Fans of the late, great [lastfm]Jimi Hendrix[/lastfm] will get a new reason to “kiss the sky” later this year, as a new box set featuring unreleased tracks and alternate versions of classics will hit the streets.
West Coast Seattle Boy: The Jimi Hendrix Anthology is scheduled to hits stores on November 16th, and the four-disc set will include some of his work as a sideman and backing player for [lastfm]King Curtis[/lastfm], the [lastfm]Isley Brothers[/lastfm] and even [lastfm]Little Richard[/lastfm], along with some solo material never before heard.
“This vast exploration of my brother’s musical and life experiences leaves no stone unturned and is sure to broaden our understanding of who Jimi really was, not only as a legendary musician, but also as a timeless messenger of love,” his sister and Experience Hendrix president Janie Hendrix said in a statement.
To be included in the set is an unheard version of [lastfm]Bob Dylan[/lastfm]’s song “Tears of Rage” and an alternate take on “Everlasting First” featuring [lastfm]Love[/lastfm] frontman [lastfm]Arthur Lee[/lastfm].
Can you ever get enough of the material from the vaults of [lastfm]Jimi Hendrix[/lastfm]? Or does listening to it make you sad as to what we as a culture lost when he passed away so early in life?