Jimi Hendrix

Lifelines: The Jimi Hendrix Story

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Lifelines is another debacle foisted on the public by Alan Douglas, redeemed only by the inclusion of a 1969 performance at the L.A. Forum. The other three discs are nothing but a radio show featuring interviews and commentary. Sure, among well-known performances there are some surprising and revelatory alternates and rarities, but these are either incomplete performances, faded in or out poorly, or worse yet, they serve as background while some talks over them. A frustrating and annoying listen for fans, and much too esoteric for casual listeners, the out of print Lifelines can only be recommended for absolute completists, and only marginally at that.

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