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    UK (Track/Polydor ) Japan and France (Barclay)


    Electric Ladyland was released October 25 1968.It was the last personally supervised studio album by Jimi for The Jim Hendrix Experience.

    Reached #6 on UK charts
    Went to #1 for 2 weeks in November on US charts

    Recorded at Olympic Studios UK and Record Plant Studio NYC at various sessions from July 1967 , December 1967,January 1968 and April thru August 1968.

    Produced by Jimi Hendrix.
    Engineered by Eddie Kramer with some help from Gary Kellgran.

    Chas became so fed up with Jimi's studio behavior in May 1968...constant retakes and party atmosphere...that he quit the project (and Jimi) and sold his share of the managemant company to Michael Jeffery . Noel Redding also lost his patience with Jimi in the studio and their releationship was strained. Noel had one of his own songs included "Litle Miss Strange"
    Record Plant was located very close to NYC nightime club scene... so finding "friends" to help wasn't a problem.

    A 75 minute double album collaborating with other musicians like Steve Winwood and Dave Mason , Chris Wood , Buddy Miles , Jack Casady.Al Kooper, Brian Jones ,Freddie Smith and Mike Finnigan.

    Jimi attemped to capture 3D sound on "1983" side and this can be appreciated on headphones to get the cinematic feel of the music. He was disappointed his "Do not change phase" mastering notes regarding all the phasing effects were ignored and felt the company didn't know what he really wanted and "screwed it up".

    Different covers released on either side of Atlantic. Controversial UK "nudes " cover not expected by Jimi.Track/Polydor also issued a 2 part version with "end of the world " cover on front and back of part 1 and part 2 with the "smoke photo" cover.

    Barclay France released their unique "finger" cover.
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    US/Canada Reprise Records

    One sided Armed Forces Radio release

    Note: Electric Landlady title on Columbia Reference disc.

    Tri color label used only in Canada as US had moved on to 2 tone labels

    Billboard ad text printed backwards reads "we are passengers all in a roomfull of mirrors"

    Unique layout and text used on early promo poster in upper left,looks to me like something on a super hero comic book

    B & W ad is from Rolling Stone October 1968

    All 4 sides of late 90's MCA records test pressing
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    US Artwork for Electric Ladyland

    Karl Ferris Saville photo for US source

    Jimi's original cover plans and Linda Eastman's NY Central Park photo submitted to Reprise
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    Various reissues from around the world. Some released as a single album set in mono(Brazil and Uruguay purple version)

    Hebrew text on Israeli cover

    Quite a few cool cover variations esp Mexican w/ Axis artwork.

    South African unique cover on unknown Zani Inox label
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    $2.95 US/Canada Electric Ladyland songbook from Warner Bros. Seven Arts Music
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    Cassette versions from Track / Polydor include:
    2LP 3500-112 Polydor
    The Track release I have is a tad confusing. It's a twin box, Vol and Vol 2. States Track on the box(s) but the cassettes themselves are clearly Polydor. Box numbers 914 587 / 914 588, likewise on the cassettes.
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    Re: Electric Ladyland ...( have you ever been to ?)

    Anybody have the the U.S. white label promo in mono?

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    2010 Sony Legacy Electric Ladyland Vinyl

    Front Cover, Back Cover, Foldout, Vinyl in antistatic sleeve, Vinyl itself, front and back covers of 6 page booklet included with Album.

    The antistatic sleeves on the Legacy releases are top notch.

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    1997 EH MCA American CD release. Front cover, Back Cover, CD with backcover of booklet shown, Picture with CD removed, Cover to EH survey (they wanted you to mail in answers to a variety of questions such as what made you buy the reissues and about 9 others.) Contains a 22 page booklet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Red House View Post
    Anybody have the the U.S. white label promo in mono?
    If only this did exist :-)
    I say that as a challenge, if anyone can tell me who owns a copy and can supply contact details ......................
    Well it's something I have been working on for years and NO ONE has ever been able to link me with an owner !!!
    So in short, this is just a story, rumour, gossip orr wishful thinking.
    If a copy does exist quite a few questions require asking, I have a list ready :-)
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    Re: Electric Ladyland ...( have you ever been to ?)

    Quote Originally Posted by Fenders Fingers View Post
    If only this did exist :-)
    I say that as a challenge, if anyone can tell me who owns a copy and can supply contact details ......................
    Well it's something I have been working on for years and NO ONE has ever been able to link me with an owner !!!
    So in short, this is just a story, rumour, gossip orr wishful thinking.
    If a copy does exist quite a few questions require asking, I have a list ready :-)
    BTW, it's rumoured that it is a TRACK mono test press. So your comment regars REPRISE is very interesting indeed.
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    Re: Electric Ladyland ...( have you ever been to ?)

    here's an example of the above mentioned single disc ELL Mono from Brazil

    that'll get you half of ELL in Mono.

