Jimi Hendrix Both Sides of The Sky 180g 2LP
180g Double LP Contains 10 Previously
Unreleased Studio Recordings!
Pressed at Quality Record Pressings!
Both Sides Of The Sky presents 13 studio recordings including 10 which have
never before been released. All but two of these studio recordings were made
during a fertile two year period between January 1968 and 1970. Jimi’s mastery
of the studio and his increasing use of them as a proving ground for new songs
resulted in a growing collection of extraordinary material. Both Sides Of The
Sky completes a trilogy of albums [with Valleys Of Neptune and People, Hell &
Angels] intended to present the best and most significant unissued studio
recordings remaining in the Hendrix archive. The songs include fascinating
alternate versions of “Stepping Stone,” “Lover Man” and “Hear My Train A Comin’”
as well as recordings where Jimi is joined by such special guests as Johnny
Winter and Stephen Stills.
Both Sides Of The Sky was mixed by Eddie Kramer, the engineer for all of
Hendrix’s albums throughout the guitarist’s lifetime, and produced by Janie
Hendrix, Kramer and John McDermott.
Mannish Boy - The first ever studio session by the group Hendrix would
christen as his Band Of Gypsys. Hendrix, Cox & Miles shared a love for the blues
as this driving, uptempo reworking of “Mannish Boy” by Muddy Waters makes clear.
Lover Man - Just two weeks before their triumphant New Year’s concerts at
the Fillmore East in NYC [yielding both 1970’s Band Of Gypsys and 2016’s sequel
Machine Gun], Hendrix gathered with Cox and Miles to cut this dynamic rendition
of what had become a favorite concert staple.
Stepping Stone - A totally unique take on this Hendrix favorite, with
Jimi showcasing both blues and country styled licks atop a relentless, galloping
$20 Fine - Stephen Stills joined Jimi, Mitch Mitchell and Buddy Miles
Express keyboardist Duane Hitchings at this September 1969 session. With Stephen
handling lead vocals and organ, Jimi added multiple guitar parts to this
rollicking Stills original.
Power Of Soul - This 1970 studio session came three weeks after the Band
Of Gypsys concerts at the Fillmore East. While a live version remains one of the
highpoints of Band Of Gypsys, Jimi never released a studio version during his
lifetime. For this album, we present the mix that Hendrix and Kramer prepared of
the complete song at Electric Lady on August 22, 1970.
Jungle - The influence of Curtis Mayfield can be heard here as Jimi
expands on the “Villanova Junction Blues” theme he made famous by its inclusion
in the 1970 Woodstock documentary.
Things I Used To Do - Jimi is joined for this rendition of Guitar Slim’s
blues classic by Johnny Winter. Jimi’s trademark guitar work and Winter’s deft
slide playing weaves in and around the foundation set by bassist Billy Cox and
Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young drummer Dallas Taylor.
Georgia Blues - Jimi reunited with some old friends from his
pre-Experience days. Lonnie Youngblood, with whom Hendrix played in R&B groups
like Curtis Knight & The Squires, voiced this superb twelve bar blues neatly
underpinned by Hendrix’s sublime rhythm and lead guitar work.
Sweet Angel - With Axis: Bold As Love only just released, Jimi
immediately turned his focus to recording what would become Electric Ladyland.
This gorgeous, instrumental reading of “Angel,”, features Jimi on guitar, bass
and vibraphone joined by Mitch Mitchell.
Woodstock - Stephen Stills came to this session fresh from having visited
Joni Mitchell, who had a new song that Stills was excited to try and record.
Long before CSNY’s version, Stephen, Jimi and Buddy Miles recorded this amazing
Send My Love To Linda - A superb new Hendrix original composition
recorded with Cox and Miles in the aftermath of their successful Band Of Gypsys
performances at the Fillmore East.
Cherokee Mist - Together with drummer Mitch Mitchell, Jimi created this
moody, evocative original complete with his playing of a sitar to complement his
traditional electric guitar.
• 180g Vinyl
• Deluxe Double LP
• Authorized Hendrix Family Edition
• 10 previously unreleased studio recordings
• Exciting new music including "$20 Fine" and "Woodstock" with Stephen Stills
and "Things I Used To Do" with Johnny Winter
• Unheard studio versions of "Mannish Boy" and "Lover Man"
• Pressed at Quality Record Pressings
• Gatefold jacket
1. Mannish Boy
2. Lover Man
3. Hear My Train A Comin'
1. Stepping Stone
2. $20 Fine (feat. Stephen Stills)
3. Power Of Soul
1. Things I Used To Do (feat. Johnny Winter)
2. Georgia Blues (feat. Lonnie Youngblood)
3. Sweet Angel
1. Woodstock (feat. Stephen Stills)
2. Send My Love To Linda
3. Cherokee Mist