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A&M/Cherrytree/InterscopeSting and his current musical collaborator, reggae/pop star Shaggy, are the stars of the season premiere of the PBS series Speakeasy, which features musicians in conversation with each other.

The episode, taped earlier this year in New York City, premieres on PBS stations today — check your local listings — but starting on Tuesday, you’ll be able to catch on Sting’s YouTube page, Speakeasy‘s website and their record label’s YouTube page. This is the first time the show’s been made available on YouTube.

Sting and Shaggy recently kicked off a North American tour in support of their joint album 44/876. On Friday, they released a brand-new song that isn’t on the album: “Skank Up (Oh Lawd).”

The current leg of the duo’s tour wraps up October 15 at the Wiltern Theater in Los Angeles.

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Eagle Rock EntertainmentThe newly restored version of John Lennon and Yoko Ono‘s 1972 film Imagine will be shown in theaters around the world starting tonight, September 17.

The movie, which was co-directed by John and Yoko, boasts a remixed and remastered soundtrack. The theatrical screening will also include 15 minutes of previously unseen bonus footage.

Imagine was filmed mainly at Lennon and Ono’s Tittenhurst Park home in Ascot, U.K., and in New York City, while the ex-Beatles star was recording his 1971 solo album of the same name. The movie features a variety of vignettes that accompany each song on the Imagine album and a few tunes from Ono’s own 1971 record, Fly. Among the scenes is the well-known segment showing John performing Imagine‘s classic title track on a white piano while Yoko sits next to him.

The film also includes guest appearances by such celebrities as Fred Astaire, Andy Warhol, Dick Cavett, Jack Palance, and Lennon’s ex-band mate George Harrison.

The bonus footage includes scenes from the recording studio as Lennon works on the songs “How Do You Sleep?” and “Oh My Love,” accompanied by Harrison on guitar, veteran session keyboardist Nicky Hopkins, future Yes drummer Alan White, and bassist Klaus Voormann. The segments boast a specially created Dolby Atmos surround-sound mix.

Check out a trailer for and preview clips from the restored flick at Lennon’s official YouTube channel. Tickets for the screenings are available for purchase at ImagineFilmTickets.com.

Meanwhile, DVD and Blu-ray editions of the restored Imagine film, packaged with a restored version of the 2000 documentary Gimme Some Truth: The Making of the Imagine Album, will be released on October 5. That same day, an expansive deluxe reissue of the album also will hit stores. Visit ImagineJohnYoko.com for full details.

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Capitol Records/UMePaul McCartney‘s latest album, Egypt Station, bowed at number one on the Billboard 200, marking his first chart-topper since 1982’s Tug of War.

The album, released September 7, surpassed expectations, moving 153,000 equivalent album units — which represents the number of streaming and song downloads, combined with traditional album sales — according to Billboard. Of Egypt Station‘s 153,000 units, 147,000 came from traditional album sales.

The collection also marks the 76-year-old rocker’s eighth number one album, and his first to debut at the top. Those include albums recorded under his own name, and with the band Wings. McCartney’s other group, The Beatles, still own the record for the most number ones on the Billboard 200 with 19.

The 36 years, three months and 10 days span between Tug of War and Egypt Station marks the longest for a living artist in the history of the Billboard 200 chart. The only act to wait longer between chart-toppers was Johnny Cash, whose posthumous release, American V: A Hundred Highways, debuted at the top in 2006 — 36 years, 10 months and nine days after 1969’s Johnny Cash at San Quentin.

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BMGImmortal, the new solo album from Heart‘s Ann Wilson, is out now, and pays homage to ten late, great artists, all of whom passed away fairly recently. Wilson tells ABC Radio, “I said to myself, ‘I have to do something. I don’t just want to sit around and weep and mourn and be sad. I want to honor these people.'”

The result is a wide-ranging collection that might not be what fans of the honored artists would expect.

