Listen to Jimi Hendrix’s Live ’69 version of “I Don’t Live Today”
A new Jimi Hendrix Experience live album is on the way, featuring the late guitar icon at the peak of his abilities.
Los Angeles Forum: April 26, 1969 will be released on November 18 via Legacy Recordings. It features the original lineup of Experience with Hendrix on guitar and vocals, Noel Redding on bass and Mitch Mitchell on drums. Originally recorded in the spring of 1969, this is the first time the recording has been released in its entirety, just in time for what would have been Hendrix’s 80th birthday (November 27).
You can listen to the first track on the release, “I Don’t Live Today,” and see the full track listing below.
Produced by Janie Hendrix, the guitarist’s sister; John McDermott, head of Hendrix’s music catalog; and Eddie Kramer, Los Angeles Forum: April 26, 1969 features several classics, such as “Foxey Lady” and “Purple Haze”, as well as an early rendition of “The Star Spangled Banner”, which Hendrix would later memorably perform at Woodstock. (“Here’s a song we’ve all been brainwashed with,” Hendrix says on the recording.) The Experience closed their performance that night with a medley of “Voodoo Child (Slight Return)” and ” Sunshine of Your Love” by Cream.
Los Angeles Forum: April 26, 1969 will be available on vinyl, CD and digital platforms. It includes liner notes by music critic Randy Lewis and a foreword by ZZ Top’s Billy Gibbons, who attended the Forum show himself. The album is available for pre-order now.
The Jimi Hendrix Experience, “Los Angeles Forum: April 26, 1969”, track listing
2. “Tax Free”
3. “Foxey Lady”
4. “Red House”
5. “Spanish Castle Magic”
6. “Star-Spangled Banner”
7. “Violet Haze”
8. “I don’t live today”
9. “Voodoo Child (Slight Return)”
10. “The Sun of Your Love”
11. “Voodoo Child (Slight Return)”
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