Record Label: Music On Vinyl
The little elves of Music On Vinyl have managed it in time for Christmas; they have pressed 1.500 10" black vinyl copies of the exclusive and obscure Jimi Hendrix recording Merry Christmas And Happy New Year.
This limited numbered EP contains three tracks.
The medley "Little Drummer Boy / Silent Night / Auld Lang Syne" is recorded in 1969 as Jimi and his Band Of Gypsys (Billy Cox and Buddy Miles) were rehearsing for their appearances at the Fillmore East in New York in 1969. Knowing that this was going to be a special occasion, Jimi readied and recorded this medley of holiday favorites to celebrate both Christmas and the dawning of a new decade.
On the flip side of this 180 gram audiophile vinyl is an extended version of this recording.
The second track on Side 1 is "Three Little Bears", which was recorded with The Experience in 1968 during sessions for Electric Ladyland. It was originally released on the posthumous compilation War Heroes.
If you're a dedicated Hendrix fan, this limited, individually numbered 10" has to be on your Xmas wish-list!