Unreleased Jimi Hendrix Songs On New Album
12 unheard tracks from music legend Jimi Hendrix will be released on one disc named ‘People, Hell & Angels’. Sony Legacy and Experience Hendrix Ltd have come together to produce the album which is out on the 5th of March 2013.
Hendrix fans will notice a remarkably different sound to the album, due to instruments such as horns, keyboards, percussion and a second guitar, which give an ‘Earth, Wind And Fire’ feel. The experimental sound was outside of his work with the then current Jimi Hendrix Experience with which he was getting restless. Before he passed away at the tender age of 27 he spoke to his sister Janie about a new direction, "What he was trying to do was create this new sound," she said recently. "He was bringing all these instruments like he did at Woodstock … He told my dad: 'You're going to be doubly proud of me.'"
The album is co-produced by Janie Hendrix, Eddie Kramer and John McDermott. Hendrix and Kramer first met in January 1967, forming a partnership that saw him produce every one of Jimi's albums and work on all of the reissues in the current series from Legacy.
Janie, who is also the President/CEO of Experience Hendrix LLC, commented, 'We're thrilled to be able to release ‘People, Hell & Angels’ during the celebration of the 70th anniversary of my brother's birth. The brilliance of the album serves to underscore what we've known all along: that there has never been and never will be a musical force equal to his and that we cherish and take inspiration of what he left us both now and for many generations to come. Simply eternity.'
'People, Hell & Angels provides us with further insight into the genius of Jimi Hendrix,' said Adam Block, the President of Legacy Recordings. 'Working with new rhythm sections and instrumentation, Jimi Hendrix was opening up the horizons of his music, creating new sounds filled with endless possibilities.'
The full track listing is as follows:
Hear My Train A Comin'
Let Me Move You
Hey Gypsy Boy
Villanova Junction Blues