There are a handful of artists—the Beatles, Tupac, Biggie—for whom the phrase "unreleased recordings" automatically elicits intense anticipation (ok, so maybe we've learned our lesson with 'Pac by now). By virtue of being a) a confirmed studio rat, and b) having a career that only lasted four years and just three (!) studio albums, James Marshall "Jimi" Hendrix appears at or near the top of that list. Now the fiends will be sated (for the time being at least) with the latest Hendrix "album" Valleys of Neptune.
Twelve tracks long, Valleys features all unreleased music (albeit a few reworked versions of previously released tunes), primarily recorded in the first half of 1969 when Hendrix was grappling with the splintering of his first group, the Jimi Hendrix Experience. In addition, Experience Hendrix and Legacy Recordings are releasing deluxe reissues of the studio albums released in Jimi's lifetime (Are You Experienced?, Axis: Bold As Love, Electric Ladyland, as well as the posthumous First Rays of the New Rising Sun), replete with the requisite turgid liner notes ("the unquenchable creative fire burning within the belly of the Experience..."), as well as much cooler "Making Of" DVDs. Had your fix? Get the Buy It Now links below...
Click here to buy Valleys of Neptune at Amazon.com for $9.99.
Click here to buy Are You Experienced? CD/DVD at Amazon.com for $8.99.
Click here to buy Axis: Bold As Love CD/DVD at Amazon.com for $8.99.
Click here to buy Electric Ladyland CD/DVD at Amazon.com for $8.99.
Click here to buy First Rays of the New Rising Sun CD/DVD at Amazon.com for $9.99.
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