New Jimi Hendrix Album to Include Unreleased Songs
It's not often new music from the late Jimi Hendrix is released, so Experience Hendrix and Legacy Recordings' upcoming release will be a treat for fans of the rock legend.
Announced on Wednesday (Dec. 6), a new Hendrix album, Both Sides of the Sky, will release on March, 9, 2018. The 13-track album will include 10 unreleased songs from Hendrix.
According to Billboard, the unreleased songs were recorded between 1968 and 1970. Hendrix's recording engineer, Eddie Kramer, called 1969 a "very experimental year" for the artist, and said he was blown away by what is on the upcoming album.
“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,” said Kramer. “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.’”
Artists appearing on the album include Buddy Miles and Billy Cox, Stephen Stills, Johnny Winter and original Jimi Hendrix Experience members, Mitch Mitchell and Noel Redding.
Kramer also revealed there is new live footage of Hendrix, which they plan to release in the future.
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