New Jimi Hendrix Album With Unreleased Songs Coming Next Year
Following what would have been his 75th birthday, the release of an album of unreleased Jimi Hendrix music next year has been announced.
Titled Both Sides of the Sky the 13-track album includes 10 songs that have never been released, with most of them made by Band of Gypsys, Hendrix’s trio with Buddy Miles and Billy Cox.
“The first thing is you put the tape on and you listen to it and the hairs just stand up right on the back of your neck and you go, ‘Oh my God. This is too (expletive) incredible,'” Eddie Kramer, Hendrix’s recording engineer, said to the Associated Press. “It’s an incredible thing. Forty, 50 years later here we are and I’m listening to these tapes going, ‘Oh my God, that’s an amazing performance.'”
Sides of the Sky is the third album in a trilogy of posthumous releases from Hendrix, with the first two being 2010’s Valleys of Neptune and 2013’s People, Hell and Angels.
Kramer also revealed that he plans to release live footage of Hendrix with fellow producer John McDermott and Janie Hendrix, the guitar virtuoso’s sister and president of Experience Hendrix.
“It was amazing just to watch him in the studio or live. The brain kicks off the thought process — it goes through his brain through his heart and through his hands and onto the guitar, and it’s a seamless process,” Kramer said. “It’s like a lead guitar and a rhythm guitar at the same time, and it’s scary. There’s never been another Jimi Hendrix, at least in my mind.”
Both Sides of the Sky drops on March 9, 2018.
Source: Associated Press