Thursday, February 22, 2018

AUDIO: Jimi Hendrix streams Lover Man from Both Sides Of The Sky

The team behind Jimi Hendrix is streaming a previously-unreleased studio version of “Lover Man” as the latest preview to the March 9 release of the guitarist’s forthcoming album “Both Sides Of The Sky.”

The tune was recorded in December of 1969 by the trio that would come to be known as Band Of Gypsys – Hendrix, bassist Billy Cox and drummer Buddy Miles – after attempts by the Jimi Hendrix Experience in previous years had failed to deliver a satisfactory version for the Seattle rocker.

"Jimi's true home was the studio – that's where the music and the magic happened," says engineer Eddie Kramer. "He loved everything about recording, and it's been my distinct pleasure and an honor to play a part in that process both then and now.

"The first thing is you put the tape on and you listen to it and the hairs just stand up right on the back of your neck and you go, 'Oh my God. This is too (expletive) incredible. It's an incredible thing. Forty, 50 years later here we are and I'm listening to these tapes going, 'Oh my God, that's an amazing performance.'"

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.”

The project includes guest appearances by Johnny Winter, Stephen Stills, Lonnie Youngblood and original Jimi Hendrix Experience members Mitch Mitchell and Noel Redding.

“Both Sides Of The Sky” will be issued via multiple formats, including CD, digital and a numbered, 180-gram audiophile double-vinyl.

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:

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