Progarchives, the progressive rock ultimate discography

MIDNIGHT LIGHTNING

Jimi Hendrix

Proto-Prog


From Progarchives.com, the ultimate progressive rock music website

Jimi Hendrix Midnight Lightning album cover
2.39 | 12 ratings | 1 reviews | 8% 5 stars

Write a review
Buy JIMI HENDRIX Music
from Progarchives.com partners
Studio Album, released in 1975

Songs / Tracks Listing

Side one
1. Trashman (3:15)
2. Midnight Lightning (3:49)
3. Hear My Train A Comin' (5:43)
4. Gypsy Boy (3:45)

Side two
1. Blue Suede Shoes (3:29)
2. Izabella/Machine Gun (7:36)
3. Once I Had a Woman (5:20)
4. Beginnings (3:02)

Total Time 35:58

Lyrics

Search JIMI HENDRIX Midnight Lightning lyrics

Music tabs (tablatures)

Search JIMI HENDRIX Midnight Lightning tabs

Line-up / Musicians

Original musicians:
- Jimi Hendrix - guitars, vocals
- Billy Cox - bass on tracks 2, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8 (all wiped)
- Mitch Mitchell - drums on tracks 1, 2, 3 and 8 (tracks 1, 2 and 8 wiped)
- Buddy Miles - drums on tracks 4, 5, 6 and 7 (all wiped)
- Noel Redding - bass on tracks 1 and 3 (both wiped)
- Juma Sultan - percussion on tracks 2, 6 and 8 (all wiped)
- Larry Lee - rhythm guitar on track 6 (wiped)

Session musicians:
- Jeff Mironov - guitar on tracks 1, 2, 3, 5 and 8
- Lance Quinn - guitar on tracks 2, 4, 6 and 7
- Allan Schwartzberg - drums on tracks 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8, percussion on tracks 3 and 4
- Bob Babbitt - bass
- Jimmy Maelen - percussion on tracks 2 and 8
- Maeretha Stewart - backing vocals on tracks 2, 4 and 7
- Barbara Massey - backing vocals on tracks 2, 4 and 7
- Vivian Cherry - backing vocals on tracks 2, 4 and 7
- Buddy Lucas - harmonica on track 7

Releases information

Released: November 1975 (1975-11)
Recorded: 1969-1975
Label: Reprise
Producer: Alan Douglas, Tony Bongiovi

Midnight Lightning is a posthumous tenth studio album by American guitarist Jimi Hendrix, released in November 1975. It was the sixth Hendrix studio album released after his death and the second to be produced by Alan Douglas.
Douglas continued his controversial methods he had adopted on Crash Landing and brought in many of the same session musicians to overdub parts of songs. The only original recording (apart from those by Hendrix) was Mitch Mitchell's drumming on "Hear My Train A Coming". In response to the previous outcry from fans and critics, Douglas did not claim co-writer credit for any songs on Midnight Lightning. The album was not as well received as its predecessor, peaking at #43 in the U.S. and #46 in the UK.

Thanks to mogorva for the addition
and to zowieziggy for the last updates
Edit this entry

JIMI HENDRIX MP3, Free Download (music stream)


Open extended player in a new pop-up window | Random Playlist (50) | How to submit new MP3s

