Second batch of Jimi Hendrix reissues due out in October

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Four posthumously released albums by Jimi Hendrix are due to be reissued on October 19, announced Legacy Recordings and Experience Hendrix on August 9. The reissues will mark the second round of 2010 releases commemorating the 40th anniversary of the musician's death.

Among the reissues will be deluxe editions of Jimi Hendrix Experience: BBC Sessions and Jimi Hendrix: Blues, both including DVD documentaries and expanded booklets, as well as repackaged releases of Live At Woodstock and Merry Christmas & A Happy New Year. All four releases will also be out in vinyl.

Hendrix: Blues - originally released in 1994 and featuring 11 performances recorded by Hendrix between 1966 and 1970 - will come with a DVD featuring a 30-minute version of "Jimi Hendrix and the Blues" from the Martin Scorsese Presents The Blues series.

Jimi Hendrix Experience: BBC Sessions - comprising radio and television broadcasts from 1967 through 1969 - will come with a never-before-released 30-minute documentary about the group's January 1969 appearance on the program Happening For Lulu, when the band performed a rendition of Cream's "Sunshine Of Your Love." The album will also include a previously unreleased version of "Burning Of The Midnight Lamp" from Hendrix's August 24, 1967 appearance on Top Of The Pops.

The four reissues will be followed by a four-CD box set, West Coast Seattle Boy: The Jimi Hendrix Anthology, a career-spanning set that will include previously unreleased recordings, demos, and alternative mixes. The release date for the anthology has not yet been announced.

Legacy's first round of Jimi Hendrix releases began with the March release of Valleys of Neptune, which featured previously unavailable studio recordings and debuted at number four on the US Billboard 200 chart, as well as ressiues of Are You Experienced, Electric Ladyland, First Rays of the New Rising Sun, and Axis: Bold As Love.