“My first criteria [in choosing the songs] was I had to really love the song,” Wilson tells ABC Radio. “I didn’t want it to be just their hits. I wanted to go in and find the stuff that represented them as songwriters or as artists the most, to me. So then the songs just sort of called me.”

She says some of the songs she chose — like David Bowie’s “I’m Afraid of Americans,” Cream‘s “Politician,” featuring Jeff Beck on guitar, and Lesley Gore‘s “You Don’t Own Me” — are especially relevant today, tackling issues like politics, the way the U.S. is perceived by those in other countries, and respect for women.

Not only are the songs unlikely choices, but so are Ann’s interpretations.

“I didn’t want to just ape and do covers,” Wilson reiterates to ABC Radio. “For instance, [with] the [Eagles] song ‘Life in the Fast Lane'” — a tribute to the band’s late founder Glenn Frey — “I took it out of that sort of classic-rock…thing and I put it into a more tribal groove, so it takes on this kind of funky feel.”

Ann Wilson tells ABC Radio that the title Immortal is an apt title for the collection. Speaking about the artists who’ve passed, she explains, “The souls have reset and moved on, but the songs remain.”

Here’s the track listing for Ann Wilson’s Immortal:

1. “A Different Corner” (George Michael)
2. “A Thousand Kisses Deep” (Leonard Cohen)
3. “Back to Black” (Amy Winehouse)
4. “Baker Street” (Gerry Rafferty)
5. “I Am the Highway” (Audioslave/Chris Cornell)
6. “I’m Afraid of Americans” (David Bowie)
7. “Life in the Fast Lane” (The Eagles/Glenn Frey)
8. “Luna” (Tom Petty)
9. “Politician” (Cream/Jack Bruce)
10. “You Don’t Own Me” (Lesley Gore)

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PRNewsfoto/San Francisco Art ExchangecPink Floyd‘s Dark Side of the Moon album artwork will be the crown jewel of an exhibition of original rock art — and will be offered for sale — at the San Francisco Art Exchange, beginning tomorrow.

The prismatic refracted light cover image, with no mention of the band’s name or the album title, is considered one of the world’s most iconic rock artworks and is expected to fetch millions. It was designed by Aubrey Powell and Storm Thorgerson, aka Hipgnosis, who ignored Floyd’s record company’s protests that the packaging should be more conventional.

Of course, the rest is history: The album spent 741 weeks — 14 years, three months — on the Billboard charts and has sold more than 50 million copies worldwide.

The image will offered for sale along with dozens of other well-known pieces, including works from The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Who, Bob Dylan, Grateful Dead, Yes, The Doors, Eric Clapton, David Bowie, Johnny Cash, Jimi Hendrix, Black Sabbath, Blind Faith, Cream, Led Zeppelin, Allman Brothers, Lou Reed, Queen, Crosby Stills and Nash, Jethro Tull, and many more.

Should you not have hundreds of thousands of dollars in discretionary income available, prints of many of the works will also be available. The entire collection can be viewed at SFAE.com, and there’s a link there to request a free PDF catalog.

The San Francisco Art Exchange’s Art of the Album Cover exhibit opens tomorrow and runs through Halloween.

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Teachrock FoundationSteve Van Zandt has announced a tour with his band Disciples of Soul in support of teachers, set to touch down in communities where educators are or have been on strike.

The tour will also feature a standalone training session for teachers called TeachRock, which Little Steven’s announcement describes as “the Rock and Roll Forever Foundation’s free, multimedia, K-12 interdisciplinary curriculum which meets prevailing standards in English Language Arts, Social Studies/History, the Fine and Performing Arts.”

The shows will give free tickets to teachers who attend the training session, as well as a +1 for guests. Proceeds from standard ticket sales will benefit the Teachrock Foundation.

This isn’t Little Steven’s first road collaboration with the educational organization. This past spring, the E Street Band guitarist also took his side project on the road to kick some cash to the charity.

Van Zandt continues to promote his 2017 album, Soulfire.

Here are all of Little Steven and the Disciples of Soul’s upcoming TeachRock tour dates:

10/18 — Wilkes Barre, PA, Kirby Center
10/20 — Rochester, NY, Kodak Center
10/23 — Atlantic City, NJ, Hard Rock Hotel & casino
10/24 — Pittsburgh, PA, Homestead Music Hall
10/29 — Wabash, IN, Honeywell Center
10/31 — Milwaukee, WI, Pabst Theater
11/2 — Burnsville, MN, Ames Center
11/3 — Green Bay, WI, Meyer Theatre
11/5 — Chicago, IL, Center
11/7 — Tulsa, OK, Brady Theater
11/9 — Detroit, MI, Detroit Music Hall
11/10 — Peoria, IL, Monarch Theater
11/12 — Louisville, KY, Mercury Ballroom
11/14 — Columbus, OH, Newport Music Hall
11/16 — Northfield, OH, Hard Rock Rocksino
11/17 — Morgantown, WV, Metropolitan Theatre
11/26 — Oklahoma City, OK, Tower Theatre
11/28 — Omaha, NE, Holland Performing Arts Center
11/30 — Denver, CO, Gothic Theatre
12/1 — Salt Lake City, UT, The Depot
12/3 — Vancouver, BC, Vogue Theatre
12/5 — Snoqualmie, WA, Snoqualmie Casino
12/7 — San Francisco, CA, The Fillmore
12/8 — Stateline, NV, Harrah’s Lake Tahoe
12/11 — San Diego, CA, House of Blues
12/12 — Anaheim, CA, House of Blues
12/14 — Las Vegas, NV, House of Blues
12/16 — Phoenix, AZ, Van Buren

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In an announcement that should surprise no one, Aretha Franklin is set to be inducted into the Memphis Music Hall of Fame.

The Queen of Soul — who was born in Memphis in 1942, and died last month at the age of 76 — leads this year’s list of inductees, which also includes The Box Tops, O’Landa Draper, Memphis rappers 8Ball & MJG, R&B singer-songwriter Eddie Floyd and rockabilly pioneers The Rock and Roll Trio.

Franklin is the biggest star on this list by far, and a cursory look at the MMHOF’s past inductees might make even a casual Aretha fan wonder how she managed to be passed over in the last seven induction ceremonies since the Hall of Fame’s opening in 2012.

By contrast, Aretha was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987, the second year the ceremony was held. She was the first woman to be inducted.

The late singer and her fellow inductees will be honored at the Memphis Music Hall of Fame’s induction ceremony on November 1.

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Courtesy Sir Paul McCartnmeyThis past summer, Paul McCartney returned to the legendary Abbey Road Studios in the U.K. and gave a performance of Beatles and Wings classics, as well as tracks from his new solo album, Egypt Station. That show has just been released on Spotify.

Titled Under the Staircase, the collection captures the energy of the intimate Abbey Road gig, which was witnessed by 150 Beatles fans from around the world, as well as McCartney’s friends and family and some celebs, including Amy Schumer, Orlando Bloom, Kylie Minogue, and Johnny Depp. The show was overseen by Giles Martin, son of the late Beatles producer Sir George Martin.

There’s also a full-length concert film of the event, featuring tons of behind-the-scenes footage.

Under the Staircase is available now on Spotify. Here’s the track listing:

“A Hard Day’s Night”
“Love Me Do”
“Drive My Car”
“Got io Get You Into My Life”
“We Can Work It Out”
“I’ve Just Seen a Face”
“Lady Madonna”
“Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band/Helter Skelter”
“Nineteen Hundred and Eighty Five”
“My Valentine”
“Fuh You”
“Come On to Me”
“I’ve Got a Feeling”
“One After 909”
“Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da”
“Back in the U.S.S.R.”
“Birthday”

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ABC/Paula LoboSting and reggae star Shaggy kick off their joint North American tour Friday night in Jacksonville, FL. Just like Sting’s previous treks with Paul Simon and Peter Gabriel, the tour features both artists and their bands sharing the stage and collaborating on each other’s hits, as well as songs from their joint album, 44/876. Shaggy says the tour will be “a nice reggae party,” while Sting compares it to “making soup.”

