Jimi Hendrix - Band Of Gypsys

180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl LP Record Remaster

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Band Of Gypsys is a live studio album by American guitarist Jimi Hendrix, originally released in March 1970 by Capitol Records.

Band Of Gypsys was the only live recording authorised by Jimi Hendrix before his death. It was recorded and released in order to get Hendrix out from under a contractual obligation that had been hanging over his head for a couple years.

Helping him out were long time friends Billy Cox on bass and Buddy Miles on the drums. This rhythm section was vastly different from the Experience. Buddy Miles was an earthy, funky drummer in direct contrast to the busy, jazzy leanings of Mitch Mitchell. Noel Redding was not really a bass player at all but a converted guitar player who was hired in large part because Hendrix liked his hair! These new surroundings pushed Hendrix to new creative heights.

Along with this new rhythm section, Hendrix took these shows as an opportunity to showcase much of the new material he had been working on. The music was a seamless melding of rock, funk, and R&B, and tunes like "Message to Love" and "Power To Love" showed a new lyrical direction as well.

Although he could be an erratic live performer, for these shows, Hendrix was on - perhaps his finest performances. His playing was focused and precise. In fact, for most of the set, Hendrix stood motionless, a far cry from the stage antics that helped establish his reputation as a performer. Equipment problems had plagued him in past live shows as well, but everything was perfect for the Fillmore shows.

His absolute mastery of his guitar and effects is even more amazing considering that this was the first time he used the Fuzz Face, wah-wah pedal, Univibe, and Octavia pedals on-stage together. The guitar tones he gets on "Who Knows" and "Power To Love" are powerful and intense, but nowhere is his absolute control more evident than on "Machine Gun", where Hendrix conjures bombs, guns, and other sounds of war from his guitar, all within the context of a coherent musical statement.

The solo on "Machine Gun" totally rewrote the book on what a man could do with an electric guitar and is arguably the most groundbreaking and devastating guitar solo ever.

These live versions of "Message To Love" and "Power To Love" are far better than the jigsaw puzzle studio versions that were released posthumously. Two Buddy Miles compositions are also included, but the show belongs to Jimi all the way. 

Band Of Gypsys is not only an important part of the Hendrix legacy, but one of the greatest live albums ever.

Check out the tracks: “Machine Gun” and “Message Of Love”. 

This LP record is a Music On Vinyl reissue (March 2010) is on 180 gram heavyweight audiophile vinyl with remastered audio and reproduced artwork (gatefold sleeve and 8 page colour booklet), pressed in Europe.








Who Knows



Machine Gun






Power To Love



Message Of Love



We Gotta Live Together


SKU 0886976239916
Record Label Experience Hendrix
Label / Model # Music On Vinyl
Catalogue Number MOVLP080
Country EU - Europe
Release Date (Year) 04 March 2010
Original Release Date (Year) 25 March 1970
Barcode # 0886976239916
Shipping Weight 0.4000kg
Shipping Width 0.009m
Shipping Height 0.314m
Shipping Length 0.314m
Shipping Cubic 0.000887m3
Type New
Format Limited Edition LP Record, 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl, Gatefold Sleeve, 8 Page Colour Booklet, Reissue, Remastered Audio, Original Artwork Replicated
Vinyl Colour Black
Genre Rock
Genre Blues Rock
Genre Blues
Genre Psychedelic Rock

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