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Popular Tags1967 April United Kingdom Greater London Studio Recordings Olympic Studios Jimi Hendrix April 3 Chas Chandler The Jimi Hendrix Experience Photo Session Blarney Club UFO Club Television Appearance Daily Mirror Building April 4 April 10 April 17 Late Night Line-Up
April 03rd, 1967
April 03rd, 1967
The group focused their initial attention to recording "Highway Chile," with the 8th and final take being flagged as the master. Work then began on "Waterfall" (as originally marked on the tape box). Studio engineer Eddie Kramer later prepared a four-to-four mix of the 4th take during which time the song was retitled as "May This Be Love."
Hendrix then focused his attention on "Title #3" and later "Title #4" which eventually became "Are You Experienced?" Despite the the complexities of these recordings, the full song "Are You Experienced?" was completed start-to-finish in this one session.
Before the session came to a close, final mixes were prepared for "May This Be Love," "Are You Experienced?" and "I Don't Live Today."
The stunning initial take of "Title #4" ["Are You Experienced?"] was included on the 2010 Box Set West Coast Seattle Boy as was one of the outtakes of "May This Be Love."
Tape Log: Highway Chile // Waterfall [aka May This Be Love] // Title #3 // Title #4 [aka Are You Experienced?] // I Don't Live Today
April 04th, 1967
Later the group revisited the January 11, 1967 recordings of "Third Stone From The Sun" before redirecting attention to creating both mono and stereo mixes of "Highway Chile." The mono mix was eventually held back and included alongside a stereo mix of "The Wind Cries Mary" as the trio's third single in the United Kingdom.
Before the session was completed, Hendrix focused once again on the work completed in December 1966 on the song, "Love Or Confusion" which resulted in a final mix being produced and later included on the debut release of Are You Experienced.
Before the session ended, the group worked on the B.B. King inspired "Here He Comes," before putting that aside to focus on complete mixes of songs they had earmarked for the new album."
Tape Log: Are You Experienced? // Third Stone From The Sun // Highway Chile // Love Or Confusion // Here He Comes
April 10th, 1967
The session featured two non-musical tracks called described on the tape boxes as "Wild Chat" and "Noises" which featured Hendrix and Chandler talking through a variety of science fiction inspired passages. "Noises" featured Hendrix talking about the markings that Engineer George Chkiantz had made on the tape boxes that evening.
Several segments of these recordings, including the classic, "and you'll never hear surf music again..." were incorporated into the final mix of "Third Stone From The Sun."
Tape Log: Third Stone From The Sun // Wild Chat // Noises
April 17th, 1967
Unfortunately, the original tapes from the program were never preserved and all that remains is a copy tape from a later re-broadcast of the program that omitted "Purple Haze." This source tape was used in 1998 for the inclusion of "Manic Depression" on the acclaimed compilation The Jimi Hendrix Experience: BBC Sessions.
Set List: Manic Depression // Purple Haze