Electric Ladyland [LP]

Electric Ladyland [LP]

by The Jimi Hendrix Experience

Vinyl LP(Long Playing Record - 180 Gram Vinyl)

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Overview

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 also supervised the remastering of the original two-track stereo masters for a 1997 reissue on MCA) for taking Hendrix's visions of a soundscape behind his music and giving it all context, experimenting with odd mike 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-LP set (which later fit on one compact disc), Hendrix once again pushed the concept album to new horizons. [In 2010 a limited-edition audiophile set on two vinyl LPs was released by Legacy Recordings.]

Product Details

Release Date: 03/09/2010
Label: Sony Legacy
UPC: 0886976239817
catalogNumber: 762398
Rank: 2123

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

Disc 2

  1. Rainy Day, Dream Away
  2. 1983...(A Merman I Should Turn to Be)
  3. Moon, Turn the Tides...Gently Gently Gently
  4. Still Raining, Still Dreaming
  5. House Burning Down
  6. All Along the Watchtower
  7. Voodoo Child (Slight Return)

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