I have realised that I have been listening to Jimi Hendrix's music since infancy and I never knew what the 'Slight Return' in parentheses in the song 'Voodoo Child (Slight Return)' is referring to? Does anybody mind illuminating me?

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On the album Electric Ladyland, there's a track called Voodoo Child, around 15 minutes long. There's a sort of reprise later, called Voodoo Child (Slight Return), which is far shorter, at around 5 minutes. This is the more commonly aired version. As it's so much shorter than the original, there is apparently only a short (slight) return to it.

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