How Much Of The 'New' Jimi Hendrix Album Is Actually New?

It's not the first time that a supposedly 'brand new' Jimi Hendrix album has been released. Here, we look back at where you might have heard these tracks before.

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The "new" Jimi Hendrix album "People, Hell And Angels" has been announced this week. But how much of it is new?

Antiquiet have scoped out the details, and discovered that only two songs are technically new - and one of those is debatable.

But still, his long-time friend and engineer Eddie Kramer says the album is a prime example of Jimi's studio experiments, as you can see in the player below.

"Jimi was in the studio constantly," said Kramer. "If he wasn't on the road he was in the studio. He'd come up with these great song ideas... He was trying different musicians, stretching out his boundaries, and it yielded some fantastic songs which are included in this album."

Here's the rundown of tracks on the album, and where you may have heard them before.

01. "Earth Blues" Is it new: No. Appeared on: "First Rays Of The Rising Sun" (1997)

02. "Somewhere" Is it new: No. Appeared on: 4-disc box set "The Jimi Hendrix Experience" (2000)

03. "Hear My Train A Comin'" Is it new: No Appeared on: Lots of releases in several forms

04. "Bleeding Heart" Is it new: No. Appeared on: "Valleys Of Neptune" (2010), which was also hyped as a "new album" by Hendrix.

05. "Let Me Move You" Is it new: Yes, according to the press release: "In March 1969, Jimi reached back to another old friend, saxophonist Lonnie Youngblood... This session features Hendrix and Youngblood trading licks throughout this never before heard, high velocity rock and soul classic."

06. "Izabella" Is it new: No. Appeared on: "First Rays Of The New Rising Sun" (1997)

07. "Easy Blues" Is it new: No. Appeared on: "Nine To The Universe" (1981), though this version is apparently twice as long as the original.

08. "Crash Landing" Is it new: No. Appeared on: "Crash Landing", though that one used overdubs from other musicians - this release uses the original recordings, which is a bonus.

09. "Inside Out" Is it new: Sort of. It's said to be an early version of "Ezy Ryder".

10. "Hey Gypsy Boy" Is it new: No. Appeared on: "Midnight Lightning"

11. "Mojo Man" Is it new: No. Appeared on: A single by The Ghetto Fighters last year, according to Antiquiet.

12. "Villanova Junction Blues" Is it new: No. Appeared on: A 2006 compilation album "Burning Desire".

Whether the tracks are new or not, are you looking forward to the new Hendrix release? Let us know in the comments.

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    sorry to tell you but Jimi is dead... he won't produce anymore " new" music
    Such a crock. Stop milking dead artists. Just release the two songs on a 7 inch, and everyone wins.
    So you guys post an article yesterday trying to make it sound like a 'new album', then today post an article questioning exactly how 'new' it is? You're seriously only a stone's throw away from being a tabloid site.
    its already a tabloid site man, all this dave mustane says this shit, curt cobain cant stay dead, did metallica really break up?
    To be fair, Jimi never played the same thing twice in his life so this will still be worth a look in all likelihood.
    I wish I was more excited for this, but I know 10 out of 12 songs. Cool article, though.
    so basically i have all of these songs already and there's no need to buy this for two songs?
    I love Jimi just as much as everyone else, but can we please stop with the "new" album releases? I understand if you have lost studio tracks that where never released, but why bother putting out a "new" album with 10 songs that have been around for almost 15 years now with 2 "new-ish" songs? What's the point? /Rant over
    Janie Hendrix once again scrapes the cutting room floor while Eddie Kramer keeps making his name off of Jimi...its getting really sad
    No offense to the Deceased Artists, but please stop releasing so called "lost tracks" when they have already been released
    Congrats UG. A real news piece.
    Still no good; they didn't write the majority of this article. I really only come to UG for the pit anymore, not the tabs or the articles, since I don't need either of those from UG.
    Seeing as these songs are getting album-caliber mixing/mastering work to gel together and they've been scattered about on releases otherwise containing silly amounts of overlap, it's still pretty exciting. If you're already a Jimi super-fan and own all the previous recordings I could see where this would be a lack-luster release. For me, as a more casual fans picking up the studio albums rather than the "collectors editions" or "box sets" this is pretty exciting.
    So first you tell me that if I've never heard it before, then it's new; then that this music which I haven't heard before isn't new. Mixed messages, UG. Mixed messages.
    ****in knew it.....said the excat same in the last post about this... nothing new u can get it all online. joke
    I love Hendrix and I'm looking forward to it, but they're mostly rehashes of songs. Does anyone remember the Valleys Of Neptune release? It was basically the same shit. I mean they're great songs but Hendrix is already done, there's no real "Lost Tracks" Just rehashes of the same songs with a slightly different vocal part, different Lyrics, different name, or different solo. Either way Its just the same.
    I'm no longer stoked for this album. The title and the hype made it sound like it was an actual album that they discovered- not a compilation which they put together from Hendrix songs released on other albums.
    Maybe they just meant new (as in, different than the others) recordings? That probably counts as "new."
    Disappointing kind of, I was hoping for some weird studio ramblings or something to be honest with you, odds are I will still get this though.
    Woohoo, look at you go. Of course we all know they mean "technically new" to fans. If I haven't heard a song before it is technically new at least to me.
    cip 123
    So. I can't ever get tired of Jimi yeah its hyped up so much and somewhat an anti-climax but I'm still getting it he plays most of his songs different most of the time anyway.
    How can something that was recorded and stored 50 years ago be "new"?
    The 24 February, 1969 Royal Albert Hall show on DVD, Blue-Ray with good video and 5.1 sound. That I would surely get.
    Eddie Kramer seems like a cool dude. Also, I had no idea Hendrix played with Stephen Stills... did this happen often? I read a Hendrix bio and didn't see him mentioned.
    cip 123
    I think Stills was on Valleys of Neptune as well if you read the booklet in the album