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Unreleased Jimi Hendrix Tracks Launch Catalog Project
Mostly recorded between February and May, 1969, Valleys of Neptune documents both the final studio recordings Jimi made in 1969 with the original Jimi Hendrix Experience and the first efforts with new bassist Billy Cox.
Mixed by Eddie Kramer, the engineer for all of Hendrix’s albums throughout the guitarist’s lifetime, the album includes exciting 1969 arrangements of the classic signature songs “Red House,” “Fire,” and “Stone Free” as well as unheard studio versions of Hendrix’s inspired interpretation of Cream’s “Sunshine Of Your Love.”
Hendrix’s blazing cover of “Bleeding Heart,” the classic blues song by Elmore James, is included in the LP and will be available as a single on vinyl the same day. Reportedly, though not featured on the album, “Peace in Mississippi” is on the B side of this single, and contains more previously unreleased material in the form of 7 minutes of pure Jimi genius.
Click through for a track listing and news of the 2010 Jimi Hendrix Catalog Project!
Trippin’ through the tracks on Valleys of Neptune:
“Stone Free“: Hendrix, Mitch Mitchell, and Billy Cox recorded this version in May 1969. It is a different recording than the 1966 classic or the 2000 remake.
“Valleys of Neptune“: This track was recorded in September, 1969, and May, 1970. This full-band version has never been released.
“Bleeding Heart“: This April, 1969 recording has never been issued and features Jimi, Billy Cox, and drummer Rocky Isaac.
“Hear My Train A Comin’": Electric, full-band version (as opposed to the famous 12-string acoustic version).
“Mr. Bad Luck“: Jimi would later develop this song as “Look Over Yonder,” issued as part of South Saturn Delta.
“Sunshine of Your Love“: An unreleased 1969 version of the stage favorite. “Lover Man": Made in February, 1969.
“Ships Passing Through the Night“: Taken from the last recording session by the original Jimi Hendrix Experience on 4/14/69 and never released.
“Fire” and “Red House“: Recorded by the original Jimi Hendrix Experience with expanded stage arrangements at the same session in February, 1969, session.
“Lullaby for the Summer” and “Crying Blue Rain“: Unreleased recordings by the original Jimi Hendrix Experience from April, 1969.
With this new album, Experience Hendrix LLC and Sony Music Entertainment’s Legacy Recordings also launch their monumental 2010 Jimi Hendrix Catalog Project. Deluxe CD/DVD editions of Jimi’s classic studio albums will be offered in lavish 6-panel digipaks containing 36-page booklets that include detailed session info, liner notes, photos and memorabilia. The DVDs contain exclusive “making of” mini documentaries and Original Classic Albums will also available on 180 gram audiophile LPs with gatefold jackets and color LP booklets.
The re-released collection will include: