Jimi Hendrix / Experience
People, Hell & Angels

  2 x LP   180grs   33⅓rpm     gatefold sleeve 

2013 EU edition Double 180gram LP Set  People Hell & Angels is an album of twelve previously unreleased Jimi Hendrix studio recordings The album showcases the legendary guitarist working outside of the original Jimi Hendrix Experience trio Beginn...

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Release date 28-02-2013

2013 EU edition Double 180gram LP Set People Hell & Angels is an album of twelve previously unreleased Jimi Hendrix studio recordings The album showcases the legendary guitarist working outside of the original Jimi Hendrix Experience trio Beginning in 1968 Jimi Hendrix grew restless eager to develop new material with old friends and new ensembles Outside the view of a massive audience that had established the Experience as rocks largest grossing concert act and simultaneously placed two of his albums together in the US Top 10 sales chart Jimi was busy working behind the scenes to craft his next musical statement&nbsp with gatefold sleeve and booklet

2013 Delivers BrandNew Jimi Hendrix Record A Surprise for Music Lovers Around the World
12 Previously Unreleased Completed Studio Recordings from 1968-70 Reveal PostExperience Experimental Dimensions

Tracks

A1 Earth Blues
A2 Somewhere
A3 Hear My Train A Comin

B1 Bleeding Heart
B2 Baby Let Me Move You
B3 Izabella

C1 Easy Blues
C2 Crash Landing
C3 Inside Out

D1 Hey Gypsy Boy
D2 Mojo Man
D3 Villanova Junction

People Hell & Angels is coproduced by Janie Hendrix Eddie Kramer and John McDermott Kramer first met Hendrix at Olympic Studios in London in January 1967 Hendrix who would have turned 70 on November 27 2012 developed a unique rapport with Kramer As a result Kramer engineered every album issued by the guitarist in his lifetime and recorded such famous Hendrix concerts as the Woodstock festival in August 1969 Since 1997 Kramer has teamed with Janie Hendrix and John McDermott to oversee the release of each Hendrix album issued by Experience Hendrix

The dozen previously unreleased Jimi Hendrix performances premiering on People Hell & Angelsinclude Earth Blues Somewhere Hear My Train A Comin Bleeding Heart Baby Let Me Move You Izabella Easy Blues Crash Landing Inside Out Hey Gypsy Boy Mojo Man and Villanova Junction Blues

A musical companion piece and successor to 2010s Valleys Of Neptune the critically acclaimed album showcasing the artists final recordings with the original Jimi Hendrix Experience People Hell & Angels offers tantalizing new clues as to the direction Hendrix was considering for First Rays Of The New Rising Sun his planned double album sequel to 1968s groundbreaking Electric Ladyland

Unlike contemporaries such as the Beatles or Bob Dylan Hendrix owned his songs and master recordings He did not have to record his music at recording studios owned and operated by his record company Hendrix spent countless hours recording his new music at new independent music studios such as New Yorks Record Plant and the Hit Factory He was so focused on recording his music that concurrent with nearly all of the sessions featured as part of People Hell & Angels he was underwriting the construction of his own recording facility the state of the art Electric Lady Studios in Greenwich Village
Janie L Hendrix President/CEO of Experience Hendrix LLC commented Were thrilled to be able to release People Hell & Angels during the celebration of the 70th anniversary of my brothers birth The brilliance of the album serves to underscore what weve known all along that there has never been and never will be a musical force equal to his and that we cherish and take inspiration of what he left us both now and for many generations to comesimply eternity

Track by Track Details

Earth Blues
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Totally unlike the version first issued as part of Rainbow Bridge in 1971 this December 19 1969 master take features just Hendrix Billy Cox and Buddy Miles stripped down funk at its very origin
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Somewhere
This newly discovered gem was recorded in March 1968 and features Buddy Miles on drums and Stephen Stills on bass Entirely different from any previous version fans have ever heard

