First Rays Of The New Rising Sun (LP)

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Jimi Hendrix
First Rays Of The New Rising Sun (LP)

[ Legacy / 2 LP ]

Release Date: Friday 10 May 2024

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After years of legal wrangling, First Rays of the New Rising Sun was the initial album released under the direct supervision of the Hendrix family. These remastered classics, previously found on the posthumous albums The Cry of Love, War Heroes and Rainbow Bridge, were originally slated to be part of a double-album sequel to Electric Ladyland, a concept that died with Hendrix in 1970. the compilation of these songs allows us to see the many sides of this innovative artist.

Alongside runaway flights of fancy (Stepping Stone) and overcharged rock / funk explosions (Room Full of Mirrors) are beautiful ballads (Angel) and rollicking numbers that point to a Bob Dylan influence (My Friend). Famous friends dot the sonic landscape (Steve Winwood and Chris Wood on Ezy Rider and the Ronettes on Earth Blues), but Hendrix remains the centre of a musical universe whose light was snuffed out far too soon.


A1. Freedom
A2. Izabella
A3. Night Bird Flying
A4. Angel
A5. Room Full Of Mirrors
B1. Dolly Dagger
B2. Ezy Ryder
B3. Drifting
B4. Beginnings
C1. Stepping Stone
C2. My Friend
C3. Straight Ahead
C4. Hey Baby (New Rising Sun)
D1. Earth Blues
D2. Astro Man
D3. In From The Storm
D4. Belly Button Window