"Power of Soul"
"Hear My Train A Comin'"
Also Sprach Zarathustra/New Year's Countdown/Auld Lang Syne (played on PA system)
"Auld Lang Syne"
"Power of Soul"
"Message to Love"
"Voodoo Child (Slight Return)"
After an introduction by the MC,the Band of Gypsys (BOG) rush out of the gate with a high energy "Power of Soul". Jimi steers things back to more familiar territory with "Lover Man" and "Hear My Train A Comin'". Next up is Buddy Miles's "Them Changes". We get more new music in the form of a tightly played "Izabella". With no introduction Jimi begins "Machine Gun". Unless anyone in the crowd attended the Harlem concert back in September,this was likely to be a new song for them.
The first (?) live "Ezy Ryder" shows up later with apparently improvised lyrics. "Bleeding Heart" (last heard at the JHE show on 2-24-69) is a solid take on The Blues. The BOG wraps up this first show with two new songs: "Earth Blues" and "Burning Desire". A very solid debut show for Jimi's new band.
After some pre-recorded music brings in the New Year,the BOG comes out and blasts the Fillmore East with their own "Auld Lang Syne". This leads into "Who Knows" with Jimi wishing "Happy New Year" to the crowd. A new song is up next in the form of a speedy "Stepping Stone".
"Burning Desire" is a repeat from the first show. There may have been problems onstage because Jimi abandons the song after less than 3 minutes. The band quickly follows up with a blazing "Fire".
Jimi dedicates "Machine Gun" to the "soldiers in Vietnam". This 13+ minute version contains some very heavy playing,including a quick "Taps" toward the end. "Stone Free" contains some beautiful playing plus a drum solo around the 8 minute mark. "Sunshine of Your Love" is jammed a bit toward the end of this 17 minute version.
The first ever BOG version of "Message to Love" comes later in the set. After "Stop" Jimi decides to treat the audience to some older material. A nice trio of "Foxy Lady", "Voodoo Child (Slight Return)" and "Purple Haze" wrap up this show.
Most of this material is available as very enjoyable soundboard recordings. There are bits of these shows which seem to be taken from audience sources and/or weaker soundboard tapes.