Unfortunately, the first track "Lover Man" skips alarmingly just at the end of the guitar break. This album was also released on two seperate vinyls, one for "The Early Show", the other for "The Late Show", even as picture discs also. As the title attests, these are "outtakes" so don't expect highly finished productions here.
This is audio archeology for the hardened fan as we get the chance to hear work-in-progress, around the time "Axis" was being put together. Sound quality is mostly poor and there are only really one or two interesting moments in there. Apart from that it doesn't sound that much different to the master. You Got Me Floating" - Drums are practically inexistant but the track doesn't differ much from the master apart from the inferior sound quality.
She's So Fine" - An earlier version of the song with different vocal track from Noel and it is without the falsetto backing vocals. Too fast and muffled. They work perfectly. Nice work Chas. It goes on and on with the basic riff, without any soloing. Mitch had been a T. The second CD is really made up of bonus material, the tracks being recorded after the completion of "Axis". When he comes back in, the band briefly go into a ragged "Sgt.
Peppers ," before grinding to a halt. It perhaps dates from June and features Buddy Miles on drums. It's a studio version of I thought it was a bit dodgy and I later discovered, on the official Hendrix site, that it was in fact the work of an imposter Hendrix biographer David Henderson I think who managed to sell it to Alan Douglas!
He later confessed that it was a fake. Purple Haze Records, I imagine, weren't aware of this. Three Little Bears" - Older fans know this from "War Heroes" and more recently the "Merry Xmas" maxi but here it goes into a long relaxed jam improvisation, incorporating a little of "South Saturn Delta" and a coda similar to "Little Wing".
The original Kramer edit was better. These and further recordings circulated as the bootleg "Studio Haze" and some tracks turned up in on the official "Valleys Of Neptune" album. In December 68 the band had finished an American tour at Chicago after the famous Winterland concerts of the previous October. During the month of January 69, after the legendary Lulu Show TV appearance, they embarked on a 14 date tour of Europe and this is the second date of their schedule.
This is at the Konserthuset, Stockholm, 9th January two shows. The shows were professionally recorded but here there is too much treble and Noel's bass is too strong. It could do with a remix. Jimi had sound problems on the night and was not in a good mood during the first set and he put in a rather lacklustre performance.
It sounds more like a soundcheck, as Jimi just goes through the motions with little enthusiasm. The set just drags along with only " Red House " retaining relative interest. Jimi got so fed up with the eqiuipment on " Voodoo Child " that he quit the stage, leaving Mitch and Noel to solo on until his return.
The band later ran out of time and quit the stage in a huff. Correct me if I am wrong, but I believe this is the last time that The Experience played " Killing Floor " and I don't think Jimi played it again until his last ever show at Fehmern Island in September Noel confessed in an interview later that the band had been drinking before the shows and this as usual made Jimi moody.
After the shoddy first show, Noel nipped out into the streets to find some drugs to perk Jimi up! He found what he was looking for and the mood certainly picks up for the second set but the band are still not totally together. Interesting versions of " Hey Joe " and " Voodoo Child " which has a good improvised ending before the band rip into " Sunshine Of Your Love " with gusto.
However it soon drops into dreary bass and drum solos. Hendrix began playing the riff again on the afternoon of December 26th, backstage at the Upper Cut Club where The Experience were due to play that evening. Chandler told Jimi to "write the rest of that", and so it grew into a full song. Hendrix reportedly wrote a lot more lyrics and music than what is heard on the final version, but Chas felt it best to cut it down. The song was released as the band's second worldwide single on March 17th, in the United Kingdom and June 19th, in the United States.
It reached 3 in the UK, making it Hendrix's highest-charting single ever, and while it only reached 65 in the US, this was still an improvement on "Hey Joe" which failed to chart in the country.
In and , " The Star Spangled Banner " often ended by driving straight into "Purple Haze", much to the crowd's pleasure.
In total, the song was played x times between and , and it last appeared in the set list of Hendrix's final gig, on September 6th, at the Isle of Fehmarn, Germany. The notorious dragon was an avid user of the purple LSD tablets, manufactured by Owsley Stanley circa Owsley refuted his ever naming an LSD product Purple Haze, as his products only clarified things, never producing a haze.
The term was then used in the s to refer to a specific, vividly purple strain of cannabis, though this could not have influenced the song as it was written in Despite these apparently relevant meanings, Hendrix insists that "Purple Haze" was in fact not about drugs, but a reference to a dream he once had. However, he had the dream while experiencing an out of body encouter where Hendrix alleges he saw himself take the shape of Mama Cass. Aforementioned dream supposedly featured Hendrix becoming surrounded by a purple haze, getting lost, and subsequently being saved by his faith in Jesus Christ.
Only 16 left in stock - order soon. Other format: Vinyl. Get it as soon as Fri, Jan Only 1 left in stock - order soon.Purple Haze; Fire (Evening Show) Foxey Lady (Evening Show) You Don’t Want Me; You Can’t Use My Name; Gloomy Monday; All Along The Watchtower; Freedom; Foxey Lady; Purple Haze; Hey Joe; Voodoo Child (Slight Return) Stone Free; Star Spangled Banner; Straight Ahead; Foxey Lady; Who Knows; Machine Gun+; Changes+; Power Of Soul% Stepping Stone.