Wednesday, October 17, 2018

VIDEO: Jimi Hendrix producer previews Electric Ladyland 50th anniversary reissue

Jimi Hendrix producer/engineer Eddie Kramer shares background stories in a new video preview of the November 9 release of an expanded 50th anniversary reissue of the iconic guitarist’s 1968 double album, “Electric Ladyland.”

The Deluxe Editions – available as either a 3CD/1 Blu-ray set or a 6LP/1 Blu-ray set – include a newly-remastered version of the record by Bernie Grundman from the original analog tapes, as well as a second disc of early studio takes and a third featuring the previously-unreleased live album, “Jimi Hendrix Experience: Live At the Hollywood Bowl 9/14/68.”

The 50th anniversary reissue is rounded out with the documentary “At Last… The Beginning: The Making Of Electric Ladyland”, which explores the creation of the double album and includes first-hand recollections of Hendrix and the project by bassist Noel Redding, drummer Mitch Mitchell, manager Chas Chandler, Buddy Miles, Jack Casady, Steve Winwood, Dave Mason and others who participated in the sessions.

Both the Blu-ray and LP packages include a new 5.1 surround sound mix of the double album by the Kramer, marking the first and only time this has been done with a Hendrix studio record.

The third and final studio album by the Jimi Hendrix Experience was the power trio’s only one to top the US charts while delivering their only US Top 20 hit with a cover of Bob Dylan’s “All Along The Watchtower.”

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“Electric Ladyland” 50th anniversary Deluxe Edition

Release date: November 9

Disc One: The original album

Disc Two: Electric Ladyland: The Early Takes

01. “1983 … (A Merman I Should Turn to Be)”
02. “Voodoo Chile”
03. “Cherokee Mist”
04. “Hear My Train a Comin'”
05. “Angel”
06. “Gypsy Eyes”
07. “Somewhere”
08. “Long Hot Summer Night” (Demo 1)
09. “Long Hot Summer Night” (Demo 3)
10. “Long Hot Summer Night” (Demo 4)
11. “Snowballs at My Window”
12. “My Friend”
13. “At Last … the Beginning”
13. “Angel Caterina (1983)”
15. “Little Miss Strange”
16. “Long Hot Summer Night” (Take 1)
17. “Long Hot Summer Night” (Take 14)
18. “Rainy Day, Dream Away”
19. “Rainy Day Shuffle”
20. “1983 … (A Merman I Should Turn to Be)”

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

01. Introduction
02. “Are You Experienced”
03. “Voodoo Child (Slight Return)”
04. “Red House”
05. “Foxy Lady”
06. “Fire”
07. “Hey Joe”
08. “Sunshine of Your Love”
09. “I Won’t Live Today”
10. “Little Wing”
11. “Star Spangled Banner”
12. “Purple Haze”


“At Last… The Beginning: The Making of Electric Ladyland” documentary
“Electric Ladyland”
• Uncompressed LPCM Stereo mix 24b/96k
• Uncompressed LPCM 5.1 Surround mix 24b/96k
• DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 Surround mix 24b/96k

See also:

Jimi Hendrix: Electric Ladyland 50th anniversary box set announced
Jimi Hendrix releases Lover Man video
AUDIO: Jimi Hendrix streams Lover Man from Both Sides Of The Sky
AUDIO: Jimi Hendrix streams Hear My Train A Comin’ from Both Sides Of The Sky
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