JIMI HENDRIX - ALL ALONG THE WATCHTOWER, COME ON SESSIONS

July 16, 2012 – 4:29 am

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JIMI HENDRIX
All Along The Watchtower and Come On Sessions [no label, 1CD]

Sessions and outtakes. Excellent soundboard.

This compilation surfaced in February this year and a big thank you to hawkfan369 for sharing the tracks at Crosstown Torrents.

What some happy fans said over at Crosstown Torrents:

The Bob Terry Tapes were a treat, but this one tops it totally. Remember very well the first time I heard the take of ATW where Jimi plays the solo differently. It totally blew me away. Had my CD player on “repeat” with that track for days. And the Come On takes are even new to me! Guess it’s gonna be “repeat” again for the next few days. - Thunderbaas

The Great (one of the greats!) thing in this AATW session, is to hear Jimi being very happy, into working on it, and be honest and being so shy tellin “ho yeah, that was MY fault”… during a take… his Fault!! Ha ha ha great Jimi! - longjam

This really is outta sight. Been waiting for these takes to surface for many, many years. This really is a magnificent and ground breaking release. - jdthebrit

It amazes me, but some of the Come On outtakes were used as a filler on a Berkeley tape I obtained through a Dutch radio show back in the eighties. Never knew what I had it appears… But basically, I am overjoyed that new material still surfaces after so many decades… - Ezy Rider

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Track 01. New Rising Sun (2) 8:30 (13.6MB)

All Along The Watchtower Session (10:08) including the following:
Track 02. AATW (17) Take 6 0:42 (1.1MB)
Track 03. AATW practice 1:30 (2.4MB)
Track 04. AATW (18) Take 7 0:10 (298k)
Track 05. AATW (19) Take 8 0:34 (942k)
Track 06. AATW (20) Take 9 1:15 (2.0MB)
Track 07. AATW (21) Take 10 0:27 (762k)
Track 08. AATW (22) Take 11 2:16 (3.6MB)
Track 09. AATW (23) Take 12 [start only] 0:06 (177k)
Track 10. AATW (24) Take 13 [end only] 0:59 (1.5MB)
Track 11. AATW (25) Take 14 0:22 (628k)
Track 12. AATW (26) Take 16 0:31 (854k)
Track 13. AATW (27) Take 17 0:35 (969k)
Track 14. AATW (28) Take 18? 0:31 (855k)
Track 15. AATW (29) Take 19? 0:10 (295k)

All Along The Watchtower Mix Tape (24:43) including:
Track 16. AATW backward 0:09 (251k)
Track 17. AATW backward - reversed 0:09 (251k)
Track 18. AATW Mix 1 false start 0:32 (884k)
Track 19. AATW (30) Mix 1 [end cut] 3:38 (5.8MB)
Track 20. AATW (31) Mix 2 4:12 (6.7MB)
Track 21. AATW (32) Mix 3 3:56 (6.3MB)
Track 22. Riff 0:21 (586k)
Track 23. AATW (30) Mix 1 #2 [end cut] 3:32 (5.6MB)
Track 24. AATW (31) Mix 2 #2 4:13 (6.7MB)
Track 25. AATW (32) Mix 3 #2 3:56 (6.3MB)
Track 26. Riff #2 [start only] 0:05 (146k)

Come On Part One Session (35:51) including:
Track 27. Come On #1 patched (19) 2:36 (4.1MB)
Track 28. Come On #2 (20) 0:46 (1.2MB)
Track 29. Come On #3 (21) 5:00 (8.0MB)
Track 30. Come On #4 (22) 0:52 (1.4MB)
Track 31. Come On #5 <cut> (23) 2:17 (3.6MB)
Track 32. Come On #6 (24) 0:46 (1.2MB)
Track 33. Come On #7 [take 8] Patched (25) 1:26 (2.3MB)
Track 34. Come On #8 (Lifelines take 9, alt mix) (26) 3:00 (4.8MB)
Track 35. Come On #9 (diff. mix of French single take) <cut> (27) 5:20 (8.5MB)
Track 36. Come On #10 <cut> [28] 1:19 (2.1MB)
Track 37. Come On #11 (official take 14) (29) 5:37 (9.0MB)
38. Come On #12 (take 9, Lifelines mix) (3) - Omitted*

+ Available on the Lifelines boxset.

