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Question (from Guitarist's very own Charles Shaar Murray): Eddie, one track I remember from the hideous, vandalised Alan Douglas albums of the early 70s, which I always wanted to hear a real version of, was Peace In Mississippi.
Well, it’s always possible, let’s put it this way
You can do better than that! Did Douglas screw it up that badly?
I shall never mention that name in public because if I do I’ll begin to throw up. However, I will say that we’ve restored anything that the previous administration had managed to screw up so royally, and restored it back to its original glory. So you can now hear what Jimi intended.
You mentioned that you chose from 16 unheard tracks – does that mean there’s a chance there might be another album released with tracks we haven’t heard before?
We probably even had more than 16 or 17, but the mantra is pick the best stuff, and whatever doesn’t make the album probably will not come out. Not if I have anything to do with it, because we want to keep the standards as high as possible. Now I know there are some rabid fans out there, but I work for the estate, give me a break!
Will that mean this is the last album then?
No, no, no, goodness gracious me, who said that? This will be the last of the studio type albums. Guess what folks, we’ve got a bunch of stuff in the can that’s gonna blow your mind. We’ve got tons of live stuff, and fortunately not only is the live amazing performances, but most of these performances were filmed and we have the film as well. I’m working on two at the moment, but I can’t tell you anymore because I’ll have to kill everybody and myself, and that’d be a pain. These are great. Of a scale of 1 to 10, they’re at the 10 level, and filmed.