180 Gram Vinyl Record
180-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.
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