Jimi Hendrix / The Jimi Hendrix Experience

Have You Ever Been (To Electric Ladyland)

Composed by Jimi Hendrix

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The title track to Jimi Hendrix's unparalleled Electric Ladyland album, this song paid off all bets as to whether Hendrix's talent was for real or not. As with many of his songs of the period, this was highly influenced by Curtis Mayfield's soul ballads of the mid-'60s with a distinctly blusey, psychedelic edge. This version, from The Jimi Hendrix Experience box set, is an instrumental work in progress, although Hendrix's fluid, octave-drenched guitar work is already clearly in evidence.

Appears On

Year Artist/Album Label Time AllMusic Rating
Electric Ladyland 1968 Experience Hendrix / SMG / Sony Music 2:10
No Image 1968 Track Record
No Image 1994 MCA
At Last...The Beginning: The Making of Electric Ladyland 2008 Experience Hendrix/Universal
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