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Encore for Hendrix archive

Deluxe editions of live sets to bow on Oct. 19

Experience Hendrix and Legacy Recordings are once again dipping into the Jimi Hendrix archives for a series of releases designed to entice believers and non-believers alike. The new releases follow on the heels of impressive sales of “The Valleys of Neptune,” a collection of previously unreleased Hendrix tracks released in March.

Deluxe editions of “Jimi Hendrix Experience: BBC Sessions” and “Jimi Hendrix: Blues,” as well as re-releases of “Live at Woodstock” and “Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year” will be available Oct. 19, according to Experience Hendrix and Legacy Recordings.

The new “Blues” pack-

age includes “Jimi Hendrix and the Blues,” a 30-minute bonus DVD that’s an expanded version of a segment from the “Martin Scorsese Presents the Blues” series originally broadcast on PBS. A double-disc 12-inch vinyl LP audiophile edition of “Jimi Hendrix: Blues” will also be available.

The two-CD “BBC Sessions” also includes a 30-minute DVD documentary, featuring the power trio’s 1969 appearance on “Happening for Lulu” and interviews with Experience members Noel Redding and Mitch Mitchell. A single CD “best-of” the BBC Sessions as well as a three-disc 12″ audiophile vinyl LP edition of the album will also be available.

The Woodstock set will be reissued in two-CD, newly designed packages, available in digipak and box configurations, as well as a three-disc 12-inch vinyl LP edition. The Christmas record will be reissued as a CD as well as on 7-inch vinyl.

This second wave of 2010 Hendrix titles will culminate with the release of “West Coast Seattle Boy: The Jimi Hendrix Anthology,” a career-spanning, four-CD box set filled with previously unreleased Experience recordings plus demos and alternate takes. The anthology will also include a new Hendrix documentary directed by Bob Smeaton (“Beatles Anthology”).

Valleys of Neptune,” the first fresh release under Experience Hendrix’s pact with Sony Music’s Legacy division, debuted at No. 4 on Billboards comprehensive album chart in March with sales of 95,000 units before dropping out of the Billboard Top 200 chart in June with almost 275,000 units sold.

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