“This record gives you a chance to hear Hendrix in a way you don’t on his studio albums. There are some artists that don’t sound as good live as they do in the studio, but to me, Hendrix was all about being on the stage. That’s where he took his songs to places you couldn’t predict.
“Jimi Hendrix is one of those guys that everybody knows; you turn on rock radio, and he’s there with Hey Joe, Purple Haze and so forth. But those things that I heard didn’t knock me out on a guitar level, funnily enough. It wasn’t until I listened to the live version of Stone Free, where the band drops out and Jimi plays on his own, basically composing a brand-new song on the spot – that’s what really hit me.
“The blues tracks on this record are amazing. With this set, I truly ‘got’ Hendrix in a way that I never had before.”