Jimi Hendrix – First Rays of the Rising Sun (2 VINYL LP)


Jimi Hendrix - First Rays of the Rising Sun (2 VINYL LP)

Jimi Hendrix – First Rays of the Rising Sun (2 VINYL LP)
Format: 2 Vinyl LP
Label: Legacy Recordings
Release: 2024

Release date: May 10, 2024

Originally released in April 1997, ‘First Rays Of The New Rising Sun’ was the first album prepared under the direct supervision of the Hendrix family

Drawing together seventeen songs whose creation spans from March 1968 through to Jimi’s final sessions at Electric Lady Studios in August 1970, the album marked the last graceful gesture by the innovative artist Jimi Hendrix.

In May 1970, after more than a year of cost overruns, maddening delays and arduous construction, Jimi Hendrix sat in the unfinished shell of Electric Lady Studios, his own state-of-the-art recording facility. Piled around him were stacks of unfinished multi-track tapes made at a variety of studios throughout the previous year. Reunited with bandmates Billy Cox, Mitch Mitchell, and long-time engineer Eddie Kramer, Jimi was eager to record his impressive backlog of new material as soon as the studio could accommodate him.

Located in the heart of Greenwich Village, the very neighborhood where Jimi had languished as Jimmy James & The Blues Flames just four years before, Electric Lady Studios stood as a crowning achievement for an artist who meteoric ascension from obscurity had been fueled by five consecutive top ten albums and scores of electrifying, sold out performances throughout the world.

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Side A
01. Freedom
02. Izabella
03. Night Bird Flying
04. Angel
05. Room Full of Mirrors

Side B
01. Dolly Dagger
02. Ezy Ryder
03. Drifting
04. Beginnings

Side C
01. Stepping Stone
02. My Friend
03. Straight Ahead
04. Hey Baby (New Rising Sun)

Side D
01. Earth Blues
02. Astro Man
03. In From the Storm
04. Belly Button Window