Electric Ladyland is the third and final album of new material by the Jimi Hendrix Experience, released in October 1968 on Reprise Records. It is the only Hendrix studio album professionally produced under his supervision. It topped the Billboard 200 album chart for two weeks in November 1968.
|Released||October 25, 1968 (some sources says October 16…worth celebrating anyhow)|
|Recorded||Olympic Studios, London and Record Plant Studios, New York, July and December 1967, January 1968, April–August 1968|
|Genre||Psychedelic rock, blues rock, acid rock, hard rock|
|Label||Reprise, Track, Barclay, Polydor|
All along the watchtower, the best Dylan cover of all time!:
This is a perfect Hendrix album. It is poppy and funky and original at the same time, and what a great soul singer Hendrix was! I also think it is very inventive, sonically speaking. Jimi Hendrix really searched for “new sounds” on this record, he produced an album that has stood the test of time marvelously.
Voodoo Child (Slight Return):
Electric Ladyland was the Experience’s most commercially successful release and their only number one album. It peaked at number six in the UK, where it spent 12 weeks on the chart.
Electric Ladyland included a cover of the Bob Dylan song, “All Along the Watchtower,” which became the Experience’s highest-selling single and their only top 40 hit in the US, peaking at number 20; the single reached number five in the UK.
Although it confounded critics upon its release, Electric Ladyland has since been viewed as one of Hendrix’s best work and one of the greatest rock albums of all time. It has been featured on many greatest-album lists, including Q magazine’s 2003 list of the 100 greatest albums and Rolling Stone ’s list of the 500 greatest albums of all time, on which it was ranked 54th.
Electric Ladyland on Spotify:
– Hallgeir & Egil