Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Unheard Jimi Hendrix Recordings To Be Released Through Next Decade

Jimi Hendrix will continue rocking from beyond the grave for another ten years - his family plans to release boxes of previously unheard recordings.

The legendary guitarist died in 1970, but his sister Janie reveals the family has enough unreleased material to keep fans happy for another decade.

Two batches of songs, live shows, and film footage are stored in vaults at separate locations in the U.S. - and Janie plans to put the material into the public domain with a series of staggered releases.

She says, "We probably have another decade of music, including video. Every 12 to 18 months we'll continue to have new releases and... official bootlegs.

"Jimi was a workaholic. After Electric Lady studios was built he was able to record constantly for as many hours as he wanted to. It's almost as if he knew he had only four years to accomplish everything that he did. We have an amazing amount of original masters, including a lot of material that hasn't been previously released.

"We keep them in a temperature-controlled vault. We have a set of everything in Los Angeles and a set in New York in the event of something catastrophic happening. We have duplicates of everything."


jerrie said...

You know Jainie, Jimi was a perfectionist and would never of allowed much of this bootleg and unreleased material to be put out there for the public! As partial blood relation to brother Jimi,you should very well know that! The masterpiece LP's,released while Jimi was still among us,should be enough to last and inspire us for many generations to come,without having to resort to all this bootleg and other stuff,being released! This, in my opinion, is just a slap in Jimi's face and very unfair to his memory and his legacy. I have been a loyal fan of Jimi's music for 40 years and he has been an inspiration to me as a gutarist as well! Please leave his lesser quality recordings or unfinished material alone as I think Jimi would have wanted it that way.

jerrie said...


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