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Jimi Hendrix

Given the opportunity to delve into the vault of any deceased musician, Jimi Hendrix will be high on the list, if not the top.

Well, Hendrix’s fans need not wait much longer to hear some gems from the unreleased follow-up to “Electric Ladyland.”

The album “Valleys Of Neptune,”  in honor of the 40th anniversary of Hendrix’s death, will be released this March.

The posthumous 12 song album is a collection of tracks mainly from sessions at London’s Olympic Studios and New York’s Record Plant in 1969. The recording includes the famed guitarist’s final recording with the original Jimi Hendrix Experience lineup and his first work with bassist Billy Cox.

In addition to the album’s title track, “Valley Of Neptune” will include renditions of: “Red House,” “Fire,” and “Stone Free.” Also expected an enlightened cover of Cream’s “Sunshine of Your Love”

The Guardian reported  Hendrix’s sister Janie, who oversees his estate, indicated the guitarist’s “brilliance shines through on every one of these precious tracks.”

The album will be available March 9, and reports indicate the Hendrix vault is still ripe with tracks for future releases.

I would also be remiss in writing about Hendrix to not recommend “Room Full of Mirrors” by Charles R. Cross. This is by far the most comprehensive biography on Hendrix.

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Written by David Young

January 18, 2010 at 4:39 pm

Posted in Music

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