Jimi Hendrix 'Purple Haze' Vinyl 45 Reissue Coming
Posted 2/12/2014 12:08:00 PM

Jimi Hendrix will reissue his legendary 1967 single, “Purple Haze”, on February 18 as the third installment in the Experience Hendrix singles series.

The second single by the Jimi Hendrix Experience, “Purple Haze” coupled with “51st Anniversary” is being re-released as it was originally issued in the UK and Europe.

Available for the first time in the US, the reissue features the original monaural mixes and a color picture sleeve.

So how did the single do on the Billboard charts? “Purple Haze” peaked at number 65 and spent only eight weeks on the chart. Which proves that staying-power isn't dictated by initial sales. I mean, "Kung Fu Fighting" by Carl Douglas shot to #1 and stayed there for three weeks and wants to hear that again?

The single can be pre-ordered at Amazon.com. More information about the project can be found here.

Posted By: Spencer  

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