Hey, Joe, are you ready to experience never-before-heard music by Jimi Hendrix?
"Both Sides of the Sky," a new, 13-track album featuring 10 unreleased songs recorded from 1968-70, will be unleashed on March 9, 2018.
"It's an incredible thing," says recording engineer Eddie Kramer, who worked on every Hendrix album back in the day. "Forty, 50 years later here we are and I'm listening to these tapes, going, 'Oh my God, that's an amazing performance."
Hendrix was accompanied on most of the new songs by his Band of Gypsys mates, Buddy Miles and Billy Cox. He was also joined by original Jimi Hendrix Experience members on two songs, "Hear My Train A Comin'" and "Georgia Blues."
Special guests include Johnny Winter on "Things I Used to Do" and Stephen Stills, who performs on two cuts, "Woodstock" and "$20 Fine." The latter "sounds like Crosby, Stills & Nash except it's on acid," says Kramer. "Jimi is just rocking it."
"Both Sides of the Sky" is the final installment of a Hendrix trilogy culled from his archive. The first album, "Valleys of Neptune," premiered in 2010. "People, Hell and Angels" came out three years later.
Hendrix was 27 when he died in London on September 18, 1970. A coroner's report concluded that the guitar legend choked on his own vomit after an accidental overdose of barbiturates.
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