This first album was recorded in the UK in late 1966. This American version of this LP was released in the spring of 1967 minus a few songs included on the earlier British version. All 17 songs are now included in this re-issue. A classic album that should be in everyone's collection.
All up and coming guitar players use this LP as a training ground to develop their chops, although very few will ever come close to Jimi's skill set.
I remember riding the high school bus home and heard "Purple Haze" on AM radio for the first time and almost fell from my seat. What a heavy guitar laden psychedelic tune it was!
Many great enduring tunes are included on this first album by the group, Purple Haze with it's classic lyric, "Excuse Me While I Kiss The Sky", Fire, Third Stone from The Sun, Foxy Lady, I Don't Live Today, and a slowed down version of Hey Joe. Not really a bad tune here.
Jimi used many unusual recording techniques that really made this album very unique at the time. Check it out, you will not be disappointed.