New Jimi Hendrix Box Set Due November 16
Posted by Michael Mueller on September 15, 2010 at 9:34 AM
West Coast Seattle Boy - The Jimi Hendrix Anthology tracks guitarist Jimi Hendrix's remarkable journey from little known R&B sideman to international stardom through an unprecedented assemblage of previously unavailable recordings.
This long-awaited career-spanning box set is not a collection of existing Jimi Hendrix albums but instead 45 unreleased Jimi Hendrix live and studio recordings including demos and alternate versions of songs from Are You Experienced, Axis: Bold As Love, and Electric Ladyland. It also includes Hendrix's never before heard version of Bob Dylan's "Tears Of Rage," solo acoustic recordings of Electric Ladyland favorites like "Long Hot Summer Night" and "1983 (A Merman I Shall Turn To Be)" as well as live performances from Berkeley and the legendary Band Of Gypsys Fillmore East concert on New Year's Eve 1969 combined together with new Hendrix songs "Hear My Freedom," "Hound Dog Blues," "Lonely Avenue" and more. West Coast Seattle Boy also offers the most complete collection of Jimi's pre-Experience R&B performances (including his singles with the Isley Brothers, Little Richard, Don Covay, King Curtis and more) to ever be officially anthologized.
The set also includes the 90 minute DVD Jimi Hendrix: Voodoo Child, a new documentary directed by the Grammy award winning Bob Smeaton (Beatles Anthology, Festival Express, Beatles: The Studio Recordings). The acclaimed documentary tells Jimi's incredible story in his own words and features some of his greatest performances as well as rare and never before seen footage and photos. It also includes the late guitarist's personal drawings, postcards home to his father, song drafts, sketches, and lyrics.
For a complete track listing and to pre-order, click here. Meanwhile, check out the video trailer below.