“We just wanna have fun playing these records, man…and we don’t care what kinda audience we’re in front of,” Shaggy tells ABC Radio. “We just wanna go out there and turn whatever venue we’re in into a party.”

Discussing the process of combining their talents to perform each other’s hits, from “Every Breath You Take” to “Angel,” Sting says, “It’s experimental. It’s like making soup — y’know, you throw something in and if it fizzes, it’s good…it’s fun, in a way, because we don’t really know what’s gonna happen.”

One thing we know will happen, though, is that Sting will sing the chorus of Shaggy’s #1 hit from 2000, “It Wasn’t Me.” Despite telling ABC Radio earlier this year that he’d never deliver those raunchy lyrics about his girl catching him in the act with another woman, he now admits, “Well…I preface it with a little speech about how it is a moral parable. Which, in fact, it is!”

He laughs, “So I just need to point that out before I launch into, ‘Banging on the bathroom floor!'”

And there’s also one thing you definitely won’t see on this tour: Sting attempting to rap like Shaggy does.

“That ain’t gonna happen,” he laughs. “I know my limitations!”

The North American leg of the tour wraps up October 15 in Los Angeles.

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ABC/Lou RoccoDolly Parton will be working around the clock to bring the classic 1980 film 9 to 5 to the stage in a new musical.

The show will make its debut in London’s Savoy Theatre for a limited run from Jan. 28 to Aug. 31, 2019. The book is written by the original film’s writer Patricia Resnick, and Parton has written the music and score.

The cast will feature Louise Redknapp as Violet Newstead, Amber Davies as Judy Bernly, Natalie McQueen as Doralee Rhodes, and Brian Conley as Franklin Hart.

9 to 5 follows three working women as they battle their sexist and egotistical boss in a plan to take him down and reform the office work environment.

Tickets for 9 to 5 The Musical go on sale Tuesday.

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RhinoThe Doors‘ 50th anniversary reissue campaign continues today with the release of an expanded and remastered edition of their third studio album, Waiting for the Sun. The collection features two CDs and one vinyl LP, with one CD and the vinyl disc boasting a newly remastered stereo mix of the album created by longtime Doors engineer Bruce Botnick, and the second CD offering 14 previously unreleased recordings.

The bonus CD features rough mixes of nine of the album’s 11 tracks, plus five live performances from a September 1968 concert in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Doors guitarist Robby Krieger tells ABC Radio, “I hadn’t heard [the rough mixes] for years…so it’s pretty cool to go back and listen to that stuff.” He adds that noticing “little things that changed from one mix to the next [is] always interesting to me.”

As for the live performances, Krieger notes that they came from a recently discovered tape of a show The Doors played in Copenhagen shortly after Waiting for the Sun was released.

The second CD features 14 previously unreleased recordings: recently rediscovered rough mixes of nine of the album’s 11 tracks, plus five live performances from a September 1968 concert in Copenhagen, Denmark. Among the tunes were renditions of three songs from the album — the chart-topping hit “Hello, I Love You,” the classic-rock radio staple “Five to One” and the top 40 single “The Unknown Soldier.”

Waiting for the Sun became the band’s first album to reach #1 on the Billboard 200, and went on to sell more than one million copies in the U.S.

The Waiting for the Sun 50th anniversary reissue also is available digitally and via streaming services.

