Monday, June 27, 2016

Grona Lund/Stockholm,Sweden/August 31,1970

"Lover Man"
"Catfish Blues"/"Race With the Devil"
"Ezy Ryder"
"Red House"
"Come On (pt.1)"
"Room Full of Mirrors"
"Hey Baby (New Rising Sun)"
drum solo
"Message to Love"
"Machine Gun"
"Voodoo Child (Slight Return)"
"In From the Storm"
"Purple Haze"
"Foxy Lady"


"Lover Man" sets the tone for this audience tape. The guitar is VERY clear and up-front while the drums and bass are relegated to the back. Up next is an oddity. Jimi plays an instrumental blend of "Catfish Blues" (with shades of "Midnight Lightning") and "Race With the Devil". Upon its conclusion,Mitch fills in for a bit before "Ezy Ryder" begins.

Jimi sounds either very tired or drunk while he introduces "Red House". This one is a nice 8+ minute version. After "Hey Baby (New Rising Sun)" Mitch launches into yet another solo which segues into a slightly sloppy "Message to Love".

Jimi dedicates a 14+ minute "Machine Gun" to "all the soldiers here". The final feedback of this song bleeds into the intro to "Voodoo Child (Slight Return)". After an abrupt stop by the band,Jimi begins the chunky intro chords of "In From the Storm". The Cry of Love band wraps up this show with crowd favorites "Purple Haze" and "Foxy Lady". "Foxy Lady" ends with a tiny tease of the American National Anthem.

This is a very enjoyable above average audience tape. Jimi's playing is not always at its best,though.

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