Joined by Billy Cox, Hendrix and Miles returned to the Record Plant studios in New York City to continue work on several new tracks including “Room Full Of Mirrors,” “Stepping Stone,” and “Ezy Rider.” Second engineer Tom Erdelyi recalls additional recordings being worked on including “Izabella,” “Machine Gun,” “Dolly Dagger,” and “Message To Love.”
Back at the Record Plant several spirited recordings were put to tape this evening, including six takes of Buddy Miles signature track, “Them Changes” plus a dozen meandering takes of “Burning Desire.” Hendrix was troubled by the tone of his guitar, resulting in few memorable highlights from the night’s session.
Overcoming the lagging spirits of the previous night, Alan Douglas and Stefan Bright brought Tony Bongiovi back into the control room as engineer to help spur on Hendrix’s musical style. As intended, Hendrix lead the group through a high-spirited session of recordings including nineteen takes of “Izabella” of which takes 1, 2, 4, 10, 12, 16, and 19 were tagged ‘complete.’
It is unknown to what nature a session took place on this evening. However, a single quarter-inch, two-track recording was made, likely the source from a session as Baggy’s rehearsal studios. The only reference point is that of a notation of the tape box “Buddy Miles/Billy Cox.”
Record Plant New York, N.Y. Destructive Love Jimi oversees a mixing session dedicated to the Buddy Miles Express song “Destructive Love”. The song would later be retitled “I Can See” and included as part of the album Electric Church. It’s Too Bad World Traveler Jam In addition to his work on the Buddy Miles Express recording, Jimi, Miles, and organist Duane Hitchings also focused on new material by Hendrix.
Olympic Studios London, England Midnight Lightning
Olympic Studios London, England Slow (Ezy Ryder) Room Full Of Mirrors Shame, Shame, Shame Crying Blue Rain Tax Free Sunshine Of Your Love Here He Comes (Lover Man)
Olympic Studios London, England Fire I Don’t Live Today Spanish Castle Magic Hear My Train A Comin’ Lover Man Red House The Experience recorded an inspired rehearsal for their February 18 Albert Hall performance on this night. Two recordings from this session, “Spanish Castle Magic” and “Hear My Train A Comin’” were highlights of the Jimi Hendrix Experience box set.
February 22, 1969 Olympic Studios London, England Hound Dog Go My Own Way