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The Jimmy Hendrix Experience - Electric Ladyland (Album Cover Art) - Framed Print - 16" x 16"

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Electric Ladyland is the third and final studio album by English-American rock band the Jimi Hendrix Experience, released in 1968.

The double album was the only record from the band produced by Jimi Hendrix.

Electric Ladyland included a cover of the Bob Dylan song, "All Along the Watchtower", which became the Experience's highest-selling single and their only top 40 hit in the US.

Although the album confounded critics in 1968, it has since been viewed as Hendrix's best work and one of the greatest rock records of all time.

Hendrix had written to Reprise describing what he wanted for the cover art, but was mostly ignored. He expressly asked for a color photo by Linda Eastman of the group sitting with children on a sculpture from Alice in Wonderland in Central Park, and drew a picture of it for reference. The company instead used a blurred red and yellow photo of his head while performing at Saville Theatre, taken by Karl Ferris.

Track Records used its art department, which produced a cover image by photographer David Montgomery, who also shot the inside cover portrait of Hendrix, depicting nineteen nude women lounging in front of a black background. Hendrix expressed displeasure and embarrassment with this "naked lady" cover, much as he was displeased with the Axis: Bold as Love cover which he found disrespectful. The cover was banned by several record dealers as "pornographic", while others sold it with the gatefold cover turned inside out.


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