Electric Ladyland [+Video]
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Electric Ladyland [+Video]

March 9, 2010

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...And The Gods Made Love The Jimi Hendrix Experience
Have You Evere Been (To Electric Ladyland) The Jimi Hendrix Experience
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Voodoo Chile Jimi Hendrix
Little Miss Strange The Jimi Hendrix Experience
Long Hot Summer Night The Jimi Hendrix Experience
Come On (Let The Good Times Roll) The Jimi Hendrix Experience
Gypsy Eyes The Jimi Hendrix Experience
Burning Of The Midnight Lamp The Jimi Hendrix Experience
Rainy Day, Dream Away The Jimi Hendrix Experience
1983...(A Merman I Should Turn To Be) Jimi Hendrix
Moon, Turn The Tides...Gently Gently Away The Jimi Hendrix Experience
Still Raining, Still Dreaming The Jimi Hendrix Experience
House Burning Down The Jimi Hendrix Experience
All Along The Watchtower The Jimi Hendrix Experience
Voodoo Child (Slight Return) Jimi Hendrix
Video: Electric Ladyland (Bonus DVD Footage For Digital)
Video: Electric Ladyland (Amazon Bonus Clip)

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  • Original Release Date: March 9, 2010
  • Release Date: March 9, 2010
  • Label: Legacy Recordings
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  • Total Length: 1:30:45
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  • ASIN: B003B17YZE
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (60 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,401 Paid in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 Paid in MP3 Albums)

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69 of 70 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Bonus Features, Price Make This an Enticing Offer March 13, 2010
Format:Audio CD
It's been almost forty years since Jimi Hendrix's untimely death. As part of a reissue program, Experience Hendrix has reissued deluxe editions of his classic studio albums. For this longtime fan, ELECTRIC LADYLAND from 1968 is the ultimate Hendrix album. It's the album where he most fully untilized the studio to create his most enduring album.

There's not much to add to everything that's been written about this album, so I'll limit my comments to what's new with this 2010 edition:

The CD: The sticker on the shrink wrap says "Digitally Remastered," but I'm not sure there is a difference between this and my 1997 reissue. I'm not saying the sound isn't great; I'm just saying I don't notice a difference. [Note: my guess is they are simply playing fast and loose with the wording. After all, it IS digitally remastered; it's just not NEWLY remastered.Both releases were remastered by Eddie Kramer and George Marino.] This reissue contains all 16 original tracks--no bonus material. Running time - 75:27

The Booklet: Thirty-six pages. Lot's of great photos, including an alternate image (which Jimi hated!)from the UK cover photo session. An essay by Derek Taylor. Six pages of Jimi's original handwritten notes for the album. [Everything from the 1997 reissue is included in this booklet with additional photos and some minimal changes in the original layout.]

The DVD: There are no complete songs. A very limited amount of concert footage and nothing filmed during the actual sessions. Mostly on camera interview with original sound engineer Eddie Kramer playing snippets of tracks from the album. Also includes on camera interviews with Chas Chandler, Mitch Mitchell and Noel Redding. At no time during the video does Jimi talk about the album.
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69 of 74 people found the following review helpful
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Format:Audio CD
First off, "Electic ladyland" was remastered for a 3rd time in 1997 and by the Estate of Jimi Hendrix, the brought in no other than the iconic Eddie Kramer (who was the original engineer and produced much of Jimi's original recordings)plus they said on the 1997 remasters to have used the original mix-down tracks, I mean why 13 years later do we all a sudden need a new re-master? Jimi has been "remastered" now so many times its a joke! The catalog first came out on CD in 1990 on reprise records and they sounded like shiet! Then they were very quickly re-mastered, actually within just months of their intitial release, they were deemed so horrible that they were quickly remastered and resold with just a small sticker on the box (they had CD's in long narrow boxes then) the sticker just said "remaster". This wasnt a true remaster but a quicky job using some system called "sonic solutions", a way to remove static and such from the songs, but thats about it, but still big improvment. Also to be noted, Electric ladyland was originally released as a 2 CD set, the remaster changes it to 1 CD. Then in 1993 when Alan Douglas moved to the MCA label, they were agian re-mastered and given new CD covers (dumb idea) they all looked liked the "Voodoo Soup" ill fated CD cover. Those were true remasters and said to use the original mater tapes. Then in 1997 Al and Janie Hendrix wins there lawsuit over Alan Douglass and all the CD's were once again remastered, just 2 stupid years later! The gimmick this time was they went back to the original mix down tracks and remastered from those plus as well as brought back the original artwork. Then now they move to sony/legacy and what do they do.....??? REMASTER the songs......get real!
Then after all that is said....
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53 of 59 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Must have - except if you already have it March 11, 2010
By Spike
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
The album was a masterpiece when it was released, and remains so. There are some passages of 60's-era experimental, drug-suffused one-upsmanship, lending an occasionally dated quality. For the most part, though, the carefully crafted, inventive character of the album remains timeless. Especially at ~$9, this is a must-have for those who lack this album in their collection. (Stevie Ray Vaughan fans will appreciate the shared sensibilities and vision of these two virtuoso guitarists, each having left us far too soon.)

The CD is clearly a remaster of the original recording, and may be a partial remix as well. The equalization, dynamics, and stereo separation is generally more appealing to the contemporary (i.e., digital-era) ear, though the latter seems to be even more exaggerated than the original (to my recollection). Many of the shortcomings and idiosyncrasies of analog multitracking of that time are quite apparent. What would now be regarded as poor production values underscores the creativity required decades ago to produce such rich, multi-layered compositions with limited technical means. Even though the remaster is strikingly different, I like that the integrity of the recordings was largely maintained - e.g., the amplifier hum behind the lead vocals. Breathing of the noise floor due to compression is occasionally distracting, but it is largely a successful balance between preservation and enhancement.

I already had a remaster dating from the late 1990's - haven't had a chance to do a A/B comparison, but I'm not convinced that this release (if it is different at all) warrants getting another copy, if you already have the earlier remaster. I bought it because of the accompanying DVD mini documentary.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Outstanding
Always loved this album from day one when it was released. Some of Jim best songs a must have for your collection.
Published 12 days ago by Frank S. Cheh
4.0 out of 5 stars Having a good time.
On the objective level, it came a little later than desired. Beyond that, I love the album, and look forward to watching the DVD. Read more
Published 24 days ago by William Rush
5.0 out of 5 stars Listen to this with good quality headphones...and enjoy even more
I can echo all of the other reviewers' praise for this truly extraordinary album but I'll keep my review short because this is truly a classic work by an artist at the top of his... Read more
Published 3 months ago by Mr. Kendall A. Whitney
5.0 out of 5 stars Jimi Hendrix forever
Electric Ladyland is one hell of a final album for Jimi Hendrix and the tracks are just mind blowing driving music. Read more
Published 4 months ago by N.T.
5.0 out of 5 stars Jimi
I would explain this but I left my puppets and crayons at home today. Sarcasm aside, you either understand this artist or you don't. Read more
Published 4 months ago by dawg
5.0 out of 5 stars Joy and wonder fill this album from start to finish...
Jimi Hendrix demonstrates the full range of his songwriting skills and obvious guitar playing skills. Read more
Published 4 months ago by R. G. Guentner
5.0 out of 5 stars As great as ever
As good as it was in 1969 when I listened to it for the first time in my dorm room.
Published 5 months ago by Tedson
2.0 out of 5 stars Falsely Advertised
I received the product but the case ins't the same as the picture. I bought it mainly because i have many other albums like the picture above.
Published 5 months ago by Hayden
5.0 out of 5 stars 5 Stars Of Course
Actually, 10 stars! The cd was better than the original album and worth twice the selling price. We miss you Jimi!
Published 6 months ago by RickToye
5.0 out of 5 stars jimi fan
I enjoy this album of his and the DVD classic albums of how they put together the album with the remaining band members
Published 7 months ago by Kurt Mstoecklhuber
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