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Valleys of Neptune
     

Valleys of Neptune

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by Jimi Hendrix
 

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Valleys of Neptune features 12 previously unreleased Jimi Hendrix studio recordings -- more than 60 minutes of unheard Hendrix!

Ten recordings were made between February and May 1969, as the Jimi Hendrix Experience set out to create the sequel to their groundbreaking 1968 double album Electric Ladyland.

The album includes exciting arrangements of

Overview

Valleys of Neptune features 12 previously unreleased Jimi Hendrix studio recordings -- more than 60 minutes of unheard Hendrix!

Ten recordings were made between February and May 1969, as the Jimi Hendrix Experience set out to create the sequel to their groundbreaking 1968 double album Electric Ladyland.

The album includes exciting arrangements of the classic songs "Red House," "Fire," and "Stone Free," as well as Hendrix's versions of "Bleeding Heart" by Elmore James, Cream's "Sunshine of Your Love," and "Valleys of Neptune" -- one of the most sought after of Hendrix's commercially unavailable recordings. From the Label

Product Details

Release Date:
03/09/2010
Label:
Sony Legacy
UPC:
0886976405625
catalogNumber:
764056
Rank:
12436

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Jimi Hendrix   Primary Artist,Guitar,Vocals
Roger Chapman   Background Vocals
Andy Fairweather Low   Background Vocals
Noel Redding   Bass,Background Vocals
Billy Cox   Bass
Chris Grimes   Tambourine
Rocky Isaac   Drums
Mitch Mitchell   Drums
Juma Sultan   Percussion
Rocki Dzidzornu   Percussion
Marks   Maracas

Technical Credits

Jack Bruce   Composer
Jack Adams   Engineer
Pete Brown   Composer
Chas Chandler   Producer
George Chkiantz   Engineer
Eric Clapton   Composer
Jimi Hendrix   Composer,Producer,Paintings
Elmore James   Composer
Eddie Kramer   Producer,Engineer
Linda McCartney   Cover Photo
Gary Kellgren   Engineer
Janie Hendrix   Producer
John McDermott   Producer,Liner Notes,Essay
James Davenport   Back Cover Photo

