Jimi Hendrix The Cry of Love on 200g LP
Hendrix's First-Ever Posthumous Release Finally Back In Print With Original Album Art and Track Order: Recently Named the Greatest Posthumous Classic Rock Release of All Time
Remastered from the Original Analog Master Tapes by Bernie Grundman and Pressed at QRP: The Cry of Love Has Never Sounded Better
More than four decades after it's original release, Jimi Hendrix's first-ever posthumous album gets the treatment it's long deserved. Remastered from the original analog tapes by Bernie Grundman and pressed on 200g LP at QRP, The Cry of Love sounds better than ever, with the legendary guitarist's futuristic playing and soulful deliveries now possessing unrivaled presence, dynamics, extension, and tonal balance. The record—recently cited by VH1 as the greatest posthumous classic-rock release in history—also features the original cover artwork and track sequencing, making this pressing absolutely essential and unmistakably definitive.
Originally released in 1971, The Cry Of Love was compiled and mixed by Hendrix’s longtime engineer Eddie Kramer and Experience drummer Mitch Mitchell. The bulk of the tracks were recorded between December 1969 and the summer of 1970 at Electric Lady Studios in New York, and were intended to be part of an ambitious double LP tentatively titled First Rays of the New Rising Sun. Commercially, The Cry Of Love was a huge success, reaching #3 in the U.S. and #2 in the UK, and spawned favorites such as “Angel,” “Freedom,” and “Ezy Ryder.”
While Mitch Mitchell and bassist Billy Cox comprise the rhythm section on the lion’s share of the tracks, Buddy Miles plays drums on “Ezy Ryder” and Noel Redding handles the bass on “My Friend” (recorded in 1968, before his departure from the Jimi Hendrix Experience). The Cry Of Love also includes the participation of notable guest musicians including Steve Winwood, Chris Wood, and Buzzy Linhart, among others. VH1 recently declared The Cry Of Love the greatest posthumous classic rock record of all time.
Beginning in the late 1990s, the tracks on The Cry Of Love were reassembled into various compilations, including First Rays of the New Rising Sun, South Saturn Delta, and The Jimi Hendrix Experience box set. Now, fans of all ages will be able to enjoy these songs as they were experienced when they first became available 43 years ago. But that experience is now exponentially improved, thanks to this definitive analog pressing and meticulous restoration.
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Jimi Hendrix The Cry of Love Track Listing:
3. Ezy Ryder
4. Night Bird Flying
5. My Friend
1. Straight Ahead
2. Astro Man
4. In From the Storm
5. Belly Button Window