How does it compare to Valleys of Neptune? I was pleasantly surprised how good that song is.
Valleys of Neptune is the name of the new record. That tune is pretty cool, but not my favorite. There are a few new tunes and some really good versions of some old classics. The version of Stone Free is awesome. The other remakes are mostly from War Heroes, Cry of Love, and Rainbow Bridge. Nothing really new, but Jimi never played anything the same twce. Finally it has been done right. Allan Douglas really took liberties in the past, and they have really straightened it out.
The mastering and mixing are just awesome. It sounds so analog and the tracks are really alive and just sizzle. I am dying to get ahold of the vinyl. I have not found a copy in San Diego yet. Most stores get it Friday.
It does not hold a candle to his 1st 3 records, so unless you are a die hard jimi fan, or a guitar fanatic, get those first if you do not already have them. .