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Electric Ladyland Outtakes.txt
Electric Ladyland Outtakes
(Invasion Unlimited IU 9417-1 / 1994 / 1CD) ftbfs: B456
(Outtakes 1967-68 plus Drake Hotel Demos, New York City, NY apr.1968 / Outtakes 1969-70)
"1. (HAVE YOU EVER BEEN) TO ELECTRIC LADYLAND (instrumental backing track)"
Stripped-down, without all the effects. Great to sing along to though somewhat out of my range :)
"2. ALL ALONG THE WATCHTOWER (basic track without overdubs/effects)"
The guitar could be brought out a bit more in the mix, but I like the rough mix sound. The vocals are very upfront. Not too different from the final album version. I believe this is the same version of the song that appears on Master's Master.
"3. AIN'T NOTHING WRONG WITH THAT (unreleased track with Noel Redding on vocals. Based on an instrumental called MY LITTLE ONE.)"
Actually a pretty groovy tune. Noel's voice fits this one pretty well. Significantly better than She's So Fine. The vocals are almost buried in the mix, so that helps as well.
"4. COME ON (PART 1) (alternate take)"
A few of my general comments apply here. I love the rough-sounding mix. This take is far enough from the final to make it worth hearing.
"5. VOODOO CHILE (SLIGHT RETURN) (an early studio take - a breakdown because Jimi makes a mistake)"
Great raw-sounding take. The end just kinda falls apart, but honestly, it doesn't sound that bad. Must be a fairly early take.
"6. ROOM FULL OF MIRRORS (an early version)"
Slow and rolling. Could be longer :)
"7. GYPSY EYES (an early rehearsal take with only guitar and drums)"
Not too shabby for "an early rehearsal take"!! I have no idea why they spelled it that way.
"8. GYPSY EYES (rough mix with different guitar-overdubs)"
Not far from the album version. The different overdubs are noticeable and IMHO slightly inferior, but I guess that's how it's supposed to work.
"9. HOUSE BURNING DOWN (rough mix)"
Not far here either. Strange, though slight, effect on Jimi's voice--I like it. A little weaker in the heavier parts, but still mucho enjoyable.
"10. CAT TALKIN' TO ME (instrumental backing track of an unreleased song)"
Interesting, but kinda slow. Significanlty rougher/earlier than the following. The intro is right from the middle of Ezy Ryder, the music leading up to and including "How long do you think he's gonna last..."
"11. CAT TALKIN' TO ME (track 10, different take, with overdubbed Mitch Mitchell vocals)"
I don't think I've ever heard Mitch sing before. I'm surprised at how his voice sounds. He's pretty good. He's got a perfect late-60's-sounding voice--gee, go figure.
"12. TAKING CARE OF NO BUSINESS (a real Jimi Hendrix oddity - complete with horn arrangement. Unreleased.)"
Big tuba. Slow, swinging blues. A sitting-on-the-porch-in-the-summer-heat-drinking-something-cold-and-watching-the-day-go-by-kind of song.
"I'm so broke I can't even pay attention."
"13. ANGEL (demo recorded at Jimi's apartment - just his voice and electric guitar)"
This is the same as on the Home Recordings disc included with the Illustrated Legend Book, though the sound quality is perhaps a hair poorer here. Fortunately this is one of my favorite two tracks off of the Illus. Legend disc.
"14. 1983... (A MERMAID I SHOULD TURN TO BE) (same as track 13)"
Fortuantely this is my other favorite track off of the Illustrated Legend disc. :) Sound quality another hair poorer on this one.
"15. 1983... (A MERMAID I SHOULD TURN TO BE) (early studio take)"
Still playing with the lyrics and melody a bit. It's pretty much the full-band version of the home recording version. Very interesting and enjoyable in it's own right. A dreamier sound.
"16. 1983... (A MERMAID I SHOULD TURN TO BE) (a "vocal" mix - no bass and drums)"
Actually, the bass and drums are present briefly at the beginning. Close to the album version, not perfect, jimi still has a few things to iron out here.
"17. VALLEYS OF NEPTUNE...ARISING (unreleased song - a session - like runthrough with only Jimi on guitar/vocals and Mitch on drums)"
I wasn't previously familiar with this tume, so I don't have much to say other than I'd love to hear a final version of this tune, if there is one that is.
"18. VALLEYS OF NEPTUNE...ARISING (a gentle, flowing instrumental version of the song. A Fleetwood Mac "Albatross"-like-arrangement showing that Jimi really could play...)"
Ok, the guy writing these descriptions is starting to get a little over-tired here or something. Jimi is saying something at the beginning--prerecording chatter--but I can't make out what he's trying to say. Inclusion of the bass allows Jimi to do a bit more solo work. The begining of this is the end of In From the Storm.
"19. FREEDOM (an early rehearsal take)"
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B85 ELECTRIC LADYLAND OUTTAKES
Recorded: 5/67 - 7/70 B456,73 19,44 Released: 1994
(Have You Ever Been) to Electric Ezy Rider (13) Jam 4:53
Ladyland (1) 4:30 Cat Talkin' to Me (1) 2:33
All along the Watchtower (2) 3:57 Takin' Care of No Business (1) 3:23
Little One (3) [w/ vocals] 3:48 Angel (5) 3:21
Come On (Pt. 1) (30) 2:54 1983 (4) 4:09
Voodoo Child (Slight Return) (17) 3:39 1983 (1) 4:35
Room Full of Mirrors (1) 2:26 1983 (3) 4:39
Gypsy Eyes [instrumental] (4) 2:02 Valleys of Neptune (17) 5:51
Gypsy Eyes (2) 3:42 Cherokee Mist (8) / In from the
Gypsy Eyes (2) [false start] 0:36 Storm (4) 6:46
House Burning Down (3) 4:15 Freedom (1) 3:48
Released by: Invasion Unlimited/CD (Ger) IU-9417-1
Also Released as: THE ALTERNATE ELECTRIC LADYLAND (Polyboy/CD JIMI-68 (2001))
1: [S1091] Record Plant, 6/14/68, with unknown (b) and Buddy Miles (d); as on THE SOTHEBY'S AUCTION TAPES
2: [S816] Olympic Sound Studios, 1/21/68, with Dave Mason (b, acoustic g), Mitch Mitchell (d, congas), Mitch Mitchell? (temple block), and unknown (ta); official version, but with original (b) take and congas, different mix; as on THE MASTER'S MASTERS
3: [S930] Olympic Sound Studios, 1/26/68, with Dave Mason (sitar), and Noel (vo). Added in 1988: Mitch (d) and possibly Noel Redding (b); as on STUDIO HAZE
4: [S250] Record Plant, 8/27/68, with Noel Redding (b) and Mitch Mitchell (d). Take 9; as on LIVE AND UNRELEASED
5: [S246] Record Plant, 5/3/68, with Noel Redding (b) and Mitch Mitchell (d). Take 4; as on LIVE AND UNRELEASED
6: [S931] Olympic Sound Studios, 2/16/69, with Mitch or Rocki (bongos). Added in 1988: Noel Redding (b) and Mitch Mitchell (d); as on STUDIO HAZE
7: [S997] Record Plant, 4/68, with Mitch Mitchell (d); as on 1968 A.D.
8,9: [S783] Record Plant, last week 4/68 or first week 5/68, with Jimi (b) and Mitch Mitchell (d); official version, but different (g) and mix; followed by short re-start; as on THE THINGS I USED TO DO
10: [S999] Record Plant, 5/1/68, with Jimi (b) and Mitch Mitchell (d); Record Plant, 8/68 (additional recordings); Record Plant, 8/23/68 (final mix); official version, but bits of extra (vo), different mix; as on 1968 A.D.
11: [S973] Record Plant, 6/11/68, with Jimi? (b) and Mitch (d); as on 1968 A.D.
12: [S935] Olympic Sound Studios, 1/68 or 2/69, with Mitch Mitchell (vo). Added in 1988: Noel Redding (b) and Mitch Mitchell (d); as on STUDIO HAZE
13: [S927] Olympic Sound Studio, 5/4/67, with Noel Redding (voice) and Mitch Mitchell (voice). Added in 1988: unknown (tuba), unknown (sax), possibly Noel Redding (b) and possibly Mitch Mitchell (ta); as on STUDIO HAZE
14: [P255] Recorded at Jimi's apartment in NYC, early 1968; mono; as on LIVE AND UNRELEASED
15: [P731] Recorded at Jimi's apartment in NYC, early 1968; as on ACOUSTIC JAMS, but incomplete end
16: [S685] Sound Center, NYC, 3/13?/68, with Noel Redding or Stephen Stills (b), Buddy Miles (d), and unknown (rhythm g); as on YOU CAN'T USE MY NAME
17: [S247] Record Plant, 4/23/68, with Jimi (b, pe), Mitch Mitchell (d), and Chris Wood (flute); as on LIVE AND UNRELEASED
18: [S897] Hit Factory, 8/69 or 9/69, with unknown (b), Mitch Mitchell (d), Juma Sultan and/or Jerry Velez (congas, pe); Hit Factory or Record Plant, 1969 or 1970 (b and pe overdubs); as on CHEROKEE MIST: complete, no (b)
19: [S749] Electric Lady, 6/70 or 7/70, with Billy Cox (b) and Mitch Mitchell (d); as on ACOUSTIC JAMS
20: [S799] Electric Lady, 6/70, with Billy Cox (b) and Mitch Mitchell (d); as on SHINE ON EARTH, SHINE ON