March 5th marks the release date of a previously unreleased set of Jimi Hendrix songs called People, Hell and Angels. The first preview of one of the tracks, “Somewhere,” has been released online.
Former Hendrix engineer Eddie Kramer previews the track in a video clip where he talks about the album, recorded in 1968 and 1969. Hendrix entered an “experimental” phase of his career, where he worked with horns and keys in addition to his innovative guitar work. The new album offers a glimpse into where his career could have gone had his life not been cut short in 1970.
“Somewhere,” which features special guest Stephen Stills on bass, showcases the same familiar guitar riffing that made Hendrix a legend. But one notable aspect of the song is his expert use of the wah pedal, which doesn’t show up often in his already-released material.
Check out the preview in the full video clip at Rolling Stone.
“People, Hell & Angels” Track List
- “Earth Blues”
- “Hear My Train a Comin’”
- “Bleeding Heart”
- “Let Me Move You”
- “Easy Blues”
- “Crash Landing”
- “Inside Out”
- “Hey Gypsy Boy”
- “Mojo Man”
- “Villanova Junction Blues”