Electric Ladyland [40th Anniversary Collector's Edition] [CD/DVD]

Electric Ladyland [40th Anniversary Collector's Edition] [CD/DVD]

by The Jimi Hendrix Experience
     
 

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Jimi Hendrix's third and final album with the original Experience found him taking his funk and psychedelic sounds to the absolute limit. The result was not only one of the best rock albums of the era, but also Hendrix's original musical vision at its absolute apex. When revisionist rock critics refer to him as the maker of a generation's mightiest dope music, this…  See more details below

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Jimi Hendrix's third and final album with the original Experience found him taking his funk and psychedelic sounds to the absolute limit. The result was not only one of the best rock albums of the era, but also Hendrix's original musical vision at its absolute apex. When revisionist rock critics refer to him as the maker of a generation's mightiest dope music, this is the album they're referring to. But Electric Ladyland is so much more than just background music for chemical intake. Kudos to engineer Eddie Kramer (who supervised the remastering of the original two-track stereo masters for this 1997 reissue on MCA) for taking Hendrix's visions of a soundscape behind his music and giving it all context, experimenting with odd mic techniques, echo, backward tape, flanging, and chorusing, all new techniques at the time, at least the way they're used here. What Hendrix sonically achieved on this record expanded the concept of what could be gotten out of a modern recording studio in much the same manner as Phil Spector had done a decade before with his Wall of Sound. As an album this influential (and as far as influencing a generation of players and beyond, this was his ultimate statement for many), the highlights speak for themselves: "Crosstown Traffic," his reinterpretation of Bob Dylan's "All Along the Watchtower," "Burning of the Midnight Lamp," the spacy "1983...(A Merman I Should Turn to Be)," and "Voodoo Chile (Slight Return)," a landmark in Hendrix's playing. With this double set (now on one compact disc), Hendrix once again pushed the concept album to new horizons. [Experience Hendrix offered up it's 40th Anniversary Collector's Edition in 2008. The package included an expanded booklet, a remastered CD and a bonus DVD featuring "At Last...The Beginning: The Making of Electric Ladyland."]

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Product Details

Release Date:
12/09/2008
Label:
Experience Hendrix
UPC:
0602517890787
catalogNumber:
001229000

Tracks

Disc 1

  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 (Let the Good Times Roll)
  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)

Disc 2

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

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Jimi Hendrix Experience   Primary Artist
Jimi Hendrix   Indexed Contributor
Kooper   Piano
Dave Mason   Acoustic Guitar
Buddy Miles   Drums
Steve Winwood   Organ
Mike Finnigan   Organ
Noel Redding   Bass Guitar
Jack Casady   Bass,Electric Bass
Larry Faucette   Conga
Mitch Mitchell   Drums
Fred Smith   Horn
Chris Wood   Flute

Technical Credits

Earl King   Composer
Bob Dylan   Composer
Noel Redding   Composer
Jimi Hendrix   Arranger,Composer,Director,Producer,Author
Eddie Kramer   Engineer
Roger Pomphrey   Director
Derek Taylor   Liner Notes
Gary Kellgren   Engineer
Phil Yarnall   Reissue Design
Jeff Leve   Writer
Janie Hendrix   Producer,Audio Production
John McDermott   Producer,Liner Notes,Audio Production

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