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Otis Redding, Jimi Hendrix Experience: Historic Performances Recorded Live at Monterey (Reprise MS2029)

Vernon Gibbs, Columbia Daily Spectator, 5 October 1970

CHILLING. EVERY note sends raw, nervous bundles of uncertainty racing through your head. Reprise, which originally planned this album to capitalize on the festival furore that was sweeping the country, had no idea how historic it would become. It contains an end, begging, and ultimately two ends, as well as the epic coupling of two opposing forces going in the same direction. It is the place where two legends started, where flipped-out America found its saving grace.

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