Truth And Emotion
Издатель: Purple Haze Records, HAZE 009
Год: 1969, 1970 / 2005
Формат: FLAC (image +.cue +.log)
Битрейт аудио: lossless
Narod 756 MB (3% восстановление)
Disc 1 - Outtakes 1969/1970
Hey Baby (New Rising Sun), Izabella, Stepping Stone, Message To Love, Night Bird Flying, Freedom, Drifter's Escape, Drifting, Pali Gap, Earth Blues, Blue Suede Shoes Jam
Disc 2 - The Jimi Hendrix Experience live at the International Sports Arena, San Diego, California, May 24, 1969
Fire, Hey Joe, Spanish Castle Magic/Drum Solo/Sunshine of Your Love/Spanish Castle Magic, Red House, I Don't Live Today, Foxy Lady, Purple Haze, Voodoo Chile (Slight Return)
Funny, I just picked out the "Stages" San Diego CD to play in the car the week this was announced ! Let's deal with that disc first.
Yes, extracts of this concert (it is May 24 and not May 25 as it is erroneously annotated on the MCA 2000 box) were previously seen in the nineties on "Stages". That release had a very clear but rather over-separated sound. This release has a fuzzier texture and sounds more like a very good mono soundboard source, so it does give a better impression of what it sounded like in the hall that night.
Even though it is not listed on the back, "I Don't Live Today" is on there and we also have "Foxy Lady" (absent from "Stages") which is great, with Jimi really letting rip with a superb solo. (evidently Alan Douglas wasn't keen on "Foxy Lady", he also left it off "Lifelines IV - The LA Forum Concert").
Like with the LA Forum concert, this gig is hindered by a rather rowdy crowd, even making Jimi lose pace a little on "Voodoo Child". He is out of tune on "Hey Joe" also. Still, there is some great music in there, for example the superb version of "Red House" which had been cherry-picked for "Hendrix In The West" back in the seventies and was included later on the 2000 box set (along with the "Purple Haze" here).
Disc 1 is yet another collection of alternate mixes from the later years and this makes an awkward pairing with the Experience's San Diego concert. Purple Haze usually do a better job with their compiling. Anyway here is a run down of the tracks:
Hey Baby (New Rising Sun) - This is in fact the "New Rising Sun" that was on "Voodoo Soup". Shorter than the version on Burning Airlines' "Villanova Junction".
Izabella - This is also on Radioactive's "Outtakes Vol 2" but has a better sound hear. A pretty good rough mix of the Band Of Gypsys version.
Stepping Stone - Again, a B.O.G.s rough mix
Message To Love - Seems identical to the MCA Box version
Night Bird Flying - Rough mix, less finished than the MCA Box version
Freedom - Rough mix of what we know from "Cry Of Love"/"First Rays"
Drifter's Escape - Interesting. Unlike the "South Saturn Delta" version and the one on Radiactives "Outtakes Vol 3", this is my favourite mix of the song which was previously on "Loose Ends" !
Drifting - This is great, I even prefer it to the finished master. The vocal track retains a slight studio echo, the vibraphone is not as up-front and Mitch's drum are not as over-done. Love it.
Pali Gap - This comes in abruptly like on "Voodoo Soup" and is less polished than the "Rainbow Bridge"/"South Saturn Delta" version. The sparser production enables one to listen more easily to the different guitar tracks (which are stunning).
Earth Blues - Rough mix which fades out after a couple of minutes !
Blue Suede Shoes Jam - This is really a sort of bonus as it doesn't really fit in with the flow of other tracks. An extract of this jam was previously seen on "Loose Ends" back in the seventies. Here, we don't get Jimi explaining the drum pattern to Miles and the track begins with his Elvis Presley impersonation. Then we understand why the track faded out on "Loose Ends" as the band (of Gypsys) soon break down after two minutes but Jimi immediately keeps it running with improvisation, inspiring the others (plus a harmonica player) to carry on. Miles kicks into his metronome mode and things chug along for a few minutes, with some lovely guitar along the way. Vocals come back before Jimi takes off into space and then puts in some improvised vocals ("blue suede blues" about being busted). The band jam on, until the track fades out at 11.33. A nice surprise.