Jimi Hendrix - First Rays Of The New Rising Sun Deluxe CD/DVD Bookset £5.50 @ mrtopseller and Fulfilled by Amazon

Jimi Hendrix - First Rays Of The New Rising Sun Deluxe CD/DVD Bookset £5.50 @ mrtopseller and Fulfilled by Amazon

Found 28th Aug 2012
Was looking at this on Base, where it's a very decent £6.29; but thought I'd best price check first and found this beauty. Elsewhere:-
Zavvi £11.95
WOW HD £12.49
Thats Entertainment £13.99
HMV £15.00
991.com £19.49

Reissue of the classic Hendrix album in a limited edition collectors digipack containing a previously unreleased 'Making Of' mini documentary.

After years of legal wrangling, FIRST RAYS is the initial album released under the direct supervision of the Hendrix family. These remastered classics, previously found on the posthumous albums THE CRY OF LOVE, WAR HEROES and RAINBOW BRIDGE, were originally slated to be part of a double-album sequel to ELECTRIC LADYLAND, a concept that died with Hendrix in 1970.

The compilation of these songs allows us to see themany sides of this innovative artist. Alongside runaway flights of fancy ("Stepping Stone") and overcharged rock/funk explosions ("Room Full Of Mirrors") are beautiful ballads ("Angel") and rollicking numbers that point to a Bob Dylan influence ("My Friend"). Famous friends dot the sonic landscape (Steve Winwood and Chris Wood on "Ezy Rider" and The Ronettes on "Earth Blues"), but Hendrix remains the centre of a musical universe whose light was snuffed out far too soon.

Disc One

1. Freedom
2. Izabella
3. Night Bird Flying
4. Angel
5. Room Full Of Mirrors
6. Dolly Dagger
7. Ezy Ryder
8. Drifting
9. Beginnings
10. Stepping Stone
11. My Friend
12. Straight Ahead
13. Hey Baby (New Rising Sun)
14. Earth Blues
15. Astro Man
16. In From The Storm
17. Belly Button Window

Disc Two - DVD

1. Making Of Documentary

*****There's a couple of Amazon traders (MediaMine & AWentertainments) with it a few pence cheaper, but I've no knowledge of them. Their feedback looks decent enough though, so if you wanna save a few pennies go get it from one of them, but personally I'd rather pay a tiny bit more and get it from Amazon****
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Nice spot, thanks a lot.
Lots of great songs on here: Freedom, Dolly Dagger, Angel, Ezy Ryder, Izabella...
Good price. Shame the material is nowhere near as good as the stuff he recorded with the Experience. Angel is the only song on there that I believe is anything like the standard of his earlier work. Just my opinion though.
Naff album cover artwork - looks like a pound shop special!
I have this album, anyone know if the DVD is worth a fiver?

Edit:Just read the reviews - and apparently it isn't really worth it for the DVD alone.
Edited by: "gaijintendo" 29th Aug 2012
Every time I see a deal for a CD/ DVD set I always hope that the DVD will be a DVD-A or if not, a regular DVD with a multi-channel mix. As a fan of Hendrix and multi-channel audio, I was excited to see a CD/ DVD package of this album, but sadly, it looks like the DVD only contains an interview with Eddie Kramer. If you've got this already, you don't need to buy it again unless you really want to see the aforementioned interview. If you've not got it and are into Hendrix, then it's a must buy as there is some great music on it!

Great price btw!
Thanks OP, ordered from Amazon, then looked on *bay and found what looks like the same for £3.99 (says it is the 2010 Release - Remastered + Bonus Video Footage...hope this means dvd). Amazon order cancelled, ordered from this link:

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Only 4 available but they are listed as being new and sealed...

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