Our reliable release date gatekeeper Pause & Play put up a pre-order link to a new Jimi Hendrix set. West Coast Seattle Boy: The Jimi Hendrix Anthology, slated for release October 19 from Experience Hendrix/Legacy, is said to be a five-disc set (four CDs and a DVD), likely with some rare and unreleased content. No other information has surfaced, although that same date has an Amazon listing for reissues of The Jimi Hendrix Experience’s live set from Woodstock (first released in 1999 when MCA was distributing the Experience Hendrix catalogue) as well as CD/DVD editions of MCA’s 1994 compilation Blues and the BBC Sessions album released in 1998 – which now looks to encompass two CDs and a DVD. (That era also saw the most recent box set of Hendrix material, 2000’s The Jimi Hendrix Experience.)
New Hendrix Box, More Reissues Slated for October?
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