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Jimi Hendrix, Noel Redding, and Billy Cox Play Bass on “Both Sides of the Sky”

Jimi Hendrix: Both Sides of the SkyEven 48 years after his untimely passing, there’s still music being uncovered from the Jimi Hendrix vault. Both Sides of the Sky is a new album featuring 13 studio recordings, ten of which have never been released. The album is described as “completing a trilogy of albums [with Valleys Of Neptune and People, Hell & Angels] presenting the best and most significant unissued studio recordings remaining in the Hendrix archive.”

A majority of the tracks are taken from sessions between January 1968 and 1970. The song has the original Jimi Hendrix Experience lineup (with Mitch Mitchell and Noel Redding) on one track with the majority of the bass work provided by Band of Gypsys bassist Billy Cox. Hendrix and crew take on the guitarist’s original tunes plus a variety of cover songs, like “Mannish Boy” by Muddy Waters, mixed in. Hendrix himself even picks up the bass to back up Stephen Stills on “Woodstock”.

Check out “Mannish Boy”, which was taken from the first ever Band of Gypsys studio session on April 22, 1969:

Both Sides of the Sky is available now on CD, vinyl and as a digital download (iTunes and Amazon MP3).

Both Sides of the Sky Track List:

  1. Mannish Boy*
  2. Lover Man*
  3. Hear My Train A Comin’*
  4. Stepping Stone*
  5. $20 Fine*+
  6. Power Of Soul^
  7. Jungle*
  8. Things I Used to Do#
  9. Georgia Blues++
  10. Sweet Angel*
  11. Woodstock*+
  12. Send My Love To Linda*
  13. Cherokee Mist*

*Previously unreleased
^ Previously unavailable extended version
+Featuring Stephen Stills
#Featuring Johnny Winter
++Featuring Lonnie Youngblood