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Isle of Wight
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Live album by
ReleasedNovember 1971 (1971-11)
RecordedAugust 31, 1970
Venue Isle of Wight Festival, England
Genre Rock
Label Polydor
Producer Michael Jeffery
Jimi Hendrix UK chronology
Isle of Wight
Rainbow Bridge

Isle of Wight is a posthumous live album by Jimi Hendrix, released in November 1971 by Polydor in the UK and Europe. [1] It documents some of Hendrix's performance at the Isle of Wight Festival on August 31, 1970, his last official performance in England before his death less than three weeks later on September 18, 1970.

The album was engineered by Carlos Ohlms (a British-based engineer). [1] The cover photo is from a live concert on September 4, 1970 at Deutschlandhalle, Berlin.[ citation needed] The album spent two weeks on the UK Albums Chart, peaking at No.17. [1] Some tracks appeared on the three record set The First Great Rock Festivals of the Seventies on Columbia Records in the US.

The album went out-of-print and is superseded by Blue Wild Angel: Live at the Isle of Wight (2002), which contains the full performance.

Track listing

All songs were written by Hendrix, except where noted. The track durations are taken from the first (1988) Polydor CD reissue [2] (earlier LPs did not list timings) and may differ from other sources.

Side one [2]
1."Midnight Lightning"7:14
2." Foxy Lady"8:54
3."Lover Man"3:04
Side two [2]
1." Freedom"4:18
2." All Along the Watchtower" ( Bob Dylan)4:28
3."In from the Storm"6:06



  1. ^ a b c Shapiro, Harry; Glebbeek, Caesar (1990). Jimi Hendrix: Electric Gypsy (1st US edition: July 1991 ed.). St. Martin's Press. p. 541. ISBN  0-312-05861-6.
  2. ^ a b c Isle of Wight (Album notes). Jimi Hendrix. Polydor. 1988. Back cover. 831 312-2.{{ cite AV media notes}}: CS1 maint: others in cite AV media (notes) ( link)

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