Are You ExperiencedJimi Hendrix
The songs are still brilliant. It is easy to get caught up in Jimi's excellent guitar work but the other pieces of the band are just as great. There is a rawness to the guitar though that is so difficult to replicate that I once described as a imprecise precision. Jimi never misses a note and you get the feeling that he hits everything just as he wanted and yet there is a feeling of searching in the melody, like an artist sketching out a drawing. I once listened to someone play a Hendrix song and commented while they played well, that they played too well. Their cover was too clean and it lost the energy of the original. That is on no better display than on this album. The album contains some of my favourite Hendrix songs including The Wind Cries Mary and Are You Experienced. However, the songs do form a random collection of tracks and lack a sense of cohesion to tie them together which I think is a missed opportunity.