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Another amazing release from the official Jimi Hendrix “bootleg label” Dagger Records, this raw, direct to two-track, live recording from the Olympia Theatre in Paris was captured for French national radio and documents the Experience’s triumphant return to France almost one year from the date of their 1966 debut. Recorded on October 9th, 1967, The Experience were in top form, roaring out of the gate with “Stone Free,” and following with vibrant renditions of “Hey Joe,” “Fire,” “The Wind Cries Mary” and “Catfish Blues.” “Rock Me Baby” and a compact “Red House” prefaced a grinding, muscular take of “Purple Haze,” followed by “Wild Thing,” replete with a rousing, tongue-in-cheek lead vocal that emphatically closed the show.

The Hendrix family’s bootleg label, Dagger, carries on with its unending catalogue of studio and raw live rarities—this time a red-and-blue swirled vinyl, direct-to-two-track recording from Paris’ Olympia Theatre. Captured just one fast, furious year after their 1966 debut, you can feel the trio’s still-fresh frenzy on the punched-up dirtball rock.

Released for RSD Black Friday on red and blue mixed vinyl.