Band of Gypsys recording unearthed for new posthumous collection ‘Both Sides of the Sky’
To mark the release of the Jimi Hendrix album ‘Both Sides of the Sky,’ Experience Hendrix has unveiled a new video for the guitar god’s “Lover Man.”
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The John Vondracek-directed video features archival footage of Hendrix performing the song with his Band of Gypsys alongsode a montage of the guitarist’s home movies, photographs from the studio and psychedelic imagery.
Hendrix and Band of Gypsys bassist Billy Cox and drummer Buddy Miles recorded this take on “Lover Man” at New York’s Record Plant on December 15th, 1969, two weeks before the trio’s New Year’s Eve run of concerts at the Fillmore East provided the backbone for the 1970 live LP Band of Gypsys.
“Lover Man,” which Hendrix had worked on since at least 1967’s Are You Experienced?, boasts an interpolation of the theme from the Sixties TV series Batman.