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About The Cry of Love
The Cry of Love is a posthumous compilation album by American rock musician Jimi Hendrix. It was released in 1971 by Track Records and featured songs he had been working on for an album before his death. All of the songs were written by Hendrix and include some of his last studio work. Its tracks were mixed and selected for the album by recording engineer Eddie Kramer and drummer Mitch Mitchell, who performed in Hendrix's band with bassist Billy Cox and percussionist Juma Sultan, among others. The Cry of Love was the first in a number of other posthumous releases that were released in the following years. When it was released in 1971, the album became a chart success in both the United Kingdom and the United States, eventually being certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) in 1998. Critics responded favorably to the album, viewing it as an impressive tribute to Hendrix. Several of the songs on The Cry of Love were later featured on other efforts to recreate the album Hendrix had been working on, including Voodoo Soup in 1995 and First Rays of the New Rising Sun in 1997.
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