Release Date: August 3, 2010
Record Label: Dagger Records / Experience Hendrix / Legacy Recordings
Discs: 1 CD
1. Introduction (1:07)
2. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (1:11)
3. Fire (4:19)
4. Tax Free (10:11)
5. Red House (11:30)
6. Foxey Lady (4:55)
7. Voodoo Child (Slight Return) (6:38)
8. Purple Haze (8:10)
Like many of the live releases issued as part of the Dagger Records series, The Jimi Hendrix Experience: Live At Woburn was not professionally recorded using multi-track technology. It was instead drawn from a recording made from the stage soundboard.
As a result, the recording is not without its share of flaws and technical limitations. The recording is raw and occasionally overdriven but it effectively presents all of the voices and instruments onstage. In addition to the aforementioned late start on “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band,” the ending of “Tax Free” was lost when the tape ran out. Fortunately, the tape spool was rethreaded and recording resumed for the start of “Red House”. It is entirely possible that another song was performed and not recorded but there is no firm evidence to definitively confirm this either way.
As noted, the buzzing, crackling and static not otherwise emanating from Jimi and Noel’s battered amplifiers are part of this historical document. Its flaws notwithstanding, this recording represents the only known documentation of this significant performance. The Jimi Hendrix Experience: Live At Woburn, despite its technical imperfections, supplies yet another fascinating piece to the Hendrix puzzle. Enjoy!
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