Stephen Stills & Jimi Hendrix 1970 - White ******
Levi Magyar 32bit Remaster & Mix, March 2008
32bit Float 6144kBit/s 96000Hz
Size: 119 MB
The mix is like waves that are rolling over your head from different directions ...
I used the "Jimi Pass It On" source for this 32bit remaster.
The two stereo channels are remixed, balanced and high quality cleaned now. Vocals, snare drum and the bass in the mid/end part are more in the background. I dragged all guitars into the light and you can hear even the ride cymbal. Altogether more details and very close to how it was intended 1970 but it still is rough. I assume if this really was leaked, they've blemished it deliberately.
For some time, it has been speculated that Jimi Hendrix played on one more song with Stephen Stills when Stills was recording his self-titled debut album back in 1970. The song "White ******" has never been officially released. Subsequent sightings of the song was always the 1973 version with Manassas, not Hendrix.
Recently, the JPIO collective [Jimi Pass It On] released a nice collection of what may be fan remixes of Hendrix called Silver Blue To Bloody Red Vol. 2 which contained a version of "White ******". One fan David offered his thoughts on the Hendrix connection:
"I thought I'd just add a couple of words about the Silver Blue 2 collection...This set has one track which many of us have been looking out for years, and which I never expected to hear - the Stephen Stills song "White ******" with Jimi on guitar. I didn't have high hopes for this one - after all, 90 percent of boots claiming to be the Stills/Hendrix sessions are fakes in my experience, and the version of this track which has been circulating for a few years is definitely a 1973 re-recording by Stills with Manassas and has nothing at all to do with Hendrix.
However, the version on Silver Blue 2 sounds like it's the real McCoy! It's a bit of a mess, actually, because it sounds like someone has just transferred all the tracks from the multitrack recording without any attempt at mixing, so it has a couple of Stills lead vocals and a lot of guitar tracks, some of which are Stills himself but many of which are Jimi's. It sounds like Jimi was attempting multiple harmonised guitar overdubs like on a lot of the material he was recording in spring 1970. Basically, it's unmixed and messy, but it's fascinating and - I never expected to say this - I'm 95 percent certain it's the real thing."
David concludes that the track may have been found while Stills was looking inside his vaults for rarities to include in his upcoming boxset.
No guarantee that this is indeed the famed collaboration ... Judge for yourself
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