First Rays Of The New Rising Sun

by Jimi Hendrix

(1997) MCA

Description The first "Experience Hendrix" Jimi Hendrix CD, it all stuff that was recorded around his death in 1970 or so, all the stuff that was released on the post-humous albums.
Posted By Karl Haikara (2330)
Directory Recordings: Rock/Pop
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On 8/31/2002, Kevin Gordon (60) posted:
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This cd is easily the best studio album of Jimi's career. While Axis: Bold as Love and Electric Ladyland are otherworldly this album has some of the best songs of all time. There are so many layers of musical complexity along with some powerful lyrics. The way the instruments intertwine in unmatched anywhere.
On 3/29/2001, Karl Haikara (2330) posted:
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This is a great album, allthough "Axis:Bold" as Love is my favorite Jimi Hendrix album. "First Rays" has alot of overdriven guitar in it, with alot of great licks. The songs are nice, and show some of the Jimi's best lyrics. Alot of the songs have an r&b feel, like Wilson Pickett or Otis Redding theres also alot of funk stuff like Jimi played in the Band of Gypses..
There are also good showings of the wah-wah pedal, so if you want to hear some wah-wah stuff. Overall, I would suggest this for fans of Jimi, get "Axis:Bold as Love", "Electric Ladyland", or "Are you Experienced?" if you are starting out with Jimi Hendrix and don't have any of his albums.