Smash Hits

Smash Hits

by The Jimi Hendrix Experience


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One of the first hits compilations assembled from Jimi Hendrix's catalog, Smash Hits remains one of the best, since it keeps its focus narrow and never tries to extend its reach. Basically, this album contains the songs everybody knows from Hendrix, drawing heavily from Are You Experienced, plus adding the non-LP "Red House," "51st Anniversary," and "Highway Chile." Those non-LP selections may still make this worth seeking out, even if they've appeared on subsequent hits collections, but the main strength of Smash Hits is that it contains the best-known big-name songs in one place. Maybe not enough to make the collection essential, but still enough to make it a representative, accurate sampler.

Product Details

Release Date: 03/09/2010
Label: Sony Legacy
UPC: 0886976216023
catalogNumber: 762160
Rank: 6182

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Jimi Hendrix Experience   Primary Artist
Dave Mason   Acoustic Guitar,Background Vocals
Noel Redding   Bass,Bass Guitar,Background Vocals
Jimi Hendrix   Bass,Guitar,Piano,Kazoo,Vocals
Mitch Mitchell   Percussion,Drums
Breakaways   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Bob Dylan   Composer
Chas Chandler   Producer
Jimi Hendrix   Composer,Producer
Eddie Kramer   Engineer
Dave Siddle   Engineer
Ed Thrasher   Art Direction
Jeff Leve   Photo Courtesy
Billy Roberts   Composer
Mike Ross   Engineer
Dezo Hoffman   Cover Photo

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