Winterland (Live) Review

Winterland - The Jimi Hendrix Experience

On September 13th 2011, Experience Hendrix LLC released Winterland by The Jimi Hendrix Experience – 6 Concerts in 3 Days. Available on 4 CD and 8 LP Deluxe Box Set.

The recorded performances took place in 1968 on Oct 10th, 11th and 12th at the Winterland Ballroom in San Francisco.

The album features rare live versions of “Little Wing,” “Manic Depression,” “Are You Experienced,” and “Tax Free.”

Review

On the first night of the concerts, Jimi’s playing is tired and uninspired. The opening song “Tax Free” sets the mood for the show and really drags on.

The second, third and fourth shows really pick up and Jimi’s playing is exceptional and magical. Just as promised by the marketing for this series.

Highlights: "Little Wing," "Like A Rolling Stone," "Star Spangled Banner," "Are You Experienced" and "Manic Depression."

These rare and unique tracks are worth the price of the whole CD set by themselves and make "Live at Winterland" a must-have for all die-hard Hendrix fans.

Learn more or purchase "Winterland" at Jimi Hendrix .com