Jimi Hendrix - War Heroes

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Release date: 30 November 1971

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  1. Tax Free
  2. Peter Gunn Catastrophe
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Jimi Hendrix - War Heroes: Wikipedia Album Entry

War Heroes is a posthumous sixth studio album by American guitarist Jimi Hendrix, released on October 1 and December 1972 in the United Kingdom and the United States respectively. It was the third Hendrix studio album released after his death and was engineered, mixed and compiled by Eddie Kramer and John Jansen. Though Hendrix produced many of the songs, he was not credited for such.

War Heroes contains the three remaining tracks featured on First Rays of the New Rising Sun which were not included on The Cry of Love or Rainbow Bridge: "Stepping Stone", "Izabella" and "Beginnings".

1. "Bleeding Heart" (Elmore James) – 3:18
2. "Highway Chile" – 3:34
3. "Tax Free" (Bo Hansson, Janne Karlsson) – 4:58
4. "Peter Gunn Catastrophe" (Henry Mancini, Hendrix) – 2:20
5. "Stepping Stone" – 4:11
6. "Midnight" (Noel Redding) – 5:35
7. "3 Little Bears" – 4:16
8. "Beginning" (Mitch Mitchell) – 4:13
9. "Izabella" – 2:51

* Jimi Hendrix – guitars, lead vocals, bass on track 1, backing vocals on track 9
* Mitch Mitchell – drums
* Noel Redding – bass on tracks 2, 6 and 7
* Billy Cox – bass on tracks 4, 5, 8 and 9, backing vocals on track 9
* Buddy Miles – drums on tracks 5 and 9 (track 5 wiped), backing vocals on track 9
* Juma Sultan – percussion on tracks 1, 8 and 9 (track 8 wiped), bongos on track 8 (wiped)
* Jerry Velez – percussion on track 9

* Track 1 recorded at Record Plant Studios in New York City, New York, USA on March 24, 1970
* Track 2 recorded at Olympic Studios in London, England on April 3, 1967
* Track 3 recorded at Record Plant Studios on May 1, 1968
* Track 4 recorded at Record Plant Studios on May 14, 1970
* Track 5 recorded at Record Plant Studios on November 14, 1969
* Track 6 recorded at Olmstead Studios on April 3, 1969
* Track 7 recorded at Record Plant Studios on May 2, 1968
* Track 8 recorded at Electric Lady Studios in New York City, New York, USA on June 16 and/or July 1, 1970
* Track 9 recorded at The Hit Factory in New York City, New York, USA on August 28 and 29, 1969


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