Can you believe it? Okay, so Hendrix has not returned from the dead, but there will be, yet another, compilation CD being released on March 9th of this year. The CD, Valleys of Neptune, will boast a previously, commercially unreleased track called Valleys of Neptune. The song did appear before, back in 1990 on the The Jimi Hendrix Story four-disc set.
Valleys of Neptune, according to, Rolling Stone, will also include:
Valleys of Neptune will also feature studio versions of Hendrix’s covers of “Bleeding Heart” and Cream’s “Sunshine of Your Love,” plus rerecorded versions of previous Are You Experienced? hits “Fire,” “Red House” and “Stone Free.” Other tracks making their first official appearance are “Lullaby for the Summer,” “Crying Blue Rain” and “Ships Passing Through the Night,” plus an Axis: Bold as Love-era track called “Mr. Bad Luck.” Some of the Valleys‘ songs, like a studio rendition of “Hear My Train A Comin’” and “Stone Free” — then “Stone Free Again” — appeared on the handful of posthumous Hendrix releases that followed the guitarist’s death in 1970.
Janie, Jimi’s sister and head of The Experience Hendrix group, has also announced that all of Jimi’s studio recordings will be re-released on CD/DVD as well as a few other recordings.
Whether or not you appreciate the extensive amounts of posthumous Jimi Hendrix CDs that have been released, from reissues to numerous compilations, at least you have plenty of opportunities to get your Hendrix fix, and his legend continues on to every new generation. No doubt about that.