JIMI HENDRIX - STUTTGART 1969 (complete)

August 24, 2014 – 4:48 am

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Stuttgart 1969 [no label, 1CD]

Live at the Liederhalle, Stuttgart, Germany; January 19, 1969 (first show upgrade; complete). Good to fairly/very good audience recording.

Thanks to taper Harald Rapp; and especially to olvator for all the efforts and for sharing it at Dime. It’s been a long time since 1969 and, as some would say, if you wait long enough…

Tracks from this show have appeared separately in the past and now, here is the complete show. This complete version was originally shared at Dime on July 12, 2014. By July 25, looks like the bootleggers already had the disc out (see artwork above).

olvator notes:

This torrent is dedicated to LP, who was not the only one, but the most memorable member of a small group of “collectors” who had to harass me with hate mails for being so slow in getting this torrent out here, after I had made public the discovery of this reel about a year ago and, at the same time, announced, that I will torrent it ” as soon as I can”, or “when I have the time for it”.

Emails that called me a “slow motherfucker”, “lying little shank”, “scammer & bullshitter”… yes folks, that´s exactly what you want to hear from people who will after all get it for free but can’t wait for a year or so. To all of those who participated in calling me names: I would love to make sure that you’ll never get a copy of this as you don’t deserve a single bit of my personal time and efforts that went into contacting Harald and getting the reel for the transfer. Of course I can’t prevent it, and I am happy to share it with everyone. But watch out: instant karma’s gonna get you!

But enough now, back to the tape: this recording was discovered in late 2009 while a German radio station was doing research for a special on the Hendrix show in Stuttgart. Back then, the taper, Harald Rapp (all thanks have to go to him!), made available a cassette copy. That cassette copy was heavily equalized and worked on in the legendary FAUST studio in Scheer, with substantial help of FAUST legend Hans Joachim Irmler, and the radio station used a snippet of “Voodoo Chile (Slight Return)” for the broadcast.

Shortly thereafter I was able to contact Harald myself and got his copy of the complete cassette tape, which is where all previous versions of the “real” Stuttgart source came from. It turned out that the cassette was actually a second gen copy of his original master recording. The master had been recorded onto cassette, then in the ’70s, Harald had made a dub to reel to reel and, at the end of the ’70s he made another dub from that reel to cassette again, as the times for his reel deck had passed.

The master cassette had vanished in the meantime. Apparently he omitted a few segments for his last second gen dub, and while we were talking about all this, he decided that another search for the first gen reel should be done. Luckily one year (check this out LP! I am not the only one who takes “soon” or “when I have the time” as possibly being a year or so…) later, he got back to me and said he had finally located the reel in a box stored away at a friend’s house and was I still interested in it? Well… yes!

Indeed the reel featured the complete recording as it was preserved on his master cassette with substantially more music than the second gen cassette that was used for the radio broadcast. We now have the full Foxy Lady (this one was cut on the versions before), a new Stone Free as well as a yet unheard Sunshine Of Your Love.

Bingo! This transfer was done on a Grundig reel to reel deck and the reason it took me so long to get it out to torrentland was my hope to get a better reel to reel deck for another transfer, but no one (especially not the ones bitching about why it takes so long) was able or willing to help. I do not want to ship the reel anywhere. So unless someone is willing to come to my place with a nice Revox B77 or a similar deck, this transfer is likely the one that you all will have to live with.

This has not been touched at all, it is the raw transfer. It has less hiss than the earlier version, but the overall sound does not appear to be much better on first listening, as it was not heavily equalized. I would hope that some of the usual remastering suspects would be willing to donate some of their time to this. I hope you will all enjoy this now (finally) complete show by the JHE in Stuttgart from 1969!

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master cassette (lost) > 1st gen reel > wav > flac

Click on the highlighted tracks to download the MP3s (192 kbps). As far as we can ascertain, these tracks have never been officially released on CD.

