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Four new titles released from the Jimi Hendrix Catalogue Project

by Jo Ching. Published Tue 23 Aug 2011 12:05, last updated: 23/08/11

Experience Hendrix LLC and Sony Commercial Music Group proudly announce four new titles in the fourth wave of releases in the monumental Jimi Hendrix Catalogue Project.

The fourth round of titles focuses on Hendrix the concert performer with four outstanding releases underscoring the artist's electrifying on-stage prowess is available on Monday 12 September.

To celebrate this release and as part of Hard Rock Cafe's 40th Anniversary, Fender has created an exclusive custom made Hendrix Stratocaster.

The unique guitar, designed by Alan Aldridge, was officially unveiled at the Hard Rock Calling festival in Hyde Park in June. Janie Hendrix, CEO of Experience Hendrix LLC, flew into London for the unveiling on 26 June. The guitar will tour Hard Rock Cafe locations throughout the rest of this year.

Winterland is drawn from six stellar shows recorded over three days (10, 11 & 12 October 1968) at San Francisco's historic Winterland Ballroom. These special performances celebrated the two year anniversary of the Jimi Hendrix Experience and came just as the groundbreaking album Electric Ladyland was released.

Winterland presents some of Hendrix’s most spectacular guitar work and the four CD set (also available as eight 12" vinyl LPs) is filled with rare live versions of classic songs such as "Manic Depression", "Are You Experienced", "Tax Free", and "Little Wing" that are not part of any other Sony Commercial Music Group releases. Fans will also enjoy Hendrix’s dramatic interpretations of Cream’s "Sunshine Of Your Love" and Howlin’ Wolf’s "Killing Floor" [with the Experience joined by Jefferson Airplane bassist Jack Casady] as well his rendition of Bob Dylan’s "Like A Rolling Stone," which has been selected as the lead track for this special release.

This special deluxe box set features never before released music from each of the six unforgettable Winterland performances. The new standard and deluxe editions of Winterland are markedly different from a single disc compilation, long out of print, that was briefly issued by Rykodisc in 1987 and 1988.

The deluxe edition also presents a rare interview with Hendrix recorded backstage at the Boston Garden a few weeks after the Winterland performances. This previously unreleased bonus provides fans with a unique window into Hendrix’s views about his background, his approach to the guitar and songwriting and future direction of his music.

The deluxe edition also features a 36-page booked filled with previously unpublished images by acclaimed photographers Robert Knight, Allen Tannenbaum and Jim Marshall as well as an essay by noted Rolling Stone journalist David Fricke.


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