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Electric Ladyland
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Recording Details
Dates
Studio(s) Olympic Sound, London, England
Record Plant, New York City, USA
Release Details
Date(s) US United States: September 16th, 1968
UK United Kingdom: October 25th, 1968
Publisher(s) US United States: Reprise Records
UK United Kingdom: Track Records
All: See table
Charts US United States: #1
UK United Kingdom: #6
Miscellaneous Details
Length
Tracks 16
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For the recording studio, see Electric Lady Studios.
For the song, see Have You Ever Been (To Electric Ladyland).

Electric Ladyland is the third and final studio album by The Jimi Hendrix Experience, released on October 16th, 1968 in the United States, and October 25th, 1968 in the United Kingdom.

Ladyland was a breakthrough album for Hendrix, as it was the first opportunity he got to produce an album to his liking, as opposed to relying on Chas Chandler and/or Eddie Kramer as before. As such, many experimental studio effects were employed, as well as a mass of guest musicians, including Traffic members Steve Winwood, Chris Wood and Dave Mason, as well as drummer Buddy Miles and bassist Jack Cassady.

The album contained a range of music genres, including pop ("Little Miss Strange"), jazz ("Rainy Day, Dream Away"), blues ("1983... (A Merman I Should Turn to Be)"), and classic Hendrix-esque hard rock ("Voodoo Child (Slight Return)"). The album also contains two covers of classic rock songs - Earl King's "Come On (Let the Good Times Roll)" and Bob Dylan's "All Along the Watchtower". The album is seen as the strongest proof of Hendrix's mastery of the electric guitar, and is often cited as one of the greatest and most influential rock albums of all time.

The Experience released three singles from the album in the UK: "Burning of the Midnight Lamp", "All Along the Watchtower" and "Crosstown Traffic", and three more singles were released posthumously at various times on various labels: "Voodoo Child (Slight Return)", "Gypsy Eyes" and "Rainy Day, Dream Away". "All Along the Watchtower" and "Crosstown Traffic" were also released in the US.

HistoryEdit

RecordingEdit

Original releasesEdit

ReissuesEdit

Remasters and CD releasesEdit

Track listingEdit

All songs were written by Jimi Hendrix, except where noted. Double CD releases feature sides A and D on disc one and sides B and C on disc two. Single CD releases feature all tracks on one disc. Titles in brackets are those that were shown on the original LP sleeve.

Side AEdit

  1. "...And the Gods Made Love" ("And the Gods made love") – 1:22
  2. "Have You Ever Been (To Electric Ladyland)" ("Electric Ladyland") – 2:10
  3. "Crosstown Traffic" ("Crosstown traffic") – 2:26
  4. "Voodoo Chile" – 15:00

Side BEdit

  1. "Little Miss Strange" (Noel Redding) – 2:52
  2. "Long Hot Summer Night" – 3:27
  3. "Come On (Let the Good Times Roll)" ("Come on") (Earl King) – 4:09
  4. "Gypsy Eyes" ("Gipsy eyes") – 3:43
  5. "Burning of the Midnight Lamp" – 3:39

Side CEdit

  1. "Rainy Day, Dream Away" ("Rainy day, dream away") – 3:42
  2. "1983... (A Merman I Should Turn to Be)" ("1983 (A Merman I should turn to be") – 13:39
  3. "Moon, Turn the Tides... Gently, Gently Away" ("Moon, turn the tides...gently gently away") – 1:01

Side DEdit

  1. "Still Raining, Still Dreaming" ("Still Raining Still Dreaming") – 4:25
  2. "House Burning Down" ("House burning down") – 4:32
  3. "All Along the Watchtower" ("All along the Watchtower") (Bob Dylan) – 4:00
  4. "Voodoo Child (Slight Return)" ("Voodoo Chile (slight return)") – 5:13

PersonnelEdit

Band membersEdit

Jimi Hendrix 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16
Electric guitar Tick Tick Tick Tick Tick Tick Tick Tick Tick Tick Tick Tick Tick Tick Tick Tick
Lead vocals Tick Tick Tick Tick Tick Tick Tick Tick Tick Tick Tick Tick Tick
Bass guitar Tick Tick Tick Tick Tick Tick Tick Tick
Timpani Tick
Kazoo Tick
Piano Tick
Backing vocals Tick
Electric harpsichord Tick
Mellotron Tick
Percussion Tick


Noel Redding 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16
Bass guitar Tick Tick Tick Tick Tick
Backing vocals Tick
Lead vocals Tick
Electric guitar Tick
Acoustic guitar Tick


Mitch Mitchell 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16
Drums Tick Tick Tick Tick Tick Tick Tick Tick Tick Tick Tick Tick
Backing vocals Tick Tick
Tambourine Tick
Temple block Tick

Guest musiciansEdit

Dave Mason Song(s)
Backing vocals "Crosstown Traffic"
Acoustic guitar "All Along the Watchtower"
Bass guitar "All Along the Watchtower"


Buddy Miles Song(s)
Drums "Rainy Day, Dream Away"
"Still Raining, Still Dreaming"


Mike Finnigan Song(s)
Organ "Rainy Day, Dream Away"
"Still Raining, Still Dreaming"


Larry Faucette Song(s)
Congas "Rainy Day, Dream Away"
"Still Raining, Still Dreaming"


Jack Cassady Song(s)
Bass guitar "Voodoo Chile"


Al Cooper Song(s)
Piano "Long Hot Summer Night"


Steve Winwood Song(s)
Organ "Voodoo Chile"


Freddie Smith Song(s)
Tenor saxophone "Voodoo Chile"


Chris Wood Song(s)
Flute "1983... (A Merman I Should Turn to Be)"


Studio personnelEdit

Remastered versionsEdit

Alan Douglas remastered versionEdit
Experience Hendrix remastered versionEdit

Release detailsEdit

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LP front cover (2010 re-release)

Gallery of artworkEdit

LinksEdit

NavigationEdit

Electric Ladyland

1. "...And the Gods Made Love" • 2. "Have You Ever Been (To Electric Ladyland)" • 3. "Crosstown Traffic" • 4. "Voodoo Chile" • 5. "Little Miss Strange" • 6. "Long Hot Summer Night" • 7. "Come On (Part 1)" 8. "Gypsy Eyes" • 9. "Burning of the Midnight Lamp" • 10. "Rainy Day, Dream Away" • 11. "1983... (A Merman I Should Turn to Be)" 12. "Moon, Turn the Tides... Gently, Gently Away" • 13. "Still Raining, Still Dreaming" 14. "House Burning Down" • 15. "All Along the Watchtower" • 16. "Voodoo Child (Slight Return)"

Studio albums

Original: Are You Experienced (1967) • Axis: Bold as Love (1967) • Electric Ladyland (1968)

Posthumous: The Cry of Love (1971) • Rainbow Bridge (1971) • War Heroes (1972) • Loose Ends (1974) • Crash Landing (1975) • Midnight Lightning (1975) • Nine to the Universe (1980)

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