The Jimi Hendrix Experience ‎– Electric Ladyland

Track Record ‎– 613008/9
2 × Vinyl, LP, Album, Blue Text

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A1 And The Gods Made Love
A2 Have You Ever Been (To Electric Ladyland)
A3 Cross Town Traffic
A4 Voodoo Chile
B1 Little Miss Strange
Lead Vocals [Uncredited] – Noel Redding
B2 Long Hot Summer Night
B3 Come On
B4 Gypsy Eyes
B5 The Burning Of The Midnight Lamp
Backing Vocals [Uncredited] – Cissy Houston, The Sweet InspirationsHarpsichord [Uncredited] – Jimi Hendrix
C1 Rainy Day, Dream Away
C2 1983... (A Merman I Should Turn To Be)
C3 Moon, Turn The Tides... Gently, Gently Away
D1 Still Raining, Still Dreaming
D2 House Burning Down
D3 All Along The Watchtower
D4 Voodoo Chile (Slight Return)



Later pressing of gatefold sleeve (first run of covers had the white text), featuring the controversial image (censored by some outlets at the time) of naked ladies on front/back.

Cover spread has 'unwrapped/floating' gloss laminate applied, matt print areas left exposed at the two cut edges where the albums insert.

Gatefold opens to view inner spread (glued to outer cover's inside tabs as separate element). Gloss laminate exposing matt areas on all four edges. (Effectively, the sleeve is a flattened 2-piece cardboard tube).

Hendrix portrait on right-hand side (Back cover behind it).
Large sepia images of Redding & Mitchell on left (Front cover behind it), with blue tracks/credit text below them. "Track Record" logo center, E.J.Day print data to left. Erratic use of upper & lower-case in titles.

Discs in poly-lined white paper punch-hole sleeves. "Patent no 800513 & 973939" "Made in England 108"

The vinyl: First release, 1st pressing 180 gram vinyl with original 'high-dynamic' mix. Produced in auto-coupled sequence;
Disc 1: 613008 Side A; Cat# (613008 A) [inverted over 613008]
Disc 1: 613008 Side D; Cat# (613008 B) [inverted over 613008]
Disc 2: 613009 Side B; Cat# (613009 A) [inverted over 613009]
Disc 2: 613009 Side C; Cat# (613008 B) [inverted over 613009]
Defect in matrix stamping on this early issue, altered by hand. This typical vinyl is:
Side A: 61300##8 A//1 12 10
Side D: 51 61300#8 B//1 1
Side B: 10 61300#9 A#//1 1 ("10" has the '1' backwards, or it's an oddly stamped "CJ" upside down)
Side C: 61300#9 #B#//1 12 10
[The #, #8 or #9 indicates scratch-out]

Matt texture 'Version 1' labels with additional inverted catalog in parenthesis.
[V1 & V2 label comparisons provided at foot in 'images']

Titles: This UK issue has no suffix to "Come On", "The" is prefixed to "Burning Of The Midnight Lamp" and "Cross Town" appears as two words.

Recorded: Initial tracks at Olympic Studios, London, January 1968. Completed at Record Plant Studios, Studio A, New York, June to August 1968.
Performers, additional to the band, and technical credits added retrospectively. Taken from the authorized Hendrix family trust releases on the Experience Hendrix label.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A: # denotes scratch-out (See Notes)): 61300#8
  • Matrix / Runout (Side D: # denotes scratch-out (See Notes)): 61300##8
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B: # denotes scratch-out (See Notes)): 61300#9
  • Matrix / Runout (Side C: # denotes scratch-out (See Notes)): 61300#9
  • Other: Auto-coupled release

Other Versions (5 of 303) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
613008/9 The Jimi Hendrix Experience Electric Ladyland(2xLP, Album, Whi) Track Record 613008/9 UK 1968 Sell This Version
26 12 002 The Jimi Hendrix Experience Electric Ladyland(2xLP, Album, RE, Gat) Polydor 26 12 002 Spain 1977 Sell This Version
LP 5536/5537, 2612 002 The Jimi Hendrix Experience Electric Ladyland(2xLP, Album, M/Print, RE) PGP RTB, Polydor LP 5536/5537, 2612 002 Yugoslavia 1975 Sell This Version
847 233-2 The Jimi Hendrix Experience Electric Ladyland(CD, Album, Unofficial) Polydor (2) 847 233-2 Russia Unknown Sell This Version
MCASD 10895 The Jimi Hendrix Experience Electric Ladyland(CD, Album, RE, RM) MCA Records MCASD 10895 Canada 1993 Sell This Version


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May 26, 2017
Saw this as an unofficial picture disc relese, still sealed. Anyone know about this?


November 22, 2016
Can somebody help me identify my version? It is gatefold 2RS6307 with tan labels and memorial inner sleeves (Big picture of Hendrix with birth and death dates). Printed in USA. Looks like it's from early 70s but I can't find a match in these listings.


