A new Jimi Hendrix album called Both Sides of the Sky, which showcases a bevy of previously unreleased studio recordings by the late guitar icon, will hit stores on March 9, 2018.
The 13-track collection, which features songs recorded between early 1968 and early 1970, will be available on CD, digitally, and as a limited-edition two-LP 180-gram vinyl set.
Both Sides of the Sky includes many tracks featuring the Band of Gypsys lineup — Hendrix, drummer Buddy Miles and bassist Billy Cox — and one song, “Hear My Train A Comin’,” by the original Jimi Hendrix Experience with drummer Mitch Mitchell and bassist Noel Redding.
One of the most interesting highlights is a cover of Joni Mitchell‘s “Woodstock” featuring Hendrix’s friend Stephen Stills and Miles, recorded before Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young did their classic version of the tune.
The album also boasts a rendition of the Stills-penned “$20 Fine” that features Stephen on lead vocals and organ, along with Hendrix, Mitchell and pianist Duane Hitchings.
In addition, Both Sides of the Sky features the previously unavailable full version of a cover Guitar Slim‘s “Things I Used to Do” featuring Johnny Winter, as well as Cox and CSNY drummer Dallas Taylor.
“Georgia Blues” reunites Jimi with singer/sax player Lonnie Youngblood, a member of Henrdrix’s pre-Experience group Curtis Knight & the Squires.
Both Sides of the Sky is the third installment in Experience Hendrix and Legacy Recordings’ series of archival Hendrix studio releases, after 2010’s Valleys of Neptune and 2013’s People, Hell and Angels, which debuted at #4 and #2, respectively, on the Billboard 200.
Longtime Hendrix engineer Eddie Kramer co-produced the new album.
Here the full track list of Both Sides of the Sky:
“Hear My Train A Comin'”*
“Power of Soul”^
“Things I Used to Do”#
“Send My Love to Linda”*
* = previously unreleased
^ = previously unavailable extended version
+ = featuring Stephen Stills
# = featuring Johnny Winter
++ = featuring Lonnie Youngblood.
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