The Jimi Hendrix Experience ‎– Electric Ladyland

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

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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
Bass [Uncredited] – Jack Cassidy*Organ [Uncredited] – Steve Winwood
B1 Little Miss Strange
Lead Vocals [Uncredited] – Noel Redding
B2 Long Hot Summer Night
Piano [Uncredited] – Al Kooper
B3 Come On
Written-By – Earl King
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
Congas [Uncredited] – Larry FaucetteDrums [Uncredited] – Buddy MilesOrgan [Uncredited] – Mike FinniganTenor Saxophone [Uncredited] – Freddie Smith
C2 1983... (A Merman I Should Turn To Be)
Flute [Uncredited] – Chris Wood (2)
C3 Moon, Turn The Tides... Gently, Gently Away
D1 Still Raining, Still Dreaming
Congas [Uncredited] – Larry FaucetteDrums [Uncredited] – Buddy MilesOrgan [Uncredited] – Mike FinniganTenor Saxophone [Uncredited] – Freddie Smith
D2 House Burning Down
D3 All Along The Watchtower
Written-By – Dylan*
D4 Voodoo Chile (Slight Return)



First press of gatefold sleeve, featuring the controversial image (censored by some outlets at the time) of naked ladies on front/back.

Discerning characteristics of this version:
Cover spread is fully laminated inside and out

Hendrix on the right hand side when opening the gatefold (behind back sleeve).
Small sepia images of Redding & Mitchell on left (Front cover behind it), with white tracks/credit text below them. "Track Record" logo center, E.J.Day print data to left. Erratic use of upper & lower-case in titles.
NO printing to the left of the Track logo inside the gatefold.
Discs in poly-lined white paper punch-hole sleeves. "Patent no 800513 & 973939" "Made in England 108 42".
Disc 1 carries sides A and D, disc two has B and C.
On disc 2, side C the machine-stamped run-out has been scratched out and the correct info has been added by hand.
In the BAOI field a ''▒'' denotes a scratched-out character.

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 (Disc 1 side A run-out [machine-stamped]): 61300▒8 A//1 1 19
  • Matrix / Runout (Disc 1 side D run-out [machine-stamped]): 61300▒8 B//1 1 5 4
  • Matrix / Runout (Disc 2 side B run-out [machine-stamped]): 61300▒9 A//1 1 6 0
  • Matrix / Runout (Disc 2 side C run-out [hand-etched/machine-stamped]): 613009 B 1 1 3 10
  • Matrix / Runout (Disc 1 side A run-out [machine-stamped]): 61300XX8 A//1 1 1
  • Matrix / Runout (Disc 1 side D run-out [machine-stamped]): 61300X8 B//1 1 2
  • Matrix / Runout (Disc 2 side B run-out [machine-stamped]): 61300X9 A//1 1 2 2
  • Matrix / Runout (Disc 2 side C run-out [hand-etched/machine-stamped]): 613009 B XXXXXXXX//1 1 5

Other Versions (5 of 332) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
2612 002 The Jimi Hendrix Experience Electric Ladyland(2xLP, Album, RE, Gat) Polydor 2612 002 Germany Unknown 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
184 183/84 The Jimi Hendrix Experience Electric Ladyland(2xLP, Album, Gat) Polydor 184 183/84 South Africa 1968 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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April 2, 2019
I have this one on Polydor Made in England 1968 with the ref 2310270 white small writing on the cover, is this the 1st press?


March 22, 2019
The 1st press is : Big photos of Noel and Mitch, Blue text on the middle sleeve, Blue Track logo on middle sleeve, Jimi on the right and track listing on the left on the middle sleeve. Why blue text? Why Big photos? Because Electric Ladyland Part 2 also has blue text and big photos. Why scratched matrix? There was an error on matrix (disc one and disc two). They changed 613009 to 613008 (disc 1) and 613008 to 613009 (disc 2). This was an double album and the ordering of track listing, sides and discs went totally confused (both on matrix and on middle sleeve) Why blue text seems like "ghost" on the middle sleeve? There was error on track listing. Originally the ordering of track listing on the middle sleeve were same as on the discs : SIDE A, SIDE D, SIDE B, SIDE C (think about this, this ordering is same as on discs, first you will listen side A, then side D, then B and finally C). But the logical ordering is : A, B, C, D. So they changed track listing from "A, D, B, C" to "A, B, C, D" on the middle sleeve. That's why there are not "ghost" on the first line of track listing (Side A listing) but other lines (Side B, Side C, Side D) has. Why Jimi is on the right on the middle sleeve? If you are right-hander you like to handle and watch (for example read track listing) version where Jimi is on the left. But if you are left-hander maybe you like to watch sleeve where Jimi is on the right. Am I right? So I think ... because Jimi was a left hander ... Jimi must on the right side on the middle sleeve in the earliest copies.


February 24, 2019
possible unknown misspress? i have a really strange version, it's on track, matrices seem to confirm a 1968 press, white text and hendrix to right on sleeve, BUT it's not autocoupled and the side numbers/ track lists are very strange- ie what lp 1 plays side 1 and 2 but is labelled part 2 side 3 and 4, , side 3 is labelled as part one side two but with side fours track list, and side four is labelled part 2 side 2 and with side threes track list. it also looks like other labels have been attached over these as some point.see scans in link provided.... i can provide detailed matrices if needed but all correspond to the first issues.


March 12, 2018
i have a version Polydor ‎– 2657 012 but the inner labels on one of the records are both side D does anybody have any information on this as i can not find anything on discogs about it,


December 26, 2017
I have been looking for information about the placing of photos. I understand the ongoing controversy about the large photos + blue text compared with small photos white text and tend towards accepting the the blue text / original version claim is something of a myth. In my case I bought a second hand copy in 1981. It is the small photos / white text version, but Hendrix's photo is on the left and not the right. Does anyone else have this combination?
I have a memory of reading something about this online a few years ago, but searches don't throw anything up now.


November 20, 2016
Can someone confirm that this is the version, where it is indicated on the disc for example "SIDE A TWO RECORD SET (Set. No. 2657-001)"?


October 15, 2016



September 6, 2016
Is this the 'dynamic mix?' Or is that only the very first pressing?