Songs For Groovy Children: The Fillmore East Concerts - 8LP / 5CD Box Set
Songs For Groovy Children: The Fillmore East Concerts - 8LP / 5CD Box Set
Songs For Groovy Children: The Fillmore East Concerts - 8LP / 5CD Box Set

Songs For Groovy Children: The Fillmore East Concerts - 8LP / 5CD Box Set

Jimi Hendrix
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  • Pre-Order Now: Release Date 22nd November 2019 (5CD) and 13th December 2019 (8LP)
  • Vinyl: 8LP Box Set
  • CD: 5CD Box Set
  • Label: Sony Legacy Recordings

In June of 1969, at the height of their fame, The Jimi Hendrix Experience, closed a musical chapter. Before the shockwaves could settle, Hendrix assembled a new, expanded ensemble to perform at Woodstock in August. A new chapter was opened as Hendrix introduced Gypsy Sun and Rainbows. The large ensemble included Jimi’s longtime friend Billy Cox, on bass, whom he had befriended when both were serving with the 101st Airborne Division in Ft. Campbell, Kentucky in 1962. This Woodstock lineup was short-lived; from its ashes, a new trio emerged in October that Hendrix dubbed Band of Gypsys, consisting of Hendrix, Cox and Electric Flag drummer Buddy Miles, who would also contribute occasional lead vocals. Hendrix was inspired by his collaboration with Cox and Miles and this creative renewal drove the development of promising new material such as “Power Of Soul,” “Burning Desire” and the extraordinary “Machine Gun.” Their debut live performances were a series of four concerts at the Fillmore East in Manhattan – two on New Year’s Eve 1969 and two on New Year’s Day 1970, each of which was professionally recorded.

Newly mixed and restored in sequence without edits, fans can finally hear Hendrix, Cox and Miles blast through their genre-defying sets that included freshly written songs like “Earth Blues” and “Stepping Stone,” as well as Experience favorites inclusive of “Foxey Lady,” “Voodoo Child (Slight Return),” “Wild Thing,” “Hey Joe” and “Purple Haze.” Additionally, exciting new versions of Howard Tate’s “Stop,” “Steal Away,” by Jimmy Hughes and a searing “Bleeding Heart” by Elmore James highlighted the command that the trio had over blues & R&B music.

The lavish package is filled with unseen photos from talent such as Fillmore East house photographer Amalie Rothschild, Jan Blom (whose iconic, colour-saturated images provided the original artwork for 1970’s Band of Gypsys) as well as Marshall Amplifier representative Marc Franklin, who had full access to the group in their dressing room backstage. The booklet features remembrances from bassist Billy Cox and liner notes by author/journalist/filmmaker Nelson George.


LP 1

1. Power Of Soul
2. Lover Man
3. Hear My Train A Comin’
4. Changes
5. Izabella

LP 2

1. Machine Gun
2. Stop
3. Ezy Ryder
4. Bleeding Heart
5. Earth Blues
6. Burning Desire

LP 3

1. Auld Lang Syne
2. Who Knows
3. Fire
4. Ezy Ryder

LP 4

1. Machine Gun
2. Stone Free
3. Changes
4. Message To Love
5. Stop
6. Foxey Lady

LP 5

1. Who Knows
2. Machine Gun
3. Changes
4. Power Of Soul
5. Stepping Stone

LP 6

1. Foxey Lady
2. Stop
3. Earth Blues
4. Burning Desire

LP 7

1. Stone Free
2. Power Of Soul
3. Changes
4. Message To Love
5. Machine Gun
6. Earth Blues
7. Voodoo Child (Slight Return)

LP 8

1. We Got To Live Together
2. Wild Thing
3. Lover Man
4. Steal Away
5. Hey Joe
6. Purple Haze


12/31/69 1st Set: DISC ONE

1) Power Of Soul
2) Lover Man
3) Hear My Train A Comin’
4) Changes
5) Izabella
6) Machine Gun
7) Stop
8) Ezy Ryder
9) Bleeding Heart
10) Earth Blues
11) Burning Desire

12/31/69 2nd Set: DISC TWO

1) Auld Lang Syne%
2) Who Knows%
3) Fire
4) Ezy Ryder*
5) Machine Gun%
6) Stone Free
7) Changes*
8) Message To Love*
9) Stop*
10) Foxey Lady

1/1/70 1st Set: DISC THREE

1) Who Knows
2) Machine Gun
3) Changes+
4) Power Of Soul%
5) Stepping Stone%
6) Foxey Lady+
7) Stop%
8) Earth Blues+
9) Burning Desire%

1/1/70 2nd Set: DISC FOUR

1) Stone Free%
2) Power Of Soul# 3) Changes#
4) Message To Love# 5) Machine Gun%
6) Lover Man*
7) Steal Away*
8) Earth Blues%


1) Voodoo Child (Slight Return)%
2) We Gotta Live Together#
3) Wild Thing%
4) Hey Joe*
5) Purple Haze*

* previously unreleased
+ first time on CD/LP/streaming (previously only available as part of concert film)
# longer, unedited versions of previously released material, and newly remixed
% back in print on CD/LP for the first time in a decade, and newly remixed