Wednesday, April 10, 2013 at 9 a.m.
Jimi Hendrix has a new album out. And no, we're not talking about Jimi Hendrix
, the Korean YouTube dance sensation, but the Jimi Hendrix from Woodstock who lit his guitar on fire and died 43 years ago.
The New York Times
reports that Ed Kramer, who produced Hendrix's newest album, People, Hell, & Angels,
said before the release, "We strongly felt this would be the last of the studio albums, and we are not going to do any more studio albums after this." This seems like an obvious statement about a musician who has not taken a breath in more than four decades.
But that was before People, Hell, & Angels
debuted as the number-two album on the Billboard
charts last month. Now we have a list of potential release dates for new Hendrix albums to milk the wallets, er, we mean, fill the insatiable demand for new work from one of our greatest guitarists. Here are a few Hendrix albums we anticipate being released sometime in the not-so-near future.
February 20, 2014: Are You Inexperienced?
An album of recordings of Jimi Hendrix trying to teach himself how to play piano remastered by an engineer who was present. According to an insider who got an early listen to the album, "Jimi really tore up the piano. If you think he was good on guitar, wait until you hear him on piano. He's terrible."
December 8, 2015: Jimi Duets
Just in time for the holidays, some of music's greatest stars sing duets with the late, great Jimi. Included are Taylor Swift singing along to "Foxy Lady," Justin Bieber giving new meaning to "Manic Depression," and Chris Brown bringing the "Fire."
June 16, 2016: Jimi Hendrix Plays Coachella
Just as a digital re-creation of Tupac Shakur played for the masses at this desert festival, who can forget when a digitized 3-D Jimi Hendrix was brought out to entertain the crowds. This recording of his noodling will blow your mind into a purple haze.
November 9, 2018: And the Wind Cries
On this new 12-song album, producers brought a portable recording studio to Hendrix's grave and allowed his spirit to fill the album. As loud as Jimi played in life, in the afterlife he went to the opposite end of the sonic spectrum.