About this project
FINAL STRETCH GOAL: $30,000.00 = 1,000 Electric Ladyland [Redux] LPs Pressed
PROJECT GOAL: VARIOUS ARTISTS TO RELEASE "ELECTRIC LADYLAND [REDUX]" ON CUSTOM LEATHER USB/ CD BOX SET/ DOUBLE GATEFOLD VINYL LP FORMATS.
The bands contributing to the Electric Ladyland [REDUX] record include:
- Elephant Tree
- Open Hand
- All Them Witches
- The Phuss
- The Budos Band
- Wo Fat
- Mos Generator
- King Buffalo
- Tunga Moln
Artist David Paul Seymour has been commissioned for the Electric Ladyland [REDUX] cover art and layout design.
Here are some samples of David's work for bands like Clutch, Wo Fat, and Ironweed.
$5,000 ELECTRIC LADYLAND [REDUX] PROJECT GOAL: Our kickstarter project reached it's funding goal of $5,000 within the first 2 weeks. This original funding goal was to cover licensing fees and the cost of pressing 250 copies of this double album as a vinyl only release (250 copies of a double album requires 500 vinyl records).
Once our Kickstarter project passed the $5,000 goal we increased our planned vinyl pressing amount to 500 copies and added a CD box set and custom etched leather USB as additional release formats. ___________________________________________________________________
$20,000 STRETCH GOAL: "Electric Ladyland [REDUX]" + "BEST OF JAMES MARSHALL HENDRIX" ON CUSTOM LEATHER USB/ CD/ VINYL LP FORMATS.
Due to continued support from our backers we have expanded the scope of this project to include a "Best of James Marshall Hendrix" album . Again, Magnetic Eye Records has collaborated with Ripple Music, STB Records, and Hevisike Records to select bands for this release.
The $20,000 stretch goal is needed to cover additional licensing fees, and pressing and manufacturing costs related to releasing a 2nd record on CD/ USB/LP formats and commissioning another album cover.
The bands contributing to the Best of James Marshall Hendrix record include:
- Wo Fat
- Rosy Finch
- Open Hand
- The Budos Band
For the "Best of James Marshall Hendrix" we have commissioned the Oakland, California artist Caitlin Hackett. Here are some samples of her artwork.
ELECTRIC LADYLAND INCEPTION
THE PROJECT INSPIRATION: On the anniversary of Jimi Hendrix's death, I had the idea to bring together bands to record a compilation of Hendrix songs. In considering Jimi's catalog of music I'd decided that the best way to pay tribute was to take on his double album masterpiece, Electric Ladyland.
THE PROCESS: While emailing bands on Magnetic Eye Records I realized that this would be a perfect project to create a bigger community around. I reached out to the owners of Ripple Music, STB Records and Hevisike Records and they all expressed interested and helped with selecting bands for Electric Ladyland.
KINDRED SPIRITS: One of the amazing aspects of working on this project has been the of bonds that are developing between the musicians, artists and fans of Jimi's music. I'd already been working with Minneapolis artist David Paul Seymour on and off all year and I knew he was a natural fit for this project. What I didn't know was that in addition to accepting the commission as cover artist for Electric Ladyland, David would also play a large role in this project's success. It was with David's vision and work to we reached outside my network to ask and include bands like TeePee Records, Earthless and Daptone Records, The Budos Band.
We are so grateful to David, TeePee Records and Earthless, and Daptone Records and The Budos Band for their involvement.
THIRTY DAYS, THREE HUNDRED BACKERS, THIRTEEN K $$$$: 30 days in, 300 backers, $13,000.00 pledged. WOW! We are humbled.
CONFIRMED COMMITMENTS: the Electric Ladyland [REDUX] track list:
- Elephant Tree "...And the Gods Made Love"
- Open Hand "Have You Ever Been (To Electric Ladyland)"
- Superchief "Crosstown Traffic"
- All Them Witches "Voodoo Child"
- The Phuss "Little Miss Strange"
- The Budos Band "Long Hot Summer Night"
- Earthless "Come On (Let the Good Times Roll)
- Wo Fat "Gypsy Eyes"
- Mos Generator "Burning of the Midnight Lamp"
- Gozu "Rainy Day, Dream Away"
- Summoner "1983... (A Merman I Should Turn to Be)
- Claymation "Moon, Turn the Tides... Gently Gently Away"
- Mothership "Still Raining, Still Dreaming"
- King Buffalo "House Burning Down"
- Tunga Moln "All Along the Watchtower"
- Elder "Voodoo Child (Slight Return)"
30 DAY COUNTDOWN: This tribute to the Jimi Hendrix Experience Electric Ladyland conceptualized as Electric Ladyland [REDUX] is now in the 30 day countdown. As mentioned, all merchandise associated with this release is available by pre-order exclusively on Kickstarter. We encourage everyone to share this project with any and all fans of Jimi and all the bands associated with this project and album.
