Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Rare Jimi Hendrix Artwork Surfaces On Valleys Of Neptune

MusicRadar.com is reporting that when Jimi Hendrix's Valleys Of Neptune CD is released on March 9, the cover will feature watercolor artwork that the late guitarist painted in 1957.

"Before he became a musician, Jimi wanted to be an artist," said Jimi's sister and Experience Hendrix CEO Janie Hendrix of Valleys's album and single art. "He went through a phase doing watercolors at school and this was one of the 110 drawings of his that our father kept.

"When I saw this one he did in 1957, it screamed Valleys Of Neptune to me, so we knew we'd use it for this project."

The CD cover art (shown above) blends Hendrix's painting with a photo taken by Linda Eastman - or Linda McCartney as she was later known.

To read more and to see the original artwork the cover was derived from go to this location.

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