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!