West Coast Seattle Boy – The Jimi Hendrix Anthology tracks Jimi Hendrix‘s remarkable journey from little known R&B sideman to international stardom through an unprecedented assemblage of previously unavailable recordings.
This long-awaited career-spanning box set is not a collection of existing Jimi Hendrix albums, but instead 45 unreleased Jimi 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 such new Hendrix songs as “Hear My Freedom,” “Hound Dog Blues,” “Lonely Avenue” and more.
West Coast Seattle Boy offers the most complete collection of Jimi’s pre-Experience R&B performances (including his singles with the Isley Brothers, Little Richard, Don Covay, King Curtis and more) to ever be officially anthologized while bringing together the most comprehensive and revelatory set of unreleased, fully realized songs, never before heard live performances, alternate studio takes, acoustic and electric demos and other rarities drawn from every chapter of Jimi Hendrix remarkable life and career.
West Coast Seattle Boy includes the 9- minute DVD Jimi Hendrix: Voodoo Child, a new documentary directed by the Grammy award-winning Bob Smeaton (Beatles Anthology, Festival Express, Beatles: The Studio Recordings). The acclaimed documentary tells Jimi’s incredible story in his own words. The documentary features some of Jimi’s greatest performances, as well as rare and never before seen footage and photos. Jimi Hendrix: Voodoo Child also includes — 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. Jimi’s interviews and private writings shed new insights within the extraordinary life and career of the greatest guitarist of all time.