This live concert performance, captured just five days before the US release of Are You Experienced, their album debut, is notable for being one of the last times the band performed in front of an audience as relative unknowns. Having already conquered the band's UK base as well as Continental Europe over the previous ten months, the vast majority of the 17,000 plus Los Angeles concert goers were there to see headliners The Mamas & The Papas and were caught off guard by Jimi Hendrix's electrifying musicality and showmanship. Finally, the set can be enjoyed by the rest of the world for the first time ever; amazingly, not a single second of this live recording has ever been released before in any capacity, either via official channels or elsewise.
Jimi Hendrix Experience: Hollywood Bowl August 18, 1967 tracklist:
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
The Wind Cries Mary
Like a Rolling Stone
Jimi Hendrix: Guitar, Lead Vocals
Mitch Mitchel: Drums
Noel Redding: Bass, Backing Vocals