The Book of the Future

For the foreseeable future, there is one happy inevitability surrounding the legacy of Jimi Hendrix: new releases will add chapters to the story of Hendrix’s imposing work. And author Frank Moriarty will continue his own work documenting and analyzing the music of Jimi Hendrix.

A message from Frank:

Here Modern Listener Guide: Jimi Hendrix lives on into the future. Beginning with the late 2018 release of a multi-disc 50th anniversary edition of Electric Ladyland, that title and all subsequent Jimi Hendrix releases will receive their own chapters right here, free of charge and for all to enjoy. Unlike the book’s chapters, these online chapters will have no narrative content – they will directly focus on each new release. The format may be a bit less formal and a touch more conversational, but hopefully no less enlightening.

For the full story of a remarkable musician’s life and all the amazing sounds he created – the hundreds of hours of creativity that paved the way for these new releases – please order your very own copy of Modern Listener Guide: Jimi Hendrix.

December 31, 2021
Paris '67 Cover

CHAPTER TWENTY-FIVE: WE’LL ALWAYS HAVE PARIS. AGAIN.

© Frank Moriarty, 2021 Splish. Splash. What’s that noise? Oh, that’s just the sound of Experience Hendrix and Sony/Legacy treading water. It’s certainly debatable whether the […]
April 24, 2021
Live in Maui CD and LP cover art

CHAPTER TWENTY-FOUR: MAN VS. VOLCANO – JIMI ON MAUI

© Frank Moriarty, 2021 After the 2020-2021 chaos of recent months, a Hawaiian vacation sure sounds nice. And just in time, Experience Hendrix and Sony/Legacy have […]
November 13, 2020
1967 PPX Recording Session

CHAPTER TWENTY-THREE: BACK ON BROADWAY…

 © Frank Moriarty, 2020  Welcome to Chapter Twenty-Three of Modern Listener Guide: Jimi Hendrix, the next free supplement to the body of work found in the […]
May 6, 2020
Attractive and effective advertising characterized the release of Songs for Groovy Children.

CHAPTER TWENTY-TWO: GROOVY GYPSYS AND MISSING CHILDREN

© Frank Moriarty, 2020 The mission of this next free chapter of Modern Listener Guide: Jimi Hendrix seemed crystal clear – at first. Just take a […]
January 17, 2019
The vinyl variation of the 50th anniversary “Electric Ladyland” box set

CHAPTER TWENTY-ONE: ELECTRIC LADYLAND, SLIGHT RETURN

© Frank Moriarty, 2019 Ah, yes – the 50th anniversary edition of Electric Ladyland. Perhaps no release in 2018 was chatted about – and fretted over […]