Wednesday, January 23, 2008

TVD's Daily Wax | The Jimi Hendrix Experience "Electric Ladyland"


Simply put, one of the finest LP covers ever. Art Direction; Ed Thrasher, photography; Karl Ferris. Known as "the Innovator of Psychedelic Photography," Ferris was the personal photographer to Jimi Hendrix and Donovan, and shot the cover of Hendrix’s “Are You Experienced” album and Donovan’s “A Gift From a Flower to a Garden.” He took some of the most unforgettable photographs of the 1960’s and was commissioned to do a multitude of prominent concert posters. He also received the compliment of a lifetime when Hendrix remarked to him on seeing his portfolio, “You‘re doing with photography what I’m doing with music - going far out beyond the limits.".

The Jimi Hendrix Experience - All Along The Watchtower (Mp3)
The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Crosstown Traffic (Mp3)
The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Long Hot Summer Night (Mp3)
The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Rainy Day, Dream Away (Mp3)
The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Voodoo Child (Slight Return) (Mp3)

6 comments:

Davy H said...

It's like a painting, isn't it?

The Vinyl District said...

Very much so - and long before Photoshop!

Mick said...

Has it always had this cover in the states? The UK version used to look like this.

The Vinyl District said...

There is an earlier UK edition with a totally different cover -- but I believe this is the center spread (ahem) in both versions. I could be mistaken however...

Mick said...

Not sure about the CD releases but the old vinyl LPs had the naked ladies on the cover.

The Vinyl District said...

Really...hm. My vinyl is this cover...