JTM Posted February 25, 2008 Share Posted February 25, 2008 I think a good portion of First Rays is Jimi's most inspired and focused work. Electric Ladyland was very sprawling, Axis focused more on the songs than on the guitar playing. But the songs on First Rays (especially Freedom, Izabella, Angel, Dolly Dagger, Ezy Rider, and Hey Baby). It reminded me a lot of Are You Experienced in that it was a great combination of songs and guitar playing. You can tell on a couple of tracks that it was unfinished. I know Hendrix intended on making a double album, but I would've told him that if he would've shortened it to 11 songs, it would've been his greatest release ever. I would've cut it to these tracks: 1. Freedom 2. Izabella 3. Night Bird Flying 4. Angel 5. Room Full Of Mirrors 6. Dolly Dagger 7. Ezy Rider 8. Stepping Stone 9. Straight Ahead 10. Hey Baby (New Rising Sun) 11. In From The Storm I will add.... Earth Blues Astro man Drifting.......... To make it 14. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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