Winterland (4CD and 8LP Box Sets)

2011 | 36 Tracks

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Winterland is drawn from six stellar shows recorded over three days (October 10, 11 and 12, 1968) at San Francisco’s historic Winterland Ballroom. These special performances celebrated the two year anniversary of the Jimi Hendrix Experience and came just as the groundbreaking album Electric Ladyland was released.

Four CD Version
Winterland presents some of Hendrix’s most spectacular guitar work and the four CD set (also available as eight 12″ vinyl LPs) is filled with rare live versions of classic songs such as “Manic Depression,” “Are You Experienced?,” “Tax Free,” and “Little Wing” that are not part of any other Sony Legacy release. Fans will also enjoy Hendrix’s dramatic interpretations of Cream’s “Sunshine Of Your Love” and Howlin’ Wolf’s “Killing Floor” [with the Experience joined by Jefferson Airplane bassist Jack Casady] as well his rendition of Bob Dylan’s “Like A Rolling Stone,” which has been selected as the lead track for this special release.

Vinyl Version
Winterland presents some of Hendrix’s most spectacular guitar work and the eight 12″ vinyl LP set (also available as four CD set) is filled with rare live versions of classic songs such as “Manic Depression,” “Are You Experienced?,” “Tax Free,” and “Little Wing” that are not part of any other Sony Legacy release. Fans will also enjoy Hendrix’s dramatic interpretations of Cream’s “Sunshine Of Your Love” and Howlin’ Wolf’s “Killing Floor” [with the Experience joined by Jefferson Airplane bassist Jack Casady] as well his rendition of Bob Dylan’s “Like A Rolling Stone,” which has been selected as the lead track for this special release.

This special deluxe box set features never before released music from each of the six unforgettable Winterland performances. The new standard and deluxe editions of Winterland are markedly different from a single disc compilation, long out of print, that was briefly issued by Rykodisc in 1987 and 1988.

The deluxe edition also presents a rare interview with Hendrix recorded backstage at the Boston Garden a few weeks after the Winterland performances. This previously unreleased bonus provides fans with a unique window into Hendrix’s views about his background, his approach to the guitar and songwriting and future direction of his music.

The deluxe edition also features a 36 page booked filled with previously unpublished images by acclaimed photographers Robert Knight, Allen Tannenbaum and Jim Marshall as well as an essay by noted Rolling Stone journalist David Fricke.

  1. Tax Free
  2. Lover Man
  3. Sunshine of Your Love
  4. Hear My Train A Comin’
  5. Killing Floor
  6. Foxey Lady
  7. Hey Joe
  8. Star Spangled Banner
  9. Purple Haze
  10. Tax Free
  11. Like A Rolling Stone
  12. Lover Man
  13. Hey Joe
  14. Fire
  15. Are You Experienced
  16. Red House
  17. Purple Haze
  18. Fire
  19. Lover Man
  20. Like A Rolling Stone
  21. Manic Depression
  22. Sunshine of Your Love
  23. Little Wing
  24. Spanish Castle Magic
  25. Red House
  26. Hey Joe
  27. Purple Haze
  28. Wild Thing
  29. Foxey Lady
  30. Are You Experienced
  31. Voodoo Child (Slight Return)
  32. Red House
  33. Star Spangled Banner
  34. Purple Haze
  35. Jimi Hendrix: Boston Garden Backstage Interview