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THE JIMI HENDRIX EXPERIENCE:
LIVE AT THE OAKLAND COLISEUM
Released: February 27, 1998
Format: Compact Disc
Catalog: 088 23532-2
The Jimi Hendrix Experience: Live At The Oakland Coliseum is a raw, two-track monophonic audience recording of the Experience at the height of their creative powers.
Spread over two discs, The Jimi Hendrix Experience: Live In Oakland presents the group's April 27, 1969 concert at the Oakland Coliseum. The Experience's spirited Oakland performance was capped off with an eighteen minute, extended jam of "Voodoo Child (Slight Return)". Joining the group onstage for this final number was Jefferson Airplane bassist [and Electric Ladyland contributor] Jack Casady.
The concert was recorded by Ken Koga using a single microphone onto a portable Sony reel to reel deck. The concert was not professionally recorded, so Ken's amatuer tapes represent the only known documentation of this inspired performance. The monophonic sound is unobtrusive and clear, but far from industry [as well as Jimi's own] standards.
Fans of the Experience will recognize the set list, as songs such as "Fire", "Purple Haze", and "Spanish Castle Magic" were staples of the 1969 US tour repertoire, but there are many intriguing elements marbled throughout the eighty-five minute performance. Highlights include Jimi's spontaneous reworking of "Hey Joe", complete with passages about the `soldiers in Vietnam'. Jimi's two blues workouts, "Red House" and "Hear My Train A'Comin" are particularly strong, as is a raucous, extended rendition of "Foxey Lady". The evening came to a close with a rousing finale, as Casady climbed onstage to join the group for "Voodoo Child (Slight Return)".
3. Hey Joe
4. Spanish Castle Magic
5. Hear My Train A Comin'
6. Sunshine Of Your Love
7. Red House
1. Foxey Lady
2. Star Spangled Banner
3. Purple Haze
4. Voodoo Child (Slight Return)
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Live at the Oakland Coliseum
Live album by The Jimi Hendrix Experience
Released February 27, 1998
Recorded April 27, 1969 at the Oakland Coliseum in Oakland, California
Genre Rock, psychedelic rock, acid rock, blues-rock
Live at the Oakland Coliseum is a two-disc posthumous live album by The Jimi Hendrix Experience, released on February 27, 1998 by Dagger Records. The album documents the band's performance at the Oakland Coliseum in Oakland, California on April 27, 1969.
The band's performance at the Coliseum was not professionally recorded, only captured as monophonic sound by fan Ken Koga. The set list for the concert was one typical of the 1969 tour, featuring staples "Fire", "Purple Haze" and "Spanish Castle Magic". Highlights include the improvised "Hey Joe", strong blues numbers "Red House" and "Hear My Train A Comin'", the extended "Foxey Lady" and the finale of the night, an eighteen-minute jam on "Voodoo Child (Slight Return)", for which Jefferson Airplane bassist Jack Casady joined the band.
All songs were written by Jimi Hendrix, except where noted.
1. "Introduction" – 0:42
2. "Fire" – 4:19
3. "Hey Joe" (Billy Roberts) – 4:26
4. "Spanish Castle Magic" – 8:53
5. "Hear My Train a Comin'" – 10:25
6. "Sunshine of Your Love" (Eric Clapton, Jack Bruce, Pete Brown) – 6:45
7. "Red House" – 13:12
1. "Foxey Lady" – 10:36
2. "Star Spangled Banner" (Francis Scott Key, John Stafford Smith) – 2:58
3. "Purple Haze" – 4:08
4. "Voodoo Child (Slight Return)" – 18:04
* Jimi Hendrix – guitar, lead vocals
* Mitch Mitchell – drums
* Noel Redding – bass, backing vocals
* Jack Casady – bass on track 11
"The Jimi Hendrix Experience: Live at the Oakland Coliseum". Dagger Records. http://www.daggerrecords.com/disc1.html. Retrieved 2008-07-11.