Two out-of-print Jimi Hendrix albums are set to be re-released in September, The two records were released after the 27-year-olds death in 1970.
Both 1971 records, The Cry Of Love and Rainbow Bridge, will be remastered and reissued on CD, LP, and digital download.
The Cry Of Love came out in February 1971, it was Hendrix’s fourth LP. The majority of the songs were supposed to be for Jimi’s next double album, rumoured to be titled First Rays of the New Rising Sun, the LP title was found in a diary that had a track list underneath it. All songs on the album were written by Hendrix and recorded from late December 1969 through the summer of 1970.
The Cry Of Love was produced and mixed by Eddie Kramer, who had previously worked with, The Beatles, David Bowie, The Kinks, Led Zeppelin and The Rolling Stones. The Jimi Hendrix Experience’s drummer, Mitch Mitchell, was also heavily involved in the production of the record. Mitchell played on the first three Hendrix albums before his death and was the drummer on The Cry Of Love.
Rainbow Bridge was released in October 1971, it too was composed of recordings Hendrix made in 1969 and 1970 after the breakup of the Jimi Hendrix Experience. The record features Jimi exploring new guitar styles and includes a studio version of The Star Spangled Banner, made famous after his Woodstock performance. The record was also produced by Eddie Kramer and Mitch Mitchell.
Read the full track list below.
The Cry of Love
Night Bird Flying
In From the Storm
Belly Button Window
Room Full of Mirrors
Star Spangled Banner (studio version)
Look Over Yonder
Hear My Train A Comin’ (live)
Hey Baby (New Rising Sun)