Monday, January 11, 2010

New Jimi Hendrix Album On March 9th
Jimi Hendrix fans will be able to hear around an hour's worth of music from their guitar hero never commercially available before when his family and Sony Commercial Music Group release a "new" album on March 8.

Valleys of Neptune features studio recordings dating from 1969, the year before Hendrix died in London aged 27.

"My brother Jimi was at home in the studio," said Janie Hendrix, head of Experience Hendrix LLC, the family-owned company set up to protect a legacy valued at tens of millions of dollars.

"Valleys of Neptune offers deep insight into his mastery of the recording process and demonstrates the fact that he was as unparalleled a recording innovator as he was a guitarist.

"His brilliance shines through on every one of these precious tracks."

Valleys of Neptune will feature several songs familiar to die-hard fans from bootleg recordings, but there will also be more than 60 minutes of previously unreleased Hendrix music.

The album will include covers of Elmore James' classic Bleeding Heart, Cream's Sunshine of Your Love and performances of original Hendrix compositions like Ships Passing Through The Night and Lullaby For The Summer.

The record is part of an early wave of re-releases of Hendrix music, with new editions of Are You Experienced?, Axis: Bold As Love, Electric Ladyland and First Rays of the New Rising Sun all out on the same day.

Janie Hendrix told the LA Times that the estate had enough material for "a decade's worth" of new releases, both music and video.

...this should be interesting.


Little Miss Knobody said...

This is great news indeed my friend! :) Thanks for posting this!

Gambitt said...

/\no problem...
....I'm too excited about this.

Anonymous said...

i already know whats gonna go down when this drops/....

Gambitt said...

::sinister evil grin appears::

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