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Four decades after his untimely death at 27, Jimi Hendrix is still bringing new music to the forefront. Featuring recordings from 1968-1969, People, Hell, and Angels may be the last album of unreleased studio material from the seminal guitarist.
Due out this Tuesday, People, Hell, and Angels showcases 12 tracks Hendrix created following the success of Electric Ladyland. However, created in an environment unfettered from the restraints and expectations of a label, this collection paints a picture of Hendrix’s boundless creativity and musical exploration, according to The Wall Street Journal.
“Somewhere,” a single released last month, features vocals by Stephen Stills, reports USA Today, shows the collaboration work in store for listeners. Also included on the album are future Band of Gypsy members, Billy Cox and Buddy Miles.
He saw right away that guys like Buddy Miles and Billy Cox, with whom he later formed Band of Gypsys, brought a new approach and sound to his songs and music. "And Jimi was always very free creatively. He wasn't afraid to serve the song," John McDermott, a Hendrix historian, told Reuters.
This release will mark the release of most of Hendrix’s recovered studio recordings, but Experience Hendrix LLC, who manages the Hendrix estate, will move to release live recordings and DVDs, according to The Wall Street Journal.