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The Jimi Hendrix ExperienceElectric Ladyland

Label:Polydor – 184 183/84
Format:
2 x Vinyl, LP, Album, Stereo, Gatefold
Country:Germany
Released:
Genre:Rock
Style:Psychedelic Rock, Blues Rock

Tracklist

A1And The Gods Make Love
Written-ByHendrix*
A2Have You Ever Been (To Electric Ladyland)
Written-ByHendrix*
A3Crosstown Traffic
Written-ByHendrix*
A4Voodoo Chile
Written-ByHendrix*
B1Still Raining, Still Dreaming
Written-ByHendrix*
B2House Burning Down
Written-ByHendrix*
B3All Along The Watchtower
Written-ByDylan*
B4Voodoo Child (Slight Return)
Written-ByHendrix*
C1Little Miss Strange
Written-ByNoel Redding
C2Long Hot Summer Night
Written-ByHendrix*
C3Come On (Part 1)
Written-ByKing*
C4Gypsy Eyes
Written-ByHendrix*
C5Burning Of The Midnight Lamp
Written-ByHendrix*
D1Rainy Day, Dream Away
Written-ByHendrix*
D21983... (A Merman I Should Turn To Be)
Written-ByHendrix*
D3Moon, Turn The Tides...Gently, Gently Away
Written-ByHendrix*
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Notes

Initial German releases were housed in a fragile, easily damageable gatefold sleeve, with the outside made of laminated cardboard and the inside made of printed paper pasted on the cardboard. These sleeves were replaced around 1970 with a more stable one showing a different catalog number (2612 002), see The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Electric Ladyland. The front cover shows an image of the group and the rear a red and yellow photo of Hendrix's head; the cover with nude girls only appeared still later.

Though not indicated by the side specification (both records are marked as having an A- and B-side), the release is auto-coupled. Hence the track listing printed on the rear does not match that of the labels.

The runouts are mostly stamped. On side A and B, the 8 has been scratched through and replaced by an etched 8. The last 2 on side A is etched. On side C the B has been scratched through and replaced by an etched A; the last A is also etched. On side D "184184 B" is stamped on a higher line with "613009 B" etched underneath, followed by a scratched-out string. The C is rotated 90°s on each side on the first record, so are the D and F on the second record.

- Inside gatefold -
Printed in Germany · Imprimé en Allemagne by Gerhard Kaiser GmbH, Essen · Manufactured by Deutsche Grammophon, Hamburg

- Label rim text -
Made in Germany by Deutsche Grammophon Hamburg

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Rights Society (Boxed): GEMA
  • Other (Cat.nr. disc 1): 184 183
  • Other (Cat.nr. disc 2): 184 184
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout): 184183 A * 613008̶8 A//1 I 7 C 2
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout): 184183 B 613008̶8 B//1 I C I
  • Matrix / Runout (Side C runout): 613009 AB̶//1 I 184184 1 A D
  • Matrix / Runout (Side D runout): 184184 B 613009 B #####A//1 1 2 F

Other Versions (5 of 458)

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
Electric Ladyland (2×LP, Album, 2-Tone Labels)Reprise Records, Reprise Records, Reprise Records2RS 6307, 6307, 2 RS 6307US1968
Electric Ladyland (2×LP, Album, Stereo, White Text, Gatefold)Track Record613008/9UK1968
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Electric Ladyland (2×LP, Album, Blue Text)Track Record613008/9UK1968
Electric Ladyland (2×LP, Album, Promo)Reprise Records2RS 6307US1968
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Electric Ladyland (LP, Album)Polydor184 183Israel1968

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  • Aaron.G._.'s avatar
    Aaron.G._.
    Packaging is super flimsy and fragile which is annoying, but the discs sound great. Ofc the album has always sounded pretty muddy at points and this press doesn’t fix that but the good sounding songs sound even better here.
    • jeffaniolek's avatar
      jeffaniolek
      Edited 6 months ago
      This sounds fantastic!!! I don’t have the 1st UK which I hear is the standard with the 2010 Marino the newer favorite. I can’t imagine this sounding much more vibrant and clear and being a 1968 stereo album this is way ahead of its time. This or the 1970 German repress might be the way to go for an original / close to original if that is what you prefer. I also like the 2018 Bernie. You really can’t go wrong on this album.
      • jamilmac14921763's avatar
        I have a 1968 German, possibly one of the variant #2’s. This is mind-blowing incredible sound quality easily destroys the 5-6 other versions I have including later U.S. issues and the 2010. I have no idea if this is first UK stampers but it literally sounds so damn incredible (and dead quiet too!) I think it might be. Wow!!!!
        • lilinus's avatar
          lilinus
          The order of the songs is wrong, (as listed on the cover) it should it be: A, C, D, B with 'Voodoo Chile (slight return)' as the last track.
          • KDSutherland's avatar
            KDSutherland
            I don't believe that the second matrix variant applies to this very first press. First variant uses UK track stampers = 613008A//1

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