The Jimi Hendrix Experience ‎– Electric Ladyland

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Reprise Records ‎– 2RS 6307, Reprise Records ‎– 6307, Reprise Records ‎– 2 RS 6307
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2 × Vinyl, LP, Album, 2 Tone Labels
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A1 ... And The Gods Made Love
A2 Have You Ever Been (To Electric Ladyland)
A3 Crosstown Traffic
A4 Voodoo Chile
Bass – Jack Cassidy*Organ – Stevie Winwood*
B1 Little Miss Strange
B2 Long Hot Summer Night
Piano – Al Kooper
B3 Come On (Part I)
Written-By – Earl King
B4 Gypsy Eyes
B5 Burning Of The Midnight Lamp
C1 Rainy Day, Dream Away
Congas – Larry FaucetteDrums – Buddy MilesHorn – Freddie SmithOrgan – Mike Finnigan
C2 1983....(A Merman I Should Turn To Be)
Flute – Chris Wood (2)
C3 Moon, Turn The Tides....Gently Gently Away
D1 Still Raining, Still Dreaming
Congas – Larry FaucetteDrums – Buddy MilesHorn – Freddie SmithOrgan – Mike Finnigan
D2 House Burning Down
D3 All Along The Watchtower
Arranged By – Jimi HendrixWritten-By – Bob Dylan
D4 Voodoo Child (Slight Return)

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Gatefold cover.
First Pressing with Warner 7Arts/Reprise 'disc' logo. Orange/Yellow two-tone labels.
(later issues have tan label & square red Reprise logo.)

Auto-coupled:
Record 1: Side A and D
Record 2: Side B and C

Printed in U.S.A.

All compositions published by Bella Godiva Music with the exceptions of "Little Miss Strange", Joint Music; "Burning of the Midnight Lamp", Yameta Co., Ltd.; and "All Along the Watchtower", Dwarf Music.
Recorded at The Record Plant, New York.

Reprise Records, a division of Warner Bros.-Seven Arts Records, Inc.
Made in U.S.A.

Catalog numbers:
2RS 6307 - Gatefold & spine
6307 - Front, back & spine
2 RS 6307 - Labels

Title on spine: Electric Lady Land

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Label Side A): (30,799)
  • Matrix / Runout (Label Side B): (30,800)
  • Matrix / Runout (Label Side C): (30,801)
  • Matrix / Runout (Label Side D): (30,802)
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side A [variant 1]): 2RS 6307A-1E 30799
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side A [variant 2]): 2RS 6307A-1A 30799
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side B [variant 1]): 2RS 6307B-1B 30800
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side B [variant 2]): 2RS 6307B-1D 30800
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side C [variant 1]): 2RS 6307C-1C 30801
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side C [variant 2]): 2RS 6307C-1A 30801
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side D [variant 1]): 2RS 6307D-1F 30802
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side D [variant 2]): 2RS 6307D-1A 30802
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side A [variant 3]): 2RS 6307A - 1F 30799
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side B [variant 3]): 2RS 6307B - 1F 30800
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side C [variant 3]): 2RS 6307C - 1C 30801
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side D [variant 3]): 2RS 6307B - 1E 30802
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side A [variant 4]): 1 c 30799 2RS 6307A -1D
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side B [Variant 4]): 30800 2RS 3307 [2 letters scratched out] - 1E
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side C [variant 4]): 30801 2RS 3307 [2 letters scratched out] C - 1E
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side D [variant 4]): 30802 2RS 6307 [1 letter scratched out] -1D [a second line below reads] 30802-D

Other Versions (5 of 261) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
613008/9 The Jimi Hendrix Experience Electric Ladyland(2xLP, Album, Blu) 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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romariog

romariog

November 30, 2012
On mine it's etched:
T 30799 2RS 6307 A -1A
it's on side A.Orange/Yellow label
is that 1st press?
huskavarny

huskavarny

December 13, 2011
my Electric Ladyland record 2 has two 'side C' labels.
One side of record 2 in the runoff is enscribed with ... 2RS - 3 - 6307 LW2 [with a lightly engraved '(C)'under the number 3] also [a scratched out scribble rectangle shape follows the LW2]
Anyone else have this double 'C' labeled disc ?
SirLaxer

