Jimi Hendrix: neue 4-CD-Box mit vier Stunden unveröffentlichter Musik


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Am 12. November soll das Boxset „West Coast Seattle Boy – The Jimi Hendrix Anthology“ erscheinen, bestehend aus vier CDs und einer DVD – mit bisher komplett unveröffentlichtem Material. Unter den 45 Live- und Studioaufnahmen sollen sich zum Beispiel Alternativversionen von Songsseiner drei Studioalben „Are You Experienced?“, „Axxis: Bold As Love“ sowie „Electric Ladyland“ befinden.

Es gibt ja nur wenige Musiker, von denen nach ihrem Ableben mehr Material veröffentlicht wurde als zu ihren Lebzeiten, und gerade im Fall des 1970 verstorbenen Hendrix kann man sich fragen: Ist nicht schon alles draußen? Anscheinend nicht. „West Coast Seattle Boy“ enthält unter nicht nur eine Coverversion von Bob Dylans „Tears in Rage“, Unbekanntes wie „Hear my Freedom“ sondern auch Lieder aus den den frühen Jahren, etwa aus Hendrixs Zeit als Begleitmusiker für die Isley Brothers oder Little Richard. Die beigefügte DVD enthält die 90-minütige Doku „Voodoo Child“ von Bob Smeaton („Beatles Anthology“), das den Werdegang Hendrixs in dessen eigenen Worten nacherzählt, vorgetragen von Bootsy Collins.

Wird es eine tolle Box sein? Das hängt wohl auch von der Qualität der einzelnen ausgegrabenenStücke ab. Hendrix-Sammler jedenfalls dürfen sich freuen.

Die Tracklist im Einzelnen:

CD 1, Hendrix als Begleitmusiker:

1. Isley Brothers – Testify (1964)

2. Don Covay & the Goodtimers – Mercy, Mercy (1964)

3. Don Covay & the Goodtimers – Can’t Stay Away (1964)

4. Rosa Lee Brooks – My Diary (1965 – written by Arthur Lee)

5. Rosa Lee Brooks – Utee (1965)

6. Little Richard – I Don’t Know What You Got But It’s Got Me (1965)

7. Little Richard – Dancing All Around The World (1965)

8. Frank Howard & The Commanders – I’m So Glad (1966 – written by Billy Cox)

9. Isley Brothers – Move Over And Let Me Dance (1965)

10. Isley Brothers – Have You Ever Been Disappointed (1965)

11. Ray Sharpe – Help Me (Get The Feeling) (Part I) (1966)

12. The Icemen – (My Girl) She’s A Fox (1966)

13. Jimmy Norman – That Little Old Groovemaker (1966)

14. Billy Lamont – Sweet Thang (1968)

15. King Curtis – Instant Groove (1969)

CD 2, die Jahre mit der „Experience“:

1. Fire (1967) – Previously Unreleased Alternate Recording

2. Are You Experienced (1967) – Previously Unreleased Recording

3. May This Be Love (1967) – Previously Unreleased Alternate Recording

4. Can You See Me (1967) – Previously Unreleased Alternate Recording

5. Love Or Confusion (1967) – Previously Unreleased Alternate Recording

6. Little One (1967) – Previously Unreleased Recording (featuring Dave Mason on sitar)

7. Mr. Bad Luck (1967) – Previously Unreleased Alternate Recording

8. Cat Talking To Me (1967) – Previously Unreleased Alternate Recording

9. Castles Made Of Sand (1967) – Previously Unreleased Recording

10. Tears Of Rage (1968) – Previously Unreleased Recording

11. Hear My Train A Comin‘ (1968) – Previously Unreleased Recording

12. 1983 (A Merman I Shall Turn To Be) (1968) – Previously Unreleased Recording

13. Long Hot Summer Night (1968) – Previously Unreleased Recording

14. My Friend (1968) – Previously Unreleased Recording

15. Angel (1968) – Previously Unreleased Recording

16. Calling All The Devil’s Children (1968) – Previously Unreleased Recording

17. New Rising Sun (1968) – Previously Unreleased Alternate Recording

CD 3, Experimente (1968-1969):

1. Hear My Freedom (1968) – Previously Unreleased Recording

2. Room Full Of Mirrors (1969) – Previously Unreleased Recording

3. Shame, Shame, Shame (1969) – Previously Unreleased Recording

4. Messenger (1968) – Previously Unreleased Recording

5. Hound Dog Blues (1969) – Previously Unreleased Recording

6. Untitled Basic Track (1968) – Previously Unreleased Recording

7. Star Spangled Banner (1969) – Previously Unreleased Original Mix

8. Purple Haze (1969) – Previously Unreleased Original Mix

9. Young/Hendrix (1969) – Previously Unreleased Alternate Recording

10. Mastermind (1969) – Previously Unreleased Recording

11. Message To Love (1969) – Previously Unreleased Alternate Recording

12. Fire (1969) – Previously Unreleased Recording

13. Foxey Lady (1969) – Previously Unreleased Recording CD 4, späte Aufnahmen: 1. Stone Free (1969) – Previously Unreleased Recording

2. Burning Desire (1970) – Previously Unreleased Recording

3. Lonely Avenue (1969) – Previously Unreleased Recording

4. Everlasting First (1970) – Previously Unreleased Alternate Recording (featuring Arthur Lee)

5. Freedom (1970) – Previously Unreleased Recording

6. Peter Gunn/Catastrophe (1970) – Previously Unreleased Alternate Recording

7. In From The Storm (1970) – Previously Unreleased Alternate Recording

8. All God’s Children (1970) – Previously Unreleased Recording

9. Red House (1970) – Previously Unreleased Recording

10. Play That Riff [Thank You] (1970) – Previously Unreleased Recording

11. Bolero (1970) – Previously Unreleased Alternate Recording

12. Hey Baby (New Rising Sun) – Previously Unreleased Alternate Recording

13. Suddenly November Morning (1970) – Previously Unreleased Recording