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July 01, 1970

Today’s session proved one of the most fulfilling for Jimi at his new studio. Here, recordings focused on “Dolly Dagger,” “Bolero,” “Hey Baby (New Rising Sun),” “Drifting,” and “Slow Part,” which would posthumously be retitled “Pali Gap” by Michael Jeffrey who wanted to craft a stronger tie with that song and the title of his Hawaiian film, Rainbow Bridge. The session later included work on “Midnight Lightning” and “Beginnings” before returning to “Dolly Dagger” before night’s end.

Bolero Dolly Dagger Drifting Hey Baby (New Rising Sun) Midnight Lightning Recording Slow Part

July 02, 1970

Another day of recordings at Electric Lady resulted in considerable progress on “Ezy Rider.”

Electric Lady Ezy Rider Recording

July 14, 1970

In returning to Electric Lady Studios Jimi records “Come Down Hard On Me,” “Bolero,” and “Midnight Lightning.” Despite the work accomplished on this night, Hendrix had the tape boxes marked DO NOT USE.

Bolero Come Down Hard On Me Electric Lady Studios Midnight Lightning Recording

July 15, 1970

Additional sessions at Electric Lady saw Hendrix revitalize previous work on “Come Down Hard On Me.” In 1973 Electric Lady’s engineer John Jansen posthumously edited the track for inclusion on Loose Ends.

Come Down Hard On Me Electric Lady John Jansen Recording

July 19, 1970

Back at Electric Lady Studios, Jimi once again worked on “Night Bird Flying,” “Straight Ahead,” “Astro Man,” Freedom,” and “Dolly Dagger.”

Astro Man Dolly Dagger Electric Lady Studios Freedom Night Bird Flying Recording Straight Ahead

July 20, 1970

Trying to lay claim to a definitive master of “Lover Man,” Hendrix returned to Electric Lady to try and revitalize the recordings, unfortunately, with little success on this evening. Although a rough mix would be prepared, it too would be quickly shelved. With “Lover Man” now on the shelf, Hendrix turned his attention back to overdubs for “Angel.”

Angel Electric Lady lover man Recording

July 21, 1970

Tonight’s session at Electric Lady maintained focus on “In From The Storm,” a recording that Jimi had previously titled “Tune X – Just Came In.” Although no master was created on this night, thirty takes of the song were put to tape as the trio continually reworked it and polished the composition through each subsequent retake.

Electric Lady In From The Storm Recording Tune X – Just Came In

July 22, 1970

Back at Electric Lady Studios Hendrix revisited “In From The Storm” before working on “Come Down Hard On Me” and “Just Came In,” with the latter being remixed into “In From The Storm” on the posthumous Cry Of Love.

Come Down Hard On Me Electric Lady Studios In From The Storm Just Came In Recording

July 23, 1970

With the band headed back on the road in 24 hours, Hendrix wanted to leave the studio with the reassurance that progress was being made. Tonight’s sessions included work on “Drifting,” “Angel,” and “Belly Button Window.”

Angel Belly Button Window Drifting Jimi Hendrix Experience Recording

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