendrix's Pioneering Third Studio Album: The Wait Is Over!


    The Hendrix Family is Committed to Bringing you the Best Sound Quality Possible: Do Not Miss This Pressing!


    Set Joins Exquisitely Remastered Versions of Are You Experienced, Axis: Bold As Love, First Rays of the New Rising Sun, and the previously unreleased Valleys of Neptune!


    The great manifesto of the psychedelic rock era, the Jimi Hendrix Experience's Electric Ladyland is the culmination of resounding experimentation and several years of band chemistry, as well as Hendrix's continual development as a guitarist seemingly capable of anything and limited only by what he couldn't think of doing. As the trio's final studio recording together, it's also the band's most adventurous, and collaborative, as Steve Winwood, Al Kooper, Buddy Miles, Jack Casady, and Chris Wood all make guest apprarances. Featuring everything from sensitive wah-wah playing (Burning of the Midnight Lamp) to the all-time best version of Bob Dylan's All Along the Watchtower, with Hendrix infusing the song with requisite mystery and mayhem, to the magnetic riff passages of Voodoo Child (Slight Return), Electric Ladyland remains one of the most fully realized and referenced recordings in history. And until now, it's never received the sonic facelift it's not only needed, but deserved.


    Mastered from the original analog tapes, cut by legendary engineer George Marino on upgraded equipment at Sterling Sound, and pressed on 180-gram virgin vinyl at RTI, this 2LP set is a sonic knockout on par with the very best audiophile recordings. This is also the first-ever audiophile edition of Electric Ladyland. We guarantee it will absolutely blow away whatever analog or digital version you've heard before. It's no wonder that this release spearheads Legacy Recordings' unprecented 2010 Jimi Hendrix Catalog Project of reissues and new releases from the greatest guitar player in history.


    Ranked by Rolling Stone as the 54th greatest album ever made, Electric Ladyland epitomizes the passion, soulfulness, exoticism, and emotion that makes music such a part of our life. You will not want to live without.

    1. And The Gods Made Love
    2. Have You Ever Been (To Electric Ladyland)
    3. Crosstown Traffic
    4. Voodoo Chile
    5. Little Miss Strange
    6. Long Hot Summer Night
    7. Come On (Let The Good Times Roll)
    8. Gypsy Eyes
    9. Burning Of The Midnight Lamp
    10. Rainy Day, Dream Away
    11. 1983(A Merman I Should Turn To Be)
    12. Moon, Turn The Tidesgently gently gently
    13. Still Raining, Still Dreaming
    14. House Burning Down
    15. All Along The Watchtower
    16. Voodoo Child (Slight Return)
    Jimi Hendrix
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    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
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    Valleys Of Neptune

    Jimi Hendrix Valleys Of Neptune on Audiophile-Quality 180g 2LP Set!


    12 Previously Unreleased, Fully Realized Jimi Hendrix Studio Recordings Available for the First Time Ever!


    Cut from the Analog Masters by Legendary Engineer George Marino at Sterling Sound and Pressed on 180-gram Vinyl at RTI!


    The Hendrix Family is Committed to Bringing you the Best Sound Quality Possible: Do Not Miss This Collection!


    Set Joins Exquisitely Remastered Versions of Are You Experienced?, Axis: Bold As Love, Electric Ladyland, and First Rays of the New Rising Sun!


    The already insurmountable legacy of the greatest, most advanced rock guitarist to ever play a note just got better. Valleys Of Neptune, a newly curated album of 12 fully realized Jimi Hendrix studio recordings, contains more than 60 minutes of music never commercially available on any Hendrix album. Centered around tracks recorded during a pivotal and turbulent four-month period in 1969, Valleys Of Neptune unveils the original Jimi Hendrix Experience's final studio recordings for the very first time. Just as importantly, no expense has been spared in making sure this monumental release sounds as good as humanly possible. Mastered from the original analog tapes, cut by legendary engineer George Marino on upgraded equipment at Sterling Sound, and pressed on 180-gram virgin vinyl at RTI, this 2LP set is a sonic knockout on par with the very best audiophile recordings. It's no wonder that this release spearheads Legacy Recordings' unprecented 2010 Jimi Hendrix Catalog Project of reissues and new releases from the greatest guitar player in history. Albums don't get more essential than this.


    Valleys Of Neptune provides a fundamental, compelling, and largely unseen view of what Jimi Hendrix was doing in the critical period between the release of Electric Ladyland in October of 1968 and the 1970 opening of his own Electric Lady Studios in Greenwich Village. The state-of-the-art facility is also where he would begin his final project, the ambitious double album First Rays of the New Rising Sun.


