Band of Gypsys was the third album I ever bought at 14 years old. The previous two were Beatles “Revolver” and Jimi’s “ Smash hits”. I got the “live in Monterey “ for free at school,( they were giving them away) Flip side The great Otis Redding. Played that record every day after school full up and tried to play along with it. That record was totally powerful and ... I still have it. I’ll never forget the Vietnam vet on my paper route. He used to have this little little record player outside on the porch playing Smash hits I’d stay and listen for about an hour and a half and then deliver my papers ?? Had my priorities right even back then! After I bought that I was fishing around in the discount bin and came across Band of Gypsys for $2.99 The rest is history I used to listen to that record all night long leaving the arm up on my cheap little stereo so it would play over & over again. Bought two more replacement albums since until I found a Japanese import CD in the 1980’s for about $ 35 Bought the B of G video in the nineties and my mom and I watched it together. She was a great supporter of my music interest even took me to the drive in to see “Rainbow Bridge”. I was happy she got to se Jimi play. “It looks like his fingers are barely moving but what I’m hearing is amazing “ Needless to say, Band of Gypsys IS, my favorite album of all time. Got to work with Buddy Miles in the early 1980’s Thanks Jimi.