Published October 2 2023 at 15:07
Historic new live-release marks the moment before Hendrix achieved international fame; recording has never been released officially or even bootlegged.
Experience Hendrix, LLC in partnership with Legacy Recordings, a division of Sony Music Entertainment, is releasing 'Jimi Hendrix Experience: Hollywood Bowl August 18, 1967' this November 10th on vinyl, CD and all digital platforms.
This live concert performance, captured just five days before the U.S. 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 U.K. 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, some 56 years later, the set can be enjoyed by the rest of the world for the first time ever; amazingly, not a single second of this unique, two-track live recording has EVER been released before in any capacity, either via official channels or elsewise.
Watch 'Monterey Pop To The Hollywood Bowl' mini-documentary:
Pre-listen to "Killing Floor" off the album: