Today as we reflect on the 48th anniversary since we lost Jimi Hendrix it’s been announced the 50th anniversary addition of The Jimi Hendrix Experience Electric Ladyland is coming out later this year.
Jimi Hendrix Experience masterpiece ELECTRIC LADYLAND, Experience Hendrix, L.L.C. and Legacy Recordings, the catalogue division of Sony Music Entertainment, are releasing the Deluxe Edition box set on November 9.
Available as either a 3CD/1 Blu-ray set or a 6LP/1 Blu-ray set, both packages include the original double album, now newly remastered by Bernie Grundman from the original analogue tapes.
Also included is ELECTRIC LADYLAND: THE EARLY TAKES , which presents demos and studio outtakes from this period in Hendrix’s career, plus a new 5.1, surround sound mix of the entire original album by Hendrix’s original engineer Eddie Kramer. This marks the first and only time this has been done with a Hendrix studio album, and gives listeners the original stereo mixes in uncompressed 24 bit/96 kz high resolution audio.
“I had always dreamed of mixing ELECTRIC LADYLAND in 5.1 surround sound,” says Eddie Kramer, who engineered every Hendrix album made during his life, and produced or co-produced nearly all of his posthumous material.
JIMI HENDRIX EXPERIENCE: LIVE AT THE HOLLYWOOD BOWL 9/14/68, part of Experience Hendrix’s Dagger Records official bootleg series, is another exclusive component. The never before released recording captures the band and the mounting excitement that took place just weeks before the release of ELECTRIC LADYLAND.
The Blu-ray also includes the acclaimed, feature length documentary AT LAST… THE BEGINNING: THE MAKING OF ELECTRIC LADYLAND.
As if that’s not enough the release includes a full colour book with never before published photos from the recording sessions.
Something every classic rock fan needs in their collection.
Pre-order available here
Triple M Classic Rock Digital are paying tribute to the rock icon all day today (Tuesday 18th September).
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