Imagine my surprise when after a crappy start to my day changed into one of the most awesome after reading the Hendrix Family is preparing yet another round of fantastic Hendrix releases, some of which I have been eagerly awaiting years for a proper release.
The month of September sees release of not one, but count ’em FOUR new and expanded Jimi Hendrix collections for your ears and eyes to feast upon, for DVD, CD and vinyl lovers.
Hendrix’s Isle of Wight performance from 1970 sees an expanded DVD release featuring special features that allows the viewer to change between multiple camera angles of the performance. Want to see Hendrix’s amazing guitar fret work up close? Now you can. The DVD also features newly unseen footage of his classic “Hey Joe”, the song that launched his career in 1966 London. This definitive expanded edition clocks in at over 180 minutes in length.
Also on the DVD side is an expanded edition of Jimi Hendrix on the Dick Cavett Show. The Dick Cavett Show marked
On the audio side of things “Hendrix In The West” is a posthumous compilation live album, featuring some of Hendrix’s most celebrated live recordings, that has been out of print in the US since 1974. The album captures Hendrix beginning to explore new music territory with performances from the Berkeley Community Theatre, San Diego Sports Arena, The Royal Albert Hall and Isle of Wight Festival. The expanded single disc LP will feature five previously unavailable performances, and will included booklet with detailed liner notes and rare and previously unreleased photos.
All four Hendrix releases have a street date of Tuesday, September 13th, just days prior to the 41st Anniversary of his untimely death on September 18th. These releases are currently available for pre-order, either through the Authentic Hendrix site, or through Amazon. Order the “Winterland” set through Amazon and receive an exclusive bonus CD of even more rare and unreleased Hendrix gems. Might I suggest the the extra few dollars and spring for the 8xLP version?!?
Once these babies are officially released, you can bet I’ll be back to fill you in on how good they are. Until then, pre-order for yourself!