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Format: CD
Sku: 214101159
UPC: 886976215828
UPC 14: 00886976215828
Release Date: 3/9/2010
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. Freedom ~ Jimi Hendrix
2. Izabella ~ Jimi Hendrix
3. Night Bird Flying ~ Jimi Hendrix
4. Angel ~ Jimi Hendrix
5. Room Full of Mirrors ~ Jimi Hendrix
6. Dolly Dagger ~ Jimi Hendrix
7. Ezy Ryder ~ Jimi Hendrix
8. Drifting ~ Jimi Hendrix
9. Beginnings ~ Jimi Hendrix
10. Stepping Stone ~ Jimi Hendrix
11. My Friend ~ Jimi Hendrix
12. Straight Ahead ~ Jimi Hendrix
13. Hey Baby (New Rising Sun) ~ Jimi Hendrix
14. Earth Blues ~ Jimi Hendrix
15. Astro Man ~ Jimi Hendrix
16. In From the Storm ~ Jimi Hendrix
17. Belly Button Window ~ Jimi Hendrix
 
Jimi Hendrix

In 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 se

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

Album Notes and Credits


Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote 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).
Muze PNote Producers: Jimi Hendrix, Eddie Kramer, John Jansen, Mitch Mitchell.
Muze PNote Engineers: Eddie Kramer, Bob Hughes, Bob Cotto.
Muze PNote Recorded between March 1968 and August 1970. Includes liner notes by John McDermott.
Muze PNote Audio Remasterers: Eddie Kramer; George Marino.
Muze PNote Liner Note Author: John McDermott .
Muze PNote 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).
Muze PNote 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.
Muze PNote 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.
Muze PNote 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.

Musical Guests
Muze Guest Artist Buddy Miles
Muze Guest Artist Stephen Stills
Muze Guest Artist The Ronettes
Muze Guest Artist Steve Winwood
Muze Guest Artist Buzzy Linhart
Muze Guest Artist Billy Cox
Features
Video Features 36 Page Booklet Includes Detailed Sessin Info, Linear Notes, Photos and Memorabilia.
Video Features Bonus DVD Contains Exclusive "Making Of" Mini Documentary.
Video Features In Lavish 6-Panel Digipak.

Awards


Grammy (2000)
Video Award Name Jimi Hendrix, Winner, Best Music Video, Long Form

Grammy (1993)
Video Award Name Jimi Hendrix, Winner, Lifetime Achievement Award

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (1992)
Video Award Name The Jimi Hendrix Experience, Winner, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Performer Inductees

Grammy (1971)
   Video Award Name Jimi Hendrix, Nominee, Best Contemporary Instrumental Performance

Compilation Appearances

Muze Music Compilations Rattle & Hum
Muze Music Compilations Woodstock: Music from the Original Soundtrack & More (Remastered)
Muze Music Compilations Apollo 13
Muze Music Compilations Easy Rider (2-Disc Deluxe Edition) (Bonus Tracks)
Muze Music Compilations Pirate Radio (Ost)
Muze Music Compilations Tha Funk Capitol Of The World
Muze Music Compilations Essential Isley Brothers
Muze Music Compilations 60'S Music Revolution
Muze Music Compilations Mr Peabody & Sherman (osc)
Muze Music Compilations Watchmen (Original Soundtrack)
Muze Music Compilations Essential 3.0
Muze Music Compilations Last Poets
Muze Music Compilations Woodstock:40 Years On Back To Yasgur
Muze Music Compilations Duane Allman's Jukebox
Muze Music Compilations It's Your Thing-Story Of The I
Muze Music Compilations Easy Rider
Muze Music Compilations Still Life(Live)
Muze Music Compilations Progressions:100 Years Of Jazz Guitar

Associated Artists and Works

Band of Gypsys [Remaster] ~ Band of Gypsys
Bourelly, Jean-Paul
Brewer, Jon
Brown, Phil (Drums)
Brown, Phil (Violin)
Cox, Billy
Doran, Christy
Doran, Studer, Minton, Bates, A
Fremonts Group
Little Richard
Miles, Buddy
Miles, Buddy (Drums)
Moore, Gary
Blues for Jimi ~ Moore, Gary
On, Pickin'
Original Soundtrack
Experience Hendrix: The Best of Jimi Hendrix ~ Original Soundtrack
Pickin' On
Richard, Little
Smith, Lonnie
Smith, Lonnie (Organ)
Studer, Fredy
Power of Soul: A Tribute to Jimi Hendrix ~ Various Artists
Westray, Ron
World Saxophone Quartet

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 03/08/2010
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 1997
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : 88697621582
Music Label Name Label : Experience Hendrix
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 2
Music Studio or Live Studio/Live : Studio
Music Mono or Stereo Mono/Stereo : Stereo
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : n/a
Music UPC UPC : 00886976215828

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."

Bio

"Jimi Hendrix

In 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)."

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Product attributeArtist:   Hendrix,Jimi
Product attributeLabel:   Cbs/epic/wtg Records
Product attributeMusic Format:   Compact Disc
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