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listen  1. Purple HazeThe Jimi Hendrix Experience 2:51$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  2. FireThe Jimi Hendrix Experience 2:43$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  3. The Wind Cries MaryThe Jimi Hendrix Experience 3:20$1.29  Buy MP3 
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listen  5. All Along The WatchtowerThe Jimi Hendrix Experience 3:58$1.29  Buy MP3 
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listen  7. Crosstown TrafficThe Jimi Hendrix Experience 2:19$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  8. Manic DepressionThe Jimi Hendrix Experience 3:42$0.99  Buy MP3 
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listen10. If 6 Was 9The Jimi Hendrix Experience 5:35$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen11. Foxey LadyThe Jimi Hendrix Experience 3:18$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen12. Bold As LoveThe Jimi Hendrix Experience 4:11$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen13. Castles Made Of SandThe Jimi Hendrix Experience 2:47$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen14. Red HouseThe Jimi Hendrix Experience 3:50$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen15. Voodoo Child (Slight Return)The Jimi Hendrix Experience 5:12$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen16. FreedomJimi Hendrix 3:26$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen17. Night Bird FlyingJimi Hendrix 3:50$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen18. AngelJimi Hendrix 4:22$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen19. Dolly DaggerJimi Hendrix 4:45$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen20. Star Spangled Banner (Live At Woodstock)Jimi Hendrix 3:46$1.29  Buy MP3 

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Widely recognized as one of the most creative and influential musicians of the 20th century, Jimi Hendrix pioneered the explosive possibilities of the electric guitar. Hendrix's innovative style of combining fuzz, feedback and controlled distortion created a new musical form. Because he was unable to read or write music, it is nothing short of remarkable that Jimi Hendrix's meteoric ... Read more in Amazon's Jimi Hendrix Store

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  • Audio CD (June 29, 2010)
  • Original Release Date: 2010
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Sony Legacy
  • ASIN: B0034CNSFU
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (346 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #649 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Digitally remastered edition of this excellent platinum-selling collection from the Rock icon. Experience Hendrix features some of the most influential and enduring Rock classics ever recorded. Experience Hendrix: The Best Of Jimi Hendrix captures 20 of Hendrix's best including ageless classics like 'Purple Haze', 'Little Wing' and Hendrix's live adaptation of 'Star Spangled Banner' from the original 1969 Woodstock Music & Art Fair.

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Tis is one of the best cd's ever.
Mathew Lara
The songs I already loved; this CD is a good collection, it is well priced and the sound quality good.
S. Pancoast
I highly recommend this CD to all Jimi Hendrix admirers and fans of good Rock and unique sound!
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167 of 182 people found the following review helpful By Levi Stofer on June 10, 2003
Format: Audio CD
This is all you need! Not only does this include the radio hits (Purple Haze, Fire, etc.), but it also includes some of the under-rated gems that should have been hits (Bold as Love, Castles Made of Sand). This 20 track disc also includes the classic Woodstock performance of the Star Spangled Banner which is as much a historic moment as it is musical perfection.
Whether you're new to Hendrix or familiar, this cd satisfies. It may leave you wanting more, but personally, I feel all his best songs are accounted for. The only other cd I would strongly suggest buying would be Band of Gypsys which displays Jimi's tremendous talents in concert.
If you haven't agreed with anything I've said thus far, you can't deny that Hendrix was a true innovator of music and in the short 4 years that he recorded music, he accomplished more than most artists do in a lifetime. The Ultimate Experience is proof of that fact.
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91 of 101 people found the following review helpful By Jason Ross on March 14, 2000
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As a single-disc compilation, Experience Hendrix: The Best Of is an easy not so hard to beat thing. Drawing from all the original digitally remastered reissue MCA albums. This 20-track collection contain his hits of all the major highpoints in Hendrix's career songs like "Purple Haze", "Foxey Lady", "All Along The Watchtower", "Little Wing", "Red House", "The Wind Cries Mary", "Manic Depression" a live version from Woodstock of "Star Spangled Banner" and "Angel". It gives an accurate impression of why Jimi Hendrix was so revolutionary and influential in rock music history itself. All of his completed studio recordings are mandatory listening. As it is for a terrific guide introduction to this legendary guitarists own groundbreaking work!
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33 of 37 people found the following review helpful By Brian on March 11, 2001
Format: Audio CD
This is truly a fantastic and mind boggling album, chronicling each part of young Jimi Hendrix's blossoming career up until his untimely 1970 death. Every single track is a gem, with fantastic guitar ax work and mind boggling lyrics, sometimes sad, sometimes chilling, and always descriptive and truthful.
In my opinion, the blossoming Hendrix fan cannot go wrong with this album. Each of the twenty tracks was well selected, and each represent different parts of his career. It is truly great, but it doesn't do Jimi complete justice. Live was where Jimi was at his best, as shown by the albums "Live At Woodstock" and "Live at the Fillmore East." I'd recommend picking up both this and a live album.
The finest songs on the collection are Jimi classics "Purple Haze," "Voodoo Child," and "Wind Cries Mary," in addition to not so well known tracks like "Angel", and "Night Bird Flying."
If you are new to the world of Jimi and don't know which album to pick up, I advise you to get this record, and get a good overview of the man's entire career.
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19 of 21 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on January 23, 2001
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Jimi was, is, and will always be the best...His music has influenced a lot of people, including me...I started playing guitar because of Jimi...But I, and all others who started playing guitar, will never be like Jimi...He was just a genious...No one, including Beck and Clapton, could create unbelievable improvisations like Hendrix..He could come up with unbelievable melodies in a tenth of a second...Everything he wanted to do with the guitar, he did...It is very sad that he died at age 27...And he has been dead longer than he lived...But he left us his great music...And his best songs are on EXPERIENCE HENDRIX: The Best Of Jimi Hendrix...Songs like "Purple Haze", "All Along The Watchtower", Voodoo Child (slight return") will always be popular...But there were some other songs on this CD that weren't great hits but still were great songs..."Night Bird Flying", "Freedom", "Angel", show Hendrix's ability to write great ballads and great funk/blues songs...Of course..This CD deserves 5 stars...but some songs are missing that should have been there..."Hey Baby(New Rising Sun"), which is one of Hendrix's best 5 songs, "Pali Gap" are as good as the ones that are on EXPERIENCE HENDRIX....But one song should have been definetely there...and that song is "Machine Gun"..i know that there was never a studio version of that song...But the version from the "Band of Gypsys" album is just breathtaking...and to me "Machine Gun" is Hendrix's masterpiece...and it should have been included on this Best Of CD...but overall..this is a great Album for people who are not very familiar with Hendrix...but after you buy this Best Of..you should buy "Are you Experienced?Read more ›
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31 of 37 people found the following review helpful By L. Phipps on December 19, 2005
Format: Audio CD
The selection is weighted towards his earlier Jimi Hendrix Experience pieces and when possible, shorter versions of the songs are given. There is a good sampling of those here, but the sound quality is overall very flat. This is not an especially well remastered recording and if you want to get a sense of how broad and complex a sound this musician was capable of producing you might well look elsewhere. If you just want something to download onto your IPod, this might do it, but it is generally a disappointment and not up to the task.
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