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Expanded 50th anniversary reissue of Jimi Hendrix Experience's "Electric Ladyland" due in November

Experience Hendrix L.L.C./Legacy RecordingsNext month marks the 50th anniversary of the release of Electric Ladyland, the Jimi Hendrix Experience's third and final studio album.  In celebration of the milestone, a deluxe reissue will hit stores on November 9.

The box set will feature a remastered stereo version and a new 5.1 surround-sound mix of Electric Ladyland; previously unreleased alternate takes and demos; an unreleased live album from 1968; an expanded documentary about the making of the record; and a 48-page book containing rare photos, reproductions of handwritten lyrics by Jimi Hendrix and more.

The Deluxe Edition will be available as a three-CD/Blu-ray and a six-LP/Blu-ray set. The 5.1 mix was created by longtime Hendrix engineer Eddie Kramer.

Released as a two-LP set in October 1968, Electric Ladyland reached #1 on the Billboard 200 chart, and has sold more than two million copies in the U.S. The album includes the group's only top 40 hit: A cover of Bob Dylan's "All Along the Watchtower," which peaked at #20 on the Billboard Hot 100.

Other well-known songs on the Electric Ladyland: "Crosstown Traffic" and "Voodoo Chile (Slight Return)."

The box set's extra tracks will also be made available as a 20-track CD and a two-LP set titled Electric Ladyland: The Early Takes.  The live album, available on one CD and two LPs, is called Jimi Hendrix Experience: Live at the Hollywood Bowl 9/14/68.  It captures a show that the band played at the famed Los Angeles venue a few weeks before Electric Ladyland's release.

The Blu-ray features a documentary titled At Last…The Beginning: The Making of Electric Ladyland, as well as Kramer's new surround-sound mixes.

Here's the full track list for the Electric Ladyland deluxe CD box set:

Disc 1: Electric Ladyland (Original Album)
"… And the Gods Made Love"
"Have You Ever Been (To Electric Ladyland)"
"Crosstown Traffic"
"Voodoo Chile"
"Little Miss Strange"
"Long Hot Summer Night"
"Come On (Part I)"
"Gypsy Eyes"
"Burning of the Midnight Lamp"
"Rainy Day, Dream Away"
"1983….(A Merman I Should Turn to Be)"
"Moon, Turn the Tides…Gently Gently Away"
"Still Raining, Still Dreaming"
"House Burning Down"
"All Along the Watchtower"
"Voodoo Child (Slight Return)"

Disc 2: Electric Ladyland: The Early Takes
"1983…(A Merman I Should Turn to Be)"
"Voodoo Chile"
"Cherokee Mist"
"Hear My Train A Comin'"
"Gypsy Eyes"
"Long Hot Summer Night" [Demo 1]
"Long Hot Summer Night" [Demo 3]
"Long Hot Summer Night" [Demo 4]
"Snowballs at My Window"
"My Friend"
"At Last…The Beginning"
"Angel Caterina (1983)"
"Little Miss Strange"
"Long Hot Summer Night" [Take 1]
"Long Hot Summer Night" [Take 14]
"Rainy Day, Dream Away"
"Rainy Day Shuffle"
"1983...(A Merman I Should Turn to Be)"

Disc 3: Jimi Hendrix Experience: Live at the Hollywood Bowl Sept. 14, 1968
"Are You Experienced"
"Voodoo Child (Slight Return)"
"Red House"
"Foxey Lady"
"Hey Joe"
"Sunshine of Your Love"
"I Won't Live Today"
"Little Wing"
"Star Spangled Banner"
"Purple Haze"

Disc 4: At Last…The Beginning: The Making of Electric Ladyland (Blu-ray)
At Last…The Beginning: The Making of Electric Ladyland documentary
Electric Ladyland -- Uncompressed LPCM Stereo 24b/96k
Electric Ladyland -- Uncompressed LPCM 5.1 Surround 24b/96k
Electric Ladyland -- DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 Surround 24b/96k

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