Legacy Recordings, the catalog division of Sony Music Entertainment, today announces its most ambitious line-up of collectible releases for Record Store Day, to be released Saturday, April 21, 2018.
Record Store Day was conceived in 2007 at a gathering of independent record store owners and employees as a way to celebrate and spread the word about the unique culture surrounding nearly 1400 independently owned record stores in the U.S.
“I think Hendrix was an artist that loved to create and didn’t necessarily feel it was about the performing,” explains Catalog Manager John McDermott. Read this month’s cover story in Guitar Tricks Insider for details on Jimi Hendrix’s unparalleled creative process.
The years 1968 and 1969 were a period of transition for Jimi Hendrix as he continued to explore new sounds. Eddie Kramer and Janie Hendrix spoke with Entertainment Weekly about some of this groundbreaking music found on the new album, Both Sides of the Sky.
“Jimi’s soul was sweet and genuine,” explains Eddie Kramer. “He had such a passion for not only his music but other peoples’ music as well.”
Check out more to the stories behind Both Sides of the Sky through this Billboard interview.