Electric Ladyland [50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition] Image
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  • Summary: The remastered of the 1968 album includes a disc of early demos and outtakes, the soundboard recording of the September 14, 1968 Hollywood Bowl concert and a dvd of the 90-minute documentary on the making of Electric Ladyland.
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  1. Nov 13, 2018
    100
    The original album still sparkles, thanks to the remastering job, and the documentary is insightful (most of it came out previously as an episode of Classic Albums). But it’s the non-album material that makes the box set definitive.
  2. Mojo
    Nov 13, 2018
    100
    The gold standard rock double LP, Ladyland now boasts 12 solo demos, eight studio outtakes (notably the stunning Angel Caterina, alias 1983), plus a September '68 Hollywood Bowl show. [Dec 2018, p.104]
  3. Entertainment Weekly
    Nov 21, 2018
    91
    Even if you've been to Electric Ladyland, this version is worth the price of readmission. [30 Nov 2018, p.51]
  4. 90
    A 50th anniversary package for vital music that no one would dispute deserves the deluxe treatment. [Music: 5 out of 5 stars Reissue packaging: 4 out of 5 stars]
  5. Classic Rock Magazine
    Nov 21, 2018
    90
    Experience Hendrix have done him proud with this reissue. Take it as his ultimate monument. [Dec 2018, p.92]
  6. Nov 13, 2018
    80
    Unprecedented in 1968 and unparalleled still, Electric Ladyland has bequeathed us no end of spoils. A fine celebration of Hendrix’s most kaleidoscopically-realised endeavour, this 50th anniversary set even restores his originally intended cover photo. Dig.
  7. Uncut
    Nov 13, 2018
    80
    Hendrix's genius really was for compact, tightly honed pop-rock, where his playing could court restraint, embracing a kind of flinty, tensile groove. The psychedelic drift of "Rainy Day, Dream Away" is the highlight; the extra live and demo material will keep fans happy, but adds little of note tot he story. [Dec 2018, p.42]
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  1. Dec 2, 2018
    10
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