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PostPosted: Tue Aug 12, 2014 10:18 pm 
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...are now on UK Amazon. CD and vinyl although the vinyl is a ridiculous price.

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 17, 2014 10:10 am 
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Well, my Amazon auto-rips arrived a couple of days ago and yesterday they refunded £1 each on my pre-orders. Still love the track sequence of these albums - but if I grew up with 1st rays or SSD guess I'd have preferred those. Looking forward to the cds arriving and Gord's vinyl analysis ;)
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 17, 2014 8:47 pm 
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It is nice to see these back and available to newcomers.
Mal, told you a corner had been turned 8-)

Thus far the only downside is the poor marketing but that's standard isn't it? Do I really have to fork out for the EU and US vinyl issues John?

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 20, 2014 10:07 pm 
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Not only nice to see them back and available, they sound very, very good on CD.
Not got them yet, what you waiting for?

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 22, 2014 8:01 am 
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CDJapan advised that Cry of Love and Rainbow Bridge are only being reissued on regular cds and that the Blu-spec issues were cancelled "probably due to some disagreement between the owners of copyrights and the record company" - unless anyone knows any better...

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 22, 2014 8:12 pm 
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Mmmm. Wella Wella.

The blurb from EH's wibbly herefollows. The revered Bernie Grundman has remastered these.. Thank goodness!
Lets hope that betwixt his 'twiddling' and the market shelf they've not been 'got at', as is the current trend.

Cheers Pete

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Experience Hendrix and Legacy Recordings To Reissue The Cry Of Love and Rainbow Bridge – Two Classic Out-Of-Print Jimi Hendrix Albums Out This Month on CD and LP

This month Experience Hendrix, LLC, in conjunction with Legacy Recordings, the catalog division of Sony <http://www.jimihendrix.com/us/news/cry-love-rainbow-bridge-be-reissued-cd-lp-september-16#> Music Entertainment, will reissue two critically revered Jimi Hendrix albums on CD, vinyl and digital. The Cry Of Love and Rainbow Bridge, his first and second posthumous studio releases respectively, will be reintroduced with original album art and track orders. Both albums have been remastered by Bernie Grundman from the original analog masters. The Cry Of Love was last issued on CD in 1992, while Rainbow Bridge has never before seen an official CD release. The Cry Of Love may be pre-ordered on CD <http://smarturl.it/JH_TCOL_amznCD> and LP <http://smarturl.it/JH_TCOL_amznLP> ; Rainbow Bridge may be pre-ordered on CD <http://smarturl.it/JH_RB_amznCD> and LP <http://smarturl.it/JH_RB_amznLP> - at Amazon. CDs of both titles will be out September 16 as will the vinyl version of The Cry of Love. Vinyl release of Rainbow Bridge follows on October 14.

Originally released in 1971, The Cry Of Love was compiled and mixed by Hendrix’s longtime engineer Eddie Kramer and Experience drummer Mitch Mitchell. The bulk of these tracks were recorded between December 1969 and the summer of 1970 at Electric Lady Studios in New York, and were intended to be part of an ambitious double LP tentatively titled First Rays of the New Rising Sun. Commercially, The Cry Of Love was a huge success, reaching #3 in the U.S. and #2 in the UK, and spawned favorites such as “Angel,” “Freedom,” and “Ezy Ryder.” While Mitch Mitchell and bassist Billy Cox comprised the rhythm section on the lion’s share of the tracks, Buddy Miles played drums on “Ezy Ryder” and Noel Redding played bass on “My Friend” (recorded in 1968, before his departure from the Jimi Hendrix Experience). The Cry Of Love also includes the participation of notable guest musicians including Steve Winwood, Chris Wood and Buzzy Linhart among others. VH1 recently declared The Cry Of Love the greatest posthumous classic rock record of all time.

