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Jimi Hendrix, dead 40 years, releases new album

By Bob Ewing     Jan 11, 2010 in Entertainment
Jimi Hendrix's music legacy continues as a new Hendrix album is about to be released nearly 40 years after the musicians death in September 1970.
In Hendrix's four year career, he released four albums, Are You Experienced (1967) , Axis: Bold As Love (1967), Electric Ladyland (1968) and Band Of Gypsies (1970) before he died in London in September 1970. Hendrix was 27 when he died.
Over the years since he died, there have been albums, compilations and box sets produced and distributed. reports the Hendrix estate and Sony Music Entertainment plan to release a “new” Hendrix album, “Valleys of Neptune,” which will feature a dozen unreleased recordings .
The album's release is scheduled for March 9.
Sony chairman and chief executive Howard Stringer at the 2010 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, spoke about Sony’s Legacy Recordings. Stringer discussed Legacy Recording's licensing agreement with Experience Hendrix, the Seattle-based company that acts as steward of the estate. Hendrix did not have a will at the time of his death. reports there are 12 songs on the album, including the final studio sessions of the original Jimi Hendrix Experience lineup as well as Hendrix's first recordings with bassist Billy Cox.
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