Buy JIMI HENDRIX Midnight Lightning Music


Midnight LightningMidnight Lightning
Reprise
Vinyl$56.00
$35.00 (used)
Midnight LightningMidnight Lightning
Warner
Vinyl$25.00
$24.99 (used)
Right Now on Ebay (logo)
JIMI HENDRIX 2 ROCK/PSYCH LP'S MIDNIGHT LIGHTNING/AXIS; BOLD AS LOVE VG++ USD $27.33 [0 bids]
10h 16m
Jimi Hendrix Midnight Lightning VG+ USD $8.00 [0 bids]
1 day
JIMI HENDRIX: Midnight Lightning LP (tan label, rubber stamp on label, small co USD $15.00 Buy It Now 1 day
Jimi Hendrix: "Midnight Lightning" (Uruguay Import LP) USD $13.00 [0 bids]
1 day
Jimi Hendrix Midnight Lightning Reprise Records MS 2229 LP Vinyl Record VG+/VG- USD $19.95 Buy It Now 1 day
Jimi Hendrix Midnight Lightning 1975 Reprise Release Excellent Surfaces 1B 1C USD $15.00 Buy It Now 2 days
JIMI HENDRIX - MIDNIGHT LIGHTNING - LP - 10975 - WEST GERMANY USD $21.56 Buy It Now 2 days
JIMI HENDRIX Midnight Lightning LP Press Advert 1975 A4 size 21x30cm cutting USD $14.72 Buy It Now 2 days
Jimi Hendrix Midnight Lightning USD $7.50 Buy It Now 3 days
JIMI HENDRIX - MIDNIGHT LIGHTNING LP - 1975 UK POLYDOR 2310-415 EXCELLENT USD $5.14 [0 bids]
3 days
JIMI HENDRIX - MIDNIGHT LIGHTNING LP EX!!! ORIGINAL U.S REPRISE MS 2229 MACHINE USD $29.42 Buy It Now 3 days
JIMI HENDRIX CD MIDNIGHT LIGHTNING RUSSIAN 90'2015 REVISETED OUTTAKES PROJECT USD $99.99 [0 bids]
4 days
JIMI HENDRIX - Midnight Lightning - UK VINYL LP - POLYDOR 2310 415 USD $4.40 [1 bids]
4 days
JIMI HENDRIX Midnight Lightning 8 Track Tape USD $14.88 Buy It Now 4 days
JIMI HENDRIX MIDNIGHT LIGHTNING MS2229 LP Ej0411 USD $7.99 [0 bids]
4 days
Jimi Hendrix - Midnight Lightning USA Promo Label LP 1975 USD $18.89 Buy It Now 4 days
JIMI HENDRIX-MIDNIGHT LIGHTNING-YUGO LP UNIQUE RED LABEL PGP RTB RECORDS USD $14.99 Buy It Now 4 days
JIMI HENDRIX / MIDNIGHT LIGHTNING LP w/OBI Orig JAPAN ISSUE USD $32.99 Buy It Now 4 days
JIMI HENDRIX MIDNIGHT LIGHTNING / UNPLAYED NEW / WITH OBI USD $249.99 Buy It Now 4 days
Midnight Lightning Jimi Hendrix Vinyl Record USD $23.47 Buy It Now 4 days
JIMI HENDRIX / MIDNIGHT LIGHTNING / ROCK / POLYDOR JAPAN USD $19.90 Buy It Now 5 days
Jimi Hendrix Midnight Lightning 8 Track Tape Cartridge WORKS! USD $14.98 Buy It Now 5 days
JIMI HENDRIX-Midnight Lightning-Rare Australian Import Album-Acid Rock-POLYDOR USD $79.99 Buy It Now 5 days
Jimi Hendrix - Midnight Lightning - rough cover but very nice E LP USD $7.00 Buy It Now 5 days
JIMI HENDRIX MIDNIGHT LIGHTNING VINYL LP REPRISE VG OR BETTER USD $13.99 Buy It Now 5 days
Jimi Hendrix - Midnight Lightning LP USD $8.99 [0 bids]
5 days
Jimi Hendrix Midnight Lightning 1975 Record VG+ Reprise MS 2229 Machine Gun Orig USD $28.80 Buy It Now 6 days
Jimi Hendrix MIDNIGHT LIGHTNING Polydor 2310-415 UK 1975 LP A1/B3 LAMINATED SL' USD $27.95 Buy It Now 6 days
Jimi Hendrix - Midnight Lightning - Vinyl LP Record Album USD $9.99 [0 bids]
6 days
MIDNIGHT LIGHTNING LP Album by Jimi Hendrix (Vinyl, 1975 Reprise Records) Warner USD $14.95 Buy It Now 7 days
JIMI HENDRIX-MIDNIGHT LIGHTNING-RARE ORIGINAL YUGOSLAV LP 1976-PSYCHEDELIC ROCK USD $14.99 Buy It Now 7 days
JIMI HENDRIX Japan 1976 Ex LP MIDNIGHT LIGHTNING USD $29.99 Buy It Now 9 days
JIMI HENDRIX / MIDNIGHT LIGHTNING tan label KPFK Radio Station Copy NM USD $19.99 Buy It Now 9 days
SL12/12/75p46 Review & Picture : Jimi Hendrix - midnight lightning USD $5.89 Buy It Now 10 days
Jimi Hendrix "Midnight Lightning" Reprise Records Near Mint USD $60.00 Buy It Now 10 days
JIMI HENDRIX MIDNIGHT LIGHTNING 1975 REPRISE LP VG+ VINYL PYSCH USD $12.99 Buy It Now 11 days
jimi hendrix midnight light lightning lp promo USD $7.99 Buy It Now 11 days
JIMI HENDRIX Midnight Lightning JAPAN Early Press 1989 CD P20P22013 RARE USD $89.00 Buy It Now 12 days
JIMI HENDRIX MIDNIGHT LIGHTNING SEALED 1ST PRESS 1975 1ST PRESS USA LP USD $79.99 Buy It Now 13 days
JIMI HENDRIX MIDNIGHT LIGHTNING LP ARGENTINA USD $24.00 Buy It Now 13 days
JIMI HENDRIX MIDNIGHT LIGHTNING LP URUGUAY USD $29.00 Buy It Now 13 days
JIMI HENDRIX - MIDNIGHT LIGHTNING ? ORIGINAL SEALED US REPRISE LABEL 1975 USD $75.00 Buy It Now 13 days
JIMI HENDRIX - MIDNIGHT LIGHTNING / Japan Vinyl LP / OBI / Record USD $30.99 Buy It Now 14 days
