At His Best?
Mike Ephron Sessions (ATM 193-194)
For me, these recordings are the worst Jimi sessions I've heard ..
Jimi's House, Shokan, New York, September 13, 1969
Extraordinary Archives Traded Material series of the highest quality Hendrix recordings available in traders' circuits.
All recordings in the ATM series are taken from the lowest generation masters available, and they have all been digitally restored unless otherwise indicated.
Thanks to Hans-Peter Johnsen
1. Jam 1 - Part 1: Gypsy Boy > New Rising Sun (aka Young Jimi)
2. Jam 1 - Part 2: Free Thunder
3. Jam 1 - Part 3: Swift's Wing
4. Jam 1 - Part 4: Down Mean Blues
5. Fried Cola
6. Jam 2: Feels Good
7. Monday Morning Blues
8. Jam 3: Lift-Off
9. Jam 4: Madagascar
1. Key To The Highway (aka Jimi Is Tender Too)
2. Cave Man Bells
3. Stepping Stone (aka She Went to Bed With My Guitar)
4. Villanova Junction (aka Strokin' A Lady On Each Hip)
5. Earth Blues (aka Giraffe)
6. Baby Chicken Strut
This set features all material found on the 4 Sagapan LPs "Jimi Hendrix At His Best Vol. 1-3" and "This Flyer".
The original recordings were edited and spread across these albums (and others) in a variety of mixes.
Here the tracks have been spliced back together to create as complete as possible songs/jam.
I just received the "at his best" volume 3 LP
and I'm working on getting the first two volumes soon
so, when I do, I'll upload them how they are on vinyl
the tracks are split and named differently than this, in different order, etc.
and the running times are probably different
who knows, maybe my vinyl rips will even sound better
Thanks to whoever the helpful (re)seeder is. I know this is going to suck. Years ago I was in a record store and bought a used copy of "At His Best, Vol. 2" for $5. I got home and couldn't wait to put it on the turntable.
The needle didn't stay on the record for very long. Maybe it won't sound "as shitty" 20 years later. Considering what others have written about this it is probably as bad as I remember.