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

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  1. Darrin L.

    Darrin L. Forum Resident

    "Experience Hendrix. Kramer said though “Both Sides of the Sky” is the last of the trilogy"

    It's so ridiculous.
    Yes...logic would dictate that the third release would be the last of the "trilogy".
     
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  2. Moe Schmo

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    Hendrix was very exacting about what he wanted out of his album releases and obviously would not have intended half baked stuff like this to come out.
     
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  3. jhm

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    He did, however, have a habit of revisiting songs or ideas over the years. Look at "Angel" for example. We got that 1968 version on "South Saturn Delta" but he was still working on a version during the summer of 1970 of course. We can't speculate but I think we can agree that none of the recordings on the upcoming release in their current state were intended to be released/heard, but who knows if the songs themselves would've popped up on a release had Jimi lived longer?
     
  4. Rockinrob

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    The hendrix family needs to convert to a Neil Young style archive website. Imagine all these studio sessions in chronological order, with whatever available information/photos/details listed for the specific session...

    I'd pay for that!

    I enjoy these releases, but it worries me that some kid may pick this up or stream it as his/her first taste of Hendrix. This outtakes, side things, cool jams, random bits and pieces need to be available, but harder to get, while the canon classic albums should be the ones on spotify and in record stores as HENDRIX.
     
  5. lou

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    No mention of the Royal Albert Hall concert for audio/video release upcoming. Guess this won't get an official release in my lifetime!!:cry:
     
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  6. jeffmo789

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    I had hoped we'd finally be getting the RAH show...
     
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  7. PacificOceanBlue

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    Why should they keep bringing it up? No one would believe them that it is coming out.
     
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  8. DTK

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    "Fine" is probably the same song as this tune (this is a CSNY take):
     
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  9. Darrin L.

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    Well...he was a perfectionist, which is why the final album was delayed for so long, so no...I doubt he would have been pleased about these released.
     
  10. jhm

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    I agree that it can be hit or miss. I almost never listen to the "Valleys Of Neptune" CD, however I do find myself going back to certain tracks from "People, Hell & Angels" from time to time. The embryonic "Hey Baby" (Hey Gypsy Boy) is essential to me, but would likely fit in better in a session overview as others have mentioned. Also, one offs like "Mojo Man"...where else would you put them. It's entirely possible this song could have been included on a Ghetto Fighters LP or single at some point, yet it doesn't really "fit" on a Hendrix album. Lastly, I have no problem with including tracks that have not been included before due to technical limitations of the recording but may now be viable due to technological advances in the studio. I'm hoping "The Things That I Used To Do" fits into this category. I'm cautiously optimistic about this release (who am I kidding, I'd have picked it up regardless) but I do feel the Frankensteining had gotten a bit out of hand by P,H&A and I hope that it isn't employed as much (or at all) on this new release. I can't even listen to the "new" Valleys Of Neptune or "Somewhere" cuts as is; they just don't work IMO.
     
  11. Ignatius

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    I demand Hendrix "archive" releases include a dose of genuine Sandoz acid.
     
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  12. marmalade166

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    Tbh I find the '69 material a bit boring, really not my cup of tea. But if they had some stuff from '67 or early '68 I'd be all over it
     
  13. PacificOceanBlue

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    Who knows? Maybe it is another modern-day Kramer composite from the session reels.

    EH also included the live version of Hear My Train A Comin' from "Blues" on the Voodoo Chile compilation. IIRC, Douglas did not edit or create a "Frankenstein" version of the song for "Blues." It is a blistering performance. Nevertheless, I suspect the version on this upcoming release will be a studio rendition.
     
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  14. Colocally

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    Yet this is the first time such a "trilogy" has been mentioned :D
     
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  15. slane

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    A Blues 'outtake', I believe.
     
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  16. jhm

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    The recent "Machine Gun" live release sat in the can for 46 years (most of it did anyway) and it's essential live Hendrix IMO. Sometimes they didn't aways have access to tapes/masters of tapes. Stills didn't find his tapes of playing with Jimi until a few years ago. We really don't know overall what it'll be like although many of the songs have circulated for years and certainly would be classified as leftovers. Perhaps going in with low expectations and possibly being pleasantly suprised is the way to go. It's not like they will be charging a small fortune for us to hear this material when it comes out.
     
  17. DTK

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    Well spotted. When People, Hell and Angels was released, Kramer said it was the very last studio album, and there was no talk about a trilogy. Neither was there any talk about Valleys of Neptune being the first of a trilogy. Alternative news :).
     
  18. jhm

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    He did on the original :Blues, a cassette dub of which was leaked and put out on bootleg (I have it in my collection). IIRC, "Belly Button Window Blues" and "Hear My Train 'A Comin'" were two of the tracks dropped as was "The Things That I Used To Do" prior to finalizing the tracklist for release. There was an Alan Douglas interview with Jimpress from back in the day where the brought the cassette with him and discussed it's upcoming release. It would take me too long to dig the exact issue out of my garage to confirm unfortunately.

    Edit: Villanova Junction (Blues), which eventually came out on Burning Desire on Dagger Records, was also on the original :Blues cassette.
     
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  19. Brett44

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    I'm in for this. I enjoy the Hendrix releases that Experience Hendrix has put out since they got control. Sure they haven't been perfect but I find them to be very enjoyable.
     
  20. Moe Schmo

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    Exploit Hendrix would be a more apt name for the EH organisation.
     
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  21. pinkrudy

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    They should just make a 20CD boxset and be done with it.
    All this piecemeal stuff is a money grab.
     
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  22. Colocally

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    No one has to buy it. Why would they want to "be done with it" they are a business. Do you think Duracell would sell a battery that never runs down and "be done with it"?
     
  23. pinkrudy

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    So you are defending them instead of the consumer?
     
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  24. lou

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    Most of the 68 TTG sessions are unreleased, that was the most concerted effort to make a fourth JHE album, would be interesting to hear even though most of the tracks were instrumental.
     
  25. Imagine70

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    No 1967 copyright extension set?
     

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