and unreleased recordings
STARTING AT ZERO - new film
A new film by Peter Neal which traces Jimi's career in his own words.
See DVD section (though the DVD won't be available for a while)
Hendrix was NOT murdered
Read the proof that he wasn't
Are You Experienced
Hybrid Stereo/Mono SACD remaster from Analogue Productions
We have already seen Bernie
Grundman's excellent remasters of Axis Bold of Love, Electric Ladyland,
Cry Of Love and Rainbow Bridge
and coming very soon (September? 18th?) will come his long awaited remaster of the U.S. version of Are You Experienced.
SACD layer: original Stereo and Mono mixes
CD layer: original Stereo mix only (dammit!)
Like with Axis (which will be re-released at the same time) this edition features a new booklet design.
The Jimi Hendrix
Experience at The Royal Albert Hall film - Coming soon?
At The Royal Albert Hall on October 21st, 2019 there was a special, one night only screening of the long lost footage
of the Jimi Hendrix
Experience live at The Royal Albert Hall (24th of February 1969).
Here is an eye-witness report from fellow Hendrix fan Jacek Witecki:
was in London recently, to see the one-off presentation of the
famous/infamous Jimi Hendrix Experience Albert Hall concert film.
Janie Hendrix herself opened the presentation with short speech
introducing Jerry Goldstein as a good friend (!). Then Mr. Goldstein
talked about the historical facts surrounding the movie. He said that the film crew
filmed Hendrix shows throughout Europe but the decision was made to
concentrate on the Albert Hall performances because they would have better control
of the technical conditions, to allow them to shoot good quality
When the film started, Goldstein continued s to make some remarks,
using handheld microphone but fortunately he stopped after few minutes.
He also said the film presented was rough edit but in my view,
this version was very good. However still no mention about the film
The best news to start with: it’s a completely new film compared
to well-known bootleg version. No bad edits, no crazy camera zooming,
no clouds floating on Little Wing, or any other infuriating effects. The
picture quality is shockingly good and the sound is even better. The
sound was a little below average concert volume but quite loud anyway.
The audience reaction was almost
as enthusiastic as for a real show, with applause after solos,
screaming, laughing, etc. A simply fantastic experience for me, as I
didn’t have a chance to see Jimi when he was alive.
After a short presentation of Jimi’s life and career we see
sequences from other European 1969 shows and then we are in London to
see the concert preparations. We see Mitch’s limousine ride
to the venue, with some funny commentary and Noel backstage, putting
new strings on his bass plus many other sequences from the rehearsals,which have never seen before. Very nice! Fragments
of the earlier 18th of February show (with rather dark concert
lighting) were also shown to explain that they had decided to have another try on the 24th with full film lights in the hall.
have changed the original concert sequence a little, so the show begins
with "Stone Free" as a strong opener. The songs are presented in full
with many camera angles. There is almost the full concert with two main
exceptions: no "Hear My Train A Comin" and "Bleeding Heart" is only
heard in thebackground during Jimi’s conversation with sound engineers at the
Royal Albert Hall recording room. Interesting but a bit disappointing
The Brook Street appartement party sequence with "Hound Dog" played in
a bed is somewhere in the middle of the film. As we know, Jimi
ends it abruptly, improvising some funny lyrics but there is a different take over final
film credits, this time with the song completed (never before seen).
During the encore and the amp-smashing finale, when Jimi trashes a
sunburst stratocaster, the guitar sound is a bit muffled but they
managed somehow to smooth out tuning problems, so it sounds quite good. Some scenes from
the after-party at The Speakeasy were also shown at the end.
The overall sound quality is very good (Eddie Kramer’s name is in
credits as the new mix engineer), especially Mitch’s drum sound,
which is powerful and majestic - far better than on the audio bootlegs and even the official
releases of "Little Wing" and "Voodoo Chile" (the purple box, Hendrix
In The West).
I have to say that the film made a strong impression on me. I thought I
knew Jimi quite well but after seeing this performance I hadn't
realised just how phenomenal he really was. Definitely the guy was from a better planet, far from here. All we can do now is wait for the film release.
This is the best filmed Jimi show I’ve ever seen and I think it will strongly impact many of us."
Looks like some sort of
agreement has been reached. We now await a further announcement that
the film will appear in other theatres around the golobe and hopefully on DVD-Blu-ray soon!
A few years ago, the judges had ordered that the film remained in the vault until the legal proceedings were fully settled. Full story HERE)
More information about the Royal Albert Hall recordings
Back in 2013,
during an interview for the Elsewhere website (New Zealand) Eddie
Kramer mentioned the plans to release some exciting Hendrix live shows.
"There will be a lot of
great, no beyond great, amazing live shows, most of which were filmed."
- "...unreleased and maybe not even heard."
Since that interview, Experience Hendrix released Miami 68, Atlanta plus the snippets of the New York Pop Festival 1970
and Jimi's last concert at Fehmarn Island. Apart from that, he could
also have been referring to the Royal Albert Hall and Maui filmed
Let's hope that there are other interesting things on the way after all that!
Read the interview here.
This is the most eagerly anticipated item in the vault.
Experience Hendrix have spoken of their intention to release this
legendary personal demo tape by Jimi at sometime over the next
One track titled "Suddenly November Morning" appeared on the
2010 box set "West Coast Seattle Boy", leaving us hungry for more.
The Hendrix/Jagger Tape?
On November 27th 1969, after dropping by to see The Rolling Stones at
Madison Square Gardens, a party was thrown for Jimi at TV presenter
Flip Wilson's apartment in the Hotel Navarro. After the party Jimi and
Mick Jagger went round to the home of Deering Howe. They got the
guitars out and with Howe on harmonica, the three of them played
tracks from The Stones new album "Let It Bleed"! A proto "Dolly Dagger" was also captured
on the tape machine which recorded the
The tape remains in the possession of Mr. Howe who promised to Mick
that that was where it would remain (unfortunately for us).
Many thanks to Yazid Manou for
bringing this information to us.
The Hendrix/ Zappa Tape?
There are apparently two tapes in the hand's of the Zappa Family trust
which feature Jimi jamming with Frank.
One tape is from a jam at the Garrick Theatre in 1967 and the other
from a jam in Zappa's basement studio.
The Zappa estate own the tapes and
have expressed interest in releasing the studio jam.
This hit the press a couple of
years ago but nothing has been heard about it since.
Hey Dweezil, any news?
The Zappa Hendrix Strat is the Astoria Strat
New research by yours truly!