The Jimi Hendrix Experience Announces 'Electric Ladyland' 50th Anniversary Box Set
Jimi Hendrix performs circa 1969
The Jimi Hendrix Experience is commemorating the 50th anniversary of its album Electric Ladyland by reissuing the project as part of a Deluxe Edition box set. Slated for a Nov. 9 release, the package arrives 18 days before the late rock legend would have celebrated his 76th birthday.
In addition to the original double album -- now newly remastered by Bernie Grundman from the original analog tapes -- the box set includes Electric Ladyland: The Early Takes, which gives fans a look into demos and studio outtakes from the recording period. The Deluxe Edition will also give listeners a new 5.1 surround sound mix of the entire original album by Hendrix's original engineer, Eddie Kramer.
Another exclusive component is the unreleased live album, Jimi Hendrix Experience: Live At the Hollywood Bowl 9/14/68, which is part of Experience Hendrix's Dagger Records official bootleg series. Moreover, fans are treated to the feature-length documentary, At Last... The Beginning: The Making of Electric Ladyland.
Finally, the Electric Ladyland Deluxe Edition includes a full color, 48-page book that contains Hendrix's handwritten lyrics, poem and instructions to his record label, and never before published photos from the recording sessions shot by Eddie Kramer. The entire box set is available as either a 3 CD/1 Blu-ray set or a 6LP/1 Blu-ray set.
Watch the trailer for the Electric Ladyland 50th anniversary deluxe edition box set below.