Jimi Hendrix 'Black Gold' (lost album; 1970)

Jimmy Hendrix "Black Gold" (Album)
Artwork of Jimi Hendrix.
Artwork of Jimi Hendrix.
Status Lost

Jimi Hendrix is a legendary 1960s guitarist known for his erratic noisy and bluesy style. Hendrix has cemented himself with influenced artists ranging far and wide. He had a bevy of unreleased material, of which most has seen the light of day.

One particular major recording, titled Black Gold, still hasn't seen release. In 1970, Hendrix recorded a series of 16 songs without his fellow band members in his apartment.[1] At least 9 of these songs were unique recordings that had never been heard before. The songs contained lyrical content that was unusually autobiographical for Hendrix. The last 2 songs were a 2-part funk rock song, "Astro Man", which contained humorous references to Mighty Mouse and Superman.

Hendrix reviewed the recordings with his drummer, Mitch Mitchell. The two talked about expanding the tracks and releasing them. Unfortunately, Hendrix would pass away at the age of 27 due to asphyxiation before he would get to do so.[2]

Mitchell would forget about the tapes until 1992 when an avid Hendrix collector named Tony Brown asked him about any unreleased material during an interview. Mitchell remembered the tapes and rediscovered them within his household.[2] Brown made the tapes' existence publicly known for the first time afterward. He claimed that the tapes were an expansion of Hendrix's sound.

Despite massive fan demand, Black Gold has never been released. However, Janie Hendrix has said that the tapes shall be released "this decade"[3]

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Anonymous user #1

6 months ago
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Some day.
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Anonymous user #2

5 months ago
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"Suddenly November Morning" was included in the album West Coast Seattle Boy: The Jimi Hendrix Anthology, released in November 2010. The first track on the Black Gold suite, it was released as the last track on the album. This is the only track from Black Gold ever released.
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Anonymous user #2

5 months ago
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In March 2010, Janie Hendrix stated that Black Gold will be released "this decade".[2]
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TectonicSynclair

2 months ago
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only 2 years and a month left to go

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