Hendrix in the West
is a collection of extremely good live Hendrix performances between 1968-1970. Three different concerts are sampled on this 1972 Polydor/Reprise release, one of the few official live Hendrix
releases following his death. Standouts include "Red House" and "Voodoo Chile" from the San Diego Sports Arena, a great rendition of "Blue Suede Shoes" from the Berkeley Community Center, and the brief but entertaining coupling of "God Save the Queen" and "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" from the Isle of Wight. Noel Redding
appears on bass on the three songs taken from the San Diego show and Billy Cox
appears on bass for the rest of the tracks. Originally released on LP, Hendrix in the West
has appeared on CD only as an import until the 2011 Sony/Legacy edition.