Saturday, March 28, 2020

Celebrate The 50th Anniversary Of Jimi Hendrix "Band Of Gypsys" Album With New Vinyl Release

This past week celebrated the 50th anniversary of the release of Jimi Hendrix's live album "Band Of Gypsys." This was the final album released during Jimi Hendrix's lifetime and included six brand new tracks that have never before appeared on a Hendrix studio album. To celebrate this accomplishment, Capitol/UMe have teamed up to release a new 50th anniversary vinyl version of this landmark album.

This new 180-gram, Audiophile vinyl release includes the 2010 remaster of the "Band Of Gypsys" album, which was never released on LP in the U.S. It will be available on March 27th in standard black vinyl and as a special translucent cream, red, yellow and green swirled vinyl (available exclusively through authentichendrix.com). 

Late last year, Sony Legacy (in association with Experience Hendrix) released a new box set "Songs For Groovy Children" which was the most intense coverage of the famed Fillmore East concerts on New Year's Eve 1969 and New Year's Day 1970. These four shows would produce the tracks that eventually became the famous "Band Of Gypsys" album. This new vinyl release was mastered from the original analog stereo tapes by Eddie Kramer and sound amazing. The dead-quiet vinyl pressing allows for you to hear (and sometimes feel) every note from Hendrix's guitar, Billy Cox's bass or Buddy Miles' drums. The quiet parts of "Who Knows" are clear and pure, while the thunderous attack of "Machine Gun" will certainly rattle your speakers.

The funk/pop groove of "Changes" sounds fuller on this new vinyl edition, along with the sweet harmonies on "Message To Love" and energetic solo of "We Gotta Live Together." You will not be disappointed with the updated sound of this new remastered version. To find out more about this newly released, 50th anniversary vinyl edition of Jimi Hendrix's "Band Of Gypsys" album, please visit jimihendrix.com.

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