"I am in the amen corner of those who question the need for yet another remaster of the timeless Electric Ladyland. Does it really sound BETTER than the MCA remaster of several years ago? The answer is no. Then you ask, what do you get if you already own the MCA release that justifies forking out another ten dollars? The answer is not much. You get a DVD that you will watch once, maybe twice and you get a meaty booklet that differs only slightly from the one that came in the MCA package. Oh, the MCA release was packaged in a jewel box and this one comes in a six-panel digipak. BFD! Anyway, I succumbed to the temptation to buy this and the two previous Jimi Hendrix albums in this format because of the price and in the case of the first one, the extras. But you get no extras here. So in a way, I poured a little money down the drain, but all things considered I will keep both this and the MCA package. As for the music, anyone even looking at this CD/DVD set already knows how great most of it is so there is no need to add to what's been said so many times already. If there are any weak spots in this CD, I would have to choose the jivey Have You Ever Been (To Electric Ladyland) and Little Miss Strange. Other than that, Hendrix and Co. are playing at their peak! So, if you do not have the MCA remaster already, then I recommend this. If you do, then you alone have to decide whether or not you really need the DVD and a few different pictures."
Great Album, Solid Remastering and Fun DVD
Jim Pefferly | Woodstock, GA | 09/17/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I can't even recall the number of copies of this album that I have worn out. If you've never heard Electric Ladyland - don't wait act now. I've read a few skeptics that have debated whether the 2010 releases have been remastered. They have been. If you do a direct comparison you'll find that the 1997 remasters focus on the punch of the midrange and drove the highs and lows beyond the limits of most standard equipment clipping the sound. These new remasters are a little quieter but allow for the full dynamic range that this album offers. The bass tones resonate and have a stronger presence than other CD versions. The top range is crisp without being too bright and the mid range has force without overwhelming. This is as close as a digital copy has come to my '68 vinyl version. Is it remastered, yes. For the average listener, the difference is subtle and may not be seeking out, but for the dedicated - this is some hot stuff. Enjoy!"
Jimi Hedrix is a king
Emerson Sartori | Brasília, DF Brasil | 08/10/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I had this cd. But I wanted to buy because the video. But for me isn't worth. If was the new pictures it's ok. The video shows the sound enginner talks about the same musics not all. As to the cd is not necessary comment JImi Hendrix is a god of guitar."
Could be better...
Bruno Novaes Souza | São Paulo, Brazil | 05/19/2010
(4 out of 5 stars)
""Electric Ladyland" have been a classic for over 40 years, so i'm not going to review the album, but this Deluxe Edition. I'm giving the same review to all these Hendrix "New" Remasters.
The remastered sound is really an improvement if you only listened to the first pressings of it on CD. But, if you already have the '97 remasters, it's just the same thing.
I'm givin' it 4 stars because of the dvd. It's so short, that i really wonder why not to put a CD of demos or live recordings from the era? It would be so better."