Jimi Hendrix’ newest single ‘Somewhere’ hit #1 on the Billboard hot 100 singles in February. That’s a good omen for His newest album from his estate to be released March 5th, titled ‘People, Hell and Angels.’ Hendrix died at the tender age of 27 in 1970, yet in doing lives on as a symbol of lasting youth. According to Janie Hendrix, the president and CEO of Experience Hendrix, who also happens to be Jimi’s step-sister, this album shows a different side of Jimi’s creativity and it was a planned collection after the huge successes of his previous albums. Ms. Hendrix says,”he wanted to branch out more, and the blues sound on this is just different from the others.” She continued to say,”This new album is very important for all his fans as it really showcases his creativity and a different side to him.” Hit the jump for more.
“What we wanted to do with this new album is provide what we all felt are really compelling examples of Jimi’s artistry and also his often-overlooked role as a producer,” said McDermott a contributor to Experience Hendrix who has collaborated on many Hendrix projects. “Working in the studio was a totally different palette for him, compared with playing live,” he said. “He could experiment with extra percussion, an additional guitar, organ – whatever he felt the track needed.”
“Jimi’s masters were recorded before the era of mass-production that caused the archival nightmares of the Seventies, for example, where tapes lose their glue backing, (so) we’ve never faced that problem with the Jimi Hendrix library. His whole tape archive is in very good shape,” McDermott said.