Here’s the track list of the reissue’s CDs:

Disc One

“Hello, I Love You”
“Love Street”
“Not to Touch the Earth”
“Summer’s Almost Gone”
“Wintertime Love”
“The Unknown Soldier”
“Spanish Caravan”
“My Wild Love”
“We Could Be So Good Together”
“Yes, the River Knows”
“Five to One”

Disc Two

Rough Mixes
“Hello, I Love You”
“Summer’s Almost Gone”
“Yes, the River Knows”
“Spanish Caravan”
“Love Street”
“Wintertime Love”
“Not to Touch the Earth”
“Five to One”
“My Wild Love”

Live in Copenhagen
“The WASP (Texas Radio and the Big Beat)”
“Hello, I Love You”
“Back Door Man”
“Five to One”
“The Unknown Soldier”

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Courtesy of The John Lennon Educational Tour Bus presented by Other World ComputingOn Thursday at New York’s City Hall, Yoko Ono, with a little help from her friends Ringo Starr and actor Jeff Bridges, recreated one of the famous “Bed-In” peace protests that she and her late husband John Lennon staged in 1969. The event marked the launch of a month-long New York City residency by the John Lennon Educational Tour Bus, a.k.a. the Lennon Bus.

The Lennon Bus is a state-of-the-art mobile recording facility that provides students with the chance to use audio and video equipment and technology. During its New York residency, the vehicle will visit schools around the city, and offer a curriculum encouraging students to take part in creative activities focusing on topics such as peace, empathy, immigration and activism.

For the “Bed-In” portion of the day’s festivities, Yoko, Ringo and Jeff laid down together in a large bed outside City Hall, as the crowd sang the Lennon anthem “Give Peace a Chance.” New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio also was on hand to addressed the gathering.

Starr then was handed the mic and quipped, “It’s an incredible day for me to finally go to bed with Yoko.” He also discussed how great it was that people are still helping to spread the “peace and love” message he’s long promoted, and praised the Lennon Bus for the opportunities it gives students.

Yoko also briefly spoke, saying, “I think that John is maybe hearing us…Give peace a chance.”

The event also featured speeches and poems by local student activists and artists, and a performance by the young rock band Blac Rabbit.

Video coverage of the entire event, including behind-the-scenes footage and a tour of the Lennon Bus, has been posted on The Beatles‘ official Facebook page.

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Myriam Santos; Scott Robert RichieLongtime Eagles guitarist Joe Walsh and his wife, Marjorie, will be honored by the Facing Addiction with NCADD organization at a private gala held October 8 at Rainbow Room & Bar65 in New York City’s famed Rockefeller Plaza. Ringo Starr and his wife, Barbara Bach, who is Marjorie Walsh’s sister, are among the celebs who will attend the event.

Joe and his wife will be recognized for their philanthropic efforts helping individuals and families deal with the issues of alcoholism and addiction.

Other stars that will attend the gala include Michael McDonald and country star Vince Gill, who last year became a touring member of The Eagles. The event will feature a dinner and acoustic tribute performances.

Facing Addiction with NCADD is a nonprofit charity recently created by the merger of Facing Addiction and the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, and carries on both organizations work toward ending the addiction crisis affecting so many Americans.

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Credit: Myrna SuarezJohn Mellencamp will hit the road on a 2019 U.S. tour — dubbed The John Mellencamp Show — that will promote a new studio album titled Other People’s Stuff.

The album’s due out this November 16, while the tour, which will visit mainly cities in the Midwest and on the East Coast, will kick off February 7 in South Bend, Indiana, John’s home state. It’ll wrap up with a March 29-30 stand in Clearwater, Florida.

Tickets for most of the concerts will go on sale to the general public this Friday, September 21, at 10 a.m. local time. Pre-sale and VIP tickets will be available starting Wednesday, September 19, at 10 a.m. local time. Fans purchasing tickets online will receive a free physical copy of Other People’s Stuff. For more information about the trek, visit Mellencamp.com.

The 2019 concerts will feature Mellencamp performing tunes from throughout his long career, including selections from his upcoming album. There will be no opening act.

