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While a demo of this cut was released on the album Lifelines, we now have what might amount to the fullest band version that will ever exist, one Hendrix had worked on from September 1969 to May of 1970.
A clean-sounding rhythm guitar drives the track, which is spacious and slightly jazzy in places. Actually, it’s a deceptively complex arrangement, full of subtle zigs and zags, with Mitch Mitchell’s nimble drum rolls providing keen punctuation.
There is no guitar solo per se, and the way the song fades it sounds as if Jimi might have been anticipating something special - a vibrant dazzler he never got a chance to realise.
Still, it’s a sassy, cosmic number, and a strong hint of what might have been.