This song is to be experienced LOUD!
Stevie Ray Vaughan (the only man on earth who could play a Hendrix tune and keep his dignity) plays this song amazingly beautiful.
This song has the well known Vaughan sound with long bends and vibratos. He masters the song to perfection. Most of the original effects such as the muffled strings aren't left out, as most other artist do when performing the song. This song is the perfect example of playing with feeling. I don't think that anyone could ever write down this piece in any form of music notation.
The singing. The fact that he didn't sing the lyrics, doesn't matter at all. The guitar says all there is to say. Especially if you know the lyrics. This is an experience hard to describe.
With all respect to Hendrix I have to say that SRV (a Hendrix fanatic) has outdone him. This song has been on repeat for an hour now, and I like it better each time I hear it. It's possibly the best soloing I've ever heard.
This is why I rate this song with 5 stars. It doesn't get any better. It's perfect, without being boring...