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Electric Ladyland

Electric Ladyland is a rock and roll album recorded in 1968 by Jimi Hendrix and his band, the Jimi Hendrix Experience. This album is seen as the peak of Hendrix's mastery of the electric guitar, and it is frequently cited as one of the greatest rock and roll albums of all time. It was the last of Hendrix's albums to be professionally produced under his own supervision; after Electric Ladyland, Hendrix spent the remaining three years of his life attempting to organize a new band and recording a large number of musical tracks.

Released as a double-album, Electric Ladyland is a cross-section of Hendrix's wide range of musical talent. It includes samples of every type of his music, ranging from psychedelia ("Burning of the Midnight Lamp") to soul-turning, bluesy guitar jams (the live recording "Voodoo Chile"), 1950s-style rock and roll ("Little Miss Strange"), and the epic studio production "1983." Hendrix also recorded a cover version of Bob Dylan's "All Along the Watchtower" that is seen by many as superior to the original version. ("Watchtower" is the only song from the album that receives regular airplay on "classic rock" radio stations, much to the chagrin of Hendrix's fans.)

In the final stages of the album's production, a studio technician renamed the album "Electric Landlady." The album was almost released under this title until Hendrix noticed it, which upset him considerably. The title was quickly changed back.

Track listing

  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 (Let The Good Times Roll)"
  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)"