Songs For Groovy Children: The Fillmore East Concerts (Boxed Set) by Jimi Hendrix
Over the course of four extraordinary years, Jimi Hendrix placed his indelible stamp upon popular music with breathtaking velocity. Measured alongside his triumphs at Monterey Pop and Woodstock, Hendrix’s legendary Fillmore East concerts illustrated a critical turning point in a radiant career filled with indefinite possibilities.
Songs For Groovy Children assembles all four historic debut concerts by Jimi Hendrix's newly assembled Band of Gypsys at New York's Fillmore East on New Years Eve 1969 and New Years Day 1970.Presented in their original performance sequence and encompassing 43 tracks across 5 CDs, the set boasts over two dozen tracks that have either never before been released commercially.
Newly mixed and restored in sequence without edits, fans can finally hear Hendrix, Cox and Miles blast through their genre-defying sets that included freshly written songs like “Earth Blues” and “Stepping Stone,” as well as Experience favorites inclusive of “Foxey Lady,” “Voodoo Child (Slight Return),” “Wild Thing,” “Hey Joe” and “Purple Haze.” Additionally, exciting new versions of Howard Tate’s “Stop,” “Steal Away,” by Jimmy Hughes and a searing “Bleeding Heart” by Elmore James highlighted the command that the trio had over blues & R&B music.
The lavish package is filled with unseen photos and remembrances from bassist Billy Cox and liner notes by author/journalist/filmmaker Nelson George. Songs For Groovy Children was produced by Janie Hendrix, Eddie Kramer and John McDermott - the trio that has overseen every project for Experience Hendrix since 1995. The box set was mastered by Grammy-winning engineer Bernie Grundman.
- Disc 1 - 1 Power of Soul 2 Lover Man 3 Hear My Train a Comin' 4 Changes 5 Izabella 6 Machine Gun 7 Stop 8 Ezy Ryder 9 Bleeding Heart 10 Earth Blues 11 Burning Desire - Disc 2 - 1 Auld Lang Syne 2 Who Knows 3 Fire 4 Ezy Ryder 5 Machine Gun 6 Stone Free 7 Changes 8 Message to Love 9 Stop 10 Foxey Lady - Disc 3 - 1 Who Knows 2 Machine Gun 3 Changes 4 Power of Soul 5 Stepping Stone 6 Foxey Lady 7 Stop 8 Earth Blues 9 Burning Desire - Disc 4 - 1 Stone Free 2 Power of Soul 3 Changes 4 Message to Love 5 Machine Gun 6 Lover Man 7 Steal Away 8 Earth Blues - Disc 5 - 1 Voodoo Child (Slight Return) 2 We Gotta Live Together 3 Wild Thing 4 Hey Joe 5 Purple Haze