BEST OF JAMES MARSHALL HENDRIX STRETCH GOAL: As we are now fully funded for Electric Ladyland [REDUX] and we had received so much interest from labels and bands we have established a $20,000 stretch goal. This funding will allow us release an additional 40 minutes of Jimi Hendrix music from Child, The Budos Band, Geezer, Ironweed, Summoner, Elephant Tree, Rosy Finch, Wo Fat, Open Hand and others as a "Best Of" album.
We are asking those that have already pledged to this project to increase their pledge by $13 to receive the "Best of James Marshall Hendrix" on vinyl.
For new backers we have created a new $69 tier;
$69 tier is "BEST OF" VINYL LP & USB + GATEFOLD VINYL LPs + 2 CD SET. BEST OF VINYL LP contains ADDITIONAL 40 minutes of Hendrix/ Band of Gypsy covers from Child, Geezer, Ironweed, The Budos Band, Elephant Tree, Summoner and others.
TIMELINE: All rewards are scheduled to be fulfilled no later than November 27, 2015. We selected Jimi's birthday for the fulfillment date leaving plenty of time for receiving all the band submissions, for the mastering process, and the manufacturing and shipping of all LPs/ CD/ USBs. In reality, these records may be fulfilled much earlier than scheduled.
We will keep all backers informed regarding our project progress and order fulfillment of Electric Ladyland [REDUX] and Best of James Marshall Hendrix.
Furthermore, for those who have pledged/or may pledge for:
- David Paul Seymour's original art
- Caitlin Hackett's original art
- Chris Fox's Hendrix Clocks
these items will all ship separate from the records and are all likely to be available much sooner. Backers may begin receiving these before the end of this year.
Chris Fox was kind enough to provide us with the wildly popular Hendrix Clocks which all sold out immediate. Here is an example of his work and these unique 1 of a kind pieces.
THANK YOU: We have the deepest gratitude to all that have taken the time to read, share, and support this project. I have truly loved Jimi Hendrix's music, approach to guitar playing and his message of freedom and love since the first time I ever heard his fuzzed-out gnarly guitar playing at age 13. It's funny because my cousin Johnny had turned me on to Hendrix via cassette tape and I'd originally thought there was a problem with the record because all the fuzz and I also thought Hendrix was playing a lot of wrong notes! Ha.
As I've matured as an individual and musician I've come to understand and appreciate Jimi's command of the instrument and his spirit of exploration and experimentation. I am honored to play a role in helping this new community of bands, musicians, record labels, visual artists, fans and supporters in continuing and sharing Jimi's music and vision with the world. And I certainly can not do this alone, so thank you, thank you, thank you. MV
NOVEMBER 16TH DALE SAROK HENDRIX SHIRT
We are offering Dale Sarok Hendrix Shirts - available in Grey Shirt/ Black Ink &/or Psychedelic Tie Dye @ $15 per shirt (US Shipping + $5, International + $15).
Below is Dale's Hendrix Shirt design as a work in progress. Dale's work is out of this world so we know the final design will be awesome. Shirts are anticipated to be mailing in a few weeks (early/mid December). Thank you!
We leave you with some video and audio clips from the bands contributing to this project. We will continue to update this project while we can until November 17, 2014.
"Electric Ladyland [Redux]" bands include:
EARTHLESS (TEEPEE RECORDS)
WO FAT (SMALL STONE RECORDS)
MOTHERSHIP (RIPPLE MUSIC)
ALL THEM WITCHES (NONE)
OPEN HAND (NONE)
"Best of James Marshall Hendrix" bands include:
THE BUDOS BAND (DAPTONE RECORDS)
SUMMONER (MAGNETIC EYE RECORDS)
IRONWEED (MAGNETIC EYE RECORDS)
WO FAT (SMALL STONE RECORDS)
AGAIN, WE WANT TO TAKE THE TIME TO THANK EVERYONE INVOLVED WITH THIS PROJECT, ALL THE BANDS, LABELS, ARTISTS AND SUPPORTERS. THANK YOU.
Risks and challenges
As we are well versed in all aspects of releasing records we don't see any risks or challenges that would prevent us from successfully releasing this album. We only see a tremendous opportunity to pay respect to Jimi Hendrix and his legacy.
10/20/2014 update. Great news! We've secured the licensing for Electric Ladyland [Redux]. Once we have finalized the bands and tracklist for the "Best Of" LP/USB we will complete the same process to properly license the additional release. MERLearn about accountability on Kickstarter
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