To celebrate today’s release of the new Jimi Hendrix album, Both Sides of the Sky, a new music video has been released for the Band of Gypsys recording, “Lover Man”.
The video – which was directed by John Vondracek – is comprised of footage of Hendrix performing the song, along with a montage of archival photos and film and psychedelic imagery.
“Lover Man”, was recorded in December 1969, just a month before the Band of Gypsys – Hendrix with bassist Billy Cox and drummer Buddy Miles recorded their legendary, self-titled live album. Though just seven months separate the two recordings, you can already feel how much the band of Gypsys had gelled as a trio in that time.
Both Sides of the Sky also features recordings of Jimi Hendrix Experience, plus guest appearances from Stephen Stills in a remarkable, pres-CSNY version of Joni Mitchell’s “Woodstock” and an original called “$20 Fine” and Johnny Winter, on a version of Guitar Slim’s “Things I Used to Do”.