donderdag 4 maart 2010

Jimi Hendrix – Valleys of Neptune

Jimi Hendrix – Valleys of Neptune
Sony – 2010
Waardering: ****

Most of the songs were already in whatever version or appearance known among the fans of the grandmaster. With the release of the ‘new’ Jimi Hendrix record everyone can enjoy those songs and get excited. Cause finally all those songs are gathered on one record: the so-called legendary, mythical and unfinished songs. Of the twelve songs on Valleys of Neptune we have seven known ones and five ‘unknowns’. One song writhes and sounds meager, another comes across as a jam spinning out of control and yet another sounds like a mediocre song that normally would never have been heard outside the confines of the rehearsal-studio. But there are also jewels on this record that will make you vibrate out of pure happiness. When Fire, raw and mean blasts out of your speakers or when Lover Man stomps through the room and when the driving rhythm of Mr. Bad Luck keeps you going and doing whatever you were doing. But who the fuck cares; I can hear you thinking. And you are freakin right! It is the grandmaster! It’s fuckin Jimi!

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