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Jimi Hendrix The Greatest

Reviewing: Jimi Hendrix The Ultimate Experience  |  Rating:
By David Heslop on
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Jimi Hendrix was the greatest guitarist and original musician this world has ever seen. There is no comparison to the standards he set back in the 60's. A troubled soul according to many, he created a distinct sound that nobody has been able to replicate since.

The Ultimate Experience is a compilation of some of his greatest hits. From Voodoo Chile (Slight Return) to his perfomance of The Star Spangled banner live at Woodstock in 1969. Jimi Hendrix was legendary and his music still lives on today in so many ways.

If Jimi Hendrix had still been alive today we can only speculate what he would have been doing musically and how his sound would have developed but I think he would've been much deeper into the blues sound that featured heavily through his music.

The original recordings of the tracks on this compilation sound of an era where music was about love, passion and freedom. This was all before the days of digital recording techniques and quick fix computer music. Everything has been done with analogue gear the old fashioned way and that comes accross so well in these old records. The thick sound of the instruments, the hiss, the occasional distorted lyric or crescendo. Why can't they make them like they used to?