Eddie Kramer recalls Hendrix demoing songs in his New York hotel room
Today is the 50th anniversary of the US release of The Jimi Hendrix Experience’s Electric Ladyland.
To mark this occasion, Uncut can share a new and exclusive clip outlining the content of the Electric Ladyland 50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition, due out on November 9.
In the clip, Hendrix’s trusted engineer Eddie Kramer describes revisiting the demo tapes that Jimi recorded in his room at New York’s Drake Hotel, undeterred by ringing phones and knocks on the door from fellow guests telling him to keep the noise down. Watch it below:
Those very demo tapes have been restored by Kramer and form part of the Electric Ladyland 50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition, which you can pre-order here.
The November 2018 issue of Uncut is now on sale in the UK – with David Bowie on the cover. The issue also comes with two exclusive Bowie art prints, including one previously unseen image. We pay tribute to Aretha Franklin, while elsewhere in the issue you’ll find exclusive features on John Lennon, Tom Petty, Led Zeppelin, Cat Power, John Grant, Blondie, Connan Mockasin, Billy Gibbons, Family, Stereolab and many more. Our free 15-track CD has been exclusively curated by Sub Pop and includes tracks by J Mascis, The Afghan Whigs, Mudhoney, Luluc, Low and Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever.
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