The Jimi Hendrix Concerts Albums... Jimi Hendrix... Karl J. Geisler

The Jimi Hendrix Concerts

If I remember correctly, this is the very first Hendrix album I ever bought. I love it dearly. It's a "best of" of sorts, some of the best live Hendrix I've ever heard. Depending on where you live, it may be hard to find these days. I bought a CD copy in the mid-1990s at the Mall of America. It was a French import, which is fitting, since I left my cassette copy (the first Hendrix I ever bought) in France a couple years before that.

There are a few different versions of this kicking around. Mine has:

  1. Fire 3:47
  2. I Don't Live Today 6:26
  3. Red House 8:01
  4. Stone Free 10:18
  5. Are You Experienced? 6:11
  6. Little Wing 3:48
  7. Voodoo Chile (Slight Return) 6:49
  8. Bleeding Heart (Blues in C Sharp) 7:14
  9. Hey Joe 4:42
  10. Wild Thing 3:12
  11. Hear My Train A Comin' (Gettin' My Heart Back Together Again) 8:04
  12. Foxey Lady 4:46
According to the back of the CD:

Tracks 1, 5, 7 & 11 from Winterland, San Francisco, CA, October 10, 1968.
Track 2 from The Sports Arena, San Diego, CA, May 24, 1969
Track 3 from New York Pop, Randall's Island, NY, July 17, 1970.
Tracks 4 & 8 from Royal Albert Hall, London, UK, February 24, 1969.
Track 6 from Winterland, San Francisco, CA, October 11, 1968.
Track 9 from Berkeley Community Theatre, Berkeley, CA, May 30, 1970.
Track 10 from Winterland, San Francisco, CA, October 12, 1968.
Track 12 from the Forum, Los Angeles, CA, April 26, 1969.

While this is a great compilation, some serious editing/sound magic was done to put it together. Most of the between-song chat is from the San Diego concert.

Fellow hendrixfile Vadim notes the following:

However, don't let this discourage you from seeking it out. It's a great listening experience. Probably due to my history with the album, this is the one instance where knowledge of the hack-job doesn't taint my opinion.