"Phase 2" Jimi Hendrix Catalog Project Set

The second wave of releases in the 2010 Jimi Hendrix Catalog Project will be available October 19. Legacy’s next round of titles from the artist <em>Rolling Stone</em> magazine called the greatest guitarist of all time will include deluxe editions of <em>Jimi Hendrix Experience: BBC Sessions</em> and <em>Jimi Hendrix: Blues</em>, his legendary <em>Live At Woodstock</em> performance, and <em>Merry Christmas &amp; A Happy New Year</em>, the highly collectible Jimi Hendrix Christmas EP.

Originally released in 1994, the <em>Jimi Hendrix: Blues</em> album features 11 blues performances recorded by Hendrix between 1966 and 1970 showcasing the guitarist’s mastery of the 12-bar form. The new deluxe Legacy edition comes packaged in a six-panel digipak with an expanded, 36 page booklet and includes a bonus DVD featuring an expanded, 30 minute version of "Jimi Hendrix and the Blues" from the Martin Scorsese Presents The Blues series. Directed and Produced by Alex Gibney, Janie Hendrix and John McDermott, the film features interviews and live performances not seen in the original PBS television broadcast. A double-disc 12" vinyl LP audiophile edition of Jimi Hendrix: Blues will also be available.

The Legacy edition of <em>Jimi Hendrix Experience: BBC Sessions</em> brings together recordings from Hendrix’s appearances on a variety of BBC radio and television broadcasts from 1967 through 1969. The two CD Jimi Hendrix Experience: BBC Sessions comes packaged in a six-panel digipak and includes a never before released 30 minute bonus DVD documentary. The film features the group’s famed January 1969 appearance on "Happening For Lulu" which featured Hendrix interrupting the live broadcast to perform a ferocious rendition of Cream’s "Sunshine Of Your Love" together with interviews with Jimi Hendrix Experience bandmates Mitch Mitchell and Noel Redding as well as BBC staff producers Jeff Griffin and Bernie Andrews detailing the legendary sessions. The acclaimed two-CD set includes Hendrix’s unique interpretations of such classics as Bob Dylan’s "Can You Please Crawl Out Your Window?," Muddy Waters "Hoochie Coochie Man" [with noted British blues enthusiast Alexis Korner on slide guitar], the Beatles "Day Tripper" as well as two songs featuring the dream pairing of Stevie Wonder with Hendrix. A single CD "best-of" the BBC Sessions as well as a three-disc 12" audiophile vinyl LP edition of the album will also be available. Both the 2 CD and 3 LP BBC sets feature a previoulsy unreleased version of "Burning Of The Midnight Lamp" sourced from the August 24, 1967, of the Jimi Hendrix Experience on "Top of The Tops."

The watershed <em>Live At Woodstock</em> album, the artist’s most popular live performance, will be reissued in a two-CD set, available in both digipak and brilliant box configurations as well as an audiophile, three-disc 12" vinyl LP edition.

"Merry Christmas &amp; Happy New Year," the Jimi Hendrix seasonal single, features the celebrated 1969 medley of "Little Drummer Boy," "Silent Night," and "Auld Lang Syne" backed with "Three Little Bears." Merry Christmas &amp; Happy New Year will be reissued as a CD as well as on 7" vinyl in a picture sleeve.