Jimi Hendrix Experience’s ‘Electric Ladyland’ To Be Reissued As 50th Anniversary Deluxe Box Set

Jimi Hendrix Experience's 'Electric Ladyland' To Be Reissued As 50th Anniversary Deluxe Box Set
JIMI HENDRIX EXPERIENCE's 'Electric Ladyland' To Be Reissued As 50th-Anniversary Deluxe Box Set

In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the discharge of THE JIMI HENDRIX EXPERIENCE masterpiece “Electric Ladyland”, Expertise Hendrix, L.L.C. and Legacy Recordings, the catalog division of Sony Music Leisure, are releasing the deluxe version field set on November 9. Obtainable as both a 3CD/1 Blu-ray set or a 6LP/1 Blu-ray set, each packages embrace the unique double album, now newly remastered by Bernie Grundman from the unique analog tapes. For the LP set, Grundman ready an all-analog direct-to-disc vinyl switch of the album, preserving the authenticity. Additionally included is “Electric Ladyland: The Early Takes”, which presents demos and studio outtakes from this era in Hendrix‘s profession, plus a brand new 5.1 Encompass Sound mixture of all the unique album by Hendrix‘s unique engineer Eddie Kramer. This marks the primary and solely time this has been executed with a Hendrix studio album, and provides listeners the unique stereo mixes in uncompressed 24 bit/96 kz high-resolution audio.

“Jimi Hendrix Experience: Live At the Hollywood Bowl 9/14/68”, a part of Expertise Hendrix‘s Dagger Data official bootleg collection, is one other unique element. The by no means earlier than launched recording captures the band and the mounting pleasure that happened simply weeks earlier than the discharge of “Electric Ladyland”. The Blu-ray additionally consists of the acclaimed, function size documentary “At Last… The Beginning: The Making Of Electric Ladyland”.

Lastly, “Electric Ladyland Deluxe Edition” features a full-color, 48-page ebook containing Jimi‘s handwritten lyrics, poem and directions to his report label, in addition to by no means earlier than revealed photographs from the recording periods that have been shot by Eddie Kramer himself.

“I had always dreamed of mixing ‘Electric Ladyland’ in 5.1 Surround Sound,” says Eddie Kramer, who engineered each Hendrix album made throughout his life, and produced or co-produced almost all of his posthumous materials. “It always felt to me as the perfect vehicle for the kind of adventuresome stuff that Jimi and I were trying to do in 1968. The visceral thrill when we completed the first surround mix of ‘Voodoo Child (Slight Return)’ was palpable. It was an overwhelming experience — pun intended. We viewed this song as the surround test and the moment I heard it I flashed back on those moments when Jimi and I were mixing the stereo album, laughing at our attempts to find that ‘elusive’ sound.” The Blu-ray for “Electric Ladyland Deluxe Edition” will include these 5.1 Encompass Sound mixes — a primary for any studio album within the Hendrix canon.

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The brand new cowl artwork — a Linda (McCartney) Eastman photograph of the band and youngsters on the statue of Alice In Wonderland in New York’s Central Park — was Hendrix‘s personal selection of images for the album’s cowl picture. The shot was relegated to the within of the U.S. model on Reprise Data, printed in black and white. The U.Okay. model of the album launched by Monitor Data did not embrace the photograph in any respect, and as an alternative featured a gatefold photograph of 19 bare ladies, which Hendrix famously abhorred. For the primary time ever, the Linda Eastman photograph, in full colour, will grace the duvet of “Electric Ladyland”, true to Jimi Hendrix‘s unique imaginative and prescient.

The third album by THE JIMI HENDRIX EXPERIENCE, “Electric Ladyland” was the final Hendrix studio album to have been launched in the course of the guitar icon’s lifetime and displays his meticulous involvement in each side of its creation. In his essay, included within the full shade 12″ x 12″ ebook that comes with the set, veteran Rolling Stone contributor David Fricke contends, “‘Electric Ladyland’ is the guitarist at a visceral, pictorial peak in his playing and his exploration of the recording studio as an instrument of composition and narrative.”

Initially launched on October 16, 1968, “Electric Ladyland” is the supply of such legendary Hendrix tracks as “All Along The Watchtower”, “Voodoo Child (Slight Return)”, “Crosstown Traffic” and “Burning Of The Midnight Lamp”. It’s generally acknowledged by Hendrix cognoscenti as probably the most absolutely realized, cohesive venture of his whole profession. The one Hendrix album to have hit No. 1 on the Billboard chart, it’s, indisputably, the crowning achievement of THE JIMI HENDRIX EXPERIENCE and underscored Hendrix‘s talents as singer, songwriter, guitarist, and producer. It stays his hottest album outdoors the U.S., outpacing the guitarist’s groundbreaking debut LP, “Are You Experienced”.

