Jimi Hendrix – Band of Gypsys/The Cry of Love French 2 LP set


Free U.S. shipping!  A copy of the 1977 French double album Band of Gypsys/The Cry of Love by Jimi Hendrix.

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Offered for sale is a copy of the French double album Band of Gypsys/The Cry of Love by Jimi Hendrix.

This was volume three of a series of Jimi Hendrix albums issued by the Barclay label in France with cartoon covers.

About this copy: This copy of Band of Gypsys/The Cry of Love is a 1977 pressing on the black Barclay label of an album that was originally released in 1975.

The cover is VG+ with slight corner wear and two 3″ (8 cm) repaired splits at the top edge of the cover.

The two discs are M- and look unplayed.

A nice copy of a scarce Jimi Hendrix set.

Background:  In the mid-1970s, the Barclay label in France reissued a number of albums by Jimi Hendrix, all of which had unique cartoon covers.

This copy contains the live album, Band of Gypsys, as well as The Cry of Love, the first studio album released after Hendrix’ death.

Released in June, 1970, Band of Gypsys was the first live album by Jimi Hendrix.  Despite mixed reviews, the album reached the top 10 in both the U.S. and the UK.

Allmusic.com gave Band of Gypsys a 4 1/2 star review:

Band of Gypsys was the only live recording authorized by Jimi Hendrix before his death. It was recorded and released in order to get Hendrix out from under a contractual obligation that had been hanging over his head for a couple years. …The music was a seamless melding of rock, funk, and R&B, and tunes like “Message to Love” and “Power to Love” showed a new lyrical direction as well. Although he could be an erratic live performer, for these shows, Hendrix was on — perhaps his finest performances. … The solo on “Machine Gun” totally rewrote the book on what a man could do with an electric guitar and is arguably the most groundbreaking and devastating guitar solo ever. …. Band of Gypsys is not only an important part of the Hendrix legacy, but one of the greatest live albums ever.

Released in March 1971, The Cry of Love was the first studio album by Jimi Hendrix to be released after his death.

The album reached #3 on the U.S. charts and #2 in the UK.

Allmusic.com gave The Cry of Love a 4 star review:

This was the first of the posthumous releases in the Jimi Hendrix catalog and probably the best as it collected most of the studio tracks that were either completed or very near completion before Hendrix died. Some of these tunes, like “Angel” and “Ezy Rider,” have become well-known pieces in the Hendrix canon, but they sit alongside lesser-known gems like “Night Bird Flying” and the Dylanesque “My Friend.”



Country of origin: France
Size: 12″
Record Label: Barclay
Catalog Number:
80 585/586
Year of Release: 1977
Format: Stereo
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Additional information

Weight 12 oz
Dimensions 12.4 × 12.4 × 0.25 in