The Legacy Continues
Still on my #universaljimihendrixmonth high, I didn’t want the Jimi Hendrix posts to end. Of course, all things must come to an end, however. But there’s more info about Jimi Hendrix. In preparation of ‘DDH: Daily Dose of History’ -- which will begin next year -- I am extremely busy, but with the new information that I’ve come across, I just had to write this article.
Both Sides of the Sky
March 9th, 2018! Mark that date on your calendars because that is when Jimi Hendrix’s latest, posthumous studio album, ‘Both Sides of the Sky’, will be released. This 13-track album will consist of 10 songs that have never been heard before.
Eddie Kramer, the Sound Engineer for all three of Jimi Hendrix’s studio-released albums while Hendrix was alive -- Are You Experienced?, Axis: Bold As Love, and Electric Ladyland -- had this to say during an interview with Associated Press:
“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,...‘This is too (expletive) incredible." Kramer continued to say, "It's an incredible thing. Forty, 50 years later here we are and I'm listening to these tapes going, '...that's an amazing performance.”
Band Of Gypsys
I don’t know about you but I am beyond excited about this new album. What’s even more exciting is the fact that the majority of the music on ‘Both Sides of the Sky’ is performed by The Band Of Gypsys; another three-piece ensemble with Buddy Miles on Drums, Billy Cox on Bass and of course, Jimi Hendrix “on public saxophone” (Guitar).
The fact that these songs consist of the soulful style combinations of Hendrix, Cox, and Miles is one reason to buy this album. If you’re planning to buy this album, then I suggest you take a listen to Jimi Hendrix’s fourth album, ‘Band Of Gypsys.’ It’s a live album of the trio vibing off of one another in their most true and raw form.
One last bit; if over the past seven years you’ve purchased Jimi Hendrix’s posthumous albums ‘Valleys of Neptune’ and ‘People, Hell And Angels’, then you need ‘Both Sides of the Sky.’ Why? That brings us to the second reason. According to Kramer’s interview, ‘Both Sides of the Sky’ is the final installment of Jimi Hendrix’s posthumously released studio work.
Again, mark your calendars. And if you don’t hear from me on March 9th, 2018, I’ll probably be on ‘Both Sides of the Sky’ diggin’ Jimi’s latest music.
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