First Rays Of The New Rising Sun (Remastered) CD (2010)

Artist: Jimi Hendrix

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First Rays Of The New Rising Sun, the last graceful gesture by the innovative artist Jimi Hendrix, is the first album prepared under the supervision of his family. It draws together 17 songs whose creation span from March 1968 to the last sessions at Electric Lady Studios in August 1970. Produced from the original master recordings, First Rays Of The New Rising Sun has many of Hendrix's most creative musical achievements, including "Night Bird Flying," "Angel," "Dolly Dagger," "Hey Baby (New Rising Sun)," and "In From The Storm." Plus a bonus DVD featuring a "Making Of" mini documentary

Specifications

Label Cbs/epic/wtg Records
SKU 214101159
UPC 886976215828
UPC 14 00886976215828
Format CD
Release Date 3/9/2010
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Author Jimi Hendrix
Compilation Appearance Rattle & Hum
Compilation Appearance Woodstock: Music from the Original Soundtrack & More (Remastered)
Compilation Appearance Apollo 13
Compilation Appearance It's Your Thing-Story Of The I
Compilation Appearance Easy Rider
Compilation Appearance Easy Rider (2-Disc Deluxe Edition) (Bonus Tracks)
Compilation Appearance Essential Isley Brothers
Compilation Appearance Progressions:100 Years Of Jazz Guitar
Compilation Appearance Guitar Heroes Volume 2
Compilation Appearance Still Life(Live)
Compilation Appearance Pirate Radio (Ost)
Compilation Appearance Tha Funk Capitol Of The World
Compilation Appearance Last Poets
Compilation Appearance 60'S Music Revolution
Compilation Appearance Woodstock:40 Years On Back To Yasgur
Compilation Appearance Mr Peabody & Sherman (osc)
Compilation Appearance Duane Allman's Jukebox
Compilation Appearance Under The Influence:songs That Made T
Features
36 Page Booklet Includes Detailed Sessin Info, Linear Notes, Photos and Memorabilia.
Bonus DVD Contains Exclusive "Making Of" Mini Documentary.
In Lavish 6-Panel Digipak.
Technical Info
CatalogID 88697621582
Lable Name Experience Hendrix
Released 03/08/2010
Original Release 1997
Number of Discs 2
SPARE Code n/a
Length 69m : 27s
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00886976215828
Musical Guests
Buddy Miles
Stephen Stills
The Ronettes
Steve Winwood
Buzzy Linhart
Billy Cox
Album Notes and Credits
Personnel: Jimi Hendrix (vocals, guitar, piano); Ken Pine (12-string guitar); Paul Caruso (harmonica); Stephen Stills (piano); Buzzy Linhart (vibraphone); Billy Cox (bass); Buddy Miles (drums, background vocals); Jimmy Mayes, Mitch Mitchell (drums); Billy Armstrong, Juma Sultan (percussion); Arthur Allen, Albert Allen, Billy Cox, The Ronettes, Steve Winwood, Chris Wood (background vocals).
Producers: Jimi Hendrix, Eddie Kramer, John Jansen, Mitch Mitchell.
Engineers: Eddie Kramer, Bob Hughes, Bob Cotto.
Recorded between March 1968 and August 1970. Includes liner notes by John McDermott.
Audio Remasterers: Eddie Kramer; George Marino.
Liner Note Author: John McDermott .
Recording information: Electric Lady Studios (01/07/1970-01/20/1970); Record Plant (01/07/1970-01/20/1970); Sound Center (01/07/1970-01/20/1970); Electric Lady Studios (01/17/1970); Record Plant (01/17/1970); Sound Center (01/17/1970); Electric Lady Studios (01/20/1970); Record Plant (01/20/1970); Sound Center (01/20/1970); Electric Lady Studios (03/13/1968); Record Plant (03/13/1968); Sound Center (03/13/1968); Electric Lady Studios (06/??/1970-08/20/1970); Record Plant (06/??/1970-08/20/1970); Sound Center (06/??