Editors’ Notes Drawn from six intense shows recorded over three days – October 10, 11, 12, 1968–at San Francisco’s Winterland Ballroom just as the landmark double album Electric Ladyland was released, Winterland is an in-depth look at the legendary guitarist at the peak of his powers. Despite the fact that many songs are repeated in the different performances, Hendrix was such a master musician that every version has something new to hear. Highlights include the 10/10/68 recording of “Hear My Train A-Comin’,” the 10/11/68 rendition of Bob Dylan’s “Like a Rolling Stone” and the 10/12/68 recording of “Spanish Castle Magic.” It is a testament to the man’s genius that though he was only a star for little more than three years, there is still so much music to explore. The guitar and his music were his life and that is clearly evident in the inventive guitar voicings and out-of-this-world arrangements. Whether he’s exploding the 12-bar blues of “Red House,” cranking up the amps for the slam-bang of Chip Taylor’s “Wild Thing,” piecing back together “The Star Spangled Banner” or ripping through “Purple Haze,” Hendrix treats it like he’s playing for his survival.

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Tax Free (Live 10/10/68 Winterland, San Francisco, CA)
1
15:15
 
Lover Man (Live 10/10/68 Winterland, San Francisco, CA)
2
5:21
 
Sunshine of Your Love (Live 10/10/68 Winterland, San Francisco, CA)
3
7:30
 
Hear My Train A-Comin' (Live 10/10/68 Winterland, San Francisco, CA)
4
11:33
 
Killing Floor (Live 10/10/68 Winterland, San Francisco, CA)
5
7:55
 
Foxey Lady (Live 10/10/68 Winterland, San Francisco, CA)
6
5:36
 
Hey Joe (Live 10/10/68 Winterland, San Francisco, CA)
7
7:19
 
Star Spangled Banner (Live 10/10/68 Winterland, San Francisco, CA)
8
5:56
 
Purple Haze (Live 10/10/68 Winterland, San Francisco, CA)
9
5:37
 
Tax Free (Live 10/11/68 Winterland, San Francisco, CA)
1
10:01
 
Like a Rolling Stone (Live 10/11/68 Winterland, San Francisco, CA)
2
11:46
 
Lover Man (Live 10/11/68 Winterland, San Francisco, CA)
3
3:45
 
Hey Joe (Live 10/11/68 Winterland, San Francisco, CA)
4
5:12
 
Fire (Live 10/11/68 Winterland, San Francisco, CA)
5
3:20
 
Foxey Lady (Live 10/11/68 Winterland, San Francisco, CA)
6
5:12
 
Are You Experienced? (Live 10/11/68 Winterland, San Francisco, CA)
7
12:13
 
Red House (Live 10/11/68 Winterland, San Francisco, CA)
8
12:24
 
Purple Haze (Live 10/11/68 Winterland, San Francisco, CA)
9
5:18
 
Fire (Live 10/12/68 Winterland, San Francisco, CA)
1
4:59
 
Lover Man (Live 10/12/68 Winterland, San Francisco, CA)
2
4:29
 
Like a Rolling Stone (Live 10/12/68 Winterland, San Francisco, CA)
3
11:48
 
Manic Depression (Live 10/12/68 Winterland, San Francisco, CA)
4
5:34
 
Sunshine of Your Love (Live 10/12/68 Winterland, San Francisco, CA)
5
9:01
 
Little Wing (Live 10/12/68 Winterland, San Francisco, CA)
6
4:01
 
Spanish Castle Magic (Live 10/12/68 Winterland, San Francisco, CA)
7
6:28
 
Red House (Live 10/12/68 Winterland, San Francisco, CA)
8
9:13
 
Hey Joe (Live 10/12/68 Winterland, San Francisco, CA)
9
6:45
 
Purple Haze (Live 10/12/68 Winterland, San Francisco, CA)
10
3:42
 
Wild Thing (Live 10/12/68 Winterland, San Francisco, CA)
11
3:30
 
Foxey Lady (Live 10/12/68 2nd Show, Winterland, San Francisco, CA)
1
6:05
 
Are You Experienced? (Live 10/10/68 1st Show, Winterland, San Francisco, CA)
2
7:27
 
Voodoo Child (Slight Return) [Live 10/10/68 1st Show, Winterland, San Francisco, CA]
3
7:43
 
Red House (Live 10/10/68 1st Show, Winterland, San Francisco, CA)
4
15:21
 
Star Spangled Banner (Live 10/12/68 Winterland, San Francisco, CA)
5
6:10
 
Purple Haze (Live 10/11/68 Winterland, San Francisco, CA)
6
6:13
 
Boston Garden Backstage Interview (11/16/68)
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19:04