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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.