In just two years, James Marshall Hendrix had gone from small-time gigging in Greenwich Village to selling out worldwide tours. Despite the difficulties associated with seemingly endless tours and ongoing feudes with managers and band members, Jimi used the peak of his creativity to produce one of rock music's most ambitious and ground-breaking albums: Electric Ladyland. For one night, we'll be reliving this piece of musical genius with a live performance of the entire thing.
In October 1968, upon its release, the eclecticism and unpredictability of this album was what first came to the attention of many of its early listeners. From guitar-powered hits like "Crosstown Traffic" to jazz-infused "Rainy Day, Dream Away", psychedelic trips such as "Have You Ever Been (To Electric Ladyland)" to classic blues jam "Voodoo Chile", this album has it all.
Clearly a sonic breakthrough to match and beat his previous achievements Are You Experienced and Axis: Bold As Love, Jimi's creativity appears seemingly endless right the way through to side four. This final studio album from such a master innovator before his tragic death can be regarded as a conceptual classic that transcends its time and reflects an unparalleled musical genius in Jimi Hendrix.
The Detroit Players will be reliving this masterful creation with a live performance of the entire album, from "And The Gods Made Love" right the way through to "Voodoo Chile (Slight Return)".
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