On March 9, Experience Hendrix and Legacy Recordings will release Both Sides of the Sky, a new Jimi Hendrix album featuring 13 studio recordings made between 1968 and 1970 – 10 of which have never before been released. The album will be released on multiple formats including CD, digital, and as a numbered 180 gram audiophile vinyl 2LP.
Both Sides of the Sky is the third volume in a trilogy of albums intended to present the best and most significant unissued studio recordings remaining in the music legend’s archive. Beginning with Valleys of Neptune (2010), which earned top ten sales rankings in fifteen countries, followed by People, Hell and Angels (2013) which peaked on Billboard’s Top 100 album chart at #2.
This third release is anticipated to complete the spectacular recording event in epic fashion. “Since Experience Hendrix began its restoration of the Jimi Hendrix music catalog in 1997, our goal has been to present these important recordings to Jimi’s fans in the best possible quality. We are excited about achieving that. We’ve also been intent on generating album releases which present this amazing music in its proper context,” explains John McDermott, one of the album’s co-producers, together with Janie Hendrix and Eddie Kramer.
Recorded between January 1968 and February 1970, Jimi’s desire to push the boundaries of blues music can be heard throughout. Both Sides of the Sky additionally highlights Jimi’s mastery of studio production and his increasing use of these facilities as a proving ground for new sounds, material, and techniques.
Many of the album’s tracks were recorded by the trio that would come to be known as Band of Gypsys: Jimi on guitar and vocals, Billy Cox on bass, and Buddy Miles on drums.
Both Sides of the Sky also features an assortment of notable guest musicians including Stephen Stills and Johnny Winter.
Both Sides of the Sky was produced by Janie Hendrix, John McDermott, and Eddie Kramer. Kramer served as recording engineer on every Jimi Hendrix album made during the artist’s life. In order to preserve the integrity and continuity of the Hendrix legacy, this same team has produced every Jimi Hendrix audio and visual release since 1996.
Both Sides of the Sky is available for pre-order now.
Jimi Hendrix – Both Sides of the Sky Track Listing
1) Mannish Boy*
2) Lover Man*
3) Hear My Train A Comin’*
4) Stepping Stone*
5) $20 Fine* (featuring Stephen Stills)
6) Power Of Soul^
8) Things I Used to Do (featuring Johnny Winter)
9) Georgia Blues (featuring Lonnie Youngblood)
10) Sweet Angel*
11) Woodstock* (featuring Stephen Stills)
12) Send My Love To Linda*
13) Cherokee Mist*
^ Previously unavailable extended version