/1970-08/20/1970); Electric Lady Studios (06/15/1970-08/22/1970); Record Plant (06/15/1970-08/22/1970); Sound Center (06/15/1970-08/22/1970); Electric Lady Studios (06/16/1970-08/22/1970); Record Plant (06/16/1970-08/22/1970); Sound Center (06/16/1970-08/22/1970); Electric Lady Studios (06/17/1970-08/20/1970); Record Plant (06/17/1970-08/20/1970); Sound Center (06/17/1970-08/20/1970); Electric Lady Studios (06/1970); Record Plant (06/1970); Sound Center (06/1970); Electric Lady Studios (06/25/1970-08/14/1970); Record Plant (06/25/1970-08/14/1970); Sound Center (06/25/1970-08/14/1970); Electric Lady Studios (06/25/1970-08/20/1970); Record Plant (06/25/1970-08/20/1970); Sound Center (06/25/1970-08/20/1970); Electric Lady Studios (06/25/1970-08/22/1970); Record Plant (06/25/1970-08/22/1970); Sound Center (06/25/1970-08/22/1970); Electric Lady Studios (06/26/1970); Record Plant (06/26/1970); Sound Center (06/26/1970); Electric Lady Studios (07/01/1970); Record Plant (07/01/1970); Sound Center (07/01/1970); Electric Lady Studios (07/01/1970-08/24/1970); Record Plant (07/01/1970-08/24/1970); Sound Center (07/01/1970-08/24/1970); Electric Lady Studios (07/01/1970/08/22/1970); Record Plant (07/01/1970/08/22/1970); Sound Center (07/01/1970/08/22/1970); Electric Lady Studios (07/22/1970-08/24/1970); Record Plant (07/22/1970-08/24/1970); Sound Center (07/22/1970-08/24/1970); Electric Lady Studios (07/23/1970/08/20/1970); Record Plant (07/23/1970/08/20/1970); Sound Center (07/23/1970/08/20/1970); Electric Lady Studios (08/22/1970); Record Plant (08/22/1970); Sound Center (08/22/1970); Electric Lady Studios (10/19/1970); Record Plant (10/19/1970); Sound Center (10/19/1970); Electric Lady Studios (11/17/1969); Record Plant (11/17/1969); Sound Center (11/17/1969); Electric Lady Studios (11/20/1970); Record Plant (11/20/1970); Sound Center (11/20/1970); Electric Lady Studios (12/18/1969/01/20/1970); Record Plant (12/18/1969/01/20/1970); Sound Center (12/18/1969/01/20/1970); Electric Lady Studios (12/19/1969); Record Plant (12/19/1969); Sound Center (12/19/1969).
Photographers: Bill Nitopi; Jonathan Stathakis; Eddie Kramer; Baron Wolman; Ted Kessell; Mike McGettigan; Daniel Tehaney; Chuck Boyd; Willis Hogan, Jr.; Michael Jang; Jim Cummins; Grant Harper; Linda McCartney.
After years of legal wrangling, FIRST RAYS is the initial album released under the direct supervision of the Hendrix family. These remastered classics, previously found on the posthumous albums THE CRY OF LOVE, WAR HEROES and RAINBOW BRIDGE, were originally slated to be part of a double-album sequel to ELECTRIC LADYLAND, a concept that died with Hendrix in 1970.
The compilation of these songs allows us to see the many sides of this innovative artist. Alongside runaway flights of fancy ("Stepping Stone") and overcharged rock/funk explosions ("Room Full Of Mirrors") are beautiful ballads ("Angel") and rollicking numbers that point to a Bob Dylan influence ("My Friend"). Famous friends dot the sonic landscape (Steve Winwood and Chris Wood on "Ezy Rider" and The Ronettes on "Earth Blues"), but Hendrix remains the center of a musical universe whose light was snuffed out far too soon.
Professional Reviews
Rolling Stone (8/7/97, p.62) - "...a cohesive cosmic missive....illuminates what would have been a transitional phase for Hendrix. Along with the requisite burning-flesh instrumental workouts, it also presents Hendrix in his lyrical, ruminative mode..."
Down Beat (8/97, p.61) - 4 stars out of 5 - "...Hendrix's postumously released music sees the light of day for the first time in the form he originally envisioned..."
Mojo (Publisher) (3/01/04, p.53) - Included in Mojo's The 67 Lost Albums You Must Own! - "Plenty of the original fire is here and some supremely funky-ass rock, presaging War, etc."
Artist Bio