    I've never seen one or known anyone to have a US Mono wlp ...or UK Track Mono for that matter

    I doubt they exist despite what misinformed price guides might say

    I second FF's challenge .....bring it on if ya got one!!

    side 1:
    1. AND THE GODS MADE LOVE (E os deuses fizeam amor...)
    2. HAVE YOU EVER BEEN (TO ELECTRIC LADYLAND) (Você já esteve em Electric Ladyland?)
    3. CROSS TOWN TRAFFIC (O trafego da cidade)
    4. LITTLE MISS STRANGE ( A pequena moça estranha)
    5. LONG HOT SUMMER NIGHT (Longa noite de verão)
    6. GIPSY EYES (Olhos de cigano)
    7. THE BURNING OF THE MIDNIGHT LAMP (A Lâmpada da meia-noite)

    side 2:
    1. STILL RAINNING, STILL DREAMING (Ainda chuvendo, ainda sonhando)
    2. HOUSE BRUNING DOWN (Casa sendo insendiada)
    3. ALL ALONG THE WATCHTOWER (Todos na torre de vigia)
    4. VOODOO CHILD (slight return)





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    Re: Electric Ladyland ...( have you ever been to ?)

    Quote Originally Posted by billo528 View Post
    South African unique cover on unknown Zani Inox label
    released 1970

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    Re: Electric Ladyland ...( have you ever been to ?)

    Quote Originally Posted by billo528 View Post
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    here's an example of the above mentioned single disc ELL Mono from Brazil

    that'll get you half of ELL in Mono.

    I've never seen one or known anyone to have a US Mono wlp ...or UK Track Mono for that matter

    I doubt they exist despite what misinformed price guides might say

    I second FF's challenge .....bring it on if ya got one!!
    I don't own a copy of the Brazilian "mono" Single LP but I do have a transfer here. My question is this, how much of this pressing is TRUE mono? I ask the question as any test MONO pressing would have to be TRUE mono throughout to really count and be of real value.
    Last time I looked the RRPG has it in the 2012 edition as £1000. Yes, I have enquired with Ian Shirley and no, still no evidence of it's existance.
    And one last point, it is listed as Track.
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    Hey billo, always very good, but this is missing, it's one of the gems of my collection

    Attachment 15606Attachment 15636Attachment 15607

    The first issue Track labels have a slightly different 'rough' texture to the paper, but the main difference on the labels is the catalogue numbers. On the left side of the centre hole, the catalogue number is repeated in brackets above the bold silver print in smaller inverted numbers. These end with a capital 'A' or 'B' per side, on both records' labels. This is ONLY found on the first pressing.
    The gatefold cover has deep colour tones on the naked ladies with an almost green tinge to the flesh colours, often found on the spine as well.
    Inside the gatefold, the Track logo, tracklisting, copyright information and 'Ernest J Day' address are all in blue.

    Above the titles are two pictures of Mitch & Noel. In a very first issue cover they are large sized photos, but all later issues have the modified cover with them reduced to a smaller size. The inside of this sleeve, unlike the outside, follows this design pattern. This too was the format for later Polydor label issues.
    The inside cover you can better see in Album Art as Electric Ladyland (rare cover)
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    http://recordmecca.com/news/jimi-hen...lue-type-hype/

    If you have read this thread so far then this link will interest you.




    Jimi Hendrix’s Electric Ladyland–The Final Word On First Pressings and The Blue Text Hype

    January 21st, 2014 In news9 Comments
    Last year I posted Jimi Hendrix’s Electric Ladyland—Exposing the ‘Blue Type’ Hype, about people’s mistaken notion that the UK version of Hendrix’s masterpiece with the blue type was the true first pressing. If you’re one of the 98% of collectors who couldn’t care less about this, I invite you to move on to something more interesting.
    If you care about this arcane issue read on, because the answer has emerged. To recap, there are two major variations of the UK Electric Ladyland album cover. Most copies have white type and small photos of Noel Redding and Mitch Mitchell inside the gatefold, but some have blue type and larger photos of Mitch and Noel. On the “blue” copies, the type is a mottled blue, which looks like a printing problem of some sort.
    Since the advent of Ebay, some have maintained that the blue text copies are the true first pressings. In my previous post, I disputed this for a variety of reasons. The vast majority of copies have the white type. Hendrix was a superstar when Electric Ladyland was released, and it was a immediate best seller. If the blue copies were the first, there would be far more blue than white ones. As I wrote last year, I own Hendrix’s personal copy of Electric Ladyland–surely he would have had an original–and his is the white type version. And well known English illustrator Edwin Pouncey (aka Savage Pencil) still has the copy he had special ordered prior to the album’s release—and it too has white type.

