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Loose Ends is a posthumous seventh studio album by American guitarist Jimi Hendrix, released in February 1974 in the United Kingdom. It was the fourth and last Hendrix studio album released posthumously by manager Michael Jeffery. The album features a collection of outtakes and jams, with the exception of "The Stars That Play with Laughing Sam's Dice" which is the sole authorized track by Hendrix, in a new stereo mix by Eddie Kramer.
The album was engineered, mixed and compiled by John Jansen, who is listed on the record's sleeve as "Alex Trevor" because he did not wish his name to be on the LP's credits. Additional engineering was provided by Eddie Kramer, Dave Palmer, Kim King, Gary Kellgren, Jack Adams, Tom Flye and Jim Robinson.
Reprise Records (Jimi Hendrix' label at the time), declined to issue this album in the US & Canada as they considered the material below standard. All the tracks on this LP have been subsequently re-released on other official albums, in some form, except "Blue Suede Shoes". The UK, French and Japanese pressings all had different covers.
This release was also repackaged in 1983 under the name The Jimi Hendrix Album on LP & cassette (Contour Records, UK).
All songs written and composed by Jimi Hendrix, except where noted.
|1.||"Come Down Hard on Me Baby"||2:59|
|2.||"Blue Suede Shoes" (Carl Perkins)||3:58|
|4.||"The Stars That Play with Laughing Sam's Dice"||4:20|
|5.||"The Drifter's Escape" (Bob Dylan)||3:02|
|2.||"Born A Hootchie Cootchie Man" (Willie Dixon - original Dixon title: "I'm Your Hootchie Coochie Man"))||5:59|
|3.||"Have You Ever Been (To Electric Ladyland)"||1:32|
- "Come Down Hard On Me Baby" appears on the The Jimi Hendrix Experience box set in a slightly different version
- "Jam 292" appears on Hear My Music in a longer version
- "The Stars That Play With Laughing Sam's Dice" appears on South Saturn Delta
- "The Drifter's Escape" appears on South Saturn Delta in Hendrix' own mix
- "Burning Desire" appears on The Baggy's Rehearsal Sessions
- "Born A Hoochie Coochie Man" appears on The Baggy's Rehearsal Sessions
- "Have You Ever Been (To Electric Ladyland)" appears on the The Jimi Hendrix Experience box set
- Jimi Hendrix – guitars, lead vocals
- Billy Cox – bass, backing vocals on track 6
- Mitch Mitchell – drums on tracks 1, 3, 4 and 5
- Buddy Miles – drums on tracks 2, 6 and 7, backing vocals on tracks 6 and 7
- Sharon Layne – piano on track 3
- Noel Redding – bass on track 4
- Track 1 recorded at Electric Lady Studios in New York City, New York on July 15, 1970
- Track 2 recorded at Record Plant Studios in New York City, New York on January 23, 1970
- Track 3 recorded at Record Plant Studios on May 14, 1969
- Track 4 recorded at Mayfair Studios, New York City, New York on July 18 and 29, 1967
- Track 5 recorded at Electric Lady Studios on June 17, 1970
- Tracks 6 and 7 recorded at Baggys in New York City, New York on December 18 or 19, 1969
- Track 8 recorded at Record Plant Studios on June 14, 1968