"Jimi HendrixIn his brief four-year reign as a superstar, Jimi Hendrix expanded the vocabulary of the electric rock guitar more than anyone before or since. Hendrix was a master at coaxing all manner of unforeseen sonics from his instrument, often with innovative amplification experiments that produced astral-quality feedback and roaring distortion. His frequent hurricane blasts of noise and dazzling showmanship -- he could and would play behind his back and with his teeth and set his guitar on fire -- has sometimes obscured his considerable gifts as a songwriter, singer, and master of a gamut of blues, R&B, and rock styles.It was in a New York club that Hendrix was spotted by Animals bassist Chas Chandler. The first lineup of the Animals was about to split, and Chandler, looking to move into management, convinced Hendrix to move to London and record as a solo act in England. There a group was built around Jimi, also featuring Mitch Mitchell on drums and Noel Redding on bass, that was dubbed the Jimi Hendrix Experience. The trio became stars with astonishing speed in the U.K., where ""Hey Joe,"" ""Purple Haze,"" and ""The Wind Cries Mary"" all made the Top Ten in the first half of 1967. These tracks were also featured on their debut album, Are You Experienced?, a psychedelic meisterwerk that became a huge hit in the U.S. after Hendrix created a sensation at the Monterey Pop Festival in June of 1967.Are You Experienced? was an astonishing debut, particularly from a young R&B veteran who had rarely sung, and apparently never written his own material, before the Experience formed. What caught most people's attention at first was his virtuosic guitar playing, which employed an arsenal of devices, including wah-wah pedals, buzzing feedback solos, crunching distorted riffs, and lightning, liquid runs up and down the scales. But Hendrix was also a first-rate songwriter, melding cosmic imagery with some surprisingly pop-savvy hooks and tender sentiments. He was also an excellent blues interpreter and passionate, engaging singer (although his gruff, throaty vocal pipes were not nearly as great assets as his instrumental skills). Are You Experienced? was psychedelia at its most eclectic, synthesizing mod pop, soul, R&B, Dylan, and the electric guitar innovations of British pioneers like Jeff Beck, Pete Townshend, and Eric Clapton.Amazingly, Hendrix would only record three fully conceived studio albums in his lifetime. Axis: Bold as Love and the double-LP Electric Ladyland were more diffuse and experimental than Are You Experienced? On Electric Ladyland in particular, Hendrix pioneered the use of the studio itself as a recording instrument, manipulating electronics and devising overdub techniques (with the help of engineer Eddie Kramer in particular) to plot uncharted sonic territory. Not that these albums were perfect, as impressive as they were; the instrumental breaks could meander, and Hendrix's songwriting was occasionally half-baked, never matching the consistency of Are You Experienced? (although he exercised greater creative control over the later albums)."
Disc 1
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
Awards
Grammy (2000) Jimi Hendrix, Winner, Best Music Video, Long Form
Grammy (1993) Jimi Hendrix, Winner, Lifetime Achievement Award
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (1992) The Jimi Hendrix Experience, Winner, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Performer Inductees
Grammy (1971) Jimi Hendrix, Nominee, Best Contemporary Instrumental Performance
Product Attributes
Artist Hendrix,Jimi
Label Cbs/epic/wtg Records
Music Format Compact Disc

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