Valleys Of Neptune
Remembering the Unforgettable
Jimi Hendrix was very busy in 1969. Coming off the success of the number 1 album, Electric Ladyland, Hendrix had developed a reputation as both a masterful showman and a brilliant experimentalist. Valleys of Neptune is a chronicle of Jimi's studio experiments in 1969 and 70. He seemed to have two goals: to perfect some of his earlier material (which he thought to be uneven) and to find a new musical direction. The Valleys of Neptune tribute contains interviews with Jimi's sister, Janie; his bass player and Army buddy, Billy Cox; his recording engineer, Eddie Kramer; his biographer, John McDermott; and Andy Fairweather Low who sings on the previously-unreleased version of Stone Free and toured with Hendrix in 1967. These twelve previously-unreleased recordings help answer the question: where was Jimi headed next? The radio special provides a glimpse into a musical genius and gives listeners a behind-the-scenes look at some "new" recordings by the man who forever changed the electric guitar.