Get ready to experience some new Jimi Hendrix material! Are you excited? We know we are. More than four decades after his death, the estate of the late, great guitarist has rolled out an album of his new music. From Reuters:
The single “Somewhere” went to No.1 on the Billboard Hot Singles sales in February. That bodes well for the latest posthumous album plucked from the Hendrix musical vaults, which producers say has stood up well to the test of time.
“People, Hell and Angels,” to be released on CD this Tuesday, is billed as a collection of twelve previously unreleased studio performances by Hendrix, although some of the songs have emerged in other versions since his death at age 27 in 1970 from an accidental drug overdose.
The album arrives with the simultaneous release of newly struck mono vinyl editions of early Hendrix classic albums “Are You Experienced” and “Axis: Bold As Love.”
The tracks on “People, Hell and Angels,” were planned as a follow-up to the influential guitarist’s chart-topping 1968 album “Electric Ladyland.”
His step-sister Janie Hendrix said, “After the huge success of the Jimi Hendrix Experience and those first albums, he wanted to branch out more, and the blues sound on this is just different from the others. This new album is very important for all his fans as it really showcases his creativity and a different side to him.”