“Somewhere,” a previously unreleased Jimi Hendrix studio track provided a first taste of the forthcoming “People, Hell & Angels.” The “Somewhere” single drops on Feb. 5, followed by a newly struck mono vinyl editions of “Are You Experienced and Axis: Bold As Love” on March 5.
Recorded at New York's Sound Center on March 13, 1968 and mixed by Eddie Kramer, "Somewhere" features Hendrix on guitar and vocals with Stephen Stills on bass and Buddy Miles on drums during the artist's first session in America where he assumed the responsibility of producer alongside performer.
While still performing in a trio context, Jimi explored new musical possibilities in "Somewhere." The sixth and final take from reel two, this newly available master is wholly different from previously available versions. "Somewhere" will be available as a digital single, a limited edition vinyl single and a CD single. The b-side of the vinyl single is a previously unreleased studio recording of "Power of Soul" by Band of Gypsys, mixed by Jimi Hendrix and Eddie Kramer in August 1970.
The CD single features the b-side, "Foxey Lady," a previously unreleased Band of Gypsys performance recorded live at the Fillmore East in January 1970. Both the vinyl and CD versions of "Somewhere" will be struck in limited, numbered editions. “People, Hell & Angels” will be showcased in a pair of hour-long special broadcasts on the NPR series "World Cafe."
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