Other People’s Stuff will be a follow-up to John’s 2017 album, Sad Clowns and Hillbillies, which featured major contributions from country singer/songwriter Carlene Carter — the daughter and stepdaughter of, respectively, the late June Carter and Johnny Cash.

First up for the 66-year-old Rock & Roll Hall of Famer is a performance at the 2018 Farm Aid benefit concert, scheduled for September 22 in Hartford, Connecticut. He’ll then will launch a previously announced Canadian tour, kicking off September 26 show in Moncton, New Brunswick, and wrapping November 14 in Abbotsford, British Columbia.

Here are all of Mellencamp’s forthcoming North American dates:

9/22 — Hartford, CT, XFINITY Theatre – Farm Aid 2018
9/26 — Moncton, NB, Canada, Moncton Events Centre
9/27 — Saint John, NB, Canada, Harbour Station
9/29 — Halifax, NS, Canada, Halifax Forum
9/30 — Halifax, NS, Canada, Halifax Forum
10/2 — Ottawa, ON, Canada, TD Place
10/4 — Kingston, ON, Canada, Rogers K-Rock Centre
10/6 — Oshawa, ON, Canada, Tribute Communities Centre
10/7 — St. Catharine’s, ON, Canada, Meridian Centre
10/10 — Sudbury, ON, Canada, Sudbury Arena
10/11 — Sault Ste. Marie, ON, Canada, Essar Centre
10/13 — Thunder Bay, ON, Canada, The Community Auditorium Thunder Bay
10/23 — Winnipeg, MB, Canada, Bell MTS Place Theater
10/24 — Brandon, MB, Canada, Westoba Place
10/26 — Estevan, SK, Canada, Affinity Place
10/28 — Lethbridge, AB, Canada, Enmax Centre
10/29 — Saskatoon, SK, Canada, Sasktel Centre
11/1 — Cold Lake, AB, Canada, Imperial Oil Place
11/3 — Dawson Creek, BC, Canada, Encana Events Centre
11/4 — Prince George, BC, Canada, CN Centre
11/6 — Kamloops, BC, Canada, Sandman Centre
11/7 — Cranbrook, BC, Canada, Western Financial Place
11/10 — Kelowna, BC, Canada, Prospera Place
11/12 — Victoria, BC, Canada, Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre
11/14 — Abbotsford, BC, Canada, Abbotsford Centre

2019:

2/7 — South Bend, IN, Morris Performing Arts Center
2/8 — Milwaukee, WI, Riverside Theatre
2/10 — Cincinnati, OH, Aronoff Center for the Arts
2/12 — Fort Wayne, IN, Embassy Theatre
2/14 — Rockford, IL, Coronado Performing Arts Center
2/15 — Peoria, IL, Peoria Civic Center
2/17 — Grand Rapids, MI, DeVos Performance Hall
2/19 — Youngstown, OH, Stambaugh Auditorium
2/20 — Baltimore, MD, Modell Performing Arts Center at The Lyric
2/22 — Providence, RI, Providence Performing Arts Center
2/23 — New Brunswick, NJ, State Theatre New Jersey
2/25 — New York, NY, Beacon Theatre
2/26 — New York, NY, Beacon Theatre
3/9 — Louisville, KY, Louisville Palace Theatre
3/10 — Evansville, IN, Aiken Theatre at Old National Events Plaza
3/12 — St. Louis, MO, Stifel Theatre
3/14 — Kansas City, MO, Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland
3/16 — Tulsa, OK, Brady Theatre
3/17 — Memphis, TN, Orpheum Theatre
3/19 — Nashville, TN, Ryman Auditorium
3/20 — Nashville, TN, Ryman Auditorium
3/22 — Charlotte, NC, Ovens Auditorium
3/24 — Orlando, FL, Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts
3/27 — Ft. Meyers, FL, Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall
3/29 — Clearwater, FL, Ruth Eckerd Hall
3/30 — Clearwater, FL, Ruth Eckerd Hall

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Experience Hendrix L.L.C./Legacy RecordingsNext month marks the 50th anniversary of the release of Electric Ladyland, the Jimi Hendrix Experience‘s third and final studio album. In celebration of the milestone, a deluxe reissue will hit stores on November 9.

