Recording sessions for The Jimi Hendrix Experience's third and final studio album, "Electric Ladyland", began at the newly opened Record Plant Studios, with Chas Chandler as producer and engineers Eddie Kramer and Gary Kellgren. As recording progressed, Chandler became increasingly frustrated with Hendrix's perfectionism and his demands for repeated takes. Hendrix allowed numerous friends and guests to join them in the studio, which contributed to a chaotic and crowded environment in the control room and led Chandler to sever his professional relationship with Hendrix. Redding later recalled: "There were tons of people in the studio; you couldn't move. It was a party, not a session." Redding, who had formed his own band in mid-1968, Fat Mattress, found it increasingly difficult to fulfill his commitments with the Experience, so Hendrix played many of the bass parts on "Electric Ladyland". The album's cover stated that it was "produced and directed by Jimi Hendrix".
During the "Electric Ladyland" recording sessions, Hendrix began experimenting with other combinations of musicians, including Jefferson Airplane's Jack Casady and Traffic's Steve Winwood, who played bass and organ respectively on the fifteen-minute slow-blues jam, "Voodoo Chile". During the album's production, Hendrix appeared at an impromptu jam with B.B. King, Al Knnper, and Elvis Bishop. "Electric Ladyland" was released in October 1968, and by mid-November it had reached number one in the US, spending two weeks at the top spot. The double LP was the Experience's most commercially successful release and their only number one album. It peaked at number six in the UK, spending 12 weeks on the chart.
Jimi Hendrix Experience - Electric Ladyland Part 2
U.K. Polydor 2310-272 stereo (1973)
This record is a 1973 stereo re-issue of the original released in 1968.
Album produced by Jimi Hendrix.
The vinyl record attains a strong excellent grading, suggesting few plays.
Audio quality is clear and strong throughout.
Both record centre labels are clean and unmarked.
The albums laminated cover is in excellent condition, displaying only minimal signs of wear.
The album cover has a strong, unbroken spine, displaying very clear, printed script.
For full track listing see Own tab.