Bonus Uncorrected Tracks
Track 39. Come On #1 (19) 2:36 (4.1MB)
Track 40. Come On #7 [take 8] (25) 1:26 (2.3MB)

New Rising Sun: 23rd October 1968 TTG Studios 1441 North McCadden Place CA
All Along The Watchtower: Takes: 21st Jan ‘68. Mixes: 26th Jan ‘68 Olympic Studios London
Come On (Pt 1): 27th/28th August ‘68 Record Plant New York
Watchtower takes 6-13 Jimi & Dave Mason acoustic guitars Mitch drums (takes 14-19 add piano - Brian Jones)
Watchtower Mix 1 Bass, Drums, Percussion, Acoustic Guitar
Watchtower Mix 2 Bass, Drums, Percussion, Acoustic Guitar, Electric Lead Guitar with unheard solo in place of the “wah” bit towards the end.
Watchtower Mix 3 Full mix, Vocals, Bass, Drums, Percussion Acoustic Guitar, Electric Lead with final wah solo towards the end.
Watchtower Mix 1 #2, Mix 2 #2, Mix 3 #2, same as above but a bit slower (same speed as on the LP) & channels reversed. (NB)
Come On #12 (take 9, Lifelines mix) (3). Straight rip from Lifelines. (Reprise Records - 926435-2)
NB: the few gaps (approx 0.05 seconds each) on this tape were/are on the original transfer media from the master tapes

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  1. 21 Responses to “JIMI HENDRIX - ALL ALONG THE WATCHTOWER, COME ON SESSIONS”

  2. Great Hendrix set. Got Lifelines box set about 1992, along with 4 others, for free. Knew an employee that worked at Warner Bros.

    By 4yrsnojob on Jul 16, 2012

  3. Thank you !

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    By Zardoz The Priest on Jul 16, 2012

  4. Somebody did a great job here. Thanks for sharing this interresting work in progress!
    Cheers Tony

    By Tony Lauber on Jul 16, 2012

  5. Sexellent sheet! Thanx…………

    By Timmy on Jul 16, 2012

  6. great stuff, bigO - thanks!

    I-)

    By I-) on Jul 17, 2012

  7. THANK YOU. This is going to get lots of repeat play.

    By Eric on Jul 17, 2012

  8. Thank you!

    By Just Bill on Jul 18, 2012

  9. Fantastic….thanks for posting this

    By JB on Jul 18, 2012

  10. c’est magnifique! thanks guys :)

    By Tony on Jul 21, 2012

  11. merci beaucoup .

    By the black pumpkin on Jul 21, 2012

  12. Come On[baby let the good times roll] is one of my favourite Hendrix cover tunes.
    This was an Earl King song, a great singer,songwriter guitar player out of New Orleans. Check out his back catalog, some very fine funky stuff.

    By sluggo on Jul 25, 2012

  13. “Lifelines” has been deleted since 1994.

    By Philip Cohen on Aug 3, 2012

  14. This says it All, along the Watchtower

    By frex on Jan 28, 2013

  15. frex, thanks for reminding of this one.
    saw ‘recent comment’ column.
    and thanks bigO - and how refreshing, an unpolluted, capital-letters-free zone….aaaah.

    By rocdoc on Jan 28, 2013

  16. it just struck me, if it’s been deleted, why the omission?

    By rocdoc on Jan 28, 2013

  17. coolness. thank you!

    By Paul on Jan 3, 2014

  18. Any chance that these may be reupped? The few other links i have seen around the net appear to be dead and it seems crosstown torrents registration is closed…

    By Matthew on Dec 14, 2018

  19. I always love visiting your site, and thank you for all you have shared! The links here are no longer working, any possibility of getting this set reuploaded? I’ve been looking for it for some time and still no luck. As always, Thank You! :)

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