Jimi Hendrix Tracks Turned Into New Album

A new Jimi Hendrix album is coming out next year, featuring 12 previously unreleased recordings exploring fresh diversions from his legendary guitar work.

Hendrix's  official website  said People, Hell And Angels would be coming out on March 5.

It follows Hendrix in 1968 and 1969 as he worked on material away from his band The Jimi Hendrix Experience.

His website said the tracks suggest new, experimental directions, with Hendrix toying with horns, keyboards, percussion and a second guitar.

Rolling Stone  said the guitarist had been considering these new sounds for First Rays Of The New Rising Sun, the planned double-album follow-up to Electric Ladyland.

It features an image of the album cover, displaying a black and white portrait of Hendrix wearing a military-style jacket and scarf.

The magazine said: "The album artwork is simple, yet as distinct as Hendrix's signature guitar wails. Be experienced yet again."

Hendrix is generally considered to have been one of the most important musicians of the 20th century.

He was instrumental in developing the previously undesirable technique of guitar amplifier feedback, and had his initial success in Europe rather than the United States.

Hendrix was a headline act at the Woodstock Festival in 1969 and the Isle of Wight Festival in 1970, before dying from drug-related asphyxia at the age of 27.

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