Janie Hendrix Discusses New Jimi Hendrix Album
Have you waited too long for this release of unheard tracks given the downward spiral of physical sales, and illegal downloading online? Here it is four decades later (after Jimi's passing). In two years, Jimi would have been 70. Hard to imagine. I don't think we have waited too long because record sales are still doing well. Four months after any given release of an album (by Jimi) it goes "gold," and it increases the catalog. The fans that love Jimi's music are not only loyal, but the older ones have followed him. They have seen Jimi in concert. They are now teaching the younger generation about him. We have fans as young as pre-teens wanting Jimi's music. As every generation goes by, the kids are getting more and more excited about his music.
This "Valleys of Neptune" is an incredible album. It sounds as if it was recorded this year. It's fresh. It's new. It's exciting. It doesn't sound as if it was recorded in the '60s. It sounds as if Jimi here with us today and creating music still.