200-gram gatefold LP pressed at Quality Record Pressings!
Remastered by Bernie Grundman from the original analog masters
Reissued with original album art and track order
Originally released in 1971, and last issued on CD in 1992, The Cry Of Love
was compiled and mixed by Hendrix's longtime engineer Eddie Kramer and
Experience drummer Mitch Mitchell. The bulk of these tracks were
recorded between December 1969 and the summer of 1970 at Electric Lady
Studios in New York, and were intended to be a part of an ambitious
double LP tentatively titled First Rays of the New Rising Sun.
Commercially, The Cry Of Love was a huge success, reaching
No. 3 in the U.S. and No. 2 in the U.K. and spawned such favorites as
"Angel," "Freedom," and "Ezy Ryder." While Mitch Mitchell and bassist
Billy Cox comprised the rhythm section on the lion's share of the
tracks, Buddy Miles played drums on "Ezy Ryder" and Noel Redding played
bass on "My Friend" (recorded in 1968, before his departure from the
Jimi Hendrix Experience). The Cry Of Love also includes the participation of notable guest muicians including Steve Winwood, Chris Wood and Buzzy Linhart, among others.