Posted 11 September 2013 - 12:45 AM
I have some rare vinyl releases of Jimi's Royal Albert Hall performances.A French film crew did filming and recording of the concerts with professional gear. The performances were just breath taking,Jimi does a version of Bleeding Heart that has one of his slowest yet most soulful lead breaks,I actually get teary eyed when I listen to it because you can feel the emotion that he puts into his playing as if it were something tangible, it just reaches out and wrenches your heart out-well mine anyway. The concerts span 2 albums and I don't know if the audio tapes were ever committed to CD format.I do know that Janie put a stop to them releasing the video content of the Concerts,yet made them an offer to buy the video tapes from them but the amount was so ridiculously low that they took it as an insult.I guess that unless they can come up with suitable and equable terms,we will never see the video of what was one of his most outstanding performances.I have bootleg tapes of Jimi's Ottawa and Winterland concerts that were given to me way before Jimi's father died,it must have been in the late 70s or early 80s.The sound quality of these tapes leaves much to be desired but the playing is incredible.
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