Wednesday, November 18, 2015


Burning Desire, a 2 LP set of 1969 and 1970 studio recordings by Hendrix’s famed Band of Gypsys Has Never Before Been Sold In Any Store Or Made Available To Fans On Vinyl
In celebration of Record Store Day’s ‘Back To Black Friday’ event, Experience Hendrix L.L.C., in conjunction with Legacy Recordings, is releasing the official ‘bootleg’ Burning Desire, a 2 LP set of rare Jimi Hendrix studio recordings issued under the Dagger Records imprint. Dagger Records was started by Experience Hendrix in 1998 as an official ‘bootleg’ label whose releases would provide Hendrix’s fans throughout the world with additional live performances, home demos and studio recordings not issued on commercial albums or sold in retail stores. Burning Desire is the twelfth release by Dagger Records. It will be available in record stores for the first time ever on November 27 (the day after Thanksgiving). 

Burning Desire presents compelling new examples of Jimi Hendrix’s remarkable creative explorations between November 1969 and January 1970. Like its Dagger Records counterparts Hear My Music (released for last year’s Record Store Day Black Friday event) and Morning Symphony Ideas, this package provides a window into Hendrix’s growth as a musician and composer. While Hear My Music focuses on recordings from early 1969 with the original Jimi Hendrix Experience (including bassist Noel Redding and drummer Mitch Mitchell), Burning Desire presents exciting explorations made with a newer rhythm section consisting of bassist Billy Cox and drummer Buddy Miles. 

Recorded at the Record Plant in New York immediately before and after the four legendary New Year’s Eve/Day Fillmore East concerts that produced the live album Band of GypsysBurning Desire sheds light on Hendrix’s nature as a prolific songwriter and producer with a limitless ability to create. Songs such as “Izabella,” “Villanova Junction” and “Stepping Stone” were among the brightest examples of Jimi’s new music. Burning Desire also features the extraordinary “Ezy Ryder/MLK Jam” and “Record Plant 2X,” which showcases some of Hendrix’s finest ever guitar playing in full flight. 

Burning Desire showcases the evolution Jimi Hendrix’s music was taking at the turn of the decade. While still firmly rooted in rock music, elements of funk and soul became more apparent not only in the composition, but also in the execution of these extended jam sessions. Instrumentation also expanded beyond the standard guitar/bass/drums format of rock, and sometimes included piano and organ, as evidenced on this version of “Izabella.”

November 27 marks the debut vinyl release of Burning Desire. The double LP package has been pressed on 150 gram vinyl by Quality Record Manufacturing (QRP). The first 5,000 copies will be numbered. This collection is essential for both diehard fans of Jimi Hendrix and those interested in his continuing development as an artist during the final year of his life. 
Burning Desire tracklist: 

Disc 1, Side A
Cherokee Mist/Astro Man
Villanova Junction Blues

Disc 1, Side B
Ezy Ryder/MLK Jam 

Disc 2, Side A
Burning Desire
Stepping Stone/Villanova Junction Blues

Disc 2, Side B
Record Plant 2X
Slow Time Blues

All tracks recorded at the Record Plant, New York on 11/7/69, 1/7/70 and 1/23/70
Mixed by Eddie Kramer

Now in its eighth year, Record Store Day is an annual day-long celebration of record store culture taking place on the third Saturday in April, with an annual Black Friday event occurring the day after Thanksgiving.

Founded by James 'Al' Hendrix, Jimi's father, in 1995, Experience Hendrix, has been managed since its inception by the family members handpicked by Al during his tenure as Chairman. It is the official family company charged with managing the music, name, image and likeness of Jimi Hendrix. As a part of their daily operations, Experience Hendrix and Authentic Hendrix oversee Jimi's timeless legacy on a worldwide basis.

Dagger Records was established by Experience Hendrix L.L.C. in 1998 specifically to release ‘bootleg’ recordings which further detail Jimi’s illustrious legacy. Dagger releases are normally not available in brick and mortar record stores, as all other titles are sold online via Experience Hendrix L.L.C. is a major supporter of vinyl releases and the bi-annual Record Store Day celebrations.  Other releases in the Dagger catalog include Live In CologneLive At WoburnLive In Paris & Ottawa 1968Hear My MusicLive At The Isle of FehmarnParis 1967/San Francisco 1968, Baggy’s Rehearsal SessionsLive In OttawaMorning Symphony IdeasLive At Clark University and Live At The Oakland Coliseum.

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