Jimi Hendrix Both Sides of the Sky - new album coming March 9, 2018

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by fsutall, Dec 6, 2017.

  1. gckcrispy

    gckcrispy Well-Known Member

    I'm not a fan of how Douglas added new musicians to Hendrix tapes, but at least he had more imagination than the current crew. "Voodoo Soup," "Blues," "Nine to the Universe" and even "Kiss the Sky" hang together as real albums. I love Hendrix, but I could barely listen to "People, Hell and Angels."

    And for the life of me, I cannot understand why no one has tried to compile an honest-to-God album -- something listenable, with its own internal logic -- out of the wealth of the Band of Gypsys studio material. Along with "Black Gold," it seems like the biggest missed opportunity of all.
     
  2. jhm

    jhm Forum Resident

    Or perhaps an SACD release at a later date? I'm getting tired of double dipping for titles. If EH has finally gone all in on SACDs, I wish they'd release them day and date with the release on other media.
     
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  3. fsutall

    fsutall Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    The bottom line is, both Valleys of Neptune and People, Hell and Angels debuted in the top 5 of the US Billboard album charts. As long as these "new" albums continue to sell so well, EH and Sony don't have much incentive to change the formula. Given the success of the previous two releases I'm just surprised it's taken five years for them to release the next one.
     
  4. E.Baba

    E.Baba Forum Resident

    Got an idea it's going to cost more than twelve bucks for me to land it here.
     
  5. E.Baba

    E.Baba Forum Resident

    Thanks. 2 different ideas before and after 4:00. Both of them 'Sketches '. Seem to be getting their ' Indians' confused, (but I'm sure Jimi would use whatever he liked. )
    This is the best thing they could find?
    Not real thrilled.
    2 lp ? Can cost a bit to land that here. I need a better reason than "oh it's a trilogy now. "
     
  6. SoundAdvice

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    Douglas completed a "Jimi does Dylan" release before EH took over in the mid 90's. Dylan wrote liner notes.

    I have no idea why EH are still sitting on it, other than some vague "Douglas = bad, EH = good" narrative.
     
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  7. Kiss73

    Kiss73 Well-Known Member

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    Its a shame Classic Rock Magazine has stopped the Fan Packs. Really enjoyed the People, Hell and Angels edition with the hardback book cover, magazine etc.

    A Both Sides Of The Sky Version would have been a great companion
     
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  8. Purple Jim

    Purple Jim Forum Resident

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    Due to the negociations concerning the renewed record deal with Sony no doubt.
     
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  9. supermd

    supermd Forum Resident

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    That looks pretty cool!
     
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  10. supermd

    supermd Forum Resident

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    I view these as vault releases, not actual albums.

    In fact, I guess you could take this whole trilogy and re-arrange the songs in chronological order and listen like that. It would seem like much more of a vault release that way.
     
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  11. The Hud

    The Hud Seventh Hud of a Seventh Hud

    Good point. I still need to get Machine Gun, either CD or SACD.
     
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  12. Rudi

    Rudi Well-Known Member

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    Ha, I actually did. I mean, it's fine as a curiosity for hardcore Hendrix fans, but to put this on a high profile EH release is dubious. Would be better for a Dagger Records release. It's really barrel scraping, which I thought was the whole point of EH, to minimize that kind of stuff.
     
  13. DJ LX

    DJ LX Forum Resident

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    If it were up to me, I'd keep the core albums in print -- Are You Experienced? through In the West (the original version). Everything else I'd make available online. Let folks stream songs once or twice and, if they're so inclined, offer the songs for purchase as MP3 downloads at a nominal price. This way you keep the legacy intact while offering hardcore fans the chance to hear everything.
     
  14. reb

    reb Long Live Rock

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    Old Times Good Times - always loved that track- what an incredible guitar player Jimi was.
     
  15. 99thfloor

    99thfloor Forum Resident

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    I think the Moebius art is great, but I like it better in it's original form, as part of the cover for the Barclay 2-LP:
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    I think the Kiss The Sky cover is excellent. :thumbsup:

    Here is the photo it's based on:
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    (photo: Jean-Nöel Coghe)
     
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  16. rjp

    rjp Forum Resident

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    let me tell you one thing you can take to the bank.

    the jimi hendrix vault will NEVER be drained, EVER.

    as long they can sell enough copies to make money, they will make jimi hendrix albums forever and ever and ever.
     
  17. rjp

    rjp Forum Resident

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    i know this has been discussed and argued and debated many many times over the years, but is it really jimi hendrix, i mean all of it, is it possible it is part hendrix and part some young guitar virtuoso that no one ever heard of that is getting paid quite well for his/her efforts?

    could it possibly be a scam....please don't get mad, i'm just asking.

    i mean the guy had live with a tape recorder under his arm to have all of these tapes showing up for years and years.
     
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  18. parman

    parman Well-Known Member

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    Count me in!
     
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  19. DJ LX

    DJ LX Forum Resident

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    NO. Hendrix was in the habit of recording everything. Not necessarily for release, but as a way to document ideas as he came up with them, which he would continue to refine and work into finished songs. He was a perfectionist and the irony is that he wouldn't have wanted 99% of this stuff to see the light of day, yet it's all being turned into 'albums.'
     
  20. SoundAdvice

    SoundAdvice Forum Resident

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    In the UK he slept with the guitar in his bed. Make breakfast with it strapped on.

    All his spare money/spare time went to playing and recording. He was basically weekend only gigs for the 15 months of his life.
     
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  21. Remurmur

    Remurmur Forum Resident

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    He hangs and records with Tupac
     
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  22. Remurmur

    Remurmur Forum Resident

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    Seriously, I bought Valleys of Neptune and enjoyed it for what it was .

    Same with People, Hell and Angels.

    I'll buy this as well as it's unheard Hendrix. Once I've heard it, I'll decide if it was worth it.

    I certainly have more interest in this than I do the newest Taylor Swift album.
     
  23. gpalz

    gpalz Well-Known Member

    Interesting Story. Sad that the remaining photos from the session got destroyed at Rave HQ later on. I think I would have preferred seeing the damaged slide as the cover image instead. It has that archival/authentic feel and fits the grunge texture graphic design look common in recent years.

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  24. E.Baba

    E.Baba Forum Resident

    He did not read or right music.
    He did have a portable recorder.
    He did have his own studio.
    He was a full time muso in major demand.
    Roll tape = make a note.
     
  25. Olompali

    Olompali Forum Resident

    An hour a day of recording for two years would yield over 700 hours. Jimi's official release catalog has what? 25-50 hours?
    It's hardly unbelievable that there could be more in store. All of wildly shifting quality, of course.
     
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