Wednesday, February 24, 2016

RE-UP: Jimi Hendrix "The Capricorn Tape" - 1CD - outtakes

The Capricorn Tape

Recording info:
Studio outtakes considered and / or prepared for release on the 1994 CD ":Blues" (possibly also the 1995 CD "Voodoo Soup"). Includes previously uncirculated material (See tracklist for details). Excellent quality.
Origin of the title "Capricorn Tape" is unknown.

Known problems: Click at 2:06 in "Belly Button Window"; This Click is on the Source disc, and doesn't appear to be digital.

Format: Audio CD

Artwork: Front / Back

1. Getting my heart back together ( 8:14)

Record Plant, New York City, New York, USA
Composite of two takes.
First half:
Wednesday 21 May 1969 Engineer: Dave Ragno
Buddy Miles: drums, Billy Cox: bass, Unknown: congas
Second half:
Unknown date & location (1970?)
Mitch Mitchell?: drums, Billy Cox?: bass

2. Belly button window (2:28)

Electric Lady Studios, New York City, New York, USA
Saturday 22 August 1970. Engineer: Eddie Kramer
Recorded on 1/2 inch 4-track, complete alternate take, the wah guitar part has probably been added from another take by Alan Douglas.

3. Villanova junction (19:41) / (aka Jam / Country blues)

Record Plant, New York City, New York, USA
Friday 23 January 1970
Engineer: Bob Hughes, 2nd Engineer: Dave Ragno
Don: harmonica, Buddy Miles: drums, Billy Cox: bass

4. Mother (7:53) / (aka Georgia blues)

Record Plant, New York City, New York, USA
Wednesday 19 March 1969 Engineer: Gary Kellgren
Drums: Jimmy Mayes, Bass: Hank Anderson, Organ: John Winfield, Vocals & Sax: Lonnie Youngblood, Congas: unknown

5. Lover man (2:47)

Record Plant, New York City, New York, USA
Friday 15 May 1970
Engineer: Eddie Kramer, 2nd Engineer: Tom Flye

6. New rising sun (8:28)

Studio B, TTG Studios, 1441 N.McCadden Street, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA
Wednesday 23 October 1968
Jimi - guitar, Jimi - drums
Engineer - Angel Balestier, Second engineer - Mark Kauffman
According to the "Voodoo Soup" liner notes by Michael Fairchild "the tape itself is a nine minute reel" recorded entirely by Jimi with him filling four of the tracks with drum overdubs.
Thus this version probably is the unedited complete take.

7. Midnight ( 8:19) (from 4.51 to end tape damage)

Olmstead Studios, New York City, New York, USA
Tuesday 1 April 1969
Mitch Mitchell: drums, Noel Redding: bass
Engineer: Eddie Kramer

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