8LP collection tracks Jimi's incredible journey from R&B sideman to international acclaim. Presents for the first time the most sought after of Jimi's pre-Experience recordings as a sideman for such Rhythm & Blues stars as The Isley Brothers, Don Covay, Little Richard and others. The LPs feature previously unreleased and commercially unavailable studio recordings from every chapter of his career, live recordings with the Experience and Band Of Gypsys spanning 1967 through 1970. The studio recordings include never before released (or even bootlegged!) alternate versions of such classic fare as "Are You Experienced," "Fire," "May This Be Love," "Love Or Confusion" and many more. In addition, new songs such as "Hear My Freedom," "Hound Dog Blues" and "Lonely Avenue" make their debut as part of this special collection. Includes a 36 page booklet filled with never before seen photos and detailed liner notes.
Also features: Acoustic and electric home recordings of Electric Ladyland signature songs such as "Long Hot Summer Night," "1983 (A Merman I Shall Turn To Be)". "My Friend and Angel" later featured as part of "First Rays Of The New Rising Sun". An electric demo version of Bob Dylan's "Tears Of Rage". A previously unreleased version of "Everlasting First," Jimi's 1970 celebrated collaboration with Arthur Lee & Love. An unheard 1967 studio session with Traffic's Dave Mason. An expanded presentation of Jimi's legendary session with jazz organist Larry Young. Hours of rare and previously unreleased Jimi Hendrix.