Classic Hendrix is the most comprehensive visual memoir of Jimi Hendrix ever published. With forewords by Noel Redding and Joe Perry, plus reminiscences from Mitch Mitchell, Chas Chandler, Eric Clapton and many more of Hendrix’s peers, the book's biographical text draws on archival quotes from Jimi Hendrix himself.
34 of the most celebrated names in rock photography have supplied over 250 photos for the book. These include Elliott Landy, Jean-Pierre Leloir, Gered Mankowitz, Jim Marshall and Baron Wolman.'It's now around 35 years since Jimi died but I can't think of any single pop musician today meriting the deserved intense photographic coverage that he provoked and which is reflected in these photos.' Chris Morphet
Written by Guitar World magazine editor and life-long Hendrix devotee, Brad Tolinski provides a well-researched, captivating and often humorous account of the incidents surrounding the photos and places them within Jimi Hendrix's life and history.Following a strictly chronological order, every photo prompts fascinating anecdotes that place them within the time frame of Hendrix's remarkable story. The interplay between the main text and images is supplemented with quotes from Jimi himself and his fellow musicians and friends.
A sensational example of artisan bookbinding, each book is quarter-bound in fine-grain purple leather with prismatic silver foil page edging.Specially for the last 450 copies in the edition, the book now features a stunning perspex cover. The new cover image - a portrait entitled 'From The Other Side of The Glass' - shows Hendrix at work on the recording of Electric Lady Land, at the Record Plant, New York, 1968. The portrait was taken by Hendrix's legendary recording engineer, Eddie Kramer, who is now introducing and signing every copy in the edition.
Over five decades Eddie Kramer has worked with Led Zeppelin, The Rolling Stones, The Beatles, Eric Clapton and David Bowie but is perhaps best known for his collaboration with Jimi Hendrix.
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The most comprehensive visual memoir of Hendrix ever published amasses over 300 photographs. With commentary from Noel Redding, Mitch Mitchell, Eric Clapton, Ronnie Wood, Aerosmith's Joe Perry and, of course, Jimi himself.
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