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Band of Gypsys 2
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Live album by
ReleasedOctober 1986 (1986-10)
RecordedDecember 1969 – July 1970
Genre Hard rock
Label Capitol
Producer Alan Douglas
Jimi Hendrix chronology
Johnny B. Goode
Band of Gypsys 2
Live at Winterland

Band of Gypsys 2 is a posthumous live album by American rock musician Jimi Hendrix, released in October 1986 by Capitol Records. Produced by Alan Douglas, it followed the live mini LP Johnny B. Goode (1986), which also included live recordings from the Atlanta International Pop Festival (1970) and the Berkeley Community Theatre (1970).

The LP went out-of-print and was never released on CD, but all of the tracks are included on more recent albums, such as Songs for Groovy Children: The Fillmore East Concerts (2019), Freedom: Atlanta Pop Festival (2015), and Live at Berkeley (2003).

Critical reception

In a contemporary review for The Village Voice, music critic Robert Christgau gave Band of Gypsys 2 an "A−" and said he preferred it over the original Band of Gypsys (1970) record because it lacks the "brotherhood bromides" that were on that album's second side. He added that the versions of classic Hendrix songs on this record's second side "sound a lot fresher now than they would have fifteen years ago, and not just because pressing techniques have taken such a leap". [1] Paul Evans gave the album three-and-a-half out of five stars in The Rolling Stone Album Guide (1992). [2]

Track listing

All tracks are written by Jimi Hendrix, except where noted.

Side one
No.TitleRecording date and locationLength
1." Hear My Train A Comin'"December 31, 1969, Fillmore East (1st show)9:05
2." Foxy Lady"January 1, 1970, Fillmore East (1st show)6:36
3."Stop" ( Jerry Ragovoy, Mort Shuman)January 1, 1970, Fillmore East (1st show)4:48
Side two
No.TitleRecording date & locationLength
1." Voodoo Child (Slight Return)"July 4, 1970, Atlanta Pop Festival7:12
2." Stone Free"May 30, 1970, Berkeley Community Theatre4:17
3." Ezy Ryder"May 30, 1970, Berkeley Community Theatre8:02
Alternate rare pressing of Side two
No.TitleRecording date & locationLength
1."Ezy Ryder"May 30, 1970, Berkeley Community Theatre8:16
2." Hey Joe"July 4, 1970, Atlanta Pop Festival4:25
3." Hey Baby (New Rising Sun)"May 30, 1970, Berkeley Community Theatre6:18
4."Lover Man"May 30, 1970, Berkeley Community Theatre3:05


  • Jimi Hendrix – guitar, vocals
  • Billy Cox – bass guitar
  • Buddy Miles – drums on "Hear My Train A Comin'", "Foxy Lady"; drums and vocals on "Stop"
  • Mitch Mitchell – drums on "Voodoo Child (Slight Return)", "Stone Free", "Ezy Ryder", "Hey Joe", "Hey Baby (New Rising Sun)", and "Lover Man"


  1. ^ Christgau, Robert (February 24, 1987). "Christgau's Consumer Guide". The Village Voice. New York. Retrieved June 1, 2014.
  2. ^ Evans, Paul (1992). "Jimi Hendrix". In DeCurtis, Anthony; Henke, James; George-Warren, Holly (eds.). The Rolling Stone Album Guide (3rd ed.). Random House. p. 315. ISBN  0679737294.

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