Belfast Telegraph

Saturday 27 December 2014

New Jimi Hendrix album released

Jimi Hendrix died in 1970 at the age of 27
Jimi Hendrix died in 1970 at the age of 27

A new album of Jimi Hendrix's unreleased studio material has been unveiled - but it is likely to be the last one.

The record, People, Hell And Angels, is the end of a four-decade run of posthumous releases, according to Eddie Kramer, the engineer who recorded most of Hendrix's music during his career.

He said: "Jimi utilised the studio as a rehearsal space. That's kind of an expensive way of doing things, but thank God he did."

The 12 tracks on People, Hell And Angels were recorded from 1968 to 1969 after the Jimi Hendrix Experience disbanded. Many of the songs have been heard in different versions or forms before.

Hendrix died of asphyxia in September 1970 at 27, and the last of his studio albums was timed for the year he would have turned 70.

However, Kramer insisted it wouldn't be the last people would hear of the late star.

He explained: "This is the last studio album, but what's coming up is the fact that we have tremendous amount of live recorded concerts in the vault. A lot of them were filmed, too, so be prepared in the next few years to see some fabulous live performances, one of which I've already mixed.

"We're waiting for the release date - God knows when - but at some point in the future there's a ton of great live material."

Nightlife Galleries

More

Latest Entertainment News

Latest Music News

Latest Film & TV News

Latest Eating Out News

Horoscopes

Your Horoscopes by Russell Grant

Capricorn:

This is a wonderful opportunity to develop a creative project. Keep a notebook where you can store images, ideas, phrases and melodies that pop into your mind at odd intervals. This treasure trove will help you blast through blocks that held you prisoner in the past. It will also help to devote a set time each day to artistic pursuits. Exercising your imagination on a regular basis will cultivate contentment. There's more to you than your job title.More