Jimi Hendrix - The Ultimate Lyric Book

 

For the Coffee Table...

By Janie L. Hendrix 

Jimi Hendrix was such an extraordinary guitarist, it can be easy to forget that just as much passion, soul and precision went into his lyrics. Inspired by Dylan, Hendrix was willing to let his imagination guide him to landscapes hitherto unexplored within the realm of pop music. From the existential euphoria of “I Don’t Love Today” to the elusive beauty of “Little Wing” to the psychedelic blues of “My Friend” to the otherworldly “1983 (A Merman I Should Turn to Be),” his lyrics remain among the most vivid in rock, infused with the same inventiveness, virtuosity, and courage that informed his guitar playing. Here are all the words to the Hendrix classics, as well as unpublished songs from Valleys of Neptune and other hitherto undiscovered sources. Compiled by Janie L. Hendrix, the book includes numerous examples of the artist’s handwritten lyrics, often scribbled on hotel stationery, as well as photos of Jimi to accompany every song.

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