Jimi Hendrix 'Valleys of Neptune' album winners announced

Posted: 17th May 2010

Mika Lehtinen from London, Amanda Lewis from Redditch and Les Clifton from Peterborough have each won themselves a copy of the "new" Jimi Hendrix album 'Valleys of Neptune'.

The album features recordings made between the landmark 'Electric Ladyland' double album and 'First Rays of the New Rising Sun' - it is a collection of unreleased and previously un-finished recordings of blues-rock master Jimi Hendrix, released with the blessing of the Hendrix estate.

The twelve track album was produced by long-time Hendrix engineer Eddie Kramer, released in March via Sony. Allgigs reviewer Peter Innes was smitten, awarding the album 4 stars, commenting:

Valleys of Neptune probably ain't entry level for new starters, but thankfully, it'll be there when folks are ready to catch up, years from now. This September, it'll be forty long years since Jimi died, aged only 28 - James Marshall Hendrix - he's still the Voodoo Chile, still the Magic Boy.

Valleys of Neptune is available to buy now, costing around £8.99 for the CD, £30 for the vinyl double album.

Hendrix in Britain Exhibition

In September 2010, the Handel House Museum in London will present two special exhibitions marking the 40th anniversary of the legendary axe-man's death. Sounds odd? Well, not if you know that the building - 25 Brook Street - includes the old flat at number 23, where Jimi lived - and died on 18th September 1970. In case you're wondering who lived at number 25, it was of course the renowned composer George Handel.

The museum will host the 'Hendrix in Britain' exhibition from 25th August to 7th November, opening his flat for guided tours between 15th and 26th September, with tickets for the flat visit costing £8 and going on sale on Thursday 1st June at 9AM.

Daniel O'Connell