I've read good things about the quality of the Experience Hendrix/MCA rereleases, the ones approved by the family & using original master tapes. Not being very familiar with him, beyond the stuff you alway hear on the radio & the Woodstock concert, I went to a music store that was going out of business & bought their rerelease of "Electric Ladyland" at half price & listened to it on the headphones after the game got out of hand last nite.
Damn it was good! Total sonic orgasm. Well, that's overstating it, but it was something that lived up to the hype.
The latest ABSOLUTE SOUND (Feb/Mar 2003) has a very positive review of the latest from Experience Hendrix/MCA, "Blue Wild Angel: Live at the Isle of Wight". The first time it's been released in its entirety.
For those of you who missed out on the Hendrix experience, no pun intended, the Experience Hendrix/MCA releases may be a good place to start, if "Electric Ladyland" is any indication of their quality.