Jimi Hendrix ‘Electric Ladyland 50th Anniversary’ detailed

In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the release of The Jimi Hendrix Experience masterpiece Electric Ladyland, Experience Hendrix and Legacy Recordings present a special Deluxe Edition box set that gives the listener an amazingly intimate look into the making of the most fully realized, cohesive project of Hendrix’s entire career. The 3 CD/1 Blu-ray and 6 LP/1 Blu-ray sets will be released on November 9th.

CD one will feature the original album newly remastered by Bernie Grundman from the original analog tapes. CD two will include Electric Ladyland: The Early Takes, which presents 20 never before heard demos and studio outtakes. Included are incredibly intimate demos for song ideas Hendrix recorded himself on a reel-to-reel tape at the Drake Hotel, as well as early recording session takes featuring guest appearances from Buddy Miles, Stephen Stills and Al Kooper. CD three will include The Jimi Hendrix Experience: Live At the Hollywood Bowl 9/14/68, part of Experience Hendrix’s Dagger Records official bootleg series. The recently unearthed soundboard recording captures the band and the mounting excitement that took place just weeks before the release of Electric Ladyland. The Blu-ray includes the acclaimed full-length documentary At Last… The Beginning: The Making of Electric Ladyland, the first 5.1 surround sound mix of the entire original album ever overseen by Hendrix s original engineer Eddie Kramer plus the original stereo mixes in uncompressed 24 bit/96 kz high resolution audio.

Electric Ladyland Deluxe Edition includes a full color, 48-page book containing Hendrix’s handwritten lyrics, poem and instructions to his record label, as well as never before published photos from the recording sessions that were shot by Eddie Kramer himself. All contained in a luxe casemade book with new cover art which is true to Hendrix’s original vision of the album’s cover: a Linda (McCartney) Eastman photograph of the band and children at the statue of Alice In Wonderland in New York’s Central Park.

3 CD/1 Blu-ray | 6 LP/1 Blu-ray

CD 1Electric Ladyland: The Original Album (Newly Remastered)

1. … And the Gods Made Love
2. Have You Ever Been (To Electric Ladyland)
3. Crosstown Traffic
4. Voodoo Chile
5. Little Miss Strange
6. Long Hot Summer Night
7. Come On (Part I)
8. Gypsy Eyes
9. Burning of the Midnight Lamp
10. Rainy Day, Dream Away
11. 1983….(A Merman I Should Turn To Be)
12. Moon, Turn the Tides….Gently Gently Away
13. Still Raining, Still Dreaming
14. House Burning Down
15. All Along the Watchtower
16. Voodoo Child (Slight Return)

CD 2Electric Ladyland: The Early Takes

1. 1983…(A Merman I Should Turn To Be)
2. Voodoo Chile
3. Cherokee Mist
4. Hear My Train A Comin’
5. Angel
6. Gypsy Eyes
7. Somewhere
8. Long Hot Summer Night [Demo 1]
9. Long Hot Summer Night [Demo 3]
10. Long Hot Summer Night [Demo 4]
11. Snowballs At My Window
12. My Friend
13. At Last…The Beginning
14. Angel Caterina (1983)
15. Little Miss Strange
16. Long Hot Summer Night [Take 1]
17. Long Hot Summer Night [Take 14]
18. Rainy Day, Dream Away
19. Rainy Day Shuffle
20. 1983…(A Merman I Should Turn To Be)

CD 3Jimi Hendrix Experience: Live At The Hollywood Bowl 9/14/68

1. Introduction
2. Are You Experienced
3. Voodoo Child (Slight Return)
4. Red House
5. Foxey Lady
6. Fire
7. Hey Joe
8. Sunshine of Your Love
9. I Won’t Live Today
10. Little Wing
11. Star Spangled Banner
12. Purple Haze

Blu-ray

1. At Last… The Beginning: The Making of Electric Ladyland documentary
2. Electric Ladyland Uncompressed LPCM Stereo 24b/96k
3. Electric Ladyland Uncompressed LPCM 5.1 Surround 24b/96k
4. Electric Ladyland DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 Surround 24b/96k

Author: Buddy Iahn

Buddy Iahn founded The Music Universe when he decided to juxtapose his love of web design and music. As a lifelong drummer, he decided to take a hiatus from playing music to report it. The website began as a fun project in 2013 to one of the top independent news sites.

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