“Valleys of Neptune” by Jimi Hendrix
A few weeks ago I mentioned that Jimi Hendrix had some unreleased recordings that would be posthumously released come the new year. Today, I have a date and a name. An unearthed song “Valleys of Neptune” (pretty awesome name) leads the pack of 12 tracks recorded at Hendrix’s last recording sessions. On February 2nd Valleys of Neptune, also the name of the album, will be released. The album will include covers of “Sunshine of Your Love” and “Bleeding Heart” as well as recorded versions of Are You Experienced songs. The album will certainly be good because, come on, it is Hendrix. So, consider this preview a very early notification!
“Y Not” by Ringo Starr
When Ringo Starr decides he wants to make an album he calls up his high-profile list of musician friends. Paul McCartney, Joe Walsh, Van Dyke Parks (the indelible studio musician), Ben Harper, Joss Stone, Edgar Winter, Billy Squier and even Richard Marx (who recorded one of the corniest songs of all time “Right Here Waiting” and yes you have heard of it). Each one of these musicians had their hand on this album, their voice, instrument or influence. Paul McCartney notably went in for one song and ended up doing a whole slew in similar fashion to tests in a doctor’s office. The album is released tomorrow, January 12 and I seriously suggest you take a listen