MIDNIGHT LIGHTNING - The Album

1. TRASHMAN (3:19) S162
2. MIDNIGHT LIGHTNING (3:52) S163
3. HEAR MY TRAIN A COMING (5:44) S164
4. GYPSY BOY (NEW RISING SUN) (3:47) S165
5. BLUE SUEDE SHOES (3:29) S166
6. MACHINE GUN (7:29) S167
7. ONCE I HAD A WOMAN (5:21) S168
8. BEGINNINGS (3:04) S169


Release details

- Reprise MS 2229 [USA] - Released 11/75
  Charts - entry: 96 (29/11/75); top position: 43; weeks in chart: 11
- Polydor 2310 415 [ENG] - Released 11/75
  Charts - never
- CD: Polydor 825 166-2 [GER]; Polydor P33P 25025 [JPN]; not released [USA]

<1> This is the second of the 'Douglas albums' with original musicians wiped and replaced by musicians Jimi never played with.
<2> Considered by many to be the worst commercial Jimi Hendrix release ever put out on the market. Melody Maker 22/11/75: 'Let us be rid of these turbulent producers.' Stereo Review 03/76: 'It proves only that the commercial necrophilia about Hendrix is of the most relentless and nauseating type, and that the producers of this jerk-puppet series are perhaps of the family Frankenstein. The public should boycott such body-snatching.' The Cincinnati Enquirer 07/12/75: 'Douglas has assumed the presumptuous roles of producer and artist. He is not Hendrix. Douglas has no right or wit to edit and refine what to Hendrix were formative musical investigations. "Midnight Lightning" shows that in the eyes of Douglas and Warner records, Jimi Hendrix still is not an artist. He remains a commodity to be exploited.'

This document last updated Saturday, 22-Dec-2001 23:56:14 JST