It’s been almost half a century since Jimi Hendrix passed—yet, there’s still unheard music left in his archive. On March 9, however, a few of those songs will be unearthed: A forthcoming posthumous Hendrix album Both Sides of the Sky has been announced, and will include 13 tracks, 10 of which were previously unreleased recordings from the prolific guitarist.
The album features material recorded between January 1968 and February 1970, mostly featuring talents from his Band of Gypsies. Personnel from the Jimi Hendrix Experience also make a few appearances on the album, along with special guests such as Stephen Stills, Johnny Winter and Lonnie Youngblood, a bandmate from Hendrix’s time with Curtis Knight & the Squires.
The guests accompany Hendrix on various originals, as well as covers of Muddy Waters, Joni Mitchell and Guitar Slim. The tracks were produced by Janie Hendrix, John McDermott and Eddie Kramer, who served as recording engineer on every Hendrix album ever made while he was alive.
“Jimi’s true home was the studio, that’s where the music and the magic happened,” Kramer says in a statement. “He loved everything about recording, and it’s been my distinct pleasure and an honor to play a part in that process both then and now.”
Both Sides of the Sky is the last of a posthumous album trilogy from Sony Legacy Recordings, following 2010’s Valleys of Neptune and 2013’s People, Hell and Angels. See the cover art and tracklist of the forthcoming album below, underneath a Jimi Hendrix Experience performance circa 1970 from the Paste Cloud.
Both Sides of the Sky Cover Art:
Both Sides of the Sky Tracklist:
01. Mannish Boy
02. Lover Man
03. Hear My Train A Comin’
04. Stepping Stone
05. $20 Fine
06. Power Of Soul
08. Things I Used To Do
09. Georgia Blues
10. Sweet Angel
12. Send My Love To Linda
13. Cherokee Mist