Hear My Train A Comin
This superb recording was drawn from Jimis first ever recording session with Billy Cox and Buddy Miles the powerhouse rhythm section with whom he would later record the groundbreaking album Band Of Gypsys Jimi shared a deep love for the blues with Billy Cox and Buddy Miles Both musicians understood Jimis desire to create what he described as a new type of blues Jimis menacing lead guitar is the centerpiece of this dramatic addition to his remarkable legacy
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Bleeding Heart
This Elmore James masterwork had long been a favorite of Jimis He had performed the song earlier that year with the Experience in concert at the Royal Albert Hall and had attempted to capture the song in New York studio sessions during the weeks that followed Recorded at the same May 1969 session as Hear My Train A Coming the track conveys Jimis firm understanding of the arrangement and tempo he desired Before they began Jimi instructed Cox and Miles that he wanted to establish a totally different beat than the standard arrangement He then kicked off this amazing rendition that was nothing like any other he had ever attempted
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Let Me Move You
In March 1969 Jimi reached back to another old friend saxophonist Lonnie Youngblood Before he was discovered by Chas Chandler in the summer of 1966 Jimi had contributed guitar as a nondescript studio sideman for Youngblood and such infectious rhythm and blues styled singles such as Soul Food
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This March 1969 session features Hendrix and Youngblood trading licks throughout this never before heard high velocity rock and soul classic

Izabella
In the aftermath of the Woodstock festival Jimi gathered his new ensemble Gypsy Sun & Rainbows at the Hit Factory in August 1969 with engineer Eddie Kramer Izabella had been one of the new songs the guitarist introduced at the Woodstock festival and Jimi was eager to perfect a studio version This new version is markedly different from the Band Of Gypsys 45 rpm single master issued by Reprise Records in 1970 and features Larry Lee Jimis old friend from the famed rhythm & blues chitin circuit on rhythm guitar

Easy Blues
An edited extract of this gorgeous free flowing instrumental was briefly issued as part of the longoutofprint 1981 album Nine To The Universe Now nearly twice as long the track offers fans the opporutnity to enjoy the dramatic interplay between Jimi second guitarist Larry Lee Billy Cox and drummer Mitch Mitchell

Crash Landing
Perhaps known as the title song for the controversial 1975 album that featured Hendrix master recordings posthumously overdubbed by session musicians this April 1969 original recording has never been heard before Jimi is joined here by Billy Cox and drummer Rocky Isaac of the Cherry People to record this thinly veiled warning to his girlfriend Devon Wilson
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Inside Out
Jimi was fascinated by the rhythm pattern that would ultimately take form as Ezy Ryder Joined here by Mitch Mitchell Jimi recorded all of the bass and guitar parts for this fascinating song including a dramatic lead guitar part amplified through a Leslie organ speaker
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Hey Gypsy Boy
The roots of Jimis majestic Hey Baby New Rising Sun trace themselves to this March 1969 recording Unlike the posthumously overdubbed version briefly issued as part of Midnight Lightning in 1975 this is original recording that features Jimi joined by Buddy Miles

Mojo Man
Jimi would lend a hand to Albert & Arthur Allen the vocalists known as the Ghetto Fighters whom he had befriended in Harlem long before he achieved fame with the Experience When the two recorded this inspired previously unreleased master at the legendary Fame Studios in Muscle Shoals Alabama they took it back to Hendrix at Electric Lady Studios Jimi knew just what to do to elevate the recording beyond contemporary R & B to the new hybrid of rock rhythm and blues he was celebrated for

Villanova Junction Blues
Long before his famous performance of this song at Woodstock Jimi recorded this studio version with Billy Cox and Buddy Miles at the same May 1969 session which yielded Hear My Train A Comin and Bleeding Heart also featured on this album Never fully finished the song stands as an example of the fertile ideas he hoped to harness and bring to fruition
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Discs: 2
Drager(LP,EP,12,7,CD): LP
Qual(120grs,150grs,180grs): 180grs
Speed(33,45): 33
Extra info: gatefold sleeve
Label: Sony Legacy
This release: 2013
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