Kaynaat Naeem | December 28, 2017
Unreleased songs recorded by Jimi Hendrix between 1968 and 1970 will be released next year: The album consists of 13 tracks, 10 of which have never been released.
Experience Hendrix and Legacy Recordings announced on Wednesday that they will release Hendrix’s ‘Both Sides of the Sky’ on March 9, 2018. The album includes 13-tracks that have never been released.
Many of the new album’s tracks were recorded by Hendrix’s trio with Buddy Miles and Billy Cox, known as Band of Gypsys’.
Eddie Kramer, who has been working as recording engineer on every Hendrix album made during the artist’s life, during an interview, he said in 1969 that 1969 was “a very experimental year” for Hendrix and that he was blown away as he worked on the new album.
“The first thing is you put the tape on and you listen to it and the hairs just stand upright on the back of your neck and you go, ’Oh my God. This is too (expletive) incredible,” said Kramer. “It’s an incredible thing. Forty, 50 years later here we are and I’m listening to these tapes going, ‘Oh my God, that’s an amazing performance.’
Kramer produced the album alongside John McDermott and Janie Hendrix, the legend’s sister and president of Experience Hendrix.
“It was amazing just to watch him in the studio or live. The brain kicks off the thought process — it goes through his brain through his heart and through his hands and onto the guitar, and it’s a seamless process,” Kramer said. “It’s like a lead guitar and a rhythm guitar at the same time, and it’s scary. There’s never been another Jimi Hendrix, at least in my mind.”