Karl J. Geisler...
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
If you have anything to share or correct, please
email me. Thanks.
Unless I'm mistaken, don't the majority of Crash Landing outtakes on this
CD feature Douglass' session musicians and NOT the original backing
band(s)? I thought I'd read this in Jimpress when this CD was released.
In essence, this disc is a collection of alternate Douglassized versions
of the Crash Landing tracks (with the exception of a few). Please correct
me if I'm wrong; I'd love to hear the full, untampered versions of these
An oppossing point of view:
This is ostensibly the
outtakes from the sessions that Alan Douglas later raped into the release
"Crash Landing." This is an excellent disc, I highly recommend it.
here's the set list, with my notes on each take:
Message to Love
Somewhere (guitar on left channel, no vocals)
Somewhere (stereo guitar, guitar overdub, no vocals)
Crash Landing (full version?)
Crash Landing (short bit)
Crash Landing (different version)
Come Down Hard on me Baby (similar to Loose Ends)
Come Down Hard on me Baby (similar again, I think...I forget)
Peace in Mississippi (Same as on other vinyl bootlegs,
Peace in Mississippi (Same guitar, drums and bass added)
Peace in Mississippi (Same guitar, different rhythm section)
With the Power (cool!)
Stone Free Again (Stone Free with tons of rhythm...awesome!)
Captain Coconut (Again, same as on _Gypsy On Cloud 9_ vinyl boot
and lots of other boots)
You and Me blues/Lover Man (Some jam, i think, ending with Lover
Overall - this disc kicks ass. The different PIM takes are
terrific...that song is so cool! These songs are MUCH more complete than
Alan Douglas would lead you to believe...he didn't have to wipe the
musicians off for some of these...these untouched studio outtakes are
awesome. Find this disc.
Paris 66 & 67
It's a good one, made up of various live performances & radio broadcasts,
but sound quality varies according to the source/venue. The disc starts out
with two songs from an Experience concert in Paris on Oct. 18/66, complete
with an announcer's voice over (and it's not in English!). I'm not sure,
but this might be taken from the tour that Jimi did as support act for
Johnny Halliday. Eight songs from a Oct. 9/67 Paris show follow, and so far
everything is in perfectly acceptable sound quality.
Next, though, the sound gets a bit rough on "Have Mercy", from Jimi's Feb.
7/67 club date at the Flamingo Club in London: however, the rarity
justifies its inclusion. After this some more rarities: 4 songs from a
Stockholm show on Jan. 8/68, featuring what may be the only live version of
"EXP/Up From the Skies" available on CD!
The disc is rounded out with yet another concert rarity: a version of "Can
You Pleas Crawl Out Your Window" from the May 10/68 Fillmore East show.
The bottom line: worth buying if only for the rarity of some of the
The Peel Sessions
Strange Fruit Records
Wait Until Tomorrow
Hear My Train A Comin'
Spanish Castle Magic
(all songs appear on the Ryko/Castle Communications RADIO ONE release(s)).
BR CD 1901
On one hand, we applaud the fact that this material has finally made it onto
disc. On the other hand, the German producers pulled most of the material
from vinyl sources, so sound quality suffers. Live At Philharmonic Hall is
one of the most sought after bootleg albums in Hendrix history. Even
though the 11/28/68 Philharmonic Hall, New York performance turned out
to the one of the worst of his career, as he battled the effects of drugs
ingested just prior to the show, it remains a "must have" for collections.
Here, we get "I Don't Live Today", "Getting My Heart Back Together
Again" and "Spanish Castle Magic" pulled directly from the vinyl. Then, in
1969, Hendrix appeared on the Tonight Show. Here, we are offered the 3-
minute interview with guest host Flip Wilson, followed by the performance
of "Lover Man" backed by Billy Cox with Tonight Show band drummer Ed
From the Good Vibes bootleg, we get the music and interviews from
the 2/24/69 Royal Albert Hall rehearsals combined with an interview
conducted 3/69 by Jay Harvey for KDAY radio in California. Included are:
"Hey Joe", "Hound Dog", "Voodoo Chile" and "Getting My Heart Back
Together Again". Unfortunately, when the producers tried to correct the
original flaws of Good Vibes, they actually reversed the problems. On the
original vinyl, the interview segments ran fast. To attempt to correct the
problem, the producers apparently slowed down the tape. So, now, while
the interview segments run at the correct speed, the songs are noticeably
To close out the disc, we are offered the Eddie Kramer
demonstration of how he put "Dolly Dagger" together. This was originally
offered on Magic Fingers. (1994)
Power and Soul
a reissue of "Band of Gypsys Rehersals"
Lost Rose (LR CD 16)
This bootleg CD is from the 2nd show at the Capitol Theatre Ottawa, Canada
on March 19, 1968. The sound quality is decent and the playing is alright
as well. This seems to be the best release of this show with other releases
missing some songs (ex. Canadian Club).
1. Tax Free
2. Killing Floor
4. Red House
5. Foxy Lady
6. Hey Joe
7. Spanish Castle Magic
8. Purple Haze
Rating: B Not a terribly eventful show, but decent. Neat cover.