October 2, 2016
The brighter the sound,the more difficult for someone to catch the spirit of the late 60's.The early Track record versions sound the best in my ears despite the very serious effort from the experts to whom i respect to the highest.The 2010 legacy version sounds amazing full of analysis and it has high quality vinyl but lacks the depth and the relaxing sound.Just my opinion.


July 17, 2016
Can someone please help me work out which version of the album I have?

The matrix numbers are:

61300##8 A//1 1E5
613008 BV2 420 123
613009 AV2 420 11 6
613009 B//2 420 116

The trailing numbers are a bit hard to read, but did my best to get them right.

The cover has the white text.

Thanks, Robert


November 15, 2015
edited over 2 years ago
There seems to be a few different etching variations between the hand-corrected matrix numbers for this release. Does anyone know if these can be used to calculate a records pressing history? Or are they just pretty random? I'm guessing it's the later but any info would be great.Thanks
PS Another strange thing about the correcting of matrix numbers on this is why the 'A' side was corrected..? There was no need, as the matrix would remain the same even when auto-coupled- yet I've seen variations of these etchings too- signifying that it must of been done several times..odd.


October 27, 2015
on Ebay right now is a strictly limited 6 album box set version of this great lp. the albums are multi-coloured, gold etcetera, there is a 1 out of 10 sticker on the box, a poster and a 7inch ep-I think- with it. current price is 111, it ends this Friday, don't know anything about it........could be pure gold, or just another box set, either way, if interested, have a looksee........


August 10, 2015
edited over 2 years ago
I have the version with all blue text,including the Track logo..and,Jimi on the left,.It has exactly the same details as shown,except for the inside cover..Is there a separate entry for this version?...Something else,I have one 098 inner,but the other has the same patent numbers,but uses a darker blue print colour,and typeface..and is marked 44 not correct(108),but pretty close..I'm surprised that even one of them is correct..yet the photo shows a variation from the release note..
"Discs in poly-lined white paper punch-hole sleeves. "Patent no 800513 & 973939" "Made in England 108"

I've been thinking about the blue text,and the fact that it's not solid..On further inspection, with the aid of a magnifier,it's clear that there is lettering underneath,that has been overprinted..please also consider that white,in the context of litho-printing,is not actually is,if you like, the base layer,the other colours added,and combined,with varying transparency,to produce the final,correct,a mystery?..If it had been intended for that area to be blue,it would have been..I can't believe they would have added another layer (print run)of the cyan..with random lettering on..and the small areas that it is possible to make out bits of letters(through the final text),there seems to be a similarity in both typefaces..hmm?..This could be something to do with labelling being changed, after the decision to decouple/alter the tracklisting..the cyan would have been printed,leaving white lettering,as per the lighter areas,including the track logo..then subsequent printing has added a further layer of cyan(blue),but only one layer over the paler sections through the main it suggests to me,that Jimi would have been on the obviously,"both" sets of text are on the right...all a bit of a theory..if you have copy,blue,mottled text..check it more thing,referring to the track-listing changes...Side a single colour..not would have been the only side that would have been unaffected by the changes?While all the other text is mottled on the subsequent listing...where the text had been altered?...Nah..thinking about it,the tracklisting is the's just the order on the discs etc...and peering at it again,I'm now not at all sure about the typefaces etc..again....the paler lines aren't always straight,whereas text usually is?..I think its overprinted the cyan part of a picture...

After posting the above,I have found this article which..explains, far better than my rather convoluted guesswork..a great deal, regarding the "myths" etc...


March 13, 2015
edited over 3 years ago

great record


December 2, 2014
edited over 3 years ago

My favourite album of all time, easily the best from Hendrix, this album is a beautifully constructed masterpiece. Whilst credited to the Experience, there are some other important collaborators, notably Stevie Winwood and Jack Cassidy (Jefferson Airplane) playing on "Voodoo Chile", the amazing climax to the A-Side, which is one of Jimi's greatest works. The B-Side is a more familiar format, with five shorter tunes that would not have been out of place on either of the first two albums; the production is amazing, there are no filler tunes (He even turns Noel Redding's psychedelic poptune, Little Miss Strange, into a classic). Again, you can't pigeon hole Hendrix; there's elements of psychedelia, soul, blues, funk, rock and roll, and jazz. Side C was his most experimental work. I spent many an hour in my friend's, parent's, dark, smoky basement listening to this - what a trip. How can you categorise this? This side of vinyl is far more beautiful than any other experimental, psychedelic music and way before it's time (Parts of this would appeal to modern fans of contemporary down-tempo electronica). The final side opens with a reprise of "Rainy Day" before returning to the more familiar format of "House Burning Down" and ending with two of his most powerful, enduring tunes. Hendrix was a genius, not just for what he could do with a guitar, but for the music in his mind. Who knows what he would have gone on to achieve in the studio, had his life not been so tragically cut short.


May 28, 2014
Description of the history of UK covers is wrong, according to Jeff Gold
His evidence includes Hendrix's own copy, which Gold possesses, and the original proofs owned by the sleeve designer... Pretty compelling. The small photos and white print came first ("version 4" here), then large with blue text, then back to white text.
For what it's worth, my copy of "version 4" comes in 108 inner sleeves