Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Jimi Hendrix - Capricorn Tape (2003) Ex Bootleg Studio Outtakes

(U.S 1967-70)
Here's one of my favourite Hendrix bootlegs of studio outtakes - mainly because the recording quality is excellent and it has a great track selection. This could pass as a Dagger Record release any day, in fact, these tracks were prepared and / or considered for the official release CDs ":Blues" and "Voodoo Soup". The 'Capricorn Tape' was first circulated in 2003 but the origin of its' name is unknown.
1. Getting my heart back together ( 8:14)
Record Plant, New York City, New York, USA
Composite of two takes.
First half:
Wednesday 21 May 1969 Engineer: Dave Ragno
Buddy Miles: drums, Billy Cox: bass, Unknown: congas
Second half:
Unknown date & location (1970?)
Mitch Mitchell?: drums, Billy Cox?: bass
2. Belly button window (2:28)
Electric Lady Studios, New York City, New York, USA
Saturday 22 August 1970. Engineer: Eddie Kramer
Recorded on 1/2 inch 4-track, complete alternate take, the wah guitar part has probably been added from another take by Alan Douglas.
3. Villanova junction (19:41) / (aka Jam / Country blues)
Record Plant, New York City, New York, USA
Friday 23 January 1970
Engineer: Bob Hughes, 2nd Engineer: Dave Ragno
Don: harmonica, Buddy Miles: drums, Billy Cox: bass
4. Mother (7:53) / (aka Georgia blues)
Record Plant, New York City, New York, USA
Wednesday 19 March 1969 Engineer: Gary Kellgren
Drums: Jimmy Mayes, Bass: Hank Anderson, Organ: John Winfield, Vocals & Sax: Lonnie Youngblood, Congas: unknown
5. Lover man (2:47)
Record Plant, New York City, New York, USA
Friday 15 May 1970
Engineer: Eddie Kramer, 2nd Engineer: Tom Flye
6. New rising sun (8:28)
Studio B, TTG Studios, 1441 N.McCadden Street, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA
Wednesday 23 October 1968
Jimi - guitar, Jimi - drums
Engineer - Angel Balestier, Second engineer - Mark Kauffman
According to the "Voodoo Soup" liner notes by Michael Fairchild "the tape itself is a nine minute reel" recorded entirely by Jimi with him filling four of the tracks with drum overdubs.
Thus this version probably is the unedited complete take.
7. Midnight ( 8:19)
Olmstead Studios, New York City, New York, USA
Tuesday 1 April 1969
Mitch Mitchell: drums, Noel Redding: bass
Engineer: Eddie Kramer
Rip found somewhere on the web in flac format and converted to 320kps mp3 by AussieRock. Album artwork provided with alternatives provided.
Jimi Hendrix Link (132Mb) New Link 12/04/2020


  1. Thank you very much for this Hendrix record. Superb, of course.

  2. Thanka for dropping by Woody Dream
    Glad to share this gem and there are still plenty to come.
    If you really want a great Hendrix release, make an investment in Valley Of Neptune - it's worth the $20 and the quality is brilliant.

  3. Thanks for the Jimi. Very nice indeed!
    You are absolutely correct about Valleys of Neptune. The amount of recorded material Jimi left behind never ceases to amaze me. Just when you think, "That's gotta be all they have", here they come with another one. Or maybe Jimi is still alive and living with Elvis, Janis & Jim. Who knows?

  4. Nice of you to drop by and leave a comment Rocker59. Yep - Hendrix still lives on !
    There are plenty more offerings to come and the best is yet to come.