Editors’ Notes When Jimi Hendrix and his British rhythm section released their debut in 1967, hard rock took a profound turn. Yes, the glorious passages Hendrix wheedles and wrenches from his instrument redefined guitar playing, but it’s the songs—the execution, writing, and performances—that make this album mythical. Beyond the ear-melting psych-blues of “Purple Haze” and “Foxey Lady,” and the title song’s beautifully layered drones, are tender epics like “May This Be Love” and the melancholic “The Wind Cries Mary,” both of which show how expressive, and underrated, Hendrix was as a singer.

SONG
Purple Haze
1
2:50
 
Manic Depression
2
3:42
 
Hey Joe
3
3:30
 
Love or Confusion
4
3:12
 
May This Be Love
5
3:10
 
I Don't Live Today
6
3:54
 
The Wind Cries Mary
7
3:20
 
Fire
8
2:43
 
Third Stone from the Sun
9
6:44
 
Foxey Lady
10
3:18
 
Are You Experienced?
11
4:15
 
Stone Free
12
3:35
 
51st Anniversary
13
3:15
 
Highway Chile
14
3:32
 
Can You See Me
15
2:32
 
Remember
16
2:48
 
Red House
17
3:50
 
Are You Experienced (Bonus Footage)
18
16:48