Notable for being the primary album produced and directed by Jimi Hendrix, “Electric Ladyland” was largely recorded after Hendrix cut up from Chas Chandler — the previous member of THE ANIMALS who discovered Hendrix in New York and introduced him to the U.Okay., co-managing his profession and producing the primary two EXPERIENCE albums. There’s additionally the introduction of out of doors gamers, specifically Steve Winwood, Chris Wooden and Dave Mason of TRAFFIC, Jack Casady of JEFFERSON AIRPLANE (bass on “Voodoo Chile”), and Hendrix‘s personal future BAND OF GYPSYS bandmate Buddy Miles (drums on “Rainy Day, Dream Away” and “Still Raining, Still Dreaming”). As a results of the rising rigidity between Hendrix and EXPERIENCE bassist Noel Redding (who parted methods the next yr), Hendrix took it upon himself to play bass on a lot of the songs, together with the duvet of Bob Dylan‘s “All Along The Watchtower”, the one JIMI HENDRIX EXPERIENCE single to succeed in Billboard‘s prime 20. Extensively thought-about one of many biggest interpretations ever recorded, Dylan professed in 1995 that Hendrix “found things that other people wouldn’t think of finding in there. He probably improved upon it by the spaces he was using.” By 1974, Dylan demonstrated the last word present of respect when he started utilizing Hendrix‘s template to carry out his personal music.

“Electric Ladyland: The Early Takes” consists of demos for music concepts Hendrix recorded himself on a Teac reel-to-reel tape machine in early 1968, in addition to early periods at Sound Middle and the Report Plant in New York. Beforehand unreleased variations of “Angel Caterina” and “Little Miss Strange” function visitor appearances from Buddy Miles and Stephen Stills. “Long Hot Summer” options Hendrix and Mitch Mitchell with Al Kooper on piano, and “At Last . . . The Beginning” is an early model of what would turn out to be “…And The Gods Made Love”. Jimi‘s demos, recorded in March 1968 whereas he resided on the Drake Lodge in Manhattan included formative renditions of such basic songs as “Voodoo Chile” and “Gypsy Eyes”, in addition to fascinating sketches of songs akin to “Angel” and “My Friend” which, regardless of their high quality, didn’t make the album.

“Electric Ladyland Deluxe Edition” consists of the beforehand unreleased stay album “Jimi Hendrix Experience: Live At the Hollywood Bowl 9/14/68”, a part of Expertise Hendrix‘s official “bootleg” collection. This stay album paperwork their triumphant Los Angeles live performance held a couple of weeks earlier than “Electric Ladyland” was launched. The lately found two-track soundboard recording captures the power that had the viewers in such a frenzy that many live performance goers jumped into the reflecting pool that separated the bandstand from the seats. “Live At the Hollywood Bowl 9/14/68” consists of choices from all three EXPERIENCE albums, in addition to a canopy of CREAM‘s smash hit “Sunshine Of Your Love”. The accompanying guide is full of unpublished photographs that comply with the band on the Bowl, from afternoon rehearsal, to backstage to the efficiency itself.

“At Last… The Beginning: The Making Of Electric Ladyland” paperwork the creation of the legendary double album. A few of Jimi‘s closest associates are seen on display discussing their first-hand recollections of Hendrix and the challenge together with JHE bassist Noel Redding, drummer Mitch Mitchell, supervisor Chas Chandler; Buddy Miles, Jack Casady, Steve Winwood, Dave Mason and others who participated within the “Electric Ladyland” periods. One of many highlights of this system consists of demonstrations by Eddie Kramer, who discusses the methods Hendrix, Mitchell and Redding employed in recording the album, enjoying a number of the unique multitrack tapes as an example the method. “At Last… The Beginning: The Making Of Electric Ladyland” is the definitive telling of the story.

The accompanying 48-page full-color e-book accommodates essays by music critic David Fricke and producer John McDermott. It’s full of detailed recording info and unpublished photographs, together with many taken by Eddie Kramer in the course of the recording of the album. Followers get a uncommon take a look at Hendrix‘s handwritten lyrics and directions to his label Warner Bros. for the album, drawn from his private pocket book, in addition to unique Warner Bros. inner memos and alternate paintings for the album.

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