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Part of the celebrated 33 1/3 series, Electric Ladyland, Jimi Hendrix Experience by John Perry gives listeners access to the detailed context and content of Jimi Hendrix's multilayered and virtuosic third album. Victor Villar Hauser's lilting British accent draws listeners in to the London of late 1960s, where Hendrix got his first shot at fame. With a short biography, an explication of the songs on the album, and Perry's own memories of seeing Hendrix live during this time period, Electric Ladyland is a celebration of a truly great musician by a guitarist and writer who clearly gives Hendrix the reverence he deserves.

Publisher's Summary

Electric Ladyland is one of the greatest guitar albums ever made. During the recording process, Jimi Hendrix at last had the time and creative freedom to pursue the sounds he was looking for. In this remarkable and entertaining book, John Perry gets to the heart of Hendrix's unique talent - guiding the listener through each song on the album, writing vividly about Hendrix's live performances, and talking to several of Hendrix's peers and contemporaries.
Rock on: listen to more of the 33 1/3 series.
©2004 John Perry (P)2009 Audible, Inc.

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A banquet - for specialized tastes

Some of us are rabidly interested in the details, others just want to hear the music and dream.

This detail-packed volume brings back the Jimi Hendrix Experience in the context of their time. A short history moves to a track-by-track dissection of Hendrix' greatest album including the players, the stories and in some cases more information than the players themselves remember today.

Narration is servicable, the breadth of coverage is outstanding. Any Hendrix devotee will find much to enjoy.

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a must for all Hendrix followers

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

This is interesting, and I found myself revisiting Hendrix songs with a new ear and more respect for his work. His music still unfolds today.

Would you listen to another book narrated by Victor Villar Hauser?

yes

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

no, it was entertaining throughout

Any additional comments?

to complete this audio book, some of the music discussed should be included, rather than say at what min/sec point you needed to find.

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excellent

Jimi had a love affair with the guitar the likes nobody ever had or ever will. Jimi is the guitar and the guitar is Jimi.