stone free / lover man
the lost 1969 Jimi Hendrix single! Recorded in April, 1969, with key musicians from the guitar god's inner circle—Billy Cox on bass, Mitch Mitchell on drums, along with friends Roger Chapman & Andy Fairweather Low on backing vocals—this new platter features Hendrix' 2nd studio attempt at ‘Stone Free’, perhaps the song that best encapsulates the artist's restless renegade spirit! Reprise scheduled this axe anthem as a single not long after the sessions, but for reasons unknown, they issued an earlier version that was recorded in 1966 & had previously appeared as a 1966 B-side in the UK.
This revised, rocking, razing take on a favourite song of the performers' (he often performed it in his shows). Also included is "Lover Man," a killer, funkified blues track with Billy Cox on bass & Mitch Mitchell on drums. A tight & tempestuous groove that could have been an A-side of its own. 2 sides of pure, original Jimi Hendrix in his prime, with a new picture sleeve, featuring unique & hard-to-find vintage performances!