Into the Valley with Jimi Hendrix
Sony will launch their monumental 2010 Jimi Hendrix Catalogue Project on Monday, March 8, with the release of Valleys of Neptune, a newly curated album of 12 stunning studio recordings. This collector’s item contains more than 60 minutes of music never commercially available on a Jimi Hendrix album, from the artist Rolling Stone magazine called “the greatest guitarist of all time”.
Centered around tracks recorded during a pivotal and turbulent four-month period in 1969, Valleys of Neptune unveils the original Jimi Hendrix Experience's final studio recordings. Here the group lays down the foundation for its follow-up to Electric Ladyland, alongside the guitar superhero's first sessions with bassist Billy Cox, an old army buddy he'd recruited into his new ensemble.
Valleys of Neptune provides an essential, compelling, and largely unseen view of what Jimi Hendrix was up to musically in the critical period between the release of Electric Ladyland in October 1968 and the 1970 opening of his own Electric Lady Studios in Greenwich Village. The state of the art facility is also where he would begin his final project, the ambitious double album First Rays of the New Rising Sun.