Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Jimi Hendrix - The Valleys of Neptune

So now it's Jimi Hendrix's turn. It won't be the first nor the last time when someone decides to bring unreleased material from the vault and profit from a music legend's name. Or is it really the result of an intention to honour a great artist's legacy? 

I guess we won't know, but the fact is we'll have a new Jimi Hendrix release pretty soon!(March 9th to be exact). This project came up after Janie Hendrix (Jimi's half-sister) won the legal battle over who controls Jimi's estate. According to this article in the LA Times:

...the music of "Neptune" comes primarily from 1969, a time of "both frustration and real excitement" for Hendrix as he pushed his way toward "a new direction."

Well, I am a guitar lover and a Hendrix fan, so I'm just plain happy and excited to hear about this album. I hope it lives up to millions of fans' expectations around the world. Me, I'll be listening to it as soon as it's available!

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