Jimi Hendrix: "Valleys of Neptune"
Jimi Hendrix's stepsister, Janie Hendrix, has commissioned the release of a new posthumous album, "Valleys of Neptune." The CD is being released today on Sony Legacy Recordings. Just as it is the 40th anniversary of Earth Day and the establishment of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, so too is it the 40th anniversary of the death of Hendrix. Wow how time flies. Hendrix's sister, through her Experience Hendrix LLC, has partnered with Sony to market Hendrix, including remastered original Hendrix albums and anthology.
Most of these 12 songs were recorded in 1969 in London and New York after the Jimi Hendrix Experience's third and final studio album, "Electric Ladyland." In the 18 months leading up to his death in September 1970, these sessions were his last with the Experience's Noel Redding and Mitch Mitchell and first with Billy Cox, Hendrix's old army buddy who'd take up bass duties in Band of Gypsys later in the year.
Official Jimi Hendrix Site
(The Seattle Times, 3/8/10, Wash Post, 3/7/10)