Classic Albums - The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Electric Ladyland
Can an effective episode of Classic Albums be produced when its subject's creator has been dead for more than a quarter century? Perhaps surprisingly, the answer is yes. With Experience members Noel Redding and Mitch Mitchell, additional musicians on the order of Steve Winwood and Dave Mason, manager Chas Chandler, and engineer Eddie Kramer telling much of the story, Jimi Hendrix still stands front and center in this hourlong examination of the making of his most ambitious release, the 1968 double LP Electric Ladyland. The series's usual centerpiece (isolating parts of the multitrack tapes to illuminate the whole) is invaluable not only in demonstrating Hendrix's genius for building performances in the studio, but, by extension, implying how the music coming out of his head reflected his heart. The result is possibly the most moving documentary about Hendrix, and certainly one whose rare bits of film (such as a promotional clip for "Burning of the Midnight Lamp") make it even more invaluable. --Rickey Wright --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
I really enjoyed this dvd. Songs were great and group were excellent. Wish there were more concerts on dvd from this Jimi.Published on June 26 2013 by carriro
This is a very dissapointing DVD. If they allowed you to have songs without commentary interruption it might be ok, or if there was any 'previously unreleased' music on it. Read morePublished on Sept. 5 2002
I thought this would have more complete songs--like U2's Rattle and Hum or Styx's Return to Paradise. Instead it is a documentary with short clips of Jimi performing. Read morePublished on March 10 2001 by Jeffrey D. Zane
Many, many years ago, when I was 16 years old, I heard "Hey Joe" for the first time in my life -- my brain has been fascinated and haunted by that genius and his music... Read morePublished on Jan. 26 2001
hearing about how this Musical Genius made this Landmark album is a real treat.it's a timeless video about a timeless ARTIST that Trenscended music&time.Published on Feb. 13 2000 by MAXIMILLIAN MUHAMMAD