Rainbow Bridge was also compiled and mixed by Eddie Kramer and Mitch Mitchell in 1971, with the help of Electric Lady Studios engineer John Jansen. Most of the tracks were recorded in 1969 and 1970, during the same sessions that spawned The Cry Of Love. Rainbow Bridge is often misconstrued as being an entirely live album, being that the film of the same name features excerpts of a live Jimi Hendrix performance in Maui. However, Hendrix had no role in the creation of the rambling, unfocused 1971 film which was directed by Chuck Wein. The film was not a Hendrix project in any way but instead an independent vision of his manager Michael Jeffery. After Hendrix’s death in September 1970, Jeffery scrapped Hendrix’s original vision of a double studio album titled First Rays Of The New Rising Sun and called for Kramer, Mitchell and Jansen to compile two posthumous albums—including one that would that would serve as a soundtrack for the Rainbow Bridge film.

Mitchell, Kramer and Jansen drew upon Hendrix’s rich trove of studio recordings that the guitarist had been developing at Electric Lady Studios. Songs such as “Dolly Dagger” and “Room Full Of Mirrors” were bright examples of Hendrix’s new creative direction. Other standouts on the album included a studio rendition of “Star Spangled Banner” as well as the majestic “Hey Baby (New Rising Sun).” The one live track on the album, an extraordinary rendition of Hendrix’s original blues composition “Hear My Train A Comin’” is taken from a performance at Berkeley Community Theatre in May of 1970, and not in the film at all. Buddy Miles and Noel Redding both appear on one track each, and the Ronettes provide backing vocals on “Earth Blues.”

Beginning in the late 1990s, the tracks on The Cry Of Love and Rainbow Bridge were reassembled into various compilations, including First Rays of the New Rising Sun, South Saturn Delta, and The Jimi Hendrix Experience box set. Now, fans of all ages will be able to enjoy songs such as “Straight Ahead,” “Nightbird Flying,” and “Hey Baby (New Rising Sun)” as they were experienced when they first became available 43 years ago.

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The Cry Of Love track list:
1) Freedom
2) Drifting
3) Ezy Ryder
4) Night Bird Flying
5) My Friend
6) Straight Ahead
7) Astro Man
8) Angel
9) In From the Storm
10) Belly Button Window


Rainbow Bridge track list:
1) Dolly Dagger
2) Earth Blues
3) Pali Gap
4) Room Full of Mirrors
5) Star Spangled Banner (studio version)
6) Look Over Yonder
7) Hear My Train A Comin’ (live)
8) Hey Baby (New Rising Sun)


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 22, 2014 8:21 pm 
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And this cover for Cry of Love

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 22, 2014 8:37 pm 
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I thought you where cruzin' the highway of desire Pete!

no, they have not been got at. these CD's sound wonderful. it's not simply down to the excellent mastering either.

all i can say is, get them, play them and i know you'll enjoy them. couple of surprises to be found even if you approach them with high expectation.

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 23, 2014 12:02 pm 
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Yeah! Been to the Outskirts of Infinity.. Well, Croatia.. Not a Croatian virgin any more.
[Heavier in weight, lighter by [a lot] of £'s!!]

Back in the real world and really looking forward to getting my ear goggles around this little lot.

Not seen any sonic reviews of RB & CoL, other than yours Gord.

I'll do some fishin' .............

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 11, 2014 4:17 pm 
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Managed to pick up a vinyl copy of the new RB album this PM. Just spinning it now, sounds very nice. This is the EU pressing and states mastered by Bernie Grundman. While the previous EU vinyl [Monterey]was also stickered as Grundman his initials were clearly missing from the dead wax on that pressing [plus it didn't sound like an analogue cut to my ears] this pressing of RB does include Grundmans initials so at least we know the stampers were shipped over to the Netherlands / Poland or wherever! So for those of you who are as fussy as me, no need go to the extra expense or wait for the US import copy.

The one thing I picked up on, whenever I get both an EU and US pressing of any given title I always find the EU issue is cleaner and plays noticeably quieter. While I wait on the US copy to put up against this pressing I have to say this copy is dead quiet, not a pop or crackle let alone surface noise to be heard throughout side one.

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