29-01-68 L'Olympia, Paris, France "Black Devil"
Karl J. Geisler
This is a great-sounding recording
of a good show. To me the performance doesn't seem as inspired as, say,
Monterey, but I suppose it's not quite fair to compare anything to arugably
the greatest JHE show ever (IMO). I don't know why.
I can only speculate that the boys were just screwing around having fun.
Jimi's appears to be in a fun mood, joking with the audience between songs.
They perform the song "tune up time" and announce it as such a couple of
times. There's even a little rockin impromptu thingy ala Elvis.
Noel throws in a few "thank you"'s and plays guitar with Jimi on Red House
(something they did for a while there).
It's a good show, the sound quality is great, and the recording complete.
This show was released officially as part of the Stages box set.
29-01-68 L'Olympia, Paris, France
* Catfish Blues
* Foxy Lady
* Red House
* Drivin' South
* The Wind Cries Mary
* Little Wing
* Purple Haze