West Coast Seattle Boy is a mammoth career-spanning overview of Jimi Hendrix that contains many previously unreleased tunes and alternate mixes. It is also the first collection to gather tracks from Jimi's days as a sideman playing for the likes of the Isley Brothers, Little Richard, and King Curtis.
Rolling Stone - 4.5 stars out of 5 -- "15 R&B smokers....The tracks offer glimpses of a prodigy straining at the bit..."
Mojo (Publisher) (p.121) - 5 stars out of 5 -- "The stand-outs are the envelope pushers where he's testing the limits of the rock form....It's the sheer amount of superior unreleased material that makes this history."
Uncut (magazine) (p.118) - 4 stars out of 5 --- "'The Wind Cries Mary'...and 'Long Hot Summer Night' from spring '68 are the scene stealers, capturing Jimi in touching soft-voiced intimacy..."