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PostPosted: Fri Apr 30, 2010 1:53 pm 

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Before you all race there, they're not exactly revealing many revelations. The nearest to any informative info is confirmation that the new version of "Hear My Train A Coming" on Valleys of Neptune is indeed from the same source as the heavily overdubbed Midnight Lightning version, which is hardly a revelation.

Also, for some reason the email they sent out about this was written in Dutch....

PostPosted: Fri Apr 30, 2010 5:03 pm 
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So that's what they were trying to tell me. Thanks for that, I've never felt the need to learn Dutch, in my experience (no pun etc) the Dutch speak better English than I do.

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 30, 2010 5:11 pm 

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Yeah, generally their command of our language is better. I'm sure there's a joke in there somewhere. Shtop, theshe anshwers aren't ready yet...

On the poor showing of the questions I felt duly obliged to quiz them on the Berkeley first show, the Winterland concerts and Albert Hall footage. I'm sure I'm not the first one to do so though.

PostPosted: Thu Jun 03, 2010 7:48 pm 

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They've stuck some more answers up on Outskirts, and emailed us in English too this time. I can't complain too much, I asked a few questions last time and they've answered me. I get the impression the Albert Hall stuff is going to be sooner rather than later. Nice to hear they're going to put the first Berkeley show out as well as the Winterland stuff again.

PostPosted: Fri Jun 04, 2010 12:48 pm 

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Hey, please can you post the answers on here ASAP???

PostPosted: Fri Jun 04, 2010 1:44 pm 

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1 - Question
This may be an odd question, but I'm wondering if Jimi ever found having a right-handed guitar turned upside-down annoying (with the pickup switch and knob controls in the way) or if he found this beneficial to his playing.
I'm an avid Hendrix fan and guitarist, and have myself thought of turning a left-handed guitar upside-down, just to replicate Jimi's look!
Cheers, Chris

“ Hi Chris,
Jimi was most comfortable playing a right handed guitar turned over and restrung. Even when he could afford left handed guitars later in his career, he opted to stay with what he was most comfortable with. ”

2 - Question
Existe-t-il des enregistrements de la rencontre entre Jimi Hendrix et John Mac Laughlin ?
Good morning.
Are there any recordings of the meeting between Jimi Hendrix and John Mc Laughlin?
Thank you

Answer:“ Hi,There is a recording of a studio session featuring Jimi and John from March 1969. No plans are confirmed for a release at this time, but the Hendrix family are aware of the interest in the recording and its historical significance.”

3 - Question
The song "Hey Joe", did Jimi wrote the lyrics based in some kind of episode of his life?
Thank you,

“ Hi João ,
Jimi did not write this song. This song was composed by Billy Roberts and was covered by many groups including The Leaves and Tim Rose. Former Animals bassist Chas Chandler, who discovered Jimi in 1966, was convinced that the song could be a hit in the UK and wanted to find an artist with whom he could work with to record a version of the song. The belief Chas had in Jimi and Hey Joe paid off as the recording he produced in 1966 launched Jimi's career and remains one of his most recognized recordings. ”

4 - Question
I have the Alan Douglas set "Midnight L:ightnin'" - are these the same tracks as on "Valley of Neptune". From everything I've read on session dates, these are the same?
Gary Blue
Presenter / Producer - STAR BLUES

“ Hi Gary,
The tracks on Valleys Of Neptune are different from Midnight Lightning. One song, "Hear My Train A Comin'" was featured as part of Midnight Lightning but that version was severely edited and featured overdubs recorded in 1975 by sessions musicians who had not been involved in the original April 7, 1969 session. The version on Valleys Of Neptune presents the original recording with all original instrumentation restored. ”

5 - Question
Hi, Is there anymore unreleased material of Jimi's left to turn into a new album please? So far I have these CDs...Jimi Hendrix As You Have Never Heard Him Before, Jimi Hendrix 'Blues' -my favourite and Valleys Of Neptune.

“ Hi Peter,
There are many exciting Jimi Hendrix recordings that have yet to be released. You can expect these to be issued as part of albums released by Experience Hendrix and Sony Music in the years to come.
In the interim, you should look into other existing releases from Experience Hendrix such as the four CD Jimi Hendrix Experience box set which presents more than 50 unique studio, radio and live recordings. There is also Dagger Records, an official 'bootleg' label designed to make even more of Jimi's music available to his fans. You can find more information about these releases on jimihendrix.com.
Thanks! ”

6 - Question
Hi Axis
There is a rumour that Jimi jammed with Rashaan Roland Kirk one night at Ronnie Scotts (or was it the Speakeasy?) in London.
Do any recordings of this exist and did the jam really happen???
Kind regards
PS I was lucky enough to hear Jimi live many times when he played in London, including an early Saville Theatre gig - what a musician he was!!

“Harry,Jimi did indeed jam with Rashaan Roland Kirk in London but there are no known recordings of this special meeting.”

7 - Question
I was wondering where Jimi's guitars went to after he passed away?
It would be nice if they would have been collected and are exposed at some sort of Jimi Hendrix museum.
Best regards,

“Hi John,
While some guitars were returned to his family in Seattle after his death, unfortunately a number of Jimi's guitars were stolen.
You can see some of Jimi's instruments at permanent museum exhibits at venues such as Cleveland's Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame and the Experience Music Project in Seattle, WA. ”

8 - Question
Is there any chance that the famous " Experience Live at the Royal Albert Hall 1969" movie will be released on DVD??
It was that concert that got me in to Jimi's music. My first lP from Jimi was that concert. A room full of mirrors hit me, it hit me hard……..

Answer:“Hi Peter, We are working on the Royal Albert Hall project and hope to release a theatrical film, DVD and CD soundtrack from this incredible performance in the near future. ”

9 - Question
I'm sure these questions have been asked hundreds of times...
1. 1. Are there any plans to officially release/rerelease the first show of the Berkeley concert in 1970, and the Winterland Shows?
These live concerts seem to be in the realm of the bootlegger and/or trading for ridiculous prices on ebay.
2. 2. Also, there have been lots of rumours for many years about a Royal Albert Hall release. Will this soon be getting a release?
Answer:“Yes. Live performances from both Winterland and Berkeley will be part of future Experience Hendrix releases. We are also working on the Royal Albert Hall project and hope to have that ready for release in the near future. ”

10 - Question
In Miles Davis' autobiography it is mentioned that he and Jimi had played together a couple of times at Miles' house. Are there
recordings from those (or other) sessions and will it be released on cd in the near future?
“Jimi did know Miles socially and visited his New York home but they never recorded together. Miles Davis acknowledged this in his autobiography. ”

11 - Question
As off what I've read, there was a bit of controversy between Jimi and Noel on the recording of "Electric Ladyland"
The bass-part on 1983 (a Merman I should turn to be) - is that entirely Noel playing or has Jimi (or anyone else) been dubbed over, in the mixing-process
Been listening to the music on my new 5.1 setup and this is quite an experience (in a good way, that is...)
Have these editions been mixed in this way or does my amplifier widen the tracks synthetic?
Love from Denmark
Jan Erik
Answer:“ Jan Erik, Jimi can be heard playing the bass guitar on 1983 ”

PostPosted: Fri Jun 04, 2010 6:03 pm 

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Thanks for that- they have put some interesting answers on there. Must admit though, I was hoping they might say a little more about this new Hendrix documentary and CDs out in September. I cant wait to see the tracklisting for that and well- just generally know more about these releases. Has anyone heard anything in the meantime?

Also, anyone going to the hendrix exhibition in london and/or brook street flat visit???

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