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Jimi Hendrix’s ‘Electric Ladyland’ set for deluxe 50th anniversary reissue

In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Jimi Hendrix Experience‘s third and final album, Electric Ladyland, a new Deluxe Edition box set will be released on November 9th. The package will come as a three-CD/one Blu-ray set or a six LP/one Blu-ray set, with both packages including the original double album, now newly remastered by Bernie Grundman from the original analog tapes, and a 48-page full-color book.

Also included is Electric Ladyland: The Early Takes, which presents demos and studio outtakes from this period in Hendrix’s career, plus a new 5.1 surround sound mix of the entire original album by Hendrix’s original engineer Eddie Kramer. This marks the first and only time this has been done with a Hendrix studio album. The new cover art — shot by Linda McCartney — features a classic photograph of the band and children at the statue of Alice In Wonderland in New York’s Central Park — and was Hendrix’s own choice of imagery for the album’s cover image.

The Electric Ladyland – Deluxe Edition includes the previously unreleased live album Jimi Hendrix Experience: Live At The Hollywood Bowl 9/14/68, which had seen release as part of Experience Hendrix’s official “bootleg” series. The concert documents the band’s historic L.A. show held only a few weeks before Electric Ladyland was released.

According to the press release, “The Blu-ray doc, At Last. . .  The Beginning: The Making Of Electric Ladyland documents the creation of the legendary double album. Some of Jimi’s closest associates are seen on screen discussing their first-hand recollections of Hendrix and the project including Experience bassist Noel Redding, drummer Mitch Mitchell, manager Chas Chandler, Buddy Miles, Jack Casady, Steve Winwood, Dave Mason, and others who participated in the Electric Ladyland sessions. One of the highlights of the program includes demonstrations by Eddie Kramer, who discusses the techniques Hendrix, Mitchell and Redding employed in recording the album, playing some of the original multi-track tapes to illustrate the process.”

SOURCE: Press release

The tracklist to the Electric Ladyland – Deluxe Edition:

Disc One: The original album

“. . . And The Gods Made Love”
“Have You Ever Been (To Electric Ladyland)”
“Crosstown Traffic”
“Voodoo Chile”
“Little Miss Strange”
“Long Hot Summer Night”
“Come On (Part I)”
“Gypsy Eyes”
“Burning of the Midnight Lamp”
“Rainy Day, Dream Away”
“1983….(A Merman I Should Turn To Be)”
“Moon, Turn the Tides. . . Gently Gently Away”
“Still Raining, Still Dreaming”
“House Burning Down”
“All Along the Watchtower”
“Voodoo Child (Slight Return)”

Disc Two: Electric Ladyland: The Early Takes

“1983. . . (A Merman I Should Turn to Be)”
“Voodoo Chile”
“Cherokee Mist”
“Hear My Train a Comin’”
“Gypsy Eyes”
“Long Hot Summer Night” (Demo 1)
“Long Hot Summer Night” (Demo 3)
“Long Hot Summer Night” (Demo 4)
“Snowballs at My Window”
“My Friend”
“At Last. . . the Beginning”
“Angel Caterina (1983)”
“Little Miss Strange”
“Long Hot Summer Night” (Take 1)
“Long Hot Summer Night” (Take 14)
“Rainy Day, Dream Away”
“Rainy Day Shuffle”
“1983 … (A Merman I Should Turn to Be)”

Disc Three: Jimi Hendrix Experience: Live At The Hollywood Bowl 9/14/68

“Are You Experienced”
“Voodoo Child (Slight Return)”
“Red House”
“Foxey Lady”
“Hey Joe”
“Sunshine Of Your Love”
“I Won’t Live Today”
“Little Wing”
“Star Spangled Banner”
“Purple Haze”