    Here, the group lays down the foundation for its follow-up to Electric Ladyland, alongside the guitar superhero's first sessions with bassist Billy Cox, an army buddy Hendrix had recruited into his new ensemble. As such, Valleys Of Neptune offers more than an hour of previously unreleased Jimi Hendrix music, newly mixed for this historic release by Hendrix's longtime engineer Eddie Kramer, who first worked with the guitarist on 1967's Are You Experienced? Valleys Of Neptune is produced by Janie Hendrix, John McDermott (who contributes detailed liner notes), and Kramer. The Valleys Of Neptune single has long been one of the most sought-after of Hendrix's recordings. But it's not the only reason to grab this set.


    Other highlights encompass blazing studio covers of Elmore James' Bleeding Heart and Cream's Sunshine of Your Love, as well as premier performances of original Hendrix compositions like Ships Passing Through The Night, Lullaby For The Summer, and the original recording of the Jimi Hendrix Experience rendition of Hear My Train A Comin'. Also included is Mr. Bad Luck, a Jimi Hendrix Experience track, produced by Chas Chandler during the 1967 Axis: Bold as Love sessions.
    Specific personnel and recording dates of the tracks are as follows:


    Stone Free

    Recorded: Record Plant, New York, April 7, 9, 14, May 17,1969

    Producer: Jimi Hendrix

    Vocal, Guitar: Jimi Hendrix

    Bass: Billy Cox

    Drums: Mitch Mitchell

    Backing Vocals: Roger Chapman, Andy Fairweather Low


    Valleys Of Neptune

    Recorded: Record Plant, New York, September 23, 1969, May 15, 1970

    Producer: Jimi Hendrix

    Vocal, Guitar: Jimi Hendrix

    Drums: Mitch Mitchell

    Bass: Billy Cox

    Percussion: Juma Sultan


    Bleeding Heart

    Recorded: Record Plant, New York, April 24, 1969

    Producer: Jimi Hendrix

    Vocal, Guitar: Jimi Hendrix

    Bass: Billy Cox

    Drums: Rocky Isaac

    Tambourine: Chris Grimes

    Maracas: Al Marks


    Hear My Train A Comin'

    Recorded: Record Plant, New York, April 7, 1969

    Producer: Jimi Hendrix

    Vocal, Guitar: Jimi Hendrix

    Bass: Noel Redding

    Drums: Mitch Mitchell


    Mr. Bad Luck

    Recorded: Olympic Studios, London, May 5, 1967

    Producer: Chas Chandler

    Additional bass and drum recording, Air Studios, London, June 5, 1987

    Vocal, Guitar: Jimi Hendrix

    Bass: Noel Redding

    Drums: Mitch Mitchell


    Sunshine Of Your Love

    Recorded: Olympic Studios, London, February 16, 1969

    Producer: Jimi Hendrix

    Guitar: Jimi Hendrix

    Bass: Noel Redding

    Drums: Mitch Mitchell

    Percussion: Rocki Dzidzornu


    Lover Man

    Recorded: Olympic Studios, London, February 16, 1969

    Producer: Jimi Hendrix

    Vocal, Guitar: Jimi Hendrix

    Bass: Noel Redding

    Drums: Mitch Mitchell


    Ships Passing Through The Night

    Recorded: Record Plant, New York, April 14, 1969

    Producer: Jimi Hendrix

    Guitar, Vocals: Jimi Hendrix

    Bass: Noel Redding

    Drums: Mitch Mitchell


    Fire

    Recorded: Olympic Studios, London, February 17, 1969

    Producer: Jimi Hendrix

    Vocal, Guitar: Jimi Hendrix

    Bass, Backing Vocal: Noel Redding

    Drums: Mitch Mitchell


    Red House

    Recorded: Olympic Studios, London, February 17, 1969

    Producer: Jimi Hendrix

    Vocal, Guitar: Jimi Hendrix

    Bass: Noel Redding

    Drums: Mitch Mitchell


    Lullaby For The Summer

    Recorded: Record Plant, New York, April 7, 1969

    Producer: Jimi Hendrix

    Mixed By Eddie Kramer

    Guitar: Jimi Hendrix

    Bass: Noel Redding

    Drums: Mitch Mitchell


    Crying Blue Rain

    Recorded: Olympic Studios, London, February 16, 1969

    Producer: Jimi Hendrix

    Additional bass and drum recording, Air Studios, London, June 5, 1987

    Vocal, Guitar: Jimi Hendrix

    Percussion: Rocki Dzidzornu

    Bass: Noel Redding

    Drums: Mitch Mitchell


    1. Stone Free
    2. Valleys Of Neptune
    3. Bleeding Heart
    4. Hear My Train A Comin'
    5. Mr. Bad Luck
    6. Sunshine Of Your Love

    7. Lover Man
    8. Ships Passing In The Night
    9. Fire
    10. Red House
    11. Lullaby For The Summer
    12. Crying Blue Rain
    Jimi Hendrix
    $34.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
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