Jimi Hendrix: New Album for 2013
"People, Hell and Angels" contains 12 previously unreleased tracks recorded in 1968 and '69 and it's scheduled for a March 5, 2013 release.
Details coming up, but first, Hendrix would have turned 70 years old today.
Jimi was born November 27, 1942 in Seattle, Washington, and died in 1970 as one of the founding members of the 27-club.
It's hard to add anything to what's already been said about Hendrix.
Rolling Stone magazine ranked number one on the list of the "100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time"?
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member?
And so on.
O.K. Back to the new album.
According to an online article:
"Hendrix recorded the songs apart from the Jimi Hendrix Experience as he considered new, experimental directions for his follow-up to "Electric Ladyland." He plays keyboards, percussion and a second guitar on the album."
And as if an album of new music isn't exciting enough for fans, there's more to celebrate.
Just in time for the 70th anniversary of Jimi's birth, you can see a special global presentation of "Hendrix 70: Live at Woodstock" in select theaters (the closest screening to our area is at Clearview Middlebrook on Route 35 in Ocean Twp. this Thursday night.)
According to jimihendrix.com:
"This special edition theatrical presentation....has been carefully reassembled from the extensive archive of film footage helmed by Academy Award winning director Michael Wadleigh and his hand picked team of skilled camera operators and support personnel under the auspices of Experience Hendrix, LLC, the Hendrix family owned company.
What they captured was a Jimi Hendrix performance unlike any other.....
Jimi Hendrix's Woodstock performance stands as one of the finest ever in rock music history. This presentation features the original 16mm footage digitally restored together with a new 5.1 audio surround mix by legendary engineer Eddie Kramer.
Kramer originally recorded the Woodstock festival and also served Jimi Hendrix as his recording engineer throughout his entire career."
Something tells me Jimi would be pleased with the way this milestone anniversary is being celebrated.