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Jimi Hendrix



3.64 | 56 ratings

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Sean Trane
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2 stars According to the Hendrix exploitation estate, this is the album Jimi intended to release after Gypsies, but it's probably only another exploitation scheme. If the material of this album is indeed from the three "true" posthumous releases of Cry Of Love, Rainbow Bridges and War Heroes, I am definitely not aware that Jimi was planning yet another album, as the length of this release would have you believe. Most likely Jimi's next release would've been a pick of material from either Rainbow Bridges or Cry of Love because the tracks on War Heroes are simply too raw for release.

So despite Jimi's family's wish, this proposition of track and their succession is only a figment of their imagination, as they avoid Rainbow Bridges' best tracks (unlikely) and add all of CoL (very likely) and almost all of War Heroes (highly unlikely), although I think some of the tracks from the latter album are in a different version. Soooooo, we'll let Jimi's sister (she administers the legacy) fantasize about her brother's next move and we should really avoid such exploitation products.

Sean Trane | 2/5 |


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