Jimi Hendrix
First Rays of the New Rising Sun


5.0
classic

Review

by bassarama3 USER (1 Reviews)
January 14th, 2005 | 15 replies


Release Date: 1997 | Tracklist


History:
This album was in progress when Jimi died on Sept. 18, 1970. After his death the tracks were originally released in 3 separate EP's, The Cry Of Love, Rainbow Bridge and War Heroes. It was recorded with Billy Cox on bass and Mitch Mitchell on drums.

Sound:
Jimi believed this album to be a new creative rebirth for him and it features a very new sound that is somewhat different from Jimi other work. Its styles range from the funky rythyms in Dolly Dagger and Ezy Rider to the improvised blues jam in My Friend to a peaceful R&B ballad in Drifting.

Who it sounds like:
Although his style has changed in this album, Jimi still remains a very unique artist, perhaps even more so than before.

Favorite songs:
I love every single song on this album and it also contains my favortite Jimi song ever, which is Hey Baby (New Rising Sun). Other tracks that i especially enjoy are Ezy Rider, My Friend, Angel and Belly Button Window.

Rating:
I give this cd a big 5 *****

Other miscellenous praise:
The CD booklet contains a paragraph or more story about every song including when it was recorded, how complete the recording was, and any special quirks of the song.
This was the first album recorded in Jimi's Electric Lady Studios, and therefore it is the first album Jimi had a major hand in recording and producing. Jimi meticulously tweaked and mixed and re-recorded every track on this album to make it the best he could. Unfortunatly his death brought an end ot his perfection; if it hadn't i believe this would be one of Jimi's most influential albums and the dawning of another new era for rock music.

Its a must own for Hendrix fans

Hendrix is God


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Although it's the best representation of what Jimi was working on prior to his death (And a damn goo...


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Scott Herren
February 21st 2004


192 Comments


"Dolly Dagger" is my favorite off that album. Good review, good record.

Kyle71
March 16th 2006


19 Comments


I just bought this album so i don't know if it's good or not but ya jimi is god

customfrank
April 16th 2006


20 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Eddie Kramer really did a great job making sure this album was the best it could be. I love listening to this regularly. Drifting is a great song.

Rocksta71
May 12th 2006


1023 Comments


Brilliant album, it's a shame Jimi couldn't see it in it's finnished form.

Tv Party
October 6th 2006


98 Comments


If Jimi was alive and could've put finishing touches on this album it would definitely be his best. It still is my favorite though. The review was good but a little short.

MrKite
February 11th 2007


5020 Comments


I feel bad that Jimi never had a chance to record an album with Miles. They were really good friends.

MusicFan2007
February 12th 2008


35 Comments


This is a wonderful album. Could have been his best.

LostViking
April 22nd 2008


79 Comments


In the future, I'm certain more "unreleased" or "rare" material will be issued under the name of Jimi Hendrix. Note; do not purchase any of them unless you see "Produced by Eddie Kramer" Any others will just be blatant rip-offs.

sonicsoundchaser
February 15th 2010


1 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

My favorite release by Jimi Hendrix!

samr4563
April 12th 2010


43 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

I honestly like this better than Valleys of Neptune. Like it just feels so much more complete and not rushed.

PagePlant
September 17th 2011


44 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

"I honestly like this better than Valleys of Neptune." Who doesn't?

Chrisjon89
February 28th 2014


3833 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

some cool stuff on this. Drifting and Freedom are great

MotokoKusanagi
February 28th 2014


1482 Comments


good bump

Jeffrulesyou
January 14th 2017


1863 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Damn good! makes one wonder what the fourth LP would have been even if this is the closest interpretation.



Either way, I ain't complaining! .. Rock on Jimi

MrHarrison
January 18th 2018


161 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Man this is better than I remembered. I don't think I've listened to this in years probably. It's pretty farking good!

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