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Track 01. Intro 2:34 (4.3MB)
Track 02. Come On Pt 1 5:26 (9.1MB)
Track 03. Fire 4:16 (7.2MB)
Track 04. I Don’t Live Today 5:43 (9.6MB)
Track 05. Hey Joe 4:55 (8.3MB)
Track 06. Foxy Lady 5:43 (9.6MB)
Track 07. Stone Free 5:19 (8.9MB)
Track 08. Sunshine of Your Love 8:18 (13.9MB)
Track 09. Star Spangled Banner 3:49 (6.4MB)
Track 10. Purple Haze 3:33 (6.0MB)
Track 11. Voodoo Chile (Slight Return) 8:08 (13.7MB)
58 mins

Jimi Hendrix
Noel Redding
Mitch Mitchell

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  1. 18 Responses to “JIMI HENDRIX - STUTTGART 1969 (complete)”

  2. Thanks for posting!

    By Tom on Aug 24, 2014

  3. Good God! I know everyone thinks JH is the greatest thing since sliced bread, but…this awful noise was recorded in 1969 and sounds like it was recorded with a cheap Radio Shack cassette deck propped up next to a transistor radio. Go ahead and give me the flamethrower, but this is bloody awful.

    By Mr. Jimmy on Aug 24, 2014

  4. Perhaps Mr. Jimmy would like his money back?

    Gratitude, the shortest of human emotions.

    By Just Bill on Aug 24, 2014

  5. Thanks bigO!!!
    Jimi never had a bad day on stage- We should all be thankful that soneone recorded- no matter what sound quality.

    By benk on Aug 24, 2014

  6. Thanks, bigO and, of course, kudos to olvator!

    By NAMoosedog on Aug 24, 2014

  7. ‘Sunshine of Your Love’ A lot faster! Luv it…Soon got used to the poorer sound.

    By bagwell on Aug 25, 2014

  8. @benk - I’d qualify your statement just a bit and say that Hendrix *almost* never had a bad day on stage. He performed a show in Aarhus, Denmark, a few weeks before he died that was just terrible and was cut short after a few songs - I’ve heard the recording and he was definitely in no shape to play. He redeemed himself with an excellent show a few days later, in Germany if I remember correctly.

    By MrBill on Aug 25, 2014

  9. Ummmmm….I think we have to be very careful here. I absolutely Love Jimi. Not only was he an exceptionally talented/innovative guitarist - He actually was also a very good singer. Be that as it Is: Master Marshall Did have his share of bad days. And, frankly, the quality of this tape is quite poor. I couldn’t make it through “Come On Pt1″ Don’t want to rain on anyone’s parade…

    By harmon on Aug 25, 2014

  10. Thanks to olvator for putting up with the BS and choosing to put this out there anyway.

    I would think any aficionado of unreleased live music would be used to listening through less than ideal recording quality, but perhaps I’m just old enough to have picked up that skill when multi-gen cassette copies of material surreptitiously recorded on equipment chosen as much for concealability as stellar specs was often the best that was available.

    By drkrick on Aug 25, 2014

  11. haven’t heard it yet but jimi is jimi! i’ll take whatever i can get…now if everyone would quit bitching and be grateful, what a wonderful world it would be…thanxxx a million bigO and olvator

    By metaljohn333 on Aug 25, 2014

  12. Thanks for posting!

    By Tony Lauber on Aug 25, 2014

  13. Whoever remaster this made a HUGE MISTAKE. Jimi rarely played in “concert pitch”.

    Sorry this is one half step too fast. Someone has tried to speed correct it, but more than likely, Jimi was playing in Eb or lower.

    I’ve down loaded and then slowed it down by paying attention to Jimi’s vocal, and the feel is infinitely better.

    By John Ellis on Aug 26, 2014

  14. thanks John Ellis - I knew there was a reason I hadn’t dl it yet!

    By Job Hunter on Aug 26, 2014

  15. Any way we could do what you did, John Ellis (to correct the pitch)? Thanks!

    By Brian on Aug 27, 2014

  16. @Job Hunter, download jetaudio which will allow you to alter pitch when playing the mp3’s

    By GMAL on Aug 27, 2014

  17. Sorry @brian for previous comment

    By GMAL on Aug 27, 2014

  18. Great show. Had the incomplete one so far. I heard that Jimi and at least one of his pals went to the skin doctor in Heslach on the day before the show…Thanks a lot. Greetings from Stuttgart, Germany

    By tilfan on Sep 2, 2014

  19. Thank You Thank You Thank You!!! I love it. even though it sounded better standing in front of that wall of Marshalls. Yea!!! I was there so I’m glad to get this Recording. THANKS AGAIN!!!

    By Dennis on Apr 13, 2015

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