- Audio CD
- Number of Discs: 2
- Format: Box set
- Label: Polydor
- ASIN: B001M4O2VG
- Other Editions: Audio CD | Audio Cassette | DVD Audio | Vinyl | MP3 Download
- Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars See all reviews (122 customer reviews)
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Electric Ladyland Box set
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However the fame/notoriety of EL doesn't really do it justice: to realise just how ground-breaking and innovative this project was, how revolutionary in concept and execution, you need to listen to it against other music from the period. Hendrix re-defined what could be done with the electric guitar and his excellent song-writing, experimentation with sound and uniquely creative lyrics offer a rewarding experience to anyone interested in the evolution of modern music.
The original 2-disk album had 16 tracks of varying length (of course on the vinyl - the only format available until the 1980s - this meant four `sides' of music). The running order chosen by Jimi and put out on release was:
1. And the Gods Made Love
2. Have you ever been to Electric Ladyland?
3. Cross Town Traffic
4. Voodoo Chile (the long, bluesy version)
1. Little Miss Strange (composed by Noel Redding)
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
1. Still Raining, still Dreaming
2. House Burning Down
3. All along the Watchtower (Jimi's seminal and definitive version of Bob Dylan's original song)
4. Voodoo Chile slight return (the 5-minute full-on version with that famous intro)
Now, this album contains everything: first-class electric blues (`Voodoo Chile'); experimental soundscape (`And the Gods...Read more ›
This is Jimi's magnum opus. If Are You Experienced, Axid Bold as Love, The Woodstock Star Spangled Banner, that killer live version of Johhny B Goode from Berkeley; if none of those existed but this did, he would still be considered the most gifted musician ever to pick up the electric guitar.
If you're used to modern heavy metal with often somewhat scary looking gentlemen performing feats of considerable technical skill on the guitar but haven't heard any Hendrix, give this a go. This is what happens when technical mastery and limitless musical imagination combine.Read more ›
For those looking for a juicy blues workout the 15 minute version of 'Voodoo Chile' will definitely satisfy you, whilst '1983...(A Merman I Should Turn To Be) demonstrates Jimi becoming increasingly experimental and progressive in his musical leanings. Personally, I find the shorter material more satisfying; 'House Burning Down', for instance' is direct and immediate - full of fire and fury. This 1968 release is a must for rock music fans of all ages.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The 3rd and final album from 'the Jimi Hendrx Experience' is thumping. One of the great albums, from a great era. 'Electric Ladyland' is also Jimi' s last studio album. Read morePublished 15 days ago by KT
For any young guitar music fan that wants to get into listening to guitar playing at it's best you can do no wrong with Jimi, He only released 3 official studio recordings in his... Read morePublished 2 months ago by steven waddington
Great Hendrix album and this pressing sounds good. Pity not the original cover though.Published 4 months ago by Miken