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Jimi Hendrix: Experience – Original Soundtrack/Isle Of Wight/Rainbow Bridge – Original Soundtrack

Charles Shaar Murray, Cream, January 1972

A CONSIDERABLE amount of Hendrix material has surfaced over the last six months. In addition to these three albums, there’s a side each on Woodstock Two and the forthcoming Monterey. All on different labels, all crediting Jimi’s manager Mike Jeffery as either co-producer or executive producer. Just so you don’t miss the point, the Ember album has a little seal in the top left-hand corner, reading ‘Memorial Album – Never Before Released’, which is about as hip and subtle as one would expect from the only record company in the country who still press thick, heavy discs suitable for throwing at demonstrations.

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