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Valleys of Neptune 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
Raj_Jimi More than 1 year ago
A must have for jimi's fans..i got it a a week a ago and just love the quality of the remastering. I can just go on listening to 'Bleeding Heart' as played by jimi. Simply superb!
spAB More than 1 year ago
In the beginning, there was the 60's music. It changed the world and the teenagers growing up with it. The 50's opened the door and the 60's blew it wide open. The most famous groups and music is still alive today are the Beatles, Rolling Stones,Santana, The Who, Guess Who, CCR, Yardbirds, Led Zep. Those were the groups. The names of people that came were Paul and John of the Beatles. John Fogerty, Eric Clapton, Jimi Hendrix, Jimmy Page and so many more. The electric guitar was breaken boundries by far. The culture of our generation and the signs of our times moved people like never before. Live performances as Woodstock and other came to bring out the best. Jimi was raw and had a newness in how to play. You can hear it in the new CD that is playing in 2010. There are Carlos Santana and Eric Clapton that have lasted till now. Jimi, you are with them today. Good music
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The good part is the quality of the recordings especially, Mitch Mitchell drum parts, nice and clear and WOW!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It's groovy man,It's F- Awesome Man!
ChrisElliott00 More than 1 year ago
Let me first say that I really enjoy listening to this CD. It IS good stuff but the major problem I found was the major false advertising on the part of Experience Hendrix and Sony Legacy. They put a big sticker right on the front of the packaging that says "Over 60 Minutes Of Unheard Jimi Hendrix" when that's far from the truth. What you *actually* get are 2 new tracks and 1 new instrumental track for a total of 3 tracks that are truly *new.* The other 9 tracks are songs that have appeared on another main Hendrix release in the form of another version. Astonishingly, Experience Hendrix and Sony Legacy took the liberty of actually re-titling some of the songs just to make them appear *new* but anyone who knows many Hendrix tunes will pick up on these. Below I've listed the track list with two sets of prentices. The first set of prentices tells if the song is an alternate version of a released song as well as clarifies if it was re-tilted and which song it actually is. The second set of prentices tells which Hendrix album the song appeared on. 1 - Stone Free (Alternate Version Of Song)(Are You Experienced?) 2 - Valleys Of Neptune (New Song) 3 - Bleeding Heart (Alternate Version)(South Saturn Delta)&(Blues) 4 - Hear My Train A Comin' (Alternate Version)(Blues) 5 - Mr. Bad Luck (Alternate Version Of Look Over Yonder Just Re-titled)(South Saturn Delta) 6 - Sunshine Of Your Love (New Instrumental) 7 - Lover Man (Alternate Version)(South Saturn Delta) 8 - Ships Passing In The Night (Alternate Version Of Night Bird Flying Just Re-titled)(First Rays Of The New Rising Sun) 9 - Fire (Alternate Version)(Are You Experienced?) 10 - Red House (Alternate Version)(Blues) 11 - Lullaby For Summer (Alternate Instrumental Version Of Ezy Ryder Just Re-titled)(First Rays Of The New Rising Sun) 12 - Crying Blue Rain (New Song) Now, I can hear the die hards already saying "This is new Hendrix man, these are studio recordings." I agree with that to an extent. However, regardless is this is "Jimi" stuff or not, false advertising is false advertising. When you buy "Over 60 Minutes Of Unheard Jimi Hendrix" music, and you've *heard* 9 of the 12 songs on various other Hendrix albums, that's an issue. Experience Hendrix knows much better than doing what they've done with this "new" album, which is demonstrated by their release of the albums South Saturn Delta and First Rays Of The New Rising Sun which really DID include new tracks. It appeared when they released South Saturn Delta and First Rays Of The New Rising Sun that they were attempting to clean up the scattering of releases that chopped up all of Jimi's work after his passing which I applaud. Instead of being billed as a new *album*, Valleys Of Neptune should have been accurately billed as *studio sessions & alternate takes* with a couple of bonus tracks to account for the 2-3 new songs. Another accurate way to think of this disc is as if it were one of the discs from the 4 disc, Jimi Hendrix Experience Boxed set which had alternate versions of songs with a couple of new tracks sprinkled on each disc. Again, I do love this CD. If properly advertised, I would have given this release 4 solid starts, possibly 5. I am keeping it and playing the heck out of it. Hopefully Experience Hendrix reads these reviews and advertises accurately & gives us a real album of *NEW* studio material.
mad-dogFL More than 1 year ago
It is essential Hendrix. A must for the serious Hendrix fan and blues guitar fans as well.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
For a Hendrix fan, or for any fan of psychedelic rock of early heavy metal, this album is a must. While some of the tracks, like Stone Free, are available elsewhere, other tracks, most notably Valleys of Neptune, are not available elsewhere (as far as I can tell). On the title track, as well as some of the others, some of Hendrix's music has a visionary, almost ethereal, side like Donavon at his best. And of course, you still have the songs with the heavy guitar and psychedelic blues (sometimes more blues than psychedelic, and sometimes the reverse) sound that would inspire bands like Cream and Led Zeppelin. For those of you who aren't tuned in to classic rock, some of Hendrix's songs might remind you a little bit of Lenny Kravitz--but keep in mind that Hendrix is the giant on whose shoulders Kravitz stands. I find it hard to believe somebody had this music for all these years and waited until now to release it.
BookMaster00 More than 1 year ago
Just when you thought that there couldn't be anymore Jimi; he's back! This new album that has previously unreleased material as well as a couple of classics in their preliminary stages is amazing. In my opinion the preliminary classics sound different if not better than the finished pieces heard on his albums. If you're a fan of Jimi Hendrix - and who isn't - this album is a must have. The packaging is awesome too.
MacReady82 More than 1 year ago
This is blistering, soul-stirring rock and roll statement they just don't make anymore. The title track, "Valleys of Neptune" has a hypnotic pull that draws you back into the chaotic, turbulent days of 1969. The album's finest track has to be "Hear My Train A Comin"... a seven minute epic freight locomotive of funk and blues that dares you not to plug into its searing electric guitar vibes. An equally lengthy instrumental cover of Cream's "Sunshine of Your Love" is foot-tapping fun and there's even an alternate cover of "Fire" sure to please "experienced" fans. In short, Jimi Hendrix's estate has not let us down in delivering one of the best rock albums of the year... even if it's 40+ years in the waiting. Buy this, play this, enjoy this. "Valleys of Neptune" is galactically entertaining.
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