Jimi Hendrix - First Rays Of The New Rising Sun (1997) (cd+dvd)
DVD5 | VIDEO_TS | MPEG-2 Video, NTSC 16:9 (720:480), 29.97fps, 6530kbps | LPCM 2.0 | 18min | 860Mb
1CD | Flac + Cue + Log | 490Mb
Rock | Experience Hendrix/Legacy 88697 62158 2 | rel: 2010 | covers
Because Hendrix's death in September 1970 occurred before his work on these tunes was completed, the questions still abound as to what Hendrix's ultimate vision for this double album would have been. Minus the worthless – though well-intentioned – overdubs and remix manipulation that occurred when this material was issued piecemeal over the years on The Cry of Love, War Heroes, Rainbow Bridge, and the disappointing Voodoo Soup, this collection finally gets listeners back to the master tapes residing in the Electric Ladyland vaults, and as close to what Hendrix had in mind as possible (as subject to change as these versions obviously were), and also places the tunes in their original context as an album.