The box set will feature a remastered stereo version and a new 5.1 surround-sound mix of Electric Ladyland; previously unreleased alternate takes and demos; an unreleased live album from 1968; an expanded documentary about the making of the record; and a 48-page book containing rare photos, reproductions of handwritten lyrics by Jimi Hendrix and more.

The Deluxe Edition will be available as a three-CD/Blu-ray and a six-LP/Blu-ray set. The 5.1 mix was created by longtime Hendrix engineer Eddie Kramer.

Released as a two-LP set in October 1968, Electric Ladyland reached #1 on the Billboard 200 chart, and has sold more than two million copies in the U.S. The album includes the group’s only top 40 hit: A cover of Bob Dylan‘s “All Along the Watchtower,” which peaked at #20 on the Billboard Hot 100.

Other well-known songs on the Electric Ladyland: “Crosstown Traffic” and “Voodoo Chile (Slight Return).”

The box set’s extra tracks will also be made available as a 20-track CD and a two-LP set titled Electric Ladyland: The Early Takes. The live album, available on one CD and two LPs, is called Jimi Hendrix Experience: Live at the Hollywood Bowl 9/14/68. It captures a show that the band played at the famed Los Angeles venue a few weeks before Electric Ladyland‘s release.

The Blu-ray features a documentary titled At Last…The Beginning: The Making of Electric Ladyland, as well as Kramer’s new surround-sound mixes.

Here’s the full track list for the Electric Ladyland deluxe CD box set:

Disc 1: Electric Ladyland (Original Album)
“… And the Gods Made Love”
“Have You Ever Been (To Electric Ladyland)”
“Crosstown Traffic”
“Voodoo Chile”
“Little Miss Strange”
“Long Hot Summer Night”
“Come On (Part I)”
“Gypsy Eyes”
“Burning of the Midnight Lamp”
“Rainy Day, Dream Away”
“1983….(A Merman I Should Turn to Be)”
“Moon, Turn the Tides…Gently Gently Away”
“Still Raining, Still Dreaming”
“House Burning Down”
“All Along the Watchtower”
“Voodoo Child (Slight Return)”

Disc 2: Electric Ladyland: The Early Takes
“1983…(A Merman I Should Turn to Be)”
“Voodoo Chile”
“Cherokee Mist”
“Hear My Train A Comin'”
“Angel”
“Gypsy Eyes”
“Somewhere”
“Long Hot Summer Night” [Demo 1]
“Long Hot Summer Night” [Demo 3]
“Long Hot Summer Night” [Demo 4]
“Snowballs at My Window”
“My Friend”
“At Last…The Beginning”
“Angel Caterina (1983)”
“Little Miss Strange”
“Long Hot Summer Night” [Take 1]
“Long Hot Summer Night” [Take 14]
“Rainy Day, Dream Away”
“Rainy Day Shuffle”
“1983…(A Merman I Should Turn to Be)”

Disc 3: Jimi Hendrix Experience: Live at the Hollywood Bowl Sept. 14, 1968
Introduction
“Are You Experienced”
“Voodoo Child (Slight Return)”
“Red House”
“Foxey Lady”
“Fire”
“Hey Joe”
“Sunshine of Your Love”
“I Won’t Live Today”
“Little Wing”
“Star Spangled Banner”
“Purple Haze”

Disc 4: At Last…The Beginning: The Making of Electric Ladyland (Blu-ray)
At Last…The Beginning: The Making of Electric Ladyland documentary
Electric Ladyland — Uncompressed LPCM Stereo 24b/96k
Electric Ladyland — Uncompressed LPCM 5.1 Surround 24b/96k
Electric Ladyland — DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 Surround 24b/96k

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