The highly-anticipated West Coast Seattle Boy – The Jimi Hendrix Anthology, featuring more than four hours of rare and previously unreleased Jimi Hendrix music on a 5-Disc (4 CD/1 DVD) deluxe box set, will arrive on Tuesday, Nov. 16.
The career-spanning box set tracks Hendrix’s remarkable journey from little known R&B sideman to international stardom through an unprecedented assemblage of previously unavailable recordings. West Coast Seattle Boy – The Jimi Hendrix Anthology is not a collection of existing Hendrix albums but instead 45 unreleased Hendrix live and studio recordings including demos and alternate versions of songs from Are You Experienced, Axis: Bold As Love, and Electric Ladyland. West Coast Seattle Boy includes Hendrix’s never before heard version of Bob Dylan’s ‘Tears Of Rage,” solo acoustic recordings of Electric Ladyland favorites like “Long Hot Summer Night” and “1983 (A Merman I Shall Turn To Be)” as well as never before heard live performances from Berkeley and the legendary Band Of Gypsys Fillmore East concert on New Year”s Eve 1969 combined together with new Hendrix songs such as “Hear My Freedom,” “Hound Dog Blues,” “Lonely Avenue” and more.
A centerpiece achievement in Legacy Recordings’ monumental Jimi Hendrix catalog project, West Coast Seattle Boy – The Jimi Hendrix Anthology is the first Hendrix collection to bring fans access to a comprehensive treasure trove of fresh material — including demos, alternate takes, live concert jewels and more — from all phases of the artist’s recording career (1964 -1970).
The set also includes Jimi Hendrix Voodoo Child, a new 90-minute documentary directed by the multiple Grammy award winning Bob Smeaton. An autobiographical journey told in the legendary musician’s own words as read by Parliament-Funkadelic’s Bootsy Collins, the film incorporates interviews with Hendrix, coupled with the artist’s letters, writings and recordings to provide new insight into one of the most enduring icons of popular culture. The documentary features some of Hendrix’s greatest performances as well as rare and never before seen footage and photos including—for the first time ever—examples from the Hendrix family archive of the late guitarist’s personal drawings, postcards home to his father, song drafts, sketches, and lyrics.
“This vast exploration of my brother’s musical and life experiences leaves no stone unturned and is sure to broaden our understanding of who Jimi really was, not only as a legendary musician, but also as a timeless messenger of love,” said Janie Hendrix, President and CEO of Experience Hendrix and co-producer of West Coast Seattle Boy – The Jimi Hendrix Anthology.
More details on the set here.
Watch a trailer for the box set below.