Rare/Collectible Hendrix Set Offered


More fun than a
barrelful of Hendrix-related lawsuits!


By Blurt Staff


 historic ‘in concert’ recordings from the Jimi Hendrix
Experience, never before offered at retail, together with a unique and
exclusive collection of Hendrix memorabilia are bundled together in a special
offering to be released August 11th from Dagger Records, the
official ‘bootleg’ label created by Experience Hendrix (www.jimihendrix.com) through Geffen
Records/UMe. This limited edition “fan pack” will be offered exclusively
through Amazon.com.


The Jimi Hendrix Experience Live 1968
 features live performances of such Hendrix
classics as “Purple Haze,” “The Wind Cries Mary,” and “Little Wing” recorded by
RTE, the national French broadcasting company.  The January 29, 1968
Paris concert was the band’s third foray to the fabled L ‘Olympia Theater where
they had debuted as an opening act for the French pop star Johnny Halliday’s
two years earlier. The Ottawa performances were taped  by Hendrix
himself during the group’s appearance at the Capitol Theater on March 19th  of
that same year and include a “Hendrixized” version of the Beatles’ “Sgt.
Pepper’s Lonely Heart’s Club Band.”


In a real nod to the bygone era, a
similar, yet distinct, pack will have as its centerpiece a custom, swirled,
colored vinyl album version of Jimi Hendrix
Experience Paris
  These recordings document Hendrix’s wildly exuberant
October 9, 1967 performance at L’Olympia originally recorded for French radio
broadcast and never before released to the public.  The album
features performances of “Stone Free,” “Hey Joe,” “Wild Thing” as well as other
notable Hendrix hits.


Materials specifically created for
and exclusively included in both versions include a ‘Jimi’ poster, a postcard
set replicating classic Hendrix concert posters, a set of badges reminiscent of
the sixties era, a Hendrix iPod Skin and a “PikCARD” loaded, so to speak, with
four guitar picks adorned with Hendrix artwork from the concert posters. The
array of goodies is topped off with an “all access” laminated pass with an
exclusive, secret code designed to unlock special Hendrix content online.


Hendrix, President and CEO of Experience Hendrix LLC, the family owned
company entrusted with preserving and protecting the legacy of Jimi
Hendrix, commented, “The concept behind this ‘Fan Pack’ is to throw a spotlight
on Jimi as a live performer and give a glimmer of what it might have been like
to encounter ‘The Experience’ when Jimi had the band at its
peak.   Jimi never failed to stun and leave audiences breathless
with his performance and guitar virtuosity and we think fans today will be no
less moved by the offerings included in these packs. This release highlights
Dagger’s role in serving fans who want all Jimi had to offer and can’t get
enough of his legacy and genius.”


Hendrix at Woodstock:





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