SirLaxer

June 5, 2011
I'm wondering if I can get some help. I THINK I have a first-pressing Reprise version of this record. The labels on the record are orange and yellow, it is made in the USA, the catalog # is 2 RS 6307, and immediately below that number it has (30, 802) in parenthesis. It is a gatefold, with photos surrounding a long horizontal rectangle that has the title and artist of the record as well as "letter to the room full of mirrors," "help from our friends and passengers includes:", anda few other things.

My father insists that is a first-pressing W7 Reprise, but I'm not sure.
swagski

swagski

October 24, 2009
edited over 7 years ago
By 1968 I'd seen Hendrix perform. An act that surpassed Arthur Brown for vaudeville and virtuosity. I dashed out and bought 'Electric Ladyland' on day one. But, I still wasn't prepared. I had the other two albums, but this was music from the other side of the cosmos, played inside-out by all my blues guitar heros rolled into one. Inspired, astounding, awesome and other adjectives too numerous to mention. 'All Along The Watchtower' is the diamond among the gems, an 'arrangement' stamped with Hendrix style and heaped with praise by its author Dylan. Progressively comparable only, in my book, to Frank Zappa- a methodic yang to Hendrix's untamed yin. On first hearing him Zappa thought he was good, but too loud. Later, Hendrix gave FZ his burned-out strat. A surprising move for a guy who even took his guitar to the toilet to keep practicing. There was respect, although FZ showed no sentimentality and had the defunct axe rebuilt.

When Hendrix & Kramer released the Record Plant master tapes of 'Electric Ladyland' to Reprise, a first-generation copy was also despatched to Track/Polydor in the UK. Aware that the 'swirling & phasing' present on the recording would give concern to the metal mastering engineers, a warning was attached that the engineers should not attempt to reduce the effects and that they were intentional. Bearing in mind this was 1968 and the 'cosmic' & 'spatial' effects on the recording were likely in advance of anything the engineers were used to hearing. The request was duly followed by Polydor's engineers, who were perhaps more in tune with this 'new wave' of music, but ignored by those at Reprise who were probably more at home with Sinatra. First UK pressings (613008/9 and beyond) are bright and fresh, the US pressings (2RS 6307) are flat by comparison. Early UK issues, with auto-coupled discs and the variants of the blue text or rotated inner spread, are rarities. Those in possession of the album with the Karl Ferris 'red and yellow head' image of Hendrix might be interested to know it was taken during the first show at the Saville Theatre in London on 27 August 1967. The 2nd show was cancelled on news of Brian Epstein's death. He was the proprietor of the theater.

Over the years remastered versions of 'Electric Ladyland' have appeared, created from US 2nd generation or transfer tapes (the original tapes being the subject of legal wrangles & finally coming to rest with Experience Hendrix LLC). There's been remastering and quasi-mono issues by Lee Herschberg and a remaster by Joe Glaswirt, with Dave Mitson assisting, using the Sonic Solutions 'NoNoise' system. However, it's not until Experience Hendrix made their releases on both CD and limited edition vinyl that a significant competition to the original UK pressing arrived.

Using the original studio master tapes the album's original engineer, Eddie Kramer, set about digitally remastering the album with George Marino at Sterling Sound. Kramer chose digital rather than analog to achieve greater control throughout the process. Unlike many digital transfers from analog this process lends itself well to the nature of Hendrix's tracks, with the knobs twiddled by a man who was there at the birth. The LP (MCA2-11600) could be a bit hard to come by. The CD (MCAD-11600) is an excellent buy for newcomers to Hendrix & a great addition to the collection of those who managed to still be around to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the original release. It certainly saves easing the vinyl out of the dust-cover, remembering how the phonograph works and risking a scratch or two... Rainy day?... Dream away...