Thursday, December 7, 2017

'NEW" Hendrix Album for Spring 2018?

Rolling Stone reporting a new release from the Hendrix Estate. I know, 50 years later, new stuff still being 'found' and packaged for release. I understand the demand, am curious myself, but sometimes I wonder what the artist would think.  My own preference would be for some of the live stuff we know is out there (Royal Albert Hall someone?).  I suppose it speaks to Jimi's enduring legacy that we are even having this discussion but heaven help any new listener to Jimi who lucks onto these 'albums' first and thinks what is the fuss about?  For fans only.

"Ten previously unreleased Jimi Hendrix recordings highlight Both Sides of the Sky, an upcoming posthumous LP from the legendary guitarist. The album will be available March 9th, 2018 via Sony Legacy Recordings on multiple formats, including CD, digital and a numbered, 180-gram audiophile double-vinyl
 The 13-track album compiles material recorded between January 1968 and February 1970. It is the final installment in a trilogy series of unissued archival recordings, following 2010's Valleys of Neptune and 2013's People, Hell and Angels. Engineer Eddie Kramer – who worked on every Hendrix project before the guitar legend's death – co-produced the album with John McDermott and Hendrix's sister, Janie Hendrix. 
Jimi Hendrix – Both Sides of the Sky Track List:1. "Mannish Boy" (previously unreleased)2. "Lover Man" (previously unreleased)3. "Hear My Train A Comin'" (previously unreleased)4. "Stepping Stone" (previously unreleased)5. "$20 Fine" (previously unreleased, featuring Stephen Stills)6. "Power Of Soul" (previously unavailable extended version)7. "Jungle" (previously unreleased)8. "Things I Used to Do" (featuring Johnny Winter)9. "Georgia Blues" (featuring Lonnie Youngblood)10. "Sweet Angel" (previously unreleased)11. "Woodstock" (previously unreleased, featuring Stephen Stills)12. "Send My Love To Linda" (previously unreleased)13. "Cherokee Mist" (previously unreleased)"

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

This is the third album in a series of three put out by the same team. The previous two were "People Hell and Angels" and "Valleys of Neptune" - both of which were quite worthwhile additions to the Hendrix catalog and also sounded good.
So I'm all in favor, as I assume this one will also be good.

PatrickD said...

I hear ya but I might argue with how worthy Valleys and PHA really are in the grand scheme - I rarely play my copies, but now I suppose, I am encouraged to do so again.

Anonymous said...

Don't disagree. I like these albums, but they are for the serious fan, not the casual or average one. Those fans are probably best served by buying the original 4-5 albums released by Hendrix himself or at his direction.