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HENDRIX, JIMI - CD
PAN AM FLIGHT 102 "SOUNDTRACKS FROM THE FILM"

LABEL:
Scorpio JH-07006
SOURCE:
Various (see Tracklisting)
FORMAT:
2CD + DVD
RUNNING TIME:
65:11/41:42/59:12
SOUND/SOURCE:
Stereo & Mono Audience and Soundboard/Broadcasts
PACKAGING:
Fatboy Jewelcase
 

Pan Am Flight 102 front

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SOUND 7.5 / PACKAGING 8.5 / PERFORMANCE 8.5
 

TRACK LIST:

Disc 1:
1. My Diary - Jimi plays guitar with the Major Lance's Band on vocals RosaLee Brooks, Recorded at a small studio, Western Avenue Los Angeles CA.January 1964.
2. Shotgun - Jimi plays guitar in the band The Upsetters with on vocals Buddy & Stacey, broadcasts on Channel 5 TV show "Night Train Nashville" Dallas, TX , February 1965.
3. I'm A Man - Jimi and Curtis Knight & The Squires. recorded live at Georges Club 20, Hackensack, New Jersey 26 December 1965.
4. Wild Thing - The Jimi Hendrix Experience plays at The Olympia, Paris, France 18 October 1966. (recorded from the France TV)
5. Two Trains Running - The Jimi Hendrix Experience plays at the Flamingo Club London, 4 February 1967. (from the original audience master tape)
6. Purple Haze, Hey Joe - The Jimi Hendrix Experience recorded live at the Marquee Club London, 2 March 1967. (from the original BBC master reels)
7. Wild Thing - The Jimi Hendrix Experience recorded live at The Monterey Pop Festival, California 18 June 1967. (from a raw master stage tape)
8. Sgt.Peper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, Foxy Lady, Wild Thing - The Jimi Hendrix Experience recorded live at The Olympia Kensington London, 22 December 1967. (from the BBC master reels of Christmas On Earth Continued Show )
9. Hey Joe - Jimi Hendrix and his new band, Gypsy Sun And Rainbows. Recorded live at The Woodstock Festival in Bethel, NY, 18 August 1969 Woodstock MusicAnd Art Fair(recorded from a raw engineering tape)
10. Earth Blues - Jimi Hendrix and The Band Of Gypsys recorded live Winter Festival For Peace at The Madison Square Garden, Pennsylvania Plaza 7th Avenue 31st to 33rd Street New York, NY. This was Jimi's last concert with The Band Of Gypsys! (recorded from a audience master tape)

Disc 2:
1. Red House - Jimi Hendrix and The Cry Of Love Band, recorded live at The New York Pop Festival Downing Stadium Randall's Island New York, NY. July 171970.(alternate mix from the stage broadcast from a New York radio station)
2. Purple Haze - Jimi Hendrix and The Cry Of Love Band, recorded live atRainbow Bridge Vibratory Color Sound Experiment Haleakala Crater, Maui, Hawaii.(recorded from the original master reels)
3. Hey Baby (The Land Of The New Rising Sun) - Jimi Hendrix and The Cry Of Love Band, recorded at The Isle Of Wight FestivalEast Afton Farm Isle Of Wight England, August 30 1970. (from theP.A. stage master tapes recorded by Pye Recording)
4. Message To Love - Jimi Hendrix and The Cry Of Love Band, recorded at TheStora Scenen, Grona Lund Stockholm Sweden, August 31 1970.
5. Message To Love - Jimi Hendrix and The Cry Of Love Band, recorded live atThe Vejlby Risskov Hallen Arhus Denmark, September 2 1970.At this concert Jimi had a nervous breakdown, he said I'm dead for along time! (recorded from a audience master tape)
6. Killing' Floor - Jimi Hendrix and The Cry Of Love Band, recorded live at The Open Air Love And Peace Festival, Isle Fehmarn Germany, September 6, 1970. This is Jimi's last official live performance. (recorded from a monitor, raw stage tape)

DVD: 01.OPENING 02. BBC NEWS ABOUT JIMI'S DEAD ON SEPTEMBER 18,1970 03.THE MAN THEY MADE GOD 04. WHEN I'M BIG I'M GOING FAR FAR AWAY 05. PAN AM FLIGHT 102 TO LONDON 06. WILD MAN OF BORNEO07. SUMMER OF LOVE 08. THE VOICE OF RADIO 1 BBC RADIO 09. WOODSTOCK 10. MAUI HAWAII 11. ISLE OF WIGHT 12. FEHMARN 13. SEPTEMBER 18 1970

 
REVIEW:

This release is completely based off of the included DVD which contains a superb BBC documentary about the meteoric rise and tragic death of the star that was Jimi Hendrix.  It appears to be a production that aired circa 1999 and is really excellent.  The transfer to DVD is immaculate and is one of the most interesting and informative stories on his life that I've seen.  The program starts with the September 19, 1970 death of Jimi and some of the circumstances around the night in question and then we jump all the way back to the beginnings and follow the story through.  Key interviews from Animals frontman and best friend Eric Burdon, Linda Keith, Kathy Saltzman- Jimi's first English conquest and other key friends in Jimi's life are sprinkled throughout nicely.

The title comes from the key turning point in Jimi's career when he was discovered in Greenwich Village in New York back in late-summer of 1966 by Linda Keith (girlfriend of Rolling Stones' guitarist, Brian Jones), and her reports of this amazing new guitarist.  Chas Chandler, bassist for The Animals, quickly recognized the opportunity and secured a relationship with Jimi.  He became Jimi's manager and promptly flew him over to England to develop the possibilities.  That very important flight to England on September 23, 1966 which changed music history was Pan Am Flight 102.

In the above mentioned documentary, all the key performances and milestones are featured via proshot video snipets, newsreel clips, etc.  And that is essentially the map for what is the setlist included on the 2 CD's in this set.  What Scorpio has done is sought out all the audio tapes of the musical events featured in the story, and compiled them chronologiclally to match up with the story.  As you may expect, the sources are varied but mostly pretty good in terms of the quality - from mono to stereo, audience to soundboard and every color in-between.  In cases where there is an official release, Scorpio has utilized alternate sources and NOT anything that is remotely "official" - which also lends a nice perspective to a few situations.  Some of these are seeing boot CD for the first time as near as I can tell - like "Wild Thing" from Monterey Pop and the engineering tape source for the Woodstock version of "Hey Joe".  Highlights for me are all on Disc 2 with the opening "Red House" from the New York Pop Festival and the 2 versions of "Message To Love" from the Sweden '70 shows which is funny because this isn't really one of my favorite Hendrix tunes. 

To sum it all up, this is really a historical or documentary overview of the musical life of Jimi Hendrix more than anything else.  It gets top marks from me on the whole conceptual side of the release.  If you value this stuff on that level, I highly recommend it as the DVD in particular is great.  Hendrix enthusiasts might play the discs more than the casual collector due to the somewhat choppy quality transitions along the way. 

 


This is a great set. Earth Blues & Two Trains Running are highlights for me. All of this has been out for quite awhile in various other collections but as a whole very enjoyable. The DVD is top shelf and stands up to repeated viewings. Scorpio does it again!
Comment by smirek1 wrote on 2008-01-22 04:32:49


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