JIMI HENDRIX-MIDNIGHT LIGHTNING-POLYDOR 2310 415 A-ITALY NO BARCODE NM/VG+ LP USD $29.98 Buy It Now 14 days
JIMI HENDRIX MIDNIGHT LIGHTNING 1976 RARE EXYU PRESS LP USD $44.99 Buy It Now 14 days
JIMI HENDRIX MIDNIGHT LIGHTNING HUNGARIAN PRESS MINT LP USD $43.87 Buy It Now 14 days
Jimi Hendrix - Midnight Lightning_Vinyl Record LP_Reprise(MS2229) USD $17.99 Buy It Now 14 days
JIMI HENDRIX - Midnight Lightning LP (1st US Pressing on REPRISE, 1C/1A, Shrink) USD $39.99 Buy It Now 14 days
JIMI HENDRIX MIDNIGHT LIGHTNING VINYL RECORD ALBUM LP 1975 WARNER BROS RECORDS USD $16.99 Buy It Now 14 days
JIMI HENDRIX Midnight Lightning 1975 UK vinyl LP EXCELLENT CONDITION USD $22.06 Buy It Now 14 days
JIMI HENDRIX MIDNIGHT LIGHTNING USD $29.90 Buy It Now 14 days
Jimi Hendrix 'Midnight Lightning' 1975 Polydor Vinyl LP USD $11.04 Buy It Now 15 days
Jimi Hendrix Midnight Lightning LP 12" Vinyl Reprise Records 2229 USD $32.99 Buy It Now 15 days
JIMI HENDRIX "MIDNIGHT LIGHTNING" LP 1975 REPRISE MS 2229 VG+/ VG+ USD $24.95 Buy It Now 15 days
JIMI HENDRIX MIDNIGHT LIGHTNING LP VINYL VERY RARE URUGUAY PRESSING USD $29.99 Buy It Now 15 days
JIMI HENDRIX - MIDNIGHT LIGHTNING, MS 2229 REPRISE/WARNER USD $30.00 Buy It Now 16 days
Jimi Hendrix; Midnight Lightning on LP USD $29.99 Buy It Now 16 days
Jimi Hendrix Midnight Lightning 1975 USD $200.00 Buy It Now 16 days
Midnight Lightning by Jimi Hendrix Japan Polydor CD 1984T USD $89.99 Buy It Now 18 days
Midnight Lightning Jimi Hendrix Vinyl Record USD $26.42 Buy It Now 18 days
Jimi Hendrix Midnight Lightning Reprise Records MS 2229 LP Vinyl Record USD $15.19 Buy It Now 18 days
Midnight Lightning by Jimi Hendrix USD $19.13 Buy It Now 19 days
JIMI HENDRIX - MIDNIGHT LIGHTNING (RARE LP) USD $38.00 Buy It Now 20 days
JIMI HENDRIX, MIDNIGHT LIGHTNING, LP 1975 UK 1ST PRESS EX+/NM FULLY LAMINATED/SL USD $23.97 Buy It Now 21 days
Jimi Hendrix Midnight Lightning 8 Track Vinyl Album USD $24.27 Buy It Now 21 days
Jimi Hendrix Midnight Lightning 1975 LP VG++ PSYCH USD $11.99 Buy It Now 22 days
JIMI HENDRIX MIDNIGHT LIGHTNING~SHRINK~ORIG 1975 LP~HEAR MY TRAIN~MACHINE GUN USD $16.00 Buy It Now 22 days
JIMI HENDRIX MIDNIGHT LIGHTNING RECORD LP USD $16.00 Buy It Now 22 days
JIMI HENDRIX Reprise LP MIDNIGHT LIGHTNING USD $23.99 Buy It Now 22 days
JIMI HENDRIX MIDNIGHT LIGHTNING ORIGINAL 1975 RELEASE- SEALED Signed by Designer USD $75.00 Buy It Now 23 days
JIMI HENDRIX ( MIDNIGHT LIGHTNING ) VG + LP USD $9.99 Buy It Now 23 days
JIMI HENDRIX-Midnight Lightning Japan Polydor MP2521 LP USD $29.99 Buy It Now 24 days
Jimi Hendrix "Midnight Lightning" on Original Reprice #2229 w/Shrink Wrap N/M - USD $19.99 Buy It Now 24 days
Promo LP - JIMI HENDRIX Midnight Lightning - NM+ RARE! USD $29.95 Buy It Now 24 days
JIMI HENDRIX - Midnight Lightning - VINYL LP IRISH PRESS USD $18.82 Buy It Now 24 days
JIMI HENDRIX - JAMES MARSHALL - MIDNIGHT LIGHTNING - LP USD $29.99 Buy It Now 27 days
POLYDOR LP 2459 394: JIMI HENDRIX - MIdnight Lightning - 1975 GERMANY OOP NM USD $49.99 Buy It Now 28 days
JIMI HENDRIX: Midnight Lightning LP (original tan promo label & toc few light s USD $30.00 Buy It Now 28 days
JIMI HENDRIX Midnight Lightning psych rock french polydor 2302039 STEREO LP USD $19.00 Buy It Now 28 days
Jimi Hendrix - Midnight Lightning LP UK 1975 VG+/VG+ # Classic Rock USD $22.08 Buy It Now 29 days
29/11/75PMM13 NEWSPAPER ADVERT 10X7 JIMI HENDRIX : MIDNIGHT LIGHTNING (POLYDOR) USD $10.30 Buy It Now 29 days
6/12/75PMM21 NEWSPAPER ADVERT 10X7 MIDNIGHT LIGHTNING ALBUM BY JIMI HENDRIX USD $10.30 Buy It Now 29 days
JIMI HENDRIX MIDNIGHT LIGHTNING USD $16.99 Buy It Now 29 days
JIMI HENDRIX midnight lightning 2310 415 A1/B2 uk polydor 1975 LP EX/EX- USD $28.93 Buy It Now 29 days
LP axis bold as love =mono=
JIMI HENDRIX
~ USD $22.60
LP band of gypsys
JIMI HENDRIX
~ USD $22.60
7" fire - touch you (record store day 2011 exclusive - limited)
JIMI HENDRIX
~ USD $7.81
7" fire/foxey lady (black friday 2013 - limited - exclusive)
JIMI HENDRIX
~ USD $8.82
LP in the west
JIMI HENDRIX
~ USD $28.28
LP studio outtakes vol 1
JIMI HENDRIX
~ USD $18.74


