New Jimi Hendrix album features 'unreleased' performances

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A new album of “unreleased” performances by legendary guitarist Jimi Hendrix is being released almost 43 years after his death.

‘People, Hell and Angels’, a collection of 12 tracks, is out on March 5.

Some of the music has emerged in other forms previously.

The tracks on this album were planned as a follow-up to his 1968 chart-topping album ‘Electric Ladyland’.

Feeling constrained by the limitations of the Jimi Hendrix Experience trio – which included drummer Mitch Mitchell and bassist Noel Redding – the guitarist had already started working with an eclectic group of musicians.

They included the Buffalo Springfield’s Stephen Stills, drummer Buddy Miles, saxophonist Lonnie Youngblood and bassist Billy Cox, with whom Hendrix had served in the US military.

The resulting sessions, culled from 1968 and 1969, form the basis of ‘People, Hell and Angels’. It has been co-produced by his step-sister Janie Hendrix, the original engineer and mixer Eddie Kramer, and long-time Hendrix historian John McDermott.

Hendrix died in September 1970 in London of an accidental drug overdose. He was 27 years old.