A posthumous Jimi Hendrix album has been announced, featuring 10 previously unreleased recordings.
‘Both Sides Of The Sky’ will be released on March 9 via Sony Legacy, and features a recording of Joni Mitchell‘s ‘Woodstock’, alongside collaborations with Stephen Stills, Lonnie Youngblood, Jonny Winter, and Billy Cox and Buddy Miles from Hendrix’s ‘Band of Gypsys’ lineup.
The release is the final part of a trilogy of archival releases for Hendrix, following 2013’s ‘People, Hell and Angels’ and 2010’s ‘Valleys of Neptune’.
Pre-order ‘Both Sides Of The Sky’ here, and check out the full tracklisting below.
1. Mannish Boy
2. Lover Man
3. Hear My Train a Comin’
4. Stepping Stone
5. $20 Fine
6. Power of Soul
8. Things I Used to Do
9. Georgia Blues
10. Sweet Angel
12. Send My Love to Linda
13. Cherokee Mist
Leon Hendrix’s book ‘Jimi Hendrix: A Brother’s Story’ was published in 2012. He also plays in the Leon Hendrix Band, who have released two albums.
Speaking to The Guardian, Leon says that Jimi “looked after” him, explaining that he “never missed a meal”. He continued, “he looked out for me like an elder-brother-father; he made me what you English call ‘tea’ and made sure I was okay. And sometimes, we used to sneak off to Mom’s for dinner.”
Leon says the music simply came from inspiration, explaining, “as in ‘spirit’, as in ‘in-spirit-ation’. It’s in the wind. I was there when Jimi was a boy, and he’d play with a broom, his first guitar. And Pa would come home and see the straw and shit from the broom on the floor, because Jimi’d been doing acrobatics with his his broom-guitar, and Jimi’d get a whuppin’.”