The celebrate the 50th anniversary of its release, Jimi Hendrix’s live album Band of Gypsys is being reissued on vinyl.
The record, which is Hendrix’s first without his original group, was released on March 25, 1970, and was recorded at the Fillmore East in New York City with Billy Cox on bass and Buddy Miles on drums.
“This is more than the commemoration of an anniversary,” Janie Hendrix, President and CEO of Experience Hendrix, said in a statement before adding: “that, of course, is something momentous, but it is also the celebration of a cathartic event in Jimi’s life… a sort of changing of the guards.”
“He demonstrated that there was no limit to his musical landscape,” she added. “It was broad and beautiful, and like the leader of a true band of gypsies, Jimi could go anywhere on the spectrum of genres and be at home there musically. This is our way of celebrating that part of Jimi’s journey.”
Band of Gypsys 50th Anniversary Reissue Tracklist:
01. Who Knows
02. Machine Gun
Recorded January 1, 1970 Early Show
02. Power To Love
03. Message To Love
04. We Gotta Live Together
Recorded January 1, 1970 Late Show