Released in 1971, The Cry of Love was the first Hendrix album released after his death. Along with the Rainbow Bridge album, the collections comprise the bulk of the most complete tracks Hendrix intended to release on his next LP. The songs were recorded from late December 1969 through the summer of 1970 except My Friend which was recorded in 1968 during the Electric Ladyland sessions.
200-gram gatefold LP pressed at Quality Record Pressings!
Remastered by Bernie Grundman from the original analog masters
Reissued with original album art and track order
Originally released in 1971, and last issued on CD in 1992, The Cry Of Love was compiled and mixed by Hendrix's longtime engineer Eddie Kramer and Experience drummer Mitch Mitchell. The bulk of these tracks were recorded between December 1969 and the summer of 1970 at Electric Lady Studios in New York, and were intended to be a part of an ambitious double LP tentatively titled First Rays of the New Rising Sun.
Commercially, The Cry Of Love was a huge success, reaching No. 3 in the U.S. and No. 2 in the U.K. and spawned such favorites as "Angel," "Freedom," and "Ezy Ryder." While Mitch Mitchell and bassist Billy Cox comprised the rhythm section on the lion's share of the tracks, Buddy Miles played drums on "Ezy Ryder" and Noel Redding played bass on "My Friend" (recorded in 1968, before his departure from the Jimi Hendrix Experience).
The Cry Of Love also includes the participation of notable guest muicians including Steve Winwood, Chris Wood and Buzzy Linhart, among others.
• 200g Vinyl • Remastered from the original 2 track master tapes
• All analogue mastering by Bernie Grundman
• Pressed At QRP • Gatefold jacket • Features the original album artwork
3. Ezy Ryder
4. Night Bird Flying
5. My Friend
6. Straight Ahead
7. Astro Man
9. In From the Storm
10. Belly Button Window