    In late October, I had the good fortune to visit David King, the art director who designed the UK Electric Ladyland cover, as well as the covers for the single disc versions, Electric Ladyland Part 1 and Part 2. David is a hero of mine, and also designed the covers for Axis:Bold As Love, The Who Sell Out and The Crazy World of Arthur Brown–in my opinion some of the greatest album covers ever created (I look forward to writing more about my visit with David at his London home.)
    Obviously David was the man who could solve the blue/white mystery for once and for all. He told me that in the 60’s recording artists were rarely involved with their album covers. They were usually on the road or in the studio, and he typically had only a few days to come up with an idea and create the artwork. In the case of Electric Ladyland, the Hendrix Experience had been touring the US for three months prior to the album’s October 25, 1968 UK release, and didn’t return until after the album was out.
    King, the Arts Editor at the Sunday Times Magazine was a friend of Track Records co-owner Chris Stamp (also co-manager of The Who.) Stamp liked King’s aesthetic and hired him to design various album covers for Track. For Electric Ladyland, King recalls having only three days from concept to turning in the finished art. Stamp was enthusiastic about King’s idea to picture nude girls on the cover, and happily anticipated the controversy it would undoubtedly cause. King told me Hendrix had no involvement with the cover, and even disavowed it after its release, saying “I don’t know anything about it. I didn’t know it was going to be used.”
    King hired photographer David Montgomery to shoot the nineteen nude models, and on the inside used an existing photograph of Hendrix (he’d previously hired Montgomery to shoot the photo for a Sunday Times Magazine article that never ran.) King added the small photographs of Mitch and Noel as an afterthought. His original design had the white type and smaller photographs of Redding and Mitchell; in fact King showed me his white type printed samples, stored in his flat files since 1968.
    So why was there a blue type/larger photos version ? It turns out the problem was the size of the photos. King told me that when Redding and Mitchell saw the finished cover, they were very upset that their photos were so much smaller than Hendrix’s. Consequently, Chris Stamp had the printer to enlarge their photos for the next run. The printer mistakenly used blue type instead of white—perhaps because the text on the Part 2 album cover was the same shade of blue—but in the process of “fixing it” created the blotchy blue type on the blue versions. King was not involved in the “fix” and would never have approved it the way it was printed; he told me “until you mentioned it a few weeks ago, I’d completely forgotten about the blue type, that it ever existed even for a moment.”
    Chris Stamp died last year, so there is no way to definitively know what happened next, but we assume that since the printing job turned out badly, and the Experience broke up in mid 1969, Stamp made the decision to go back to the original version—which at least was printed properly. The white type version on Track was still in print in the early 1970’s, and was the version later reissued on Polydor. Last month, an ‘interm version’ was sold on Ebay, with white type but bits of blue, particularly in the slashes between songs.
    So for those who share my obsession with things like this, we now know the pressings were-
    1. White type/smaller photos
    2. Blue type/larger photos
    3. White type/smaller photos (with a bit of blue)
    4. White type/smaller photos (Same as #1)
    5. Polydor reissue; White type/smaller photos.
    And there you have it—case closed !
    -Jeff Gold
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    A 2016 Newbury Comics exclusive color vinyl 150 gram pressing.


    Electric Ladyland is widely considered The Jimi Hendrix Experience's crowning achievement and focuses attention on Hendrix's abilities as singer, songwriter, guitarist, and producer. This stunning collection provides the earliest insight into Hendrix's "Sky Church" concept with featured guest appearances by Steve Winwood, Jack Casady, Al Kooper, Chris Wood, and Buddy Miles. Features 16 of the most enduring Hendrix classics including "Voodoo Child (Slight Return)", Crosstown Traffic", "Gypsy Eyes", and "All Along The Watchtower".
    Album is foil-stamp numbered and includes 8 page LP-sized booklet with rare photos and liner notes.

    Details
    • Number of discs: 2
    • Limited edition of: 2000
    • Label: Legacy

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    Billo - you are 'Brillo', thanks so very much for your insights and sharing top images from your collection. Please keep posting, lovin' it.
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