• Andrew Fisher

Jimi Hendrix – Both Sides of the Sky

Released by Legacy Recordings, Both Sides of the Sky is an album of mostly unheard material from legendary songwriter and guitar player Jimi Hendrix.

Born in Seattle, he was well known for playing for various backing-bands in New York that backed up acts such as Little Richard and the Isley Brothers. He then moved to England in 1966 after being discovered by bassist Chas Chandler of the Animals, who went on to become his first manager. He then went on to form The Jimi Hendrix Experience, comprised of bassist Noel Redding, and drummer Mitch Mitchell. The three-piece released three albums, Are You Experienced, Axis: Bold as Love, and Electric Ladyland which have all gone on to be influential albums.

Known for his legendary guitar playing, Hendrix changed the minds of many about what could be done with the electric guitar, and changed the sound of rock and roll music forever. He is often regarded as the greatest rock and roll guitar player of all time.

Tragically, Hendrix passed away in his sleep in 1970 at the age of 27, leaving many wondering how the music was taken with him.

His last LP “Electric Ladyland”, was recorded at his personal studio that was built just for him in New York, appropriately named “Electric Lady Studios”. Both Sides of the Sky is a compilation of remastered outtakes from recording sessions from his time spent at “Electric Lady” and gives listeners a little taste of what might’ve been on the way.