NEW HENDRIX VINYL BOX SET COMING SOON…And More…
Experience Hendrix LLC and Sony Legacy Recordings proudly announce the second wave of releases in the monumental 2010 Jimi Hendrix Catalog Project. Legacy’s next round of titles from the artist Rolling Stone magazine called “the greatest guitarist of all time” will include LP editions of Jimi Hendrix Experience: BBC Sessions (3 LP’s); Jimi Hendrix Blues (2 LP’s); and his legendary Live At Woodstock performance (2 LP’s) and last but not least, a brand new 2010 Box Set called “West Coast Seattle Boy: The Jimi Hendrix Anthology” on eight 180 gram LP’s. This set is different than the one released on MCA in 2000. Not much press info on this yet, but, the retail price is right around $100.00 for the vinyl. Legacy is saying it will contain a definitive career spanning set list which spans Hendrix’s remarkable journey from R&B sideman to international stardom. The DeLuxe set is filled with previously unreleased Jimi Hendrix Experience recordings plus demos, alternate takes and more.
On a personal note, all I have to say is this: “How much music is REALLY left in the can that we haven’t heard on bootlegs or European versions & Picture Discs”? The set list (when announced) will quickly tell if this will be an essential purchase.
Odds are that good material is slim now. I’m sure it won’t be as cool as the earlier in the year Hendrix release, “Valleys Of Neptune” or for that matter, “The Tom Petty LIVE ANTHOLOGY”. That set was so under rated.
No release date is given yet, but I’d say around Thanksgiving of 2010.
***NEW UPDATE ON HENDRIX BOX***
Sony announced that there will be a Documentary DVD with this box directed by Grammy winning Bob Smeaton who did The Beatles Anthology, Festival Express, amd The Beatles: The Studio Recordings.
Also, the vinyl is being cut at Sterling Sound and mastered by the incomparrable George Marino.
The complete track list will be announced soon, so check back here soon.
The title track, “West Coast Seattle Boy” apparently was a song written by Hendrix right before he passed away.
No one in the media circle has claimed to have ever heard it and it WILL be on the box set.
There will also be a re-issue of the highly collectable EP called Merry Christmas And Happy New Year From Hendrix.