Jimi Hendrix - Loose Ends - (1973) - Vinyl - {German Box Set LP 9 of 11} 24-Bit/96kHz + 16-Bit/44kHz

Posted By : vinylhound | Date : 24 Dec 2011 17:00:14 | Comments : 3 |

Jimi Hendrix - Loose Ends (1973)
vinyl rip in 24/96 & 16/44.1 | 720 MB & 188 MB | FLAC | no cue or log (vinyl)
DR Analysis | FSonic & FF | Full LP Artwork | German Box Set LP 9 of 11
Genre: Rock | Polydor Records ~ 2625 038

Loose Ends is a posthumous seventh studio album by Jimi Hendrix, released in 1973. It was the fourth and last Hendrix studio album released after his death by manager Michael Jeffery. The album features a collection of outtakes and jams, with the exception of "The Stars That Play with Laughing Sam's Dice" which is the sole authorized track by Hendrix (the stereo mix was used on this LP).

The album was engineered, mixed and compiled by John Jansen. (Additional engineering: Eddie Kramer, Dave Palmer, Kim King, Gary Kellgren, Jack Adams, Tom Flye, Jim Robinson). John Jansen refused to have his name listed on the LP's credits and used the pseudonym "Alex Trevor" on the records sleeve instead. Warner Bros. (Jimi Hendrix' label at the time), refused to issue this release in the US & Canada due to the sub-par material on it. The UK, French and Japan pressings all had different covers.

This box set was released in Germany to commemorate the tenth anniversary of the death of Jimi Hendrix. It contains the European versions of "Are You Experienced", "Axis: Bold As Love", "Electric Ladyland", "Band Of Gypsys", "Isle Of Wight", "The Cry Of Love", "In The West", "War Heroes", "Loose Ends", "Midnight Lightning", & "Crash Landing" plus a 12" single of "Gloria" b/w "Hey Joe". Part 9 of 11 includes "Loose Ends".

Track Listing

Side 1

1. Come Down Hard On Me Baby
2. Blue Suede Shoes
3. Jam 292
4. The Stars That Play With Laughing Sams Dice
5. Drifters Escape

Side 2

1. Burning Desire
2. Born A Hootchie Kootchie Man
3. Electric Lady Land


Jimi Hendrix: guitars, lead vocals
Billy Cox: bass, backing vocals on track 6
Mitch Mitchell: drums on tracks 1, 3, 4 and 5
Buddy Miles: drums on tracks 2, 6, 7 and 8 (track 8 wiped), backing vocals on tracks 6 and 7
Sharon Layne: piano on track 3
Noel Redding: bass on track 4

Recording details:

Track 1 recorded at Electric Lady Studios in New York City, New York on July 15, 1970
Track 2 recorded at Record Plant Studios in New York City, New York on January 23, 1970
Track 3 recorded at Record Plant Studios on May 14, 1969
Track 4 recorded at Mayfair Studios, New York City, New York on July 18 and 29, 1967
Track 5 recorded at Electric Lady Studios on June 17, 1970
Tracks 6 and 7 recorded at Record Plant Studios between December 15, 1969 and January 23, 1970
Track 8 recorded at Record Plant Studios on June 14, 1968

Vinyl Ripping Equipment

Technics SL-1200MK2 Turntable
Shure V15VxMR Cartridge
LP Gear SHVN5xMR Super Analogue Stylus
Sonic Bliss Audiophile Turntable Mat
Custom built, all tube phono stage
Creative 0404 USB @ 24 bit / 96khz
Adobe Audition 3.0 for recording software
JBL LSR series studio monitors / subwoofer for playback listening
iZotope RX Advanced 2.02 for any cleaning needed (all done manually)
Adobe Photoshop for scans
mp3tag 2.49 for file tagging
Easy CD-DA Extractor Ultimate 10 v2011.3 for converting files

Dynamic Range Analysis

Analyzed: Jimi Hendrix / Loose Ends

DR Peak RMS Duration Track
DR13 -0.05 dB -16.13 dB 2:57 01-Come Down Hard On Me Baby
DR13 -0.13 dB -20.35 dB 3:55 02-Blue Suede Shoes
DR13 -0.55 dB -16.00 dB 3:45 03-Jam 292
DR11 -0.05 dB -13.77 dB 4:19 04-The Stars That Play With Laughing Sams Dice
DR12 -0.39 dB -15.03 dB 3:01 05-Drifters Escape
DR14 -0.05 dB -17.72 dB 9:27 06-Burning Desire
DR13 -2.01 dB -18.66 dB 5:57 07-Born A Hootchie Kootchie Man
DR14 -0.65 dB -19.21 dB 1:31 08-Electric Lady Land

Number of tracks: 8
Official DR value: DR13

Samplerate: 96000 Hz
Channels: 2
Bits per sample: 24
Bitrate: 2554 kbps
Codec: FLAC

The files are interchangeable!!!

Please enjoy hearing Loose Ends as it should be heard on vinyl!!!






Posted By: MusicLoverMan Date: 24 Dec 2011 22:28:52
Box of Treasures!
Posted By: Lord Hasenpfeffer Date: 25 Dec 2011 08:36:54
Geeeeeeeeeezzzzzz!!! If "War Heroes" was "scraping the bottom of the barrel" to Eddie Kramer, I wonder what phrase he used to describe this when he heard it. "Jam 292" is good and "Burning Desire" has a high point or two - at least during the first half before it completely deflates and disintegrates. Overall, though, this album is a poster child for what *not* to release if you really want to honor someone's legacy and pay some respect to the deceased.

The intro to "Blue Suede Shoes" reveals an interesting/amusing side of Jimi's personality we fans rarely get to experience - but that kind of in-studio banter is bootleg fodder at best. It has no place at all on a commercial release by Jimi Hendrix. Ditto for "Born A Hootchie Kootchie Man". Good grief! Jimi would have been mortified to learn something like that was ever going to be commercially released under his name. Seriously, most of this material isn't even appropriate for Dagger Records. It casts Jimi in such a downright pathetic light. It's that bad.

"The Stars That Play With Laughing Sam's Dice" is the only track here Jimi authorized for release during his lifetime - and even that one deserves to be relegated to the B-Side of the 45 where it originally appeared. It is *not* a good song, IMO.

"Loose Ends" is a very appropriate title for this. Hearing this album creates *no* good feelings in the listener. When it's over, you can't help but think "WTF (Whiskey Tango Foxtrot) did I just spend a half hour hearing??!!!"

I guess if I had to come up with something *good* to say about this album, I'd say it probably beats watching the two studio portions of The Beatles' movie, "Let It Be" which was filmed and released during the same period.

As for the quality of the rip, I can only give it high praise. Thanks VinylHound for this one! I've had FLACs from the 1980s CD for some time now but have never seen or heard it sourced from vinyl. Good on ya, mate!
Posted By: TomInPhilly Date: 22 Nov 2012 15:38:09
Thank you!!!!!