More places to buy JIMI HENDRIX music online Buy JIMI HENDRIX & Prog Rock Digital Music online:
  • AmazonMP3: Search for JIMI HENDRIX DRM-Free MP3 Downloads @ AmazonMP3 (USA Only) | AmazonMP3 (UK Only)

JIMI HENDRIX Midnight Lightning ratings distribution


2.39
(12 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of rock music(8%)
8%
Excellent addition to any rock music collection(33%)
33%
Good, but non-essential (17%)
17%
Collectors/fans only (33%)
33%
Poor. Only for completionists (8%)
8%

JIMI HENDRIX Midnight Lightning reviews


Showing all collaborators reviews and last reviews preview | Show all reviews/ratings

Collaborators/Experts Reviews

Review by ZowieZiggy
PROG REVIEWER
2 stars Dear old Douglas continued to experiment with Jimi's music just like he did with ''Crash Landing''. And the result is no much better, unfortunately.

Basically, he kept Jimi's vocals and guitar play and mixed it with session musicians who replaced the initial Mitchell, Cox, Miles etc. Some awful backing vocals (like during the title track) are absolutely useless and truly awful.

There are two mythical tracks here though. Both of them were live anthems: ''Hear My Train?'' and ''Machine Gun''. It is their only studio version to my knowledge, and even if the former is quite acceptable, the live versions available (''Woodstock'', ''Fillmore'') are much superior. But in the current circumstances, it is the best track from this midnight with no much light.

The latter also offers some good parts and can be considered as another highlight. Of course, here as well, the live versions available on the double live set from the Fillmore East are much superior, but amongst so many average numbers, one has to consider this as welcome.

There are some very painful moments during this album (''Gypsy Boy'' and the title track) and some average ones like the opener ''Trashman'' (but this one sounds too heavy to me). A live classic from the early days is the cover of the classic ''Blue Suede Shoes''. But I'm not thrilled with this funky version.

The closing number (which was a Mitchell composition) has been refreshed in a much appropriate manner on ''First Rays?'' which will be released in '97 by Jimi's sister.

IMHHO, Alan Douglas would have been inspired to have released only one album instead of two. At least we could have had a decent to good work instead of two below average ones. In his defence, he will do a better job with some live material.

I rate this album higher than ''Crash?'' for the two emblematic songs that it holds. Two stars.

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Forum user
Forum password

Latest members reviews

No review or rating for the moment | Submit a review

Post a review of JIMI HENDRIX "Midnight Lightning"

You must be a forum member to post a review, please register here if you are not.

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Forum user
Forum password

Copyright Prog Archives, All rights reserved. | Legal Notice | Privacy Policy | Advertise | RSS + syndications

Other sites in the MAC network: JazzMusicArchives.com — the ultimate jazz music virtual community | MetalMusicArchives.com — the ultimate metal music virtual community


Server processing time: 1.07 seconds