Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Jimi Hendrix - Band Of Gypsys 2 (1986)

(U.S 1963 - 1970)
'Band of Gypsys 2' is a posthumous live album by American rock musician Jimi Hendrix, released in October 1986 by Capitol Records. This was the second time producer Alan Douglas supervised a Hendrix record for the label, the first being the live mini LP Johnny B. Goode, which was released earlier the same year.

The first side of the recording (Tracks 1-3) is an extension of the first Band Of Gypys album, from the Fillmore East, New Year's Concerts of 1969-1970.

The second side (Tracks 4-6) covers two Gypys Concerts, Berkley Community Center, May 1970 and the Atlanta Pop Festival, July 1970. Take note of Jimi's solos on these recordings, no studio tricks, just Jimi live. He never ceases to amaze me.

Liner Notes
The first side off this recording is an extension of the first Band of Gypsys album, from the Fill-more East, New Year's Concerts off 1969-70. The second side covers two Gypsys concerts, Berkeley Community Center, May 1970 and the Atlanta Pop Festival, July 1970. Listen to Jimi's solos on this recording, no studio tricks, just Jimi live. He never ceases to amaze you.

Jimi explained his concept of The Band of Gypsys, as follows:
"Buddy is more of a rock drummer, Mitch is more of a classic drummer—more off a funky, R&B type drummer.

It was always my plan to change the bass player. Billy has a more solid style, which suits me. I'm not saying that anyone is better than the other—just that today I want a more solid style.
Musically we try to keep it together. That's why we have to change. That's why personnel in groups change all the time.

L-R:  Buddy Miles, Jimi Hendrix, Billy Cox (Band Of Gypsys)
'Cause they're constantly searching'for that certain little thing. Calling it Band of Gypsys means it could even expand on personnel or so forth and so on. It's just going to be laying down what we see today. How we see things today. It's nothing but electronic blues. Electric blues and rock. It's all bottom. It's all rhythm. We're working on our voices. Buddy is getting all the voices together where that will be another instrument.

I haven't changed very much. My music is still pulsating, perhaps more varied. I either play very loud or very soft."   [by JIMI HENDRIX]

This post consists of FLACs ripped from my A+ Vinyl and includes full album artwork along with labels .
This album is rarer than the first Band Of Gypsys album because it wasn't as popular as the original, and only had a limited pressing run.
Only the first three tracks are the Band Of Gypsys. These first three tracks were also issued as bonus tracks on the old European Band Of Gypsys CD. The second side is from the Atlanta Pop & Berkeley shows with Mitch Mitchell on drums, and as such were not the Band Of Gypsys.
"Hear My Train A Comin" is great but "Foxy Lady" and "Stop" are a little shakey. Nice drum solo by Mitch Mitchell on "Ezy Ryder".

Track Listing
01. Hear My Train A Comin' ( Fillmore East 12/31/69 1st show) 
02. Foxy Lady (Fillmore East 1/1/70 1st show)
03. Stop ( Fillmore East 1/1/70 1st show)
04. Voodoo Child (S.R.) (Atlanta Pop 7/4/70)
05. Stone Free (Berkeley 5/30/70 2nd show)
06. Ezy Rider (Berkeley 5/30/70 1st show)


  1. Thankx much I always can find something good here. No matter how often I show up.

    1. Thanks for dropping by Analog - I'm glad the offerings here are of interest. Let me know if there is anything in particular you are looking for - you never know what I might have! Cheers Aussie

  2. Thank you for this gem!



  3. I still have my vinyl copy of this but never got a chance to put it out there, thanks. As a fan of your site and what you guys do since I too have posted music on a number of sites. I have a favor to ask, since you have a great blog with a huge following I like to ask that you PLEASE remind everyone that on Dec 31st 2019 marks the 50th Anniversary of Jim Hendrix Band Of Gypsy’s Live at the Fillmore album. I don't know about you but this album got me into every piece of music that I listen to till this day and I think that we as music lovers should give this it's proper respect. I'm asking all my friends on Dec 31st to take 45 minutes out of there evening and play the entire album as a proper homage to the greatest guitar player of all time. Can you please pass this along to the other blogs so that we can make this more of aevent then a normal day.Please let me know what you think.



    1. Sounds like a great idea. Reckon I should be able to post something special for this big event, to pay tribute to a true legend and his Band of Gypsy's.

  4. I loved listening to BandOfGypsys2 back-in-the-day and used to have this on cassette. My favourite versions of HearMyTrain AND FoxeyLady~