Jimi Hendrix's 'Lost' Album: Release Date And Tracklist Revealed

The songs from "People, Hell & Angels" were recorded in New York from 1968-69.

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We're learning more about "People, Hell & Angels" the most recent collection of previously unreleased material from Jimi Hendrix that was announced last week. For starters, we have the names of all 12 tracks (listed below) as well as a release date of March 5, 2013.

The songs were recorded in New York from 1968-69. At the time, Hendrix was experimenting with different musicians and musical textures. Although many of the songs feature Hendrix with the rhythm section of bassist Billy Cox and drummer Buddy Miles, two songs ("Izabella", "Easy Blues") feature Larry Lee, an old friend from his days on the "chitlin' circuit" on second guitar. Experience drummer Mitch Mitchell also pops up twice, and Stephen Stills plays bass on "Somewhere" (via UltimateClassicRock)

"We're thrilled to be able to release 'People, Hell & Angels' during the celebration of the 70th anniversary of my brother's birth," said Janie Hendrix, President of Experience Hendrix, L.L.C., via press release. "The brilliance of the album serves to underscore what we've known all along: that there has never been and never will be a musical force equal to his and that we cherish and take inspiration of what he left us both now and for many generations to come... simply eternity."

Eddie Kramer, who engineered all three albums Hendrix released in his lifetime and worked on many of the posthumous compilations, oversaw the production of "People, Hell & Angels".

Jimi Hendrix "People, Hell & Angels" track listing:

01. Earth Blues 02. Somewhere 03. Hear My Train A Comin 04. Bleeding Heart 05. Baby Let Me Move You 06. Izabella 07. Easy Blues 08. Crash Landing 09. Inside Out 10. Hey Gypsy Boy 11. Mojo Man 12. Villanova Junction Blues

42 comments sorted by best / new / date

    MyS3lF
    All along the Hypetower!
    jrodgers
    Yeah dude what the hell? At least half of these songs aren't new. Its like for the past 40 years they keep releasing a few new, unfinished songs at a time, then fill up the rest of each album with alternate takes of existing songs. Then they hype it as the sequel to Electric Ladyland.
    stickman31
    Once you die the industry ruins all your work maaaaan
    Igamikun
    Except it ain't the industry. It's his family milking his genius. His sister's words ring it out. "we cherish and take inspiration of what he left us both now and for many generations to come" aka "Money, money, money."
    stratplayer1337
    there is no way out of this
    jrodgers
    I guess there isnt, since obviously the Hendrix estate is maximizing the $$ they make off of him. There HAS been a few mostly original albums of good material released over the years, but its kinda sad to watch them slowly milk his profits by giving us just a few new songs at a time, packaged with filler crap they found on tapes at the bottom of his waste basket
    Elderer
    Im a little skeptical about this one. Usually stuff like this is some raw bad demo...
    rasmusschulz
    Call me wierd, but i'm not sure that would be bad when it's Hendrix. Alternative maybe, but in my eyes an even rawer Hendrix album sound freaking awesome!
    rasmusschulz
    sounds* Edit button god dammit..
    Carl6661
    Sure, nothing wrong with sounding raw, but there is 'raw' as in ballsy and good sounding, and then there's raw as just a demo that was never meant to see the be released publicly because it's just a badly made demo. Saying that, Hendrix is Hendrix, and people will probably love it no matter what it is. The way I see it, chances are he never meant for these types of recordings to be released for a reason. They're only being released now to milk the cash-cow, if you will.
    Iommianity
    I would love to pay for Janie's bullshit life, so they're definitely getting my money.
    logicbdj
    I have some of his live stuff from Europe... it is very raw and some of my favorite. More ballsy than his typical recorded albums.
    Way Cool JR.
    Not rely a fan of Hendrix at all, but it's always cool to hear old unreleased material at-least once.
    cptcomet
    Just download and feel no shame. Jimi's not getting the money. Do the math. He was at his height for maybe 4 years, he recorded 3 albums, but since he's died they're released maybe 20 albums of his music. All the same over and over again. Using demos he never probably wanted released. They might have 6 songs of his at the moment that were never released, they'd stretch that out over 3 albums! If my sister released all my shitty demos i'd be pretty pissed off!
    Rucario
    I don't get why people say there will never be anyone better than Hendrix. It's as if you wished music doesn't evolve anymore.
    miregal
    I'm a huge Hendrix fan. The entire band is up in the ether. This is just ridiculous! Lets just re-release all their old and unfinished material 'cause we're running out of money. There is a reason the material never got released.
    kratos379
    I'm not sure if I'll buy it or not. I own a few of the songs already anyway. Unless these are alternate versions with the aforementioned horns, I don't see any reason to buy the same songs twice.
    cteez910
    The real shame is that they are gonna sell this "album" at $12.99 for shotty quality of a few new songs and the rest ones we already know.
    shredibanez24
    There was a video on Rolling Stone where Eddie Kramer previewed a tune. You could tell that it was an unfinished demo, but the quality was pretty decent and the tune he played was good. I feel like this shouldn't be released, and wasn't meant to be released, but there are definitely moments of his genius on it. A lot of these songs have been on other releases though, my understanding is that these songs were recorded with different groups of musicians that he'd never worked with before
    crazyjay14
    all i really care about is that people still experience hendrix, that's all he wanted .regardless of whether or not its un released material or re released, or if his siblings are getting rich off of his jamming material. Just experience hendrix and listen to what musical genius is all about