Thursday, February 15, 2018

AUDIO: Jimi Hendrix streams Hear My Train A Comin’ from Both Sides Of The Sky

The team behind Jimi Hendrix is streaming a previously-unreleased studio version of “Hear My Train A Comin’” as the latest preview to the guitarist’s forthcoming album “Both Sides Of The Sky.”

An original blues composition inspired in part by Hendrix's childhood hero, Muddy Waters, USA Today reports the tune is one of the last songs the Experience recorded together, amid simmering tensions between the guitarist and bassist Noel Redding.

"What I love about this is you got Noel pretty much driving the band, because I think he's aware that he's out," says Eddie Kramer, a recording engineer who worked on all of Hendrix's records until the artist's death in 1970 at age 27. "You've got three musicians in the studio, a little bit of angst and the bass player pushing up against Jimi – it yielded a magnificent take."

"There was an undercurrent of Noel wanting to be a solo artist and be recognized on his own," adds co-producer and Hendrix historian John McDermott. "But when they put their focus together on a song or a concert, they had a tremendous chemistry. It's evident to anybody."

“Hear My Train A Comin’” follows Hendrix’s previously-unreleased cover of the Muddy Waters classic, “Mannish Boy”, as the second tune issued in advance of the project’s release on March 9.

The 13-track set – which includes 10 unreleased tunes – marks the third volume in a trilogy from the Hendrix archives, following 2010’s “Valleys Of Neptune” and 2013’s “People, Hell And Angels.”

“Both Sides Of The Sky” includes guest appearances by Buddy Miles, Billy Cox, Johnny Winter, Stephen Stills and Lonnie Youngblood.

Jimi Hendrix
“Both Sides Of The Sky”

Release date: March 9

01. "Mannish Boy" (previously unreleased)
02. "Lover Man" (previously unreleased)
03. "Hear My Train A Comin'" (previously unreleased)
04. "Stepping Stone" (previously unreleased)
05. "$20 Fine" (previously unreleased, featuring Stephen Stills)
06. "Power Of Soul" (previously unavailable extended version)
07. "Jungle" (previously unreleased)
08. "Things I Used To Do" (featuring Johnny Winter)
09. "Georgia Blues" (featuring Lonnie Youngblood)
10. "Sweet Angel" (previously unreleased)
11. "Woodstock" (previously unreleased, featuring Stephen Stills)
12. "Send My Love To Linda" (previously unreleased)
13. "Cherokee Mist" (previously unreleased)

See also:

VIDEO: Jimi Hendrix producer Eddie Kramer previews Both Sides Of The Sky
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Jimi Hendrix streams Muddy Waters cover from Both Sides Of The Sky
Jimi Hendrix: Unreleased songs to appear on Both Sides Of The Sky
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