180 Gram Virgin Vinyl - Pressed at QRP - AAA 100% Analogue
Mastered by George Marino at Sterling Sound - 8 Page Booklet
AAA 100% Analogue This LP was Remastered using Pure Analogue Components Only, from the Master Tapes through to the Cutting Head
All Analog Remaster from the Original 2-Track Master Tapes by Jimi's original engineer, Eddie Kramer.
Cut by George Marino at Sterling Sound
Electric Ladyland is the third and final album by the Jimi Hendrix Experience, released in 1968 on Reprise Records. Produced and mainly written by Jimi Hendrix, the album is seen as the peak of Hendrix's mastery of the electric guitar.
The album is a cross-section of Hendrix's wide range of musical talent. It includes samples of several genres, including the psychedelia of "Burning Of The Midnight Lamp", the extended blues jam "Voodoo Chile", the New Orleans-style rock and roll of "Come On", the epic studio production of "1983... (A Merman I Should Turn to Be)", and the social commentary of "House Burning Down".
The album also features a cover version of Bob Dylan's "All Along The Watchtower" that has been praised by many, including Dylan himself.
Electric Ladyland is widely considered The Jimi Hendrix Experience's crowning achievement and focuses attention on Hendrix's abilities as singer, songwriter, guitarist, and producer. This stunning collection provides the earliest insight into Hendrix's "Sky Church" concept with featured guest appearances by Steve Winwood, Jack Casady, Al Kooper, Chris Wood, and Buddy Miles. Features 16 of the most enduring Hendrix classics including "Voodoo Child (Slight Return)," "Crosstown Traffic," "Gypsy Eyes," and "All Along The Watchtower."
"I'm getting myself personally together in the way of music," Hendrix said on the release of his third album. "Some tracks are getting very long. That's why you can only get about twenty tracks — our type of tracks, anyway — onto two records." The longest track here, "Voodoo Chile," lasts for more than fifteen minutes; with the interplay between Steve Winwood on organ and Hendrix on guitar, it's also one of the best. Ladyland showcases Hendrix's further explorations of the guitar, but two of the finest tracks are the most direct: the explosive "Crosstown Traffic" and the definitive version of Bob Dylan's "All Along the Watchtower." - www.rollingstone.com
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 Hendrix once again pushed the concept album to new horizons.
1. ...AND THE GODS MADE LOVE
2. HAVE YOU EVERE BEEN (TO ELECTRIC LADYLAND)
3. CROSSTOWN TRAFFIC
4. VOODOO CHILE
1. LITTLE MISS STRANGE
2. LONG HOT SUMMER NIGHT
3. COME ON (LET THE GOOD TIMES ROLL)
4. GYPSY EYES
5. BURNING OF THE MIDNIGHT LAMP
1. RAINY DAY, DREAM AWAY
2. 1983...(A MERMAN I SHOULD TURN TO BE)
3. MOON, TURN THE TIDES...GENTLY GENTLY AWAY
1. STILL RAINING, STILL DREAMING
2. HOUSE BURNING DOWN
3. ALL ALONG THE WATCHTOWER
4. VOODOO CHILD (SLIGHT RETURN)
Mastered By George Marino at Sterling Sound.