Jimi Hendrix

Jimi Hendrix

Experience Hendrix: The Best of Jimi Hendrix

Experience Hendrix

Does the music industry really need another Jimi Hendrix “best of” compilation? Not really. Do you? If you don’t have one, most definitely. This is the first such anthology released by Experience Hendrix, the organization formed by Hendrix’s family and estate, so chances are these tracks have been given the same stellar remastering treatment that other Experience Hendrix reissues have enjoyed. I can’t tell above the noise of the road and wind in my car (and my cracking voice hollering along). Musically, there are no surprises here. “Purple Haze,” “Foxy Lady,” “Manic Depression,” etc. — all of Hendrix’s signature pieces are here, along with a couple other less-played tunes that round things out nicely. The album closes with the live Woodstock rendition of “Star Spangled Banner,” a song which I hear is played almost as much as Queen’s “We Will Rock You” and Gary Glitter’s “Rock and Roll” at sporting events.

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