New Jimi Hendrix album with unreleased songs coming in March

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NEW YORK (AP) — Unreleased songs recorded by Jimi Hendrix between 1968 and 1970 will be released next year.

Experience Hendrix and Legacy Recordings announced Wednesday that they will release Hendrix's "Both Sides of the Sky" on March 9, 2018.

The 13-track album includes 10 songs that have never been released.

Hendrix died in 1970 at age 27. The new album is the third volume in a trilogy from the guitar hero's archive.

"Valleys of Neptune" was released in 2010, followed by "People, Hell and Angels," released in 2013.

Eddie Kramer, who worked as recording engineer on every Hendrix album made during the artist's life, said 1969 was "a very experimental year" for Hendrix, and that he was blown away as he worked on the new album.

"The first thing is you put the tape on and you listen to it and the hairs just stand up right on the back of your neck and you go, 'Oh, my God. This is too (expletive) incredible," said Kramer.

"It's an incredible thing. Forty, 50 years later here we are and I'm listening to these tapes going, 'Oh, my God, that's an amazing performance.'"

Many of the album's tracks were recorded by Band of Gypsys, Hendrix's trio with Buddy Miles and Billy Cox.

Stephen Stills appears on two songs: "$20 Fine" and "Woodstock."

"It sounds like Crosby, Stills & Nash except it's on acid, you know," Kramer said of "$20 Fine."

"Jimi is just rocking it," he added. "It's an amazing thing."

Johnny Winter appears on "Things I Used to Do." Original Jimi Hendrix Experience members Mitch Mitchell and Noel Redding are featured on "Hear My Train A Comin''' and Lonnie Youngblood is on "Georgia Blues."