People, Hell and Angels

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People, Hell and Angels
Studio album by Jimi Hendrix
Released March 5, 2013
Recorded March 1968 – August 1970 at Record Plant Studios, Hit Factory, Sound Centre and Electric Lady Studios, NYC;
Fame Studios, Muscle Shoals, Alabama.
Genre Blues rock, psychedelic rock, hard rock, acid rock, funk rock, electric blues
Label Legacy
Producer Jimi Hendrix, Eddie Kramer, Janie Hendrix, John McDermott
Jimi Hendrix chronology
Winterland
(2011)
People, Hell & Angels
(2013)
Miami Pop Festival
(2013)
Singles from People, Hell and Angels
  1. "Somewhere"
    Released: February 5, 2013 (2013-02-05)
  2. "Earth Blues"
    Released: February 18, 2013 (2013-02-18)

People, Hell and Angels is a posthumous studio album by the American rock musician Jimi Hendrix. The fourth release under the Experience Hendrix deal with Legacy Recordings, it contains twelve previously unreleased recordings of tracks he was working on for the planned follow-up to Electric Ladyland. It was released on March 5th, 2013.

Background[edit]

The tracks featured on People, Hell and Angels are previously unreleased recordings of songs that Jimi Hendrix and fellow band members (mainly the Band of Gypsys lineup featuring Billy Cox and Buddy Miles) were working on as the follow-up to Electric Ladyland, tentatively titled First Rays of the New Rising Sun.[1] The majority of the recordings are drawn from sessions in 1968 and '69 at the Record Plant Studios in New York, with a few inclusions from Hendrix's brief residencies at Sound Centre, the Hit Factory, and his own Electric Lady Studios.[2]

According to Eddie Kramer, the engineer who recorded most of Hendrix's music during his lifetime, this will be the last Hendrix album to feature unreleased studio material. Kramer said that several as-yet-unreleased live recordings would be available in the coming years.[3]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Jimi Hendrix, except "Bleeding Heart" by Elmore James and "Mojo Man" by Albert Allen and Arthur Allen. 

No. Title Length
1. "Earth Blues"   3:33
2. "Somewhere"   4:05
3. "Hear My Train A Comin'"   5:41
4. "Bleeding Heart"   3:58
5. "Let Me Move You"   6:50
6. "Izabella"   3:42
7. "Easy Blues"   5:57
8. "Crash Landing"   4:14
9. "Inside Out"   5:03
10. "Hey Gypsy Boy"   3:39
11. "Mojo Man"   4:07
12. "Villanova Junction Blues"   1:44
Total length:
52:33
Target bonus track [4]
No. Title Length
13. "Ezy Ryder/MLK Jam [Captain Coconut]"   20:01
Total length:
72:34

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars [5]
BBC Music Favorable [6]
Consequence of Sound 3/5 stars [7]
The Guardian 4/5 stars [8]
NY Daily News 3/5 stars [9]
NME 8/10 stars [10]
Rolling Stone 4/5 stars [11]
Slant Magazine 4.5/5 stars [12]
Sputnikmusic 3.7/5 [13]

Upon its release, "People, Hell and Angels" received positive reviews from music critics. William Clark of Music Enthusiast Magazine wrote, "Between the downright fantastic music, to the production quality and the attention to detail, this new album is something any established Hendrix fan should easily be able to get into and passionately enjoy time and time again".[14] Allmusic gave the album three and a half stars, saying, "People, Hell and Angels certainly isn't the place to start your Hendrix collection, but collectors will surely want to hear this".[15] BBC Music also gave the album a positive review, saying "This latest collection offers a tantalising glimpse of how Hendrix's genius might have progressed".[16]

Personnel[edit]

Charts[edit]

Chart (2013) Peak
position
Hungarian Albums Chart[17] 12
Spanish Albums Chart[18] 24
Billboard 200[19] 2

Recording details[edit]

Recording details for People, Hell and Angels:[2][20]

  • Track 1 recorded on December 19, 1969 at Record Plant Studios
  • Track 2 recorded on March 13, 1968 at the Sound Centre
  • Tracks 3, 4 and 12 recorded on May 21, 1969 at Record Plant Studios
  • Tracks 5 and 10 recorded on March 18, 1969 at Record Plant Studios
  • Tracks 6 and 7 recorded on August 28, 1969 at the Hit Factory
  • Track 8 recorded on April 24, 1969 at Record Plant Studios
  • Track 9 recorded on June 11, 1968 at Record Plant Studios
  • Track 11 recorded in June 1969 at Fame Studios, Muscle Shoals, Alabama; overdubs in August 1970 at Electric Lady Studios
  • Track 13 recorded on January 23, 1970 at Record Plant Studios

Advertising[edit]

On Sunday January 20, 2013, 7 songs from the album were used as part of the soundtrack to the Hawaii Five-0 episode "Olelo HoʻOpaʻI Make"/"Death Sentence."

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Lost Jimi Hendrix album will be released in 2013". NME. November 21, 2012. Retrieved November 26, 2012. 
  2. ^ a b "Jimi Hendrix's People, Hell & Angels Coming March 5, 2013!". Experience Hendrix, L.L.C. November 26, 2012. Retrieved November 26, 2012. 
  3. ^ Talbott, Chris (March 5, 2013). "Hendrix at 70: New album offers different look". Yahoo! Music. Associated Press. Retrieved March 5, 2013. 
  4. ^ first released in 2006 on Burning Desire [1]
  5. ^ Westergaard, Sean. "Jimi Hendrix: People, Hell and Angels". Allmusic. Rovi Corp. Retrieved 6 March 2013. 
  6. ^ Humphries, Patrick (5 March 2013). "Jimi Hendrix: People, Hell and Angels Review". BBC Music. Retrieved 6 March 2013. 
  7. ^ Hadusek, John (7 March 2013). "Album Review: Jimi Hendrix – People, Hell and Angels". Consequence of Sound. Retrieved 7 March 2013. 
  8. ^ Simpson, Dave (28 February 2013). "Jimi Hendrix: People, Hell and Angels - Review". The Guardian. Guardian News and Media Limited. Retrieved 6 March 2013. 
  9. ^ Farber, Jim (5 March 2013). "Music review: Jimi Hendrix's 'People, Hell & Angels'". NY Daily News. NYDailyNews.com. Retrieved 6 March 2013. 
  10. ^ Welsh, Andy (27 Febriary 2013). "Jimi Hendrix - People, Hell and Angels". NME. IPC Entertainment Media Network. Retrieved 6 March 2013. 
  11. ^ Fricke, David (5 March 2013). "Jimi Hendrix: People, Hell and Angels". Rolling Stone. Wenner Media. Retrieved 6 March 2013. 
  12. ^ Scheinman, Tom (28 February 2013). "Jimi Hendrix: People, Hell and Angels". Slant Magazine. Retrieved 6 March 2013. 
  13. ^ Campbell, Hernan M. (March 7, 2013). "Album Review - Jimi Hendrix: People, Hell, and Angels". Sputnikmusic. Retrieved 14 March 2013. 
  14. ^ Clark, William. "Jimi Hendrix, ‘People, Hell and Angels’ – Album Review". http://musicenthusiastmag.com. Retrieved 11 October 2013. 
  15. ^ Westergaard, Sean. "Jimi Hendrix People, Hell, and Angels". http://www.allmusic.com. Retrieved 11 October 2013. 
  16. ^ Humphries, Patrick. "Jimi Hendrix People, Hell and Angels Review". www.bbc.co.uk. Retrieved 11 October 2013. 
  17. ^ "MAHASZ – Magyar Hangfelvétel-kiadók Szövetsége". mahasz.hu. Retrieved 2013-03-13. 
  18. ^ "TOP 100 ALBUMES" (in Spanish). PROMUSICAE. Retrieved 2013-03-10. 
  19. ^ ["http://www.billboard.com/artist/304657/jimi+hendrix/chart?f=305 "Billboard 200"]. billboard.com. Retrieved 2013-03-13. 
  20. ^ Geldeart, Gary; Rodham, Steve (2008). Jimi Hendrix: The Studio Log. Jimpress. ISBN 978-0-9527686-4-7.