Electric Ladyland (1968, 1997)
Created by Experience Hendrix, L.L.C., under exclusive

license to MCA Records, Inc. in 1968 and 1997.
Peaked at the 1st spot on Billboard's Pop Albums and # 5

on Billboard's
Black Albums in 1968.
        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 (now

on one compact disc), Hendrix once again pushed the concept album to new horizons.

(
Cub Koda - All Music Guide)
Album Play List

1. ...And The Gods Made Love 1:21
Written by Jimi Hendrix
Published by Experience Hendrix, L.L.C. (ASCAP)
©1997, 1968 Experience Hendrix, L.L.C., under exclusive license to MCA Records, Inc.

2. Have You Ever Been (To Electric Ladyland) 2:12 (
Recommended)
Written by Jimi Hendrix
Published by Experience Hendrix, L.L.C. (ASCAP)
©1997, 1968 Experience Hendrix, L.L.C., under exclusive license to MCA Records, Inc.

3. Crosstown Traffic 2:25 (
Recommended)
Written by Jimi Hendrix
Published by Experience Hendrix, L.L.C. (ASCAP)
©1997, 1968 Experience Hendrix, L.L.C., under exclusive license to MCA Records, Inc.
Peaked at the 52nd spot on Billboard's Pop Singles in 1968.

4. Voodoo Chile 15:05
Written by Jimi Hendrix
Published by Experience Hendrix, L.L.C. (ASCAP)
©1997, 1968 Experience Hendrix, L.L.C., under exclusive license to MCA Records, Inc.

5. Little Miss Strange 2:50
Written by Jimi Hendrix
Published by Joint Music, adm. by Chappelle & Co. (ASCAP)
©1997, 1968 Experience Hendrix, L.L.C., under exclusive license to MCA Records, Inc.

6. Long Hot Summer Night 3:30
Written by Jimi Hendrix
Published by Experience Hendrix, L.L.C. (ASCAP)
©1997, 1968 Experience Hendrix, L.L.C., under exclusive license to MCA Records, Inc.

7. Come On (Let The Good Times Roll)  4:10 (
Recommended)
Written by Jimi Hendrix
Published by EMI Unart Catalog Inc. (BMI)
©1997, 1968 Experience Hendrix, L.L.C., under exclusive license to MCA Records, Inc.

8. Gypsy Eyes 3:46 (
Recommended)
Written by Jimi Hendrix
Published by Experience Hendrix, L.L.C. (ASCAP)
©1997, 1968 Experience Hendrix, L.L.C., under exclusive license to MCA Records, Inc.

9. Burning Of The Midnight Lamp 3:44 (
Recommended)
Written by Jimi Hendrix
Published by Experience Hendrix, L.L.C. (ASCAP)
©1997, 1968 Experience Hendrix, L.L.C., under exclusive license to MCA Records, Inc.

10. Rainy Day, Dream Away 3:43
Written by Jimi Hendrix
Published by Experience Hendrix, L.L.C. (ASCAP)/Joint Music Co., Inc. (BMI)
©1997, 1968 Experience Hendrix, L.L.C., under exclusive license to MCA Records, Inc.

11. 1983...(A Merman I Should Turn To Be) 13:46
Written by Jimi Hendrix
Published by Experience Hendrix, L.L.C. (ASCAP)
©1997, 1968 Experience Hendrix, L.L.C., under exclusive license to MCA Records, Inc.

12. Moon Turn The Tides...Gently Gently Away 1:01
Written by Jimi Hendrix
Published by Experience Hendrix, L.L.C. (ASCAP)
©1997, 1968 Experience Hendrix, L.L.C., under exclusive license to MCA Records, Inc.

13. Still Raining, Still Dreaming 4:24
Written by Jimi Hendrix
Published by Experience Hendrix, L.L.C. (ASCAP)
©1997, 1968 Experience Hendrix, L.L.C., under exclusive license to MCA Records, Inc.

14. House Burning Down 4:35
Written by Jimi Hendrix
Published by Experience Hendrix, L.L.C. (ASCAP)
©1997, 1968 Experience Hendrix, L.L.C., under exclusive license to MCA Records, Inc.

15. All Along The Watchtower 4:01 (
Recommended)
Written by Jimi Hendrix
Published by Dwarf Music (ASCAP)
©1997, 1968 Experience Hendrix, L.L.C., under exclusive license to MCA Records, Inc.
Peaked at the 20th spot on Billboard's Pop Singles in 1968.

16. Voodoo Child (Slight Return) 5:14 (Recommended)
Written by Jimi Hendrix
Published by Experience Hendrix, L.L.C. (ASCAP)
©1997, 1968 Experience Hendrix, L.L.C., under exclusive license to MCA Records, Inc.
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this album