Photo credits to Walter Iooss Jr.

Jimi Hendrix's "Electric Ladyland" will get a massive 50th-anniversary box set reissue

new music 17/09/2018

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the release of "Electric Ladyland", the classic Jimi Hendrix Experience album will be reissued with a massive 50th-anniversary edition deluxe box set, due for release on 9th Nov.

Available as a three-CD/Blu-ray set or a six-LP/Blu-ray set, the album will feature newly remastered tracks from the original analogue tapes. The vinyl set will include an all-analogue direct-to-disc vinyl transfer.

The box set will also include "Electric Ladyland: The Early Takes", featuring demos and outtakes from the same era; a new 5.1 surround sound mix of the original album by Hendrix's longtime engineer Eddie Kramer; an extended documentary on the making of "Electric Ladyland"; a full-colour 48-page book that includes handwritten lyrics, poems and instructions by Hendrix and unseen photographs from the recording sessions shot by Kramer; "Jimi Hendrix Experience: Live At the Hollywood Bowl 9/14/68", part of Experience Hendrix's Dagger Records official bootleg series; and a feature-length documentary "At Last … the Beginning: The Making of 'Electric Ladyland".

"Electric Ladyland" was first released in October 1968 by the Jimi Hendrix Experience. Their third album was also the first album solely produced by Hendrix himself. The album is well known for tracks like "Voodoo Child (Slight Return)" and his cover of Bob Dylan's "All Along the Watchtower".

You can see the full track listing below.

The updated cover art for the album as photographed by the late Linda McCartney which features Hendrix with a group of kids posing by the statue of Alice in Wonderland in New York's Central Park. It was Hendrix's preferred choice for the album cover but was later relegated to the inside of the U.S. album version. The U.K. version featured a gatefold photograph of nineteen naked women instead which was not agreed by Hendrix.

The Jimi Hendrix Experience's "Electric Landyland Deluxe Edition" track list:

Electric Ladyland – original album remixed by Eddie Kramer in 5.1 Surround Sound 

Side A

  1. … And the Gods Made Love
  2. Have You Ever Been (To Electric Ladyland)
  3. Crosstown Traffic
  4. Voodoo Child

Side B

  1. Little Miss Strange
  2. Long Hot Summer Night
  3. Come On (Part I)
  4. Gypsy Eyes
  5. Burning of the Midnight Lamp

Side C

  1. Rainy Day, Dream Away
  2. 1983….(A Merman I Should Turn To Be)
  3. Moon, Turn the Tides….Gently Gently Away

Side D

  1. Still Raining, Still Dreaming
  2. House Burning Down
  3. All Along the Watchtower
  4. Voodoo Child (Slight Return)

 At Last…The Beginning: The Making of Electric Ladyland: The Early Takes 

Side A

  1. 1983…(A Merman I Should Turn To Be)
  2.  Voodoo Child
  3. Cherokee Mist
  4. Hear My Train A Comin’

Side B

  1. Angel
  2. Gypsy Eyes
  3. Somewhere
  4. Long Hot Summer Night [Demo 1]
  5. Long Hot Summer Night [Demo 3]
  6. Long Hot Summer Night [Demo 4]
  7. Snowballs At My Window
  8. My Friend

Side C

  1. At Last…The Beginning
  2. Angel Caterina (1983)
  3. Little Miss Strange
  4. Long Hot Summer Night [Take 1]
  5. Long Hot Summer Night [Take 14]

Side D

  1. Rainy Day, Dream Away
  2. Rainy Day Shuffle
  3. 1983…(A Merman I Should Turn To Be)

Jimi Hendrix Experience: Live At The Hollywood Bowl Sept. 14, 1968 (Dagger Records)

Side A

  1. Introduction
  2. Are You Experienced
  3. Voodoo Child (Slight Return)

Side B

  1. Red House
  2. Foxey Lady
  3. Fire

Side C

  1. Hey Joe
  2. Sunshine of Your Love
  3. I Won’t Live Today

Side D

  1. Little Wing
  2. Star Spangled Banner
  3. Purple Haze

At Last… The Beginning: The Making of Electric Ladyland documentary (Blu-ray)

  1. Uncompressed LPCM Stereo 24b/96k
  2. Uncompressed LPCM 5.1 Surround 24b/96k
  3. DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 Surround 24b/96k