Various Artists: Stone Free (1993)

stone freeBy Scott Goldfine

A staggering array of artists, including Eric Clapton, Ice T, the Cure and violinist Nigel Kennedy, are featured on this Jimi Hendrix tribute. It’s a challenging project since few have ever done justice covering the guitar legend, which is akin to copying a Rembrandt.

But Hendrix’s spirit surfaces in spots on this album, which conveys